Booty bands are getting super popular these days, but there are booty bands (i.e. plain old mini resistance bands as we know them), and then there are Booty Bands™ (the awesome invention that you’re about to read about in this review!).
From here on in, whenever I mention Booty Bands, I’m referring to this product invented by personal trainer Danita Young.
I first discovered these about a month ago and knew that I just had to try them, so bought a set right away as a little Christmas/New Year present for myself.
This review is based on my experience with the product, which I’ve been thrilled with!
Disclaimer: I paid the normal full price for my Booty Bands and all opinions below are my own honest opinions. I was so happy with my Booty Bands that I signed up as an affiliate for this product afterward! This means that if you decide to buy some for yourself, if you do so by using the links on this page, I will receive a small percentage of the sale price (at no extra cost to you). Maintaining this website and writing product reviews is my hobby and online marketing helps me to pay hosting costs and earn a living. Thank you for supporting me!
Booty Bands™ Review – Exercise Equipment
Product Name: Booty Bands
By: Danita Young
Price: From $39.99
Jolie’s Rating: 4.8 out of 5
Booty Bands by Danita Young: An Overview
Booty Bands™ are a super strong, durable and pretty elastic resistance band designed for building a beautiful booty! These are bands with a difference – unlike your typical rubber mini-band, they are designed to be comfortable – meaning they won’t roll up, move, or break when you are trying to use them! They are a patented-design and have been created with love by personal trainer Danita Young.
There are three levels of Booty Bands, each with a different color – Purple (Level 1), Aqua (Level 2), and Pink (Level 3).
If you order any Booty Band, you also get lifetime access to Danita’s 10 day ‘Bubble Your Booty’ member’s workout videos as well as her bonus ‘Small Waist Diet Plan’.
The Good & The Bad
- Super strong resistance to produce results!
- Really comfortable – stay in place when you move
- No need to worry about breakage or skin pinching
- Pretty colors and sparkly design
- Small loop, so range of motion is limited
- Pricey – only one resistance band supplied unless you get the pack
- The resistance is very strong which limits the number of exercises you can do
Who Will Enjoy Booty Bands?
If you’re shopping around for a super effective resistance band that’s really going to help you get a fantastic butt with nice definition, Booty Bands are perfect.
Beginners all the way up to booty-building gurus can benefit from a band like this.
If you’re someone who already goes to the gym and is working out on a regular basis, you can easily incorporate Booty Bands into those fundamental booty-building exercises like squats, hip thrust and even kickbacks for an extra challenge that can heighten the effectiveness of those exercises to amazing levels.
And even if you don’t already have a regular exercise routine or are just getting started, I would highly recommend Booty Bands! Danita, the creator, has a ton of fun and inspiring Booty Band workouts which are free to watch on YouTube, so you’ll never be stuck for ideas on how to use them.
The good news is you can use these bands virtually anywhere too, and they’re so simple that it takes away all excuses. They are also some of the strongest resistance bands I’ve come across so far, which means that you’ll really feel the burn after using these (always a reassuring sign that your muscles are working hard – which means you’ll see really great results too!).
I really like their cute colors and subtle sparkly design, too – who knew you could look this good while working out?
Who Isn’t it For?
If you are looking for a light (i.e. easy to stretch) band, these aren’t for you. Booty Bands, even the Level 1 band, are very strong in my opinion and don’t stretch far, which means you need to use a decent amount of muscle power to stretch it when using it. The range of motion you can use them for is also reduced because of this.
It’s also not a very large loop band, so may not suit you if you have larger thighs. I have a pretty petite build, and for me it can already feel somewhat tight even when it’s not stretched by the time you bring it around both legs.
What You Get
Okay, so if you’re thinking Booty Bands may be for you, then let’s take a look at what you get if you want to get yourself one.
Booty Bands come in several different difficulty levels, but all of the options come with the following:
(click the drop-down arrow to show or hide more information on each item)
There are three different levels of Booty Bands – Level 1, Level 2, and Level 3 – with Level 3 being the toughest (and speaking from experience, it really is tough!). This means you can progress to the higher level bands as you get stronger to keep your results coming.
The Level 1 bands are available in a few different colors – purple, gold, or black. From there you can also add on the extra Level 2 and Level 3 bands if you want to.
Lifetime access to the Member's Workout Videos
The member’s area is a portal where you are able to view the 10 day Bubble Your Booty workout program, which includes videos to guide you through a huge range of exercises. These challenging but quick workouts will have you seeing results in just 10 days using your Booty Band!
Lifetime access to this fabulous resource means you’ll never find yourself wondering how to use the Booty Band, as Danita walks you through some really fun (and challenging) butt workouts.
The videos are fully downloadable or you can stream them. Each of the days takes about 15 minutes to complete the workout, so it’s super achievable even for those who don’t have a lot of time.
Small Waist Diet Plan
The extra bonus that is offered with Booty Bands is a Small Waist Diet Plan – a downloadable pdf guide to achieving a smaller waist by making the right food choices.
I like this guide because it keeps it really simple, without too much Calorie counting and confusing information. Plus, it won’t take you ages to read, as it’s just 10 pages.
Meeting Your Macros
Basically, Danita walks you through how to work out your macro requirements (protein, carbohydrates, and fats), and then gives some solid examples on what types of foods you can eat to achieve your daily targets. It’s not a restrictive diet or anything, it’s just about getting the fundamentals right, which I love because it makes it easy to stick with.
There’s also a video in the member’s area where Danita walks you through exactly how to create your own diet plan using the principles she teaches in the Small Waist Diet Plan, so anyone can do it!
30 Day money back guarantee
Because it’s always a little risky buying something you haven’t actually seen in person before, the fact that there’s a satisfaction guaranteed, no questions asked 30 day money back guarantee on this product is awesome – it takes away all the risk to the end user!
You Get More Than Just A Band Though…
The main thing I love about Booty Bands is that I feel like you really get so much more than just a band when you get one of these.
The huge difference between these and all of the other resistance and hip bands out there is the support, mindset and inspiration that you get from all the Booty Bands workout videos and emails – all of this thanks to their inventor’s passion for empowering women to change their life through these awesome bands! I just love this brand’s philosophy:
Change your mind, change your body, change your life.
About the Creator
Danita Young is the creator behind Booty Bands, and you can really see that she cares about helping women get the body they are after!
She’s also a personal trainer, and nationally qualified bikini competitor, so knowing what works and doesn’t for a better-looking butt is well within her field of expertise. She created Booty Bands as a solution to conventional resistance bands in 2017.
Heaps of Inspiring Videos Available on YouTube
The Booty Bands YouTube channel has so many videos available, it’s easy to get some inspiration for a good butt workout anytime. I highly recommend it – and you don’t even need a Booty Band to benefit from some of the content on there!
The Bands: Booty Bands In Detail
So let’s look at the bands themselves and how they stack up. Are they really worth it?
The main selling feature of Booty Bands is their unique construction – which is the reason behind why they provide a much firmer resistance than a conventional rubber-type mini band.
The problem with traditional mini bands/loop resistance bands
If you’ve ever used a normal rubber type resistance band, you’ll recognize some of the annoying things that they tend to do:
- Rolling up (especially when doing exercises like clamshells)
- Pinching your skin
- Snapping when the rubber starts to degrade
- Require constant adjustment which can distract you from your workout
Booty Bands claim to make all of these issues problems of the past, with their ‘patented design’ which is simple, yet effective.
A Closer Look At Booty Bands
When I first saw Booty Bands, I wondered how they could be that different. Let me tell you now, the secret lies in their totally different construction.
You can’t really see what’s inside the Booty Bands unless you cut them open, but they seem to be made of an inner stretchy flat band loop which is covered by a separate outer material (which is what you see when you look at the product), that is stitched in place.
The outer layer that you see is a stretch fabric that’s got a mosaic style sequin pattern on it – this gives the band a shiny/glittery look to it. Pretty!
I don’t quite know how to describe it, but there are what look like little circles of shiny print stuck on to the fabric. They really seem to stay put though, because even when the band is stretched or picked at, they don’t come off. They give the band a smooth feel when it’s not stretched, and a slightly rough texture when stretched.
The loop is double stitched closed and all the seams are neat and tidy.
Inside the band is the elastic layer, which you can’t see. I don’t know what this is made of but I’d guess at some kind of rubber, maybe a fairly thick piece, since the bands give a very decent level of resistance.
I was really surprised at how firm/strong these bands are. By this, I mean that they don’t have a huge amount of stretch like some of the traditional rubber-type resistance bands I’ve used before.
For example, with my Level 1 band, it only stretches to a maximum of around 1.5 – 2 times its original size, after which the resistance it gives is too much for my muscles to be able to stretch it much further.
At no point though, do you feel like you’re going to snap or break the band, which is a good thing. These things honestly feel indestructible.
Below I’ve summarized the size of each band. The maximum stretch that I’ve been able to get out of mine are around 1.5 – 2 times the band’s length, so if you multiply that you can get an idea of the maximum range of motion on these.
Approximate measurements of the Booty Bands:
Level 1 Band
Level 2 Band
Level 3 Band
25 ½ inches / 64.8 cm
24 ½ inches / 62.2 cm
23 inches / 58.4 cm
Laid Flat length
12 ½ inches / 31.8 cm
12 ¼ inches / 31.1 cm
11 ½ inches / 29.2 cm
4 ¼ inches / 10.8 cm
4 ¼ inches / 10.8 cm
4 ¼ inches / 10.8 cm
Comfort and Rolling Up
Booty Bands claim to not roll up, pinch or bruise you, and in my opinion, they definitely do outperform other bands in this area. What a relief! No longer am I constantly stopping mid-exercise to keep adjusting the band.
I put mine to the test with clamshells and they stay in place perfectly, thanks to the width of them which helps to keep them staying put.
However, they’re not completely immune to rolling up especially if you are doing fast exercises or happen to have smooth/slippery workout pants on. For example, in the video below, you can see the aqua booty band on Danita stays put, but the pink one seems to slide up a little (she probably has more satin-y leggings on) – although if you watch to the end she says it is still super effective!
I also found my Booty Bands to get a little uncomfortable with how firm they are if you are doing a lot of reps, especially if I’m trying to do an exercise that requires a longer range of motion. However, this is pretty rare – the bands provide such a high level of resistance that I don’t have to do heaps and heaps of reps to start feeling them work (always a bonus!).
Exercises for Booty Bands
Your best resource here when it comes to Booty Band exercises is the Booty Bands YouTube channel, where there is no shortage of inspiration for exercises to do with these bands!
For example, I learned the scorpion pump move (which is really similar to froggy glute lifts) from Booty Bands, and it’s a new favorite!
I originally got my booty band hoping to do all kinds of exercises with it, including ones where I planned to use the band around my ankles/feet. Unfortunately though, I found that I couldn’t use Booty Bands for these as the resistance is too strong and the range of motion a little bit short. I now realize that this was my mistake, as they’re designed for a different use.
These bands are unmatched when it comes to what they were designed for – to get maximum glute activation when doing exercises like squats, hip thrust, curtsy lunges, kickbacks, lateral leg lifts, clamshells, fire hydrants and more. The strong level of resistance means that you fatigue faster on these – so you can achieve a deeper burn with less reps (i.e. get results quicker).
Effectiveness – Do Booty Bands Work?
These bands absolutely do work – I have the sore glutes to back this statement up!
Also, not only will they target your glutes, but they can also give your hamstrings and inner thigh muscles a good blasting too. More definition in the hamstring area is great for getting your booty to pop and show that rounded shape.
I’ve been really happy with the challenge that my Booty Bands offer. Admittedly they aren’t as versatile as I had hoped due to their shorter range of motion, but for the exercises that they are designed for, they are absolutely killer. I don’t think my butt has ever hurt so bad from clamshells using a band, ever!
Yes, they are a little more expensive than typical resistance band loops, but they are so durable that you could probably keep them for life. I’d recommend these for super achievers who want to take their booty gains to the next level with a tough band!