Narrow squats (feet together) as opposed to wide squats help to increase strength, balance and stability.
The Rooboard can be used for narrow squats, single leg squats and loaded squats. Use these three variations for dynamic balance and strength training.
By changing the foot positioning we isolate different areas of the major leg muscles; the quadriceps, gluteus maximus and gastrocnemius.
The Rooboard was created to develop active and balanced strength and a strong powerful lower body for sports and active activities. Powerful leg muscles that are also agile and flexible are a must for surfing and other balance sports.
“Necessity, who is the mother of invention.”
Independent fitness start-up Surfgym launched the Rooboard Balance Board and Core Trainer.
Designed in the United Kingdom by Mason Gilmour DipSpSt, a former triathlete, fitness trainer, health club manager and life-long surfer. The Rooboard was created to fulfil specific training requirements within tight parameters. These being, it had to produce solid results, be extremely durable (in order to take a thrashing) and be easily transportable.
The Rooboard was born out of a passion to increase fitness, strength and balance. It had to increase muscular symmetry and performance for action sports like surfing, skating and skiing. And, it had to fit busy proactive lifestyles and be extremely portable, as in the daily work commute, flights, hotel rooms and those cheeky moments when you want to workout quickly and discreetly.
The Rooboard you are hopefully about to add to your fitness routine, is the culmination of many years of prototypes, testing and feedback. We think of it as the Swiss Army knife of fitness equipment – it brings many different pieces of equipment together, in one durable and functional package.