Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Because exercise doesn't have to be boring. Build a strong core and toned body while playing games on your smartphone or tablet.
Because exercise doesn't have to be boring. Build a strong core and toned body while playing games on your smartphone or tablet.
146 backers pledged $26,032 to help bring this project to life.

About

Core Training and Gaming System project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

$26,032

146

Update:

Check out the love we've been getting from some of the American Ninja Warriors. We love you too!

www.instagram.com/staballizer

www.facebook.com/staballizer

My Dilemma

I hated core training. So did everyone I trained.

And as a physical therapist I understood how critical core strengthen was to optimal physical performance, eliminating back pain, and looking good (if you're into that). But I still hated it.

My Objective

Make core training more awesome. And by awesome, I mean more fun, effective, and convenient so we could all achieve our goals of looking good and feeling great without the mental struggle.

My Solution

The StaBallizer Core Training and Gaming System.

Let's face it, most people (including us physical therapist's) have a hard time motivating to stay in shape. We all know the benefits of exercise, especially core training, but on any given day we'd rather stay home and eat Pringles than do crunches or planks. Conversely, most people love playing games, especially on their smartphones.

Games give us pleasure and distract us from the stresses of the real world. So I thought to myself, "How can I create an exercise system where people can leverage the fun of playing games against the tedium of core training?" The result was the StaBallizer Core Training and Gaming System.

Playing games distracts you from the tedium of planks.
Playing games distracts you from the tedium of planks.

 

Ski the Alps while you squat!
Ski the Alps while you squat!

I know you're wondering, "Where has this been all of my life?!!" Well, that's my bad.... but better late than never. It's changed my life as now I love core training, and I can't wait for it to change your life too. The people who have used the prototypes love it and are lined up to buy one. And you can get yours too by supporting this Kickstarter campaign today.

How do I play games on the StaBallizer?

It's simple. You just download any number of gaming apps available on iTunes or Google Play that are controlled by the tilting of your phone or tablet. Then, instead of controlling the game directly with your hands, you place it on your StaBallizer and control it while planking or squatting.

Because the gaming system is your phone, the setup travels wherever you take your phone and your StaBallizer - which can be anywhere. 

Mitch planking in Central Park, NY
Mitch planking in Central Park, NY

You can train while navigating marble mazes, racing cars, or skiing the Alps, compete with your friends and family, or use streaming media devices, like Apple TV or Google Chromecast to display the games on your TV while you play.

 

What else can the StaBallizer do?

As if making core training fun isn't enough, the StaBallizer can also be transformed into the following traditional exercise tools:

Ab Roller
Ab Roller

 

Push-up Handles
Push-up Handles

 

Aerobic Steps
Aerobic Steps

 

Medicine Ball
Medicine Ball

And all of these tools can be stored conveniently in a duffel bag so you can take the StaBallizer to work or on vacation.

StaBallizer duffle bag
StaBallizer duffle bag

Imagine my best infomercial voice when I say,

 "But wait, there's more!"

Each of these exercise tools are fully dynamic, unlike their archaic ancestors. "So what?", you ask. Well, when you decrease the stability of the exercise tool, your body is forced to work harder to balance, thus recruiting more of your deep stabilizing muscles like the transversus abdominus (abs) and rotator cuff (shoulder), which makes each exercise more challenging and more effective. And it's these deep stabilizing muscles that play the biggest role in preventing injury and improving athletic performance. Bonus!

STABILITY PREVENTS INJURY!
STABILITY PREVENTS INJURY!

So if you want to have a stronger core, be more balanced, have less pain, and love your core training, the StaBallizer is the tool for you. 

THE REWARDS

StaBallizer Hat

Black/Gray
Black/Gray
Gray/Pink
Gray/Pink

StaBallizer Plank Station

Phone not included.
Phone not included.

StaBallizer Ball + Plank Handles

 

StaBallizer Core Trainer (full kit)

 

What are the Kickstarter funds going towards?

The money raised on Kickstarter is solely for manufacturing, packaging,  and shipping of the StaBallizer with a little cushion built in for the unforeseen. The "Early Bird" specials are basically a giveaway. Unfortunately, making a small run of product costs more than making millions of units. I can't afford millions of units so I pay more until I have the demand for millions of units. I expect the cost to the consumer to stay relatively the same in the future but with better margins (so I can get my investment back) once demand increases. And don't forget, shipping is built into the price for domestic backers.

To those outside the U.S. and Canada, I apologize for not having set shipping costs, but the cost to ship a full kit can be quite expensive. I can't afford to get it wrong so I will handle it on a case-by-case basis. Thank you for your understanding.

Risks and challenges

The risks this project may face are the same risks any project made of large plastic parts might face. We would all love the StaBallizer to be made in the United States but the reality is it's cost prohibitive. Unfortunately, the large molds needed for the StaBallizer cost 10x more to make in the United States than overseas. This means I have to deal with foreign suppliers and that means anything that could possibly go wrong, can go wrong.

Fortunately, I've already gone through the painstaking process of getting molds made and fine-tuning the prototypes. I've been tweaking this product for the better part of two years now. That means production can start as soon as the funds are available. I have a lot of confidence in my manufacturer, but I've seen enough to be of the mindset that, "one in the hand is worth two in the bush" - if you get my drift. If funded, I have every intention of flying to my manufacturers facility and being present during the production of the first run of product to guarantee quality.

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $10 or more About $10

    Innovation supporter pledge.

    Receive a personal letter of thanks and some good karma for helping support this campaign. Everything helps and it will be greatly appreciated.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  2. Select this reward

    Pledge $35 or more About $35

    StaBallizer hat.

    Don't want a StaBallizer but would like to help our campaign? Show your support with a StaBallizer trucker hat. They come in black/gray or Gray/pink. See samples at www.staballizer.com. Send me a note to indicate which color you would like. Free shipping in the U.S. (Add $10 per hat for international shipping outside U.S. or Canada).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    6 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  3. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $69 or more About $69

    *Early Bird Special* - Plank Station

    Half of the StaBallizer ball, a pair of plank handles, and a tech plate. Free shipping in the U.S. (Outside U.S. or Canada will need to contact seller to arrange a shipping cost).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Select this reward

    Pledge $89 or more About $89

    *Early Bird* StaBallizer ball + plank

    Get the full StaBallizer ball, plank handles, and tech plate. Allows for Push-up handles, aerobic steps, medicine ball, and plank station. Free shipping in the U.S. (Outside U.S. or Canada will need to contact seller to arrange a shipping cost).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Limited 24 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Select this reward

    Pledge $99 or more About $99

    StaBallizer Plank Station

    Half of the StaBallizer ball, a pair of plank handles, and a tech plate. Free shipping in the U.S. (Outside U.S. or Canada will need to contact seller to arrange a shipping cost).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    4 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Select this reward

    Pledge $119 or more About $119

    StaBallizer Ball + Plank station

    Get the full StaBallizer ball, a pair of plank handles, and a tech plate. Free shipping in the U.S. (Outside U.S. or Canada will need to contact seller to arrange a shipping cost).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    8 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  7. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $159 or more About $159

    *Early Bird* StaBallizer Full Kit

    Get the full StaBallizer kit including: Ball, plank handles, footplates, and ab roller handle. First 25 backers also get the StaBallizer duffel bag. Free Shipping in the U.S. (Outside U.S. or Canada will need to contact seller to arrange a shipping cost).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    Reward no longer available 25 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Select this reward

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    StaBallizer Full Kit

    Get the full StaBallizer kit including: Ball, plank handles, footplates, and ab roller handle. Free Shipping in the U.S. (Outside U.S. or Canada will need to contact seller to arrange a shipping cost).

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Only certain countries
    39 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

    It's a way to bring creative projects to life.

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (30 days)