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$67
pledged of $7,500pledged of $7,500 goal
3
backers
Funding Unsuccessful
The project's funding goal was not reached on Wed, June 12 2019 6:33 PM UTC +00:00

About

Hello. My name is Nicole Acquilano. Welcome to 651 Fitness! I started this business to make fitness equipment and programs for everyone, not just for those already fit. Building on over 20 years of teaching experience and working with my husband, we created equipment, exercises and workouts based on proper body mechanics and a variety of body types.

The first product we created was the You Board, our version of a balance/wobble board. I was inspired by the wobble board collecting dust in my closet. It was not comfortable for my favorite exercises: plank, squats, and crunches.

I had my husband build several prototypes. Improving the board with each rendition. This is how we came up with the 651 Fitness You Board. 

 It is large enough for most body types and provides feedback, helping you maintain your form.

Once we did this, as a Yoga and Pilates instructor, I looked at the Yoga blocks I had been using and teaching with for over a decade.

The issues that I and some of my clients have come across were that the blocks were too light and unstable for things like lunge, triangle, and half-moon pose. 

I was so happy with the performance of the You Board I asked my husband to incorporate the octagon shape in the production of a yoga block.  The octagon profile gave a more natural hand position but it was still too wide for my hand. Due to the weight of the prototype, I did not want to have to constantly re-position it. These 2 issues led to a second prototype.

We increased the length and shrunk the octagon's cross section. This gave my hand a better fit, yet was still comfortable for my husband, who is 6’2” and weighs 200 lbs. The block required less re-positioning in poses and offered more stability, resulting in the You Block.

The You Board is made from sustainably harvested poplar plywood with a solid poplar base and finished with low VOC water-based polyurethane. It is approximately 4 lbs and 2.75"H x 14"W x 20" L. 

The You Block is made from sustainably harvested pine plywood and finished with same low VOC water-based polyurethane. It is approximately 7.6" H x 7.6"D x 11.8" L

Each of our products is handcrafted by my husband in our garage here in Orlando, Florida.

We truly appreciate any support given in our endeavor to make healthier lifestyles more attainable for everyone. Thank you!

Risks and challenges

We already have all the equipment, processes and space needed for production of the You Board, You Block and workout videos. The only thing we are short on is time. Our regular full-time jobs have funded us to this point. This kickstarter project will let us know, if there is enough demand to support turning this into a full-time endeavour.

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    You Block

    You will receive 651 Fitness' yoga block, the You Block. The You Block is made from sustainably harvested pine plywood. It is approximately 3.75 lbs and 7.6"H x 7.6"W x 11.8"L. You can choose from 3 colors: natural, or the kickstarter exclusives light blue or red.

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    You Block with exclusive workout video

    You will receive 651 Fitness' yoga block, the You Block. The You Block is made from sustainably harvested pine plywood. It is approximately 3.75 lbs and 7.6"H x 7.6"W x 11.8"L. You can choose from 3 colors: natural, or the kickstarter exclusives light blue or red. You will also receive a usb drive with a kickstarter supporter exclusive 20 minute workout video.

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    You Board

    The You Board is 651 Fitness' wobble board. Each board is unique and designed from sustainably harvested poplar plywood. The boards are finished using low VOC water-based polyurethane. The top is approximately .75" H x 14" W x 20" L. The base is solid poplar and approximately 2"H x 2.75" W x 2.75" L. The total weight of the board is ~ 4 lbs. You can choose from 3 colors: natural, or the kickstarter exclusives light blue or red.

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    You Board with exclusive workout video

    The You Board is 651 Fitness' wobble board. Each board is unique and designed from sustainably harvested poplar plywood. The boards are finished using low VOC water-based polyurethane. The top is approximately .75" H x 14" W x 20" L. The base is solid poplar and approximately 2"H x 2.75" W x 2.75" L. The total weight of the board is ~ 4 lbs. You can choose from 3 colors: natural, or the kickstarter exclusives light blue or red. You will also receive a usb drive with a 20 minute workout specifically created for kickstarter supporters.

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