Professional Canadian super featherweight fighting powerhouse Kevin Lavallée training with sports clinic owner Damien Orfanou and the Rooboard.
Kevins record: won 14 (KO 10) + lost 1 (KO 0) + drawn 1
Based in Montreal, Damien Orfanou is an athletic therapist, kinesiologist and massage therapist who trains athletes to achieve peak performances.
Designed by fitness professionals who needed a truly portable trainer, the Rooboard can be used for many different types of training and exercise methods.
The Rooboard replicates many of the exercises that can be performed on a balance cushion, gym ball, slant board, balance board, stability disc and fitness step. But individually it has many more exercise options than the other products.
MMA, Surfing And Boxing
Originally designed for surfing training and surfers who work in London the Rooboard is now being used by athletes from the world of boxing and mixed martial arts (MMA).
MMA fighter Robert Whiteford is Scotland’s first and only UFC fighter.
Fitness and sports training is constantly evolving. Athletes and the serious fitness participants are always looking for the edge, something that will enable them to push harder, get bigger, run faster or shred the body fat.
If this is you – look no further. The Rooboard could be the single most important piece of fitness equipment you have ever trained with. Its small size and adaptability make it perfect for sports specific training.
All my athletes love the Rooboard from the professional boxers to the Ultraman triathletes, I cannot train them without it. It looks deceptively simple but I dare you to try it. Try it only once and you will instantly see it’s potential.
Surfing Inspired Design
How did the Rooboard come about? Life long surfer Mason Gilmour spent sixteen years in the health and fitness industry. During this time he created a balance and stability class called Surfgym. Surfgym was taught in London during 2011/12 using surfing balance boards, air cushions (stability discs), fit balls and wobble boards.
Having to transport such a large amount of equipment in London was a back breaker. Mason needed a single product that could replicate the exercises performed on the multiple pieces of equipment used in Surfgym. When he realised this product did not exist he designed it and the Rooboard was born after two years of prototypes and extensive testing.
Injury Prevention Management
One of the best ways to prevent sports specific injuries is to train for them. This doesn’t mean you will never get injured, but it could mean the difference between receiving a minor sprain instead of a complete muscle rupture.
One way of preparing for a possible injury is to research the types of injuries that most commonly occur in your sport. This enables you to identify the muscles groups and joints that are higher risk.
With this information you are able to design a training programme that targets and strengthens the at risk areas. The best way to do this is to train under sports specific conditions.
This means replicating the movements, stresses and tension the muscles and joints are placed under.
The Rooboard has been designed to train each limb separately and to isolate muscle groups. This enables the users to identify and correct imbalances and improve muscular symmetry. From there the user can perform dynamic movements and unique sports specific exercises.
Even the best laid plans can change, but hopefully with good preparation on the Rooboard and an element of luck, you can remain free of serious injury.