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GoFit Resistance Band Door Anchor System

Do you want to know what I love about the GoFit resistance band door anchor system?  It allows me to perform gym specific exercises in the comfort of my home. You see, there are certain exercises such as the straight arm extension or standing cable chest fly that simply would not be possible without using the GoFit resistance band door anchor system. Both of these exercises are a part of my staple gym routine so when Covid hit and all the gyms closed down, there was no way of duplicating the movement and feel for these exercises.

Enter The GoFit Resistance Band Door Anchor System!

When Covid hit, which closed down my local gym, I had to think quick and come up with a suitable home workout set up. I dug around my closet and came up with and found some light dumbbells (5 and 10 pounds), a barbell, a curling bar (z shaped bar), a triceps bar (with the handles), some weight plates, a jump rope and my GoFit resistance band door anchor system.

My low cost home gym set up

I was super pumped to find the resistance band system with the door anchor! I cleared out my office to make room and presto, I had my very own home gym. However, I had no bench and that kind of sucked but honestly, I didn’t really need it. I had everything I needed to make continuous gains and improvements needed to reach my goals.

The Magic of the Resistance Band Door Anchor System

When I first started my home gym workouts I wanted to stay as close as possible to my gym routine which included the following components:

-          Cardio routine

-          Muscular activation routine

-          Light stretching routine

I couldn’t do my regular elliptical trainer routine so I had to improvise with a jump rope and some body weight, low impact cardio exercises. I have to use low impact these days because of my joints so I came up with some pretty innovative low impact exercises. The low impact cardio movements are pretty cool and had me breathing hard and heavy while working up a good sweat. If you want to take a peek at some of these exercises, see my page here called “Belly Fat Burning Exercises” and look under section 3: Low impact cardio to lose belly fat.

My regular gym routine uses a combination of machine, dumbbell and cable movements so with my new home gym set up I was able to emulate a lot of those movements. The GoFIt resistance band door anchor system allowed me to perform most, if not all of the cable movements that I was used to doing in the gym. For example, using the resistance band door anchor system I was able to perform the following exercises:

Standing hamstring curls

To see a video and instructions on how to perform the standing resistance band hamstring curl, click here.

Chest fly

To see how the chest fly is performed, click here.

Straight arm extensions

To see how this exercise is performed, click here.


To see how the resistance band facepull is performed, click here.

Rear shoulder laterals

To see the video and instructions for the resistance band rear shoulder lateral, click here.

For more resistance band exercise examples, go to this page here and scroll down to “Home Resistance Band Exercises”.

Using the GoFit resistance band door anchor system I am able to perform all those cable exercises that I used to perform in the gym, at home! Here’s the best part about the GoFit resistance band door anchor system, it is the absolute easiest piece of home gym equipment to set up! There are no moving parts, no special assembly, no weight plates, no screws, no bolts, none of that! IT comes with 9 parts and believe me, there is absolutely no assembly required.

Here is the GoFit Resistance Band Door Anchor System

The original package came with an instructional video but I lost that somewhere.

Let’s take a closer look at what it comes with.

Handles and clips

The GoFit resistance band anchor system comes with two handles and two clips. The handles are foam and anti-slip so they are comfortable and your hands won’t slip off of them. The clips are super handy because all you do is clip the opening in one of the handles (near the bottom of the handle) and presto, you’re good to go.

GoFit handles and clips

The GoFit handles with the clips on them

The Resistance Bands (Tubes)

These aren’t necessarily resistance bands but “tubes”. They come in different resistance categories ranging from 5 LBS to 15 LBS. You can get resistance band sets that have 20, 30 and 40 pounds resistance bands depending on your needs. For my purposes, the 5, 10 and 15 pound set is just what the doctor ordered!

The GoFit resistance levels (for my set)

The Door Anchor

The GoFit resistance band door anchor is an interesting piece of equipment. It has this little piece of padding at one end and an opening (for the resistance bands) at the other end. The cloth is super durable and strong. Believe me, there is no way in hell that the door anchor will tear or come apart.

The GoFit door anchor

The GoFit Ankle Strap

The ankle strap is pretty handy to have. You slip your foot through the one end and clip the other to the resistance band and you can do all kinds of leg exercises. You can perform leg curls, leg extensions, kickbacks, lateral abduction, kicks, and a host of others. It’s a very handy piece of fitness equipment and easy to use. The only complaint I have is that if you are wearing shorts and no socks, the vinyl may dig into your skin. I usually put socks on and either have my jogging pants or small towel around my calf.

Ankle strap

All you have to do is clip it to the one end of the resistance band and you’re good to go!

That’s all there is to the GoFit resistance band door anchor system! It’s a super versatile system and it’s one of my “must have” home gym equipment pieces.

Here is how your GoFit resistance band door anchor system will look after assembly:

It takes about 10 seconds to put together and another 5 seconds to switch positions. Here’s a quick run-down on how to put the GoFit resistance band door anchor system together.

1) Clip the ends of the resistance band you want to use using the clips provided.

2) Run one end of the resistance band through the opening of the door anchor.

3) Make sure the door anchor is in at the half way point of the length of the resistance band.

4) Clip the ends of the resistance bands to the ends of each handle.

5) Open the door you plan on using.

6) Run the flat edge of the door anchor on top (or bottom is you are using the ankle attachment) of the door. Make sure the anchor is on the inside of the door.

7) The door anchor shoulder be placed just above the top door hinge (or the bottom hinge).

8) Make sure the door is shut! Don’t leave it open.

9) Presto! Your GoFit resistance band door anchor system is ready for use.

Here's how the GoFit ankle attachment looks like when it is set up for the bottom door hinge.

Here is a video of of me demonstrating how to set up the GoFit resistance band door anchor system.


The GoFit resistance band door anchor system is a must have piece of home exercise equipment. It is super versatile and will allow you the opportunity to include more exercise variety in your workouts. The system is super easy to set up and depending on which body part you want to exercise the attachments can be easily interchangeable.

I’ve had my GoFit door anchor system for years and it hasn’t let me down once. The resistance bands are still as strong as the day I purchased them (over 10 years ago!). This is a super cost effective piece of gym equipment and if you have 40 bucks to spend, this will be one of the best home gym purchases you will make. I can’t imagine what my workouts would be like without the GoFit resistance band door anchor system.

You can order the door anchor system online or go to your local Walmart (It's 30 or 40 bucks for the system).

Stay safe and Stay strong!


Over his 30 plus years of experience, Blake Bissaillion has worked with nationally ranked body builders, power lifters and fitness professionals. In this time he has picked up volumes of applied knowledge that he openly shares with his clients. Mr. Bissaillion’s objective is to help as many beginners to weight training and fitness to achieve their weight loss and fitness goals while getting into their best possible shape. Mr. Bissaillion owns and operates Belly Be Gone, a fitness company that offers fitness and nutritional guidance and products.