Our Body Our Story
Need a new body or your body needs a recharge? This is how we did it.
Our surfing fitness group in London required several different pieces of exercise equipment for a comprehensive core, balance and fitness workout. Most of this equipment was too heavy or bulky to transport during the daily commute and many pieces would damage indoor flooring.
Our inventor, Mason Gilmour-Platt, a life long surfer and fitness expert, designed a single product that would replicate the exercises performed on multiple pieces of equipment. He created a product that is indestructible and compact enough to fit in a backpack with room for a laptop and your lunch. In doing so he also created a unique micro fitness product that is transforming the core strength and balance of its users. For many users it is changing their perceptions of their body.
The compact size and unique design features enable the Rooboard to be used in almost any location at any time of day. These short muscle hacks have positively disrupted the way many people approach their fitness training and schedule their workout sessions.
The Rooboard has been an underground hit in the UK and US, selling more than 1500 units, mainly through word of mouth. The London surfers who invented, produced and distributed the first production run themselves want to share the Rooboard and its many benefits with as many fellow fitness enthusiasts as possible.
The Rooboard combines the functionality of many pieces of fitness equipment in a single portable package.
It creates instability which forces the stabiliser muscles to engage, which in turn increases the intensity of the exercises performed. This means shorter body weight workouts for increased gains. These are what we call muscle hacks.
From targeted muscle group exercises for core and balance, to HIIT and sports specific workouts the Rooboard can compliment your existing training sessions or become your single piece of goto fitness equipment.
- Many balance or wobble boards have a sandpaper like grip surface or plastic knobs that are hard on the hands or feet. The Rooboard has an sunken EVA grip surface which is also raised 3mm above the deck for extra comfort. This means it can be used from the hands, forearms, feet and for seated exercises without causing skin irritation or scratching.
- Made from solid polypropylene with a convex centre deck for extra strength the Rooboard is extremely strong and designed to flex to cushion explosive exercises.The deck has three concave indentations on its bottom surface which enable it to be used as a balance board, fitness platform and angle/slant board.
- Extremely resilient to stress each deck comes with two EVA balance pads. During prototype testing we were able to identify the perfect degree of hardness for the pads. This mixture of hardness and give, in order to create the instability or ‘wobble’ is key to the incredible performance of the Rooboard. We wanted a product that would not damage flooring or sink into the ground when used outdoors, we solved this by placing the flat surface of the balance pads against the ground/floor and the fulcrum point against the bottom of the deck. The use of concave and convex surfaces between the pads and deck create the perfect instability for balance and core training.
The Rooboard has many different exercise options. From single exercises targeting a specific muscle group to full HIIT and VIIT sessions. Some of your options include:
Sports Specific Exercise
HIIT or VIIT
Please visit the Rooboard YouTube channel for exercise playlists.