About StrongBoard Balance:
StrongBoard Balance® is a multi-planar balance and stability trainer for all levels of fitness enthusiasts. Designed to complement and intensify your favorite workout routines, StrongBoard Balance utilizes MULTI SPRING TECHNOLOGY™ (MST). Backed by science, MST works with your body to deliver the perfect amount of stimulation to keep your core musculature and stabilizing muscles engaged and contracted, while training your central nervous system, expediting calorie burn, improving posture, proprioception and reaction time.
\The versatility offered by StrongBoard Balance® allows users adjust the intensity and level of difficulty to accommodate everyone. StrongBoard Balance® evolves with each user, from beginners to aging participants, collegiate to professional athletes, first responders to tactical operators.
StrongBoard Balance® has the most dynamic range of motion, simulating real-life situations and sports movements. You can challenge every plane of motion to any intensity. StrongBoard Balance® does not ever allow you to stabilize, forcing the mind and body to stay connected in search of the stabilization we are so used to on firm ground. This also keeps your core musculature more actively engaged throughout every exercise/movement performed on the StrongBoard Balance®.
Whether you are sedentary or an athlete, StrongBoard Balance® gives you a personal challenge that will help with your daily activities. StrongBoard Balance® helps build your stabilizing muscles, improves posture, increases strength through functional training, enhances proprioception by providing reactive training that will improve dynamic muscular stabilization of body joints in position and movement, aids in muscle memory by creating additional motor neurons, heightens the vestibular system, speeds up injury rehabilitation/recovery, can help avert balance and stability injuries, benefits geriatric conditions and, most of all, makes exercise more challenging and fun!
STRONGBOARD BALANCE BOARD weighs 15 pounds and may also be used as a weight for bicep, tri-cep, chest and abdominal exercises.
In addition to the muscular and skeletal benefits, use of StrongBoard requires the muscles to communicate with the brain, effectively opening, healing, restoring and strengthening delicate neural pathways. The biomechanics of spring technology coupled with the rigid platform require users to find their true center of gravity, allowing these neural pathways to be created or restored without fragmentation.
About StrongBoard MINI:
StrongBoard MINI functions exactly the same as StrongBoard Balance, and offers all of the same diversity, challenges and neurological stimulation, with one exception. Its springs are 2” shorter making it less reactive, and bringing the platform closer to the ground. Perfect for at-risk seniors, anyone living with a motor skill or neurological disorder such as Parkinson’s Disease, Cerebral Palsy or Ataxia, anyone on the Autism Spectrum, persons working with ADHD, recovering from stroke, or rehabilitating an injury, StrongBoard MINI is the go-to tool for gains in treatment and healing. It is also an excellent alternative physical therapy for those individuals who require creative ways to remain strong after experiencing an above-the-elbow (AE) transhumoral, above-the-knee (AK) transfemoral surgery or amelia. StrongBoard Balance has also been utilized by individuals who look to the American Orthotic and Prosthetic Association ( AOPA ) for innovation and advancement in strength training.
About the Education
StrongBoard Balance now offers Personal Trainer and Instructor Courses for continuing education. The StrongBoard Balance website features an online learning center with hundreds of instructional exercise videos which may be filtered by muscle group, skill level or position.
Awards and Accolades
- “Best 12 Products to Help You Achieve Your Health and Wellness Goals” – YogiApproved.com
- “Top 10 Training Tools You Should Check Out in 2015.” – Fitnovatives Blog, AceFitness.Org
- “One of the best workout tools available today.” – MyMMANews.com
- “Best Buy Stability Product for 2016” – FitProf.net
- “Best New Fitness Equipment 2016” – com
How StrongBoard Balance Works:
The secret behind STRONGBOARD BALANCE® is our patented MULTI SPRING TECHNOLOGY™.
Supported by scientific research in Hooke’s Law and Newton’s Laws of Motion, MULTI SPRING TECHNOLOGY™, when activated, stimulates more involuntary muscle reaction than traditional, air-filled balance platforms, and offers an unparalleled, multiplanar approach to both balance and stability training.
When a user stands on the platform, the four springs either extend or compress (Hooke’s Law). The spring compression and extension creates immediate instability, forcing the user to consciously and subconsciously engage both the core musculature and the smaller stabilizing muscles around the joints. Every action to stabilize perpetuates an equal and opposite reaction (Newton’s Third Law), creating variable instability across all planes of motion. Once the action and reaction chain is initiated, an object in motion stays in motion (Newton’s First Law).
In the simplest terms, MULTI SPRING TECHNOLOGY™ constantly challenges the body’s equilibrium to stimulate your core musculature and stabilizing muscles engaged, while training your central nervous system, improving posture, proprioception and reaction time. From professional athletes to fitness enthusiasts to the average person who wants to be healthy, StrongBoard Balance® is changing the way people view and experience balance and stability training.
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StrongBoard Balance Compression Spring Design
Exercising with StrongBoard Balance:
StrongBoard Balance offers multiple options for users. Its primary function is to strengthen the stabilizing muscles.
Simply standing and holding one’s balance provides a complete core workout. When performing basic exercises on StrongBoard Balance, such as squats or push ups, users experience real results much faster than traditional core workouts targeting the same muscle groups. For an effective and efficient upper body workout, StrongBoard Balance
strengthens and tones the user’s arms, chest, and back when used as a push up device. Virtually any floor exercise may be conducted on a StrongBoard Balance for expedited strength and stamina. Skilled users may incorporate more advanced techniques, such as dual motion plyometrics. This promotes active muscle contraction producing even more intense and rapid results.
Rehabbing with StrongBoard Balance:
Paired with a licensed physical therapist, StrongBoard Balance Boards aids in the recovery from injury created by imbalance by gently increasing the patient’s flexibility, range of motion, and strength. Over time, with repeated use, this will help rebuild the bridge between the brain and the injured muscle. As users regain strength and decrease the pain associated with the injury, their range of motion increases allowing for increased blood flow and further healing.
About StrongHold Fitness
Founded by ACE Certified Personal Trainer Mike Curry and his wife in 2008, Stronghold Fitness is the parent company to StrongBoard Balance and StrongBoard MINI. The Curry’s core philosophies are apparent in their products and care of their team. Practitioners of a plant based diet, they celebrate diversity and equality in all life forms, and believe everyone, regardless of their fitness level can improve their quality of life by committing to emotional and physical health gains. They support and encourage awareness of the mind body connection and believe everyone has the right to be fit, while redefining what fit means to them. Stronghold’s products are designed for everyBODY; young and old, gym rat and nine-to-fiver, those in peak physical condition, or recovering from injury. They assert BALANCE is the key to radiant life energy, and with compassion for each other, and our planet, believe we can collectively achieve all goals.
About Mike Curry:
Mike Curry is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer in West Los Angeles with nearly 20 years of experience. He has true passion for his work and takes pride in generating quick, long term results for his clientele, which includes a host of professional athletes, Hollywood celebrities and renowned physicians. Curry is also co-owner of StrongHold Fitness, LLC, creator and designer of StrongBoard Balance Board. His products employ balance techniques to strengthen the core, build stronger stabilizing muscles and increase neuropathic communication. Curry is also an expert in nutrition counseling and motivation towards adhering to a healthy lifestyle.
About Adella Curry:
Co-founder of Stronghold Fitness, LLC, Adella Curry is Mike Curry’s wife and business partner. With over 15 years experience in public relations and marketing, Adella oversees the company’s sales and marketing departments. Simultaneously, Adella owns and operates a successful boutique marketing company, which services products, persons, ideas and brands. Throughout her career, her clients have received numerous marketing and image awards as a result of her efforts, while Adella herself has been honored with industry accolades. Her business savvy coupled with Mike’s creative fitness products is integral in bringing StrongHold Fitness products to the market.