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How it started – Wooden Gym Equipment – Back story:

I have been in the fitness industry for 25 Years (having completed a Sport and Exercise Science degree in 2000) running home, work and outdoor based Personal Training, Pilates and Yoga agencies called HomeHealth Fitness, HomeHealth Pilates and HomeHealth Yoga. Many of these sessions take place in home gyms, garden gyms, corporate gyms and private residents gyms so I have seen first hand how metal and plastic based the fitness industry has become.

Consequently, when my teenage children wanted some gym equipment for our garden, and despite having sold fitness equipment to various of our clients over the years, I took a much more personal look at the industry. I should confess, right now, that one major reason for seeking an alternative, that ended up being wood based, was the cost of said kit. Being fairly reasonable at DIY and enjoying working with wood for various other projects over the years I wondered……Then a massive tree blew down at the end of our garden and as I was logging it up I thought “if I popped a wooden bar between these logs it would make a really effective dumb-bell” and that was where the idea started.

Wooden gym equipment was in very short supply when I researched how I could best make it and thus I ended up using trial and error for the most part. As I was doing this I thought how amazing it would be to produce, commercially, wooden kit. Initially, so as to avoid a scatter gun approach, we will focus on light between 1 and 6kg wooden dumb-bells. Using oak and ash, for both their renewable properties, and dense, thus heavy and strong make up. Creating refined, smooth, even ornate, product that would be smooth and beautiful and perfectly adorn any front room, hotel room or garden gym.

An amazing idea, you could make almost all of the kit from wood if you wanted to

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A prototype (one of many) of an Oak, with Ash dowel handle, 3kg Dumb-bell



Evolution via workshop prototyping


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