SNEWS recently chatted with Paul Toback, CEO and co-founder of Sproing Fitness to see what he has in store for us at IHRSA 2013.
Tell us about the history of your company:
We started the company in our garages three years ago. We built a prototype out of wood lawnmower tires and camping mattresses and from that we worked diligently to evolve the product and get tremendous amounts of feedback, the final commercial product came to market nine months ago (April 2012).
What changes have you made to the Sproing since you launched?
When we talked two years ago, we were showing a prototype. Now, the concept is exactly the same but the equipment completely is different. The look is different, the color scheme is different, the materials are different – there’s much more molded plastic on it – and the look is much more appropriate for the health and fitness club.
We added strength functionality by adding four strength pods: Two on the vertical column and two on the base of the unit. With those you can do strength and cardio together. Adding that balance and power all in one place is unique. Most units are cardio units or strength units. We have a completely integrated unit to do strength work while you’re doing intervals or cardio and strength back to back.
Posted on: Feb 28, 2013 |
Sproing was designed to improve form and cadence by encouraging a forward lean and forefoot running.
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