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MARUKI52 Posts: 1,389
9/23/13 9:33 A

Alorta. I see they are a Chinese company and they ship to the UK as well as to other countries. Thanks for that information. Now to check out the other suggestions.

Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
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MARUKI52 Posts: 1,389
9/23/13 9:26 A

Thanks to all who have replied. I will be looking into all your suggestions. Like you, Yogageek, I've come across similar reviews which have put me off somewhat. Hence I thought I'd try SP to see if any UK Sparkers had suggestions.

Looking at all your suggestions now.

Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Ziglar
YOGAGEEK SparkPoints: (3,737)
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Posts: 130
9/23/13 6:35 A

I've been looking for these, too, but I specifically want the ones that are a long, stretchy ribbon, not the tubes with handles. I've looked on Amazon, but all the products have some reviews saying they're amazing and some saying they snapped the first time they were used!

Have you tried somewhere like JJB Sports? They have a few, of both varieties, on their website.

LOTUS737 Posts: 2,033
9/22/13 7:56 P

when we were in india my dad wanted some bands- his FAVORITE to date (even over the very expensive fancy set i bought him one year) are just old bike tires- cut them up- you can vary the length and you can cut the width as needed to get the resistance you want. these are best for isometrics and are super cheap.

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-8 pounds (32 total) by October

Healthy choices and actions have positive impacts, even if the scale doesn't move!
SERGEANTMAJOR Posts: 6,458
9/22/13 12:17 P

I have no sources in the UK but check online at www.lifelineUSA.com or www.Walmart.com . If you have a connection here they could purchase and ship them to you. I have done that for a friend in the UK in the past.


It is called WORK-ing out for a reason.

I said getting fit was simple, I did not say it was easy.

Cardio burns calories, strength work burns fat.

Eat well to lose weight, exercise to get fit

You can not build a six pack using twelve packs


Often when we seek a magic bullet for fitness we end up shooting ourselves in the foot.

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ALORTA SparkPoints: (7,363)
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Posts: 310
9/22/13 11:24 A

I just ordered a set off Ebay; you might try it there.
The ones I got cost me just over $13 USD and free international shipping. I'm in EU at the moment and bumming some weights off friends, so I figured these would be good enough for a starter set.
here's a link (let me know if I made a big mistake ^_~ )
www.ebay.com/itm/141009906246

MARUKI52 Posts: 1,389
9/22/13 10:46 A

Can anyone recommend any of the above that are available in the UK please?

Your attitude, not your aptitude will determine your altitude. Zig Ziglar

Positive thinking will let you do everything better than negative thinking will.
Zig Ziglar
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