Resistance Band Training Systems Named Finalist for 5 Business Excellence Awards

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Resistance Band Training Systems has been named a finalist for 5 Business Excellence Awards at the 2012 Business Excellence Forum.

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Resistance Band Training focuses its efforts on spreading knowledge about resistance band workouts and teaching coaches and trainers about how to effectively train with bands.

Known for its resistance band programs, Resistance Band Training Systems (RBT) has been named a Finalist for 5 different Business Excellence Awards. The awards were given out at the Business Excellence Forum, which took place January 13 and 14 in Memphis.

The ceremony is put on annually by Action Coach, a business coaching firm. Attending on behalf of the RBT was VP of Operations Timothy J. Ward, who remarked, “It has been a remarkable year for RBT. It is a great honor that the business world is taking notice.”

Resistance Band Training Systems was founded by Dave Schmitz (The Band Man). It focuses its efforts on spreading knowledge about resistance band workouts and teaching coaches and trainers about how to effectively train with bands.

In recognition of its outstanding year of growth, the Resistance Band Training Systems was named a Finalist as Best Retailer. It was also a Finalist for Best Startup, Entrepreneur of the Year (Schmitz), Fastest Growing Company, and Most Innovative Company.

“RBT underwent many important changes this year,” Schmitz said. “We forged many important partnerships, put on a slew of live events, and continued to offer the best resistance band training education available today.”

Indeed, RBT became a preferred equipment vendor for the Fitness Revolution and Athletic Revolution franchises. Schmitz also focused on international branding, restructuring the online store.

In addition to the innovations he made to the company, Schmitz managed to write a bestselling book and attend numerous live events where he trained hundreds of coaches in resistance band exercises. He was also named to the International Youth Conditioning Association's Board of Experts.

Through it all, Schmitz says, “RBT maintains its focus on teaching trainers how to take advantage of resistance band training programs.”

He notes that RBT has two primary goals. The first is to promote the fitness benefits of resistance band training. The second is to teach businesses how band workouts can grow their business.

Resistance Band Training Systems continues to offer training products, like a 6 week speed and agility program. Its flagship product, though, is the Resistance Band Certification, the only resistance band certification of its kind.

Schmitz notes, “Resistance band trainers, like all trainers, need to be qualified.”The new certification seeks to provide coaches and trainers with the knowledge to effectively train with resistance bands. The program includes a comprehensive training manual and DVD set.

Schmitz, who founded in 1996, sees the 2011 Business Excellence Awards as another positive step for his company. “I have been training with bands for many years, but there is still a long way to go until more trainers realize the benefits of bands.”

Schmitz is well on his way to carving out a place for resistance bands in the fitness industry. He was recently named one of the 100 Most Influential People in Health and Fitness.

Still, his focus remains on resistance band training. “All the recognition is great, but what makes me happy is the band training itself. I will continue to spread knowledge of the benefits of resistance band training programs through all of my business efforts.”

About Dave Schmitz: is the Co-Owner of Resistance Band Training Systems, LLC and the creator of, the only website exclusively devoted to training with large continuously looped resistance bands.

Resistance Band Training Systems, LLC is a member of the Fitness Consulting Group family of companies, and is the leading resource for resistance band training. RBT offers education on resistance band training, hosts live events, and offers a training certification and other products.

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