Whether you’re really into lifting weights or you’re a self-proclaimed cardio junkie, resistance bands can help any athlete or exercise fiend elevate their workout. They are great for targeted strength training, but they can also add some intensity to cardio exercises like squat jumps and opposition jacks. These bands are light, flexible, and compact, so they can truly travel anywhere with you. Not only are they effective, but they’re also affordable, unlike so many other pieces of workout equipment, boutique classes, and stationary machines.