About StrongBoard Balance:
StrongBoard Balance employs patented multi-spring technology which promises users will never find a point of stabilization. Compressing under any weight bearing load, including the human body, StrongBoard’s springs are both reactive and dynamic. Featuring over 180 degrees of tilt in every single direction, simply standing on StrongBoard requires total core engagement.
Unlike other balance devices on the market, StrongBoard Balance offers a flat, rigid platform, and it’s perfect for standing on one foot or two, planking on one hand or two, and v-sit exercises. Designed by ACE certified personal trainer, Mike Curry and a team of engineers, StrongBoard is easy and safe to get on and off, and it’s flat platform protects joints and surrounding ligaments from unnatural supination or strain, allowing the user to mimic real-life movements in all positions. StrongBoard Balance weighs 15 pounds and may also be used as a weight for bicep, tricep, 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 Certification Courses that are approved for continuing education credits by ACE, NASM, AFAA and NSCA.
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:
StrongBoard Balance has 4 individual compression springs situated between a base and a platform. The unique affect of StrongBoard Balance is how the springs work once weight is applied. When a user stands on the board, the springs compress. The user’s body instantly searches for stabilization. Because of the force applied to the springs from the user’s body weight, StrongBoard Balance will not allow stabilization to occur. Every muscle contracts in search of the stability it is used to on solid ground. As long as the user is on the board, compression in the springs will keep muscles in contraction the entire time.
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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.