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FitNeck Pro: Designed in collaboration with chiropractors, doctors, and professional sports team trainers.
It's the only posture device that properly strengthens your critical neck muscles to realign your head back over your body. Use FitNeck Pro for just 1-2 min a day to prevent injury, relieve pain and fatigue caused by neck strain, reverse "text neck," look better, and feel healthier! Your neck posture is critically important to your overall well being. No exercise in the gym properly targets the stabilizer muscles in your neck which are responsible for pulling your head back over your shoulders and correcting your posture.

 

 

FitNeck Pro is the only home device that properly assists in performing cervical retraction. The exercise prescribed by chiropractors to strengthen key stabilizer muscles in your neck. Unlike methods that use bands, towels or balls, FitNeck Pro's adjustable tension and hands-free use makes it easy to perform safe and effective cervical retractions (chin tucks).

 

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Poor neck posture doesn't just cause image insecurities, it actually leads to neck pain, headaches, fatigue, and a host of serious problems. Normal exercise, if you can even find the time or energy, does not help. That's because there are specific neck muscles that exercise equipment do not target. These neck muscles are responsible for aligning your head above your body, allowing your spine to function properly.

 

 

Portable, quick and easy.  

Tested by doctors, chiropractors, and top sports trainers.

We've been extensively testing and refining FitNeck Pro over the past few months. It's newly upgraded brake system hinge and extra durable frame is now ready for manufacturing. We just need your help and early support to launch FitNeck Pro and help cure the "text neck" epidemic.

What is "text neck"? Just take a look around you, how many people do you see staring down at their phones? Our modern lifestyle means we spend several hours a day with our necks bent forward and down staring at our smartphones and computer screens. By doing so, we increase the weight of our heads dramatically, causing extreme pressure on our necks. Over time, the nerves are continually put under great stress and tension, leading to significant health risks like chronic headaches, digestive issues, and spine degeneration.

 

Who is FitNeck Pro designed for? 

The short answer, everyone! Anyone who wants to feel and look better, have more energy, and eliminate the serious problems associated with poor neck postures. Your neck stabilizer muscles really are that important! FitNeck Pro is not a magical cure-all, but it is an essential tool in correcting one of the fast growing problems of modern life. Poor neck posture leads to dozens of undiagnosed problems. With any exercise device, please consult a qualified chiropractor or doctor if you've had a neck injury or have any issues with your spine.     

People who spend more than 30 minutes a day looking down at cellphones and other electronic devices can greatly benefit from FitNeck Pro.

 

Contact sports players who need to strengthen their necks to prevent whiplash and concussion.

Anyone with back and neck pain due to poor posture.

More than just a pain in the neck, “Text neck” causes us to carry our heads out in front of us rather than over our shoulders where it belongs. This disruption in posture is connected to anxiety, fatigue, and even allergies. Excessive stress and strain on the neck and spine affects the central nervous system, which runs the entire body. If left untreated, “text neck” can cause some serious damage like IBS, onset of early arthritis, nerve damage, disc compression, loss of lung volume capacity, and more. The solution: FitNeck Pro is a unique and innovative device designed to strengthen your neck muscles and correct your posture. It helps prevent the development and advancement of “text neck."  

FitNeck Pro makes it easy!  

1. Quick - Correct your bad posture and neck pain with a 1-2 minute exercise 4x a week.

 2. Easy - It can be used everywhere with it's damage free sticky Velcro mounts.

3. Effective - Research-backed results proves FitNeck Pro properly aligns the head and neck while performing the chin tuck exercises prescribed by chiropractors for injury recovery and prevention. Academic research has shown proper use of chin tuck exercises strengthens critical stabilizer neck muscles and realigns the head back over the body. FitNeck Pro is the only device that makes these simulated exercises easy, safe, and fun to do, while achieving results in just a couple of minutes a day.  

Key Features: Variable tension adjustment knob, quick release button to close FitNeck Pro for storage, carrying case, heavy duty durable construction and 2 year warranty.  

FitNeck Pro does what other exercises can’t. "Most of the exercises we do in the gym fail to address the core stabilizer neck muscles. The ones that matter most. When we begin to use effective exercise designed to realign our head back over our shoulders, we look more attractive, we feel way more confident, and we age better because our health improves dramatically." – Dr. Paula Moore. FitNeck Pro is the only device designed to specifically target the core stabilizer neck muscles making it easy, safe, and fun to fix your neck posture and reverse the damage done by hunching over phones and laptops.

 

Shown above: Valerie Orsoni, fitness guru, is testing out and loving FitNeck.

 

New Design: 

We recently upgraded the design from a spring-loaded, self-closing hinge to a much stronger resistance brake system hinge. We have also added a metal frame throughout the whole body under the plastic shell for extra durability to handle the new brake hinge's max weight resistance. The new design enables an increase in the resistance high enough for those who lift weights and need that extra push. Athletes in contact sports will benefit greatly as well from the new hinge. This will increase their neck muscle building ability to help prevent injury from body checks and hits. We replaced the self-closing spring hinge with a much stronger brake type system similar to what you find on your vehicle's wheels. Below is an exploded image of the previous design with the spring hinge:

On our new FitNeck Pro model below we added the brake hinge and metal frame inside the plastic outer shell to handle the force that will now be applied by the user at max resistance.

 

Timeline 

Early 2016 - concept and initial prototypes .  

Mid 2016 - testing. 

Late 2016 - patent filed.  

Early 2017 - design refinements and testing with professional sports teams and trainers.  

Mid 2017 - 3D printing of the finished prototype.  

Oct. 2017 - Crowdfunding of FitNeck.  

Dec. 2107- upgraded design with stronger resistance and more durability to handle the new brake system hinge.  

Jan. 2018- Launch FitNeck Pro on Kickstarter.

Mar. 2018 - Manufacturing .

Mar. 2018- Shipping.

We need your help to bring FitNeck Pro to you. With your pledge we can quickly manufacture our newly upgraded design with 20 lbs resistance for extra strong users. It's been a long journey to get to this point, and we're just getting started on our mission to reverse the "text neck" epidemic. With your generous support as a backer of this project, you'll not only receive a FitNeck Pro before everyone else, but you'll be part of our journey. We greatly appreciate your help in spreading the word about FitNeck Pro. Please share this page on social media and tag someone you care about. Thank you!

Team:  

Chandler Copenhaver- Creative Partner-Funded Today-Marketing  

Brad Madu- Product Developer  

James McNulty- Inventor

Warranty  

We believe in the superior quality of FitNeck Pro. If for some reason it breaks during normal use, just send it back to us and we will repair or replace it free of charge. Our #1 priority is making a top quality product and making sure you are happy with your FitNeck Pro. Most importantly, we want you to keep using your FitNeck Pro and staying healthy!

Risks and challenges

On our original FitNeck design, we found that more resistance was required for advanced users who already had strong neck muscles and wanted to increase their neck strength further.

We decided to redesign the model before manufacturing so our customers would be fully happy with their FitNeck. This was a challenge to get the hinge to work properly and took weeks to get it perfected.

After upgrading the hinge, we found the old body would flex and bend with the new force being added by the user, so we added a full metal frame throughout in order to compensate.

The plastic mold injection drawings have been created with our newly upgraded hinge that handles 5x more resistance than our previous hinge. Once the molds are made, manufacturing will begin.

Perfecting the overall brake system hinge design has taken more time than planned and has put us behind a few weeks, but the results will be much more worth it for our customers!

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