FIT KICKSTARTERS

By GRETCHEN GOSWITZ – June 1, 2016
PHOTO COURTESY OF PISTOL LAKE ACTIVEWEAR

Five kickstarter campaigns are changing the way we work out.

*Although all these campaigns have finished running and acquired the desired amount of funding, you can still visit their Kickstarter pages to donate if you’d like to “purchase” the product.


Pistol Lake Activewear

$57,543 pledged of $20,000 goal

pistollake.com

As we shift toward more ecologically conscious and sustainable products, innovators are looking at recycling from a new perspective. Pistol Lake’s line of activewear, with fibers made from recycled bottles and the pulp of Eucalyptus trees, is stylish and comfortable for men and women on the move. Not only is the material flexible and breathable, but also, the Eucalyptus tree fibers inhibit bacterial growth and prevent bad odor. The shorts have zippered pockets within regular pockets, so all items remain secure on any adventure.

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Knuckle Lights

$21,850 pledged of $15,000 goal

www.knucklelights.com

Knuckle Lights are built to make your next run or walk in the dark much more convenient. They’re sold in pairs, and the units connect together magnetically so that they can easily be stored, or even used as one unit if preferred. The units are super lightweight, less than 3 ounces each, and hardly noticeable during a run or walk. Knuckle Lights are a combined 280 Lumens, so you get a super bright light. Additionally, the LED pattern is a wide flood beam, so it puts out light in all directions, providing a steady stream of light even when your arms are moving. The charging base has a USB cord that can be plugged into your computer, but also comes with a wall adapter for plugging into a standard outlet.


PHOTO COURTESY OF ​KNUCKLELIGHTS

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The Sidekick

$23,835 pledged of $12,500 goal goal

www.kickstarter.com

The Sidekick, at first glance, looks like just another jump rope. However, the capabilities of this product can be configured to provide more than a cardio workout. With a few adjustments, the Sidekick can be used for calisthenics and bodyweight exercises, and put to work in almost any environment. The patent-pending clip and slip technology allows users to transform configurations with ease without compromising free rotation while jumping rope. The ergonomic grips contribute to additional comfort, and the braided rope provides extra strength for suspension exercises.


PHOTO COURTESY OF SIDEKICK

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Gripbell

$340,876 pledged of $20,000 goal

facebook.com/gripbell/

Yes, you read that correctly. The Gripbell raised 17 times its original pledge goal. The enthusiasm behind the support of this product is indicative of how important equipment versatility is in the fitness realm. Evenly distributed weight, quality material for best grip, and complex design allow for easy maneuvering that sets the Gripbell apart from ordinary weight training equipment. Use it to strengthen or stretch your muscles, or incorporate it into yoga, dance, physical therapy, oar-rowing exercises, or aquatics workouts. The Gripbell opens up unlimited possibilities for new movement.


PHOTO COURTESY OF ​GRIPBELL

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Kôr Athletic Wrist Wraps

$2,700 pledged of $2,500 goal

www.kickstarter.com

Engineered for improved comfort and security, these athletic wrist wraps were redesigned based on the results of extensive testing. Different sizes are available, for a more personalized fit. Through testing, they’ve figured out the optimal number of revolutions around the wrist to obtain the support necessary without adding bulk. They scrapped the standard shoestring tie that holds traditional wrist wraps and incorporated a velcro strap to better secure the wraps and maintain tension. Kôr technology created two designs: “The Lifter” for cross-training and weightlifting, and “The Gymnast” for martial arts and gymnastic movement. Both styles provide support without restricting mobility.


PHOTO COURTESY OF KOR
 
 

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