The Ultimate Winters Workout
Join inventor of the Rooboard Mason Gilmour-Platt as he performs his outdoor strength and balance workout with the Rooboard.
Filmed in the National Trusts Ashridge Estate on a very grey and windy winters day, Mason believes in functional exercise using our natural environment.
Why did Mason invent the Rooboard?
“I forgot about the vanity exercises and focused on good old fashioned functional fitness. Then I experimented with how I could speed up my functional fitness workouts.
From this I invented and launched the Rooboard balance and core board and now I am in the process of launching the Surfgym fitness classes and workouts.”
The Rooboard is especially good at increasing core strength. High levels of core strength are vital for postural strength and to prevent lower back pain and injuries.
At only 30cm in length it is the smallest balance board on the market. It is also the most functional and is unbreakable. It will not damage flooring or sink into the ground when used outdoors because it uses EVA foam pads as the balance points rather than plastic or wood. The indented grip surface is comfortable and shock absorbing and means it can be used from the hands or forearms as well as the traditional seated and standing exercises. The unique features of the Rooboard.
The Rooboard designer Mason Gilmour-Platt works in London and needed a product that would fulfil all his exercise requirements. He also wanted a product that was portable, as in the daily commute on the London Underground and for travel training.
When he discovered this product did not exist he spent two years testing with 3D printing models and fine tuning homemade prototypes before launching the Rooboard. The Rooboard is receiving rave reviews from athletic coaches, surfers and fitness enthusiasts. The Rooboard is an example of what one person can achieve with the desire to make a better product and the determination to make it real. This approach has also kept the retail cost of the Rooboard as low as possible.