Share this project

Done

Share this project

Done
Perfect back, abs & straight posture with a 4 minute standing exercise at home or office
Perfect back, abs & straight posture with a 4 minute standing exercise at home or office
Perfect back, abs & straight posture with a 4 minute standing exercise at home or office
Created by
2,255 backers pledged $463,996 to help bring this project to life.

About

SpineGym - Strong Back and Abs for life project video thumbnail
Replay with sound
Play with
sound

SpineGym - Strong Back and Abs for life

$463,996

2,255

Strong back and abs for life

Did you know that 95% of all lower back pain can be prevented with correct exercise of the abdominal- and back muscles?
Have you ever thought, that it would be great to stand up from your sofa or office chair and do some exercise for the good of your back and abs, but there is no easy method to do it right there, in couple of minutes?

That's precisely what The SpineGym has been designed to deliver. SpineGym allows you to perform an efficient exercise at home or office, whenever you want.

 SpineGym has an immediate effect on your posture, you will feel it already after your first exercise.  A good posture greatly affects your mood and your ability with everyday tasks. 

  • Enhance your posture, get rid of back pain and get that nice flat belly we all dream of.
  • Stronger abdominal- and back muscles already after two weeks of training. We have the research-backed data to prove it.
  • Exercise is done in normal clothing, no sweating, no difficult positions.
  • Standing exercises with small and safe movements makes SpineGym suitable also for the elderly or those suffering from back pain. 
  • The six-pack bonus: Heavy trainers know the efficiency of standing crunches. In SpineGym you do the same move, but with the waist support, the effect on your six-pack is much greater.

Why is SpineGym training better than other methods? 

Pilates is effective, but it can take years to master. 
Gym training can result in using only the superficial muscles.
Exercise balls and "planking" may reach the core, but they can also be harmful to your back and joints, plus they are done in the wrong position: We use our core muscles in the standing position, not when lying or seated. That's why we should also train them while standing up.

 How does it work?

With the poles behind your shoulders and the belt in front of you, arch your back against the tension of the poles. This is a great boost for your back muscles, similar, but much more efficient than the traditional back raise, done lying face down on the floor.

Adding a rowing motion of your arms, gives a good stretch and pump to the whole upper back, neck,- and shoulder area.

Twist your torso to ignite the rotator muscles.

Place yourself with the poles in front of your shoulders and the belt behind your back. Crunch forward to ignite the deep abs and to tense the six-pack. Adding a bit of twist to the movement activates the oblique abdominals too.

Do 20-30 reps of each movement and that's it! You have thoroughly trained your abs and back + activated the complete posture chain from your calves up to your neck and it didn't take even 5 minutes!

The carbon composite poles create always the right resistance for your moves. No uncomfortable positions, no sweating, no gym gear.

Office job & healthy back, impossible? 

A few minutes training with SpineGym, even with a cup of coffee in your hand is enough to boost your muscles and posture. Experience of use of SpineGym at workplaces shows, that over 70% of the work-absences caused by back problems can be avoided with regular use of SpineGym.

 Tech Specs

SpineGym can be assembled and disassembled in less than a minute, without tools. It weighs only 5,1 kg (11,2 lbs).
Comes with a robust carrying bag and an illustrated user's manual.
3 year full warranty.

Research backed results

We have spent the last few years optimizing SpineGym and its training method. It has been thoroughly tested by the Faculty of Sport and Health Sciences of University of Jyväskylä, Finland: a world-famous research center.

Test on sedentary workers (age 35-60 years): 20 person test group of regular, sedentary workers, were given 2 weeks’ training with SpineGym, exercising only for 5 minutes per working day. These were the results based on EMG measurements before and after the 2-week period:

  • an average 80% improvement in back muscle activation
  • an average 141% improvement in abdominal muscle activation
  • significant improvements in posture
  • significant improvements in abdominal muscle strength
  • 90% of users found the training method from efficient to very efficient.
 
Test 2. SpineGym test on users of 70-90 years of age:

Test group performed 4-5 minutes of SpineGym exercises 3 times a week. Test duration 2 months. Average of the final test results:

  • Standing balance: 74% improvement
  • Walking speed: 41% improvement
  • Muscle strength and coordination (chair stand test): 58% improvement

Most of the improvement was achieved already after the first month of exercise.

Field tested reliability

SpineGym has been used and tested by the most demanding professional users we could find, and in the most challenging of environments on a daily basis. SpineGym has now passed all the practical tests we could think of, performing flawlessly in its stunning simplicity! Institutions such as the Finnish Army and Air Force, the Finnish Olympic Team, the National Ballets of Finland and Denmark are some of its happy users, just to give you an idea!

Will SpineGym change my bad posture? What appears as lazy or unbalanced posture is usually a lack of muscle coordination and balance. This core muscle imbalance is the key reason for more than 70% of back problems.
SpineGym training quickly balances this coordination. It activates the whole posture chain, resulting in an improved posture.

I'm an active trainer with a strong back, can I benefit from SpineGym?SpineGym has proven to be a must-have tool even for top athletes. Think of the National Ballet of Finland ballerinas, probably not the weakest backs and cores? Yet, they start their rehearsals by warming up with SpineGyms. For the training aficionado and top athlete, SpineGym is a great tool to enhance core stability and midriff speed and strength. Runners, cyclists, golfers, dancers, hockey players, wherever good core balance and reaction is needed, SpineGym comes in.

Can an older person use SpineGym? The new version of SpineGym is designed to be safe and easy to use for everyone, young and old equally. In fact it has been tested by people up to over 90 years old with extremely good results. 

SpineGym really is for everyone!

  “You can feel the effect straight away. I would say excellent for older people who are not good with floor exercises. Hits the spot straight away, a good core workout for just a few minutes each day. I like it very much.” 
 Personal Trainer, UK

Excellent for prenatal

The background story, told by Timo Heino, the head developer of SpineGym.

 

"Many great innovations are born from the idea of a person simply trying to solve a personal problem. For SpineGym, this all began with Fredrik Serlachius and the prolapsed disc in his back. He was not satisfied with the painful and inefficient exercises that were indicated for his sore back. So Fredrik began to experiment with different techniques, with the idea of finding an efficient physical exercise system that could be performed simply, while standing up. 

Fredrik had a strong hunch and he knew he was onto something especially thanks to his experience as a sports masseur. He was also a successful sportsman who had been 3 times junior national boxing champion in Finland. 

Finally, the idea and core insight of SpineGym became clear to him. However, Fredrik first needed to test a prototype system for his idea. So he asked his wife to secure two angling rods to the sides of his body, using duct tape around his waist and ankles! Before her  bemused gaze, he then performed a series of thrusting movements with his pelvis. Eureka! There it was! He knew he had found his system! SpineGym was born! Thanks to his invention, Fredrik was soon joined in developing a finished product by back specialists and researchers from the Finnish Institute of Occupational Health, respected at a European level. That’s when I jumped on board, too!

Timo and Fredrik examining one of the early prototypes made by Fredrik. Fortunately, the broomstick handles of this early model were discarded somewhere along the way!

I'm an industrial designer and I was invited to join the development team, in light of my 20 years’ experience in designing sports equipment and medical appliances. That’s in fact why the simplicity and efficiency of SpineGym immediately made a very good impression upon me. 

I had experienced a spinal disc problem myself during my university years and have suffered from a weak lower back ever since. I took a SpineGym prototype home with me and started to train with it for a few minutes in the evenings. I was not to become fully aware of SpineGym’s real power until two weeks later when I was working at a trade fair. That day, I was suddenly struck by the realization that I had been on my feet all day long without even noticing the effort. Before I had started with the exercises, I would only last a couple of 2 hours before having to sit down to rest my poorly, aching back! That was all the proof I needed to make me into the proud SpineGym man that I am today!

No sooner did we get SpineGym into production and out on the market that it became a must-have-product for groundbreaking physiotherapists across Northern Europe. You can imagine that not before long, those professionals and researchers started to talk about the need to get a SpineGym out to everyday consumers for their independent, unsupervised use. These health professionals saw the huge potential impact: getting and keeping many people in good health with a system practical and easy to use whether in the home or the workplace.

But before taking our product to a larger audience we had to improve on the first version that had been developed for use under the instruction and supervision of health professionals.

So, back to the drawing board we went! We wanted to keep the praised exercise method untouched and its main features identical. It had to be simple, 100% reliable and absolutely safe. We also set ourselves a new goal: a device that could be assembled and disassembled in less than a minute without using any tools and easy to carry around. After trying a few variants and prototypes, considering a series of different materials and producing an endless stream of design sketches, our new model was finally born.

We even took it one further step by offering two different versions to choose from: a standard model with modern styling and another one with a more classic Scandinavian look. We perfected both versions down to every possible detail, aiming to satisfy even the most demanding of customers."

Patented innovation. 

Further evidence of the uniqueness of the SpineGym device and its training method comes from the world-wide patents that it has been granted.

Why Become a SpineGym Backer?

With your help, we now aim to make SpineGym available to anyone! To cover initial production cost we need a minimum number of orders. With potential users being everyday people like you and me, we can start to talk about production quantities that enable us to keep the price accessible even for this product, far more evolved and robust than its highly acclaimed predecessor. In fact, we trust SpineGym so much that we have given it a full 3-year warranty.

Get Your Project Funded Today!
Get Your Project Funded Today!
                                    

Risks and challenges

Design
We have spent a lot of time and energy in making the SpineGym as reliable as possible, without compromising ease of use and its original, genial simplicity.
Together with our experienced partners we have thoroughly tested all the materials and technical solutions to make sure everything works at as high a level as we require. We have had it tested by the most demanding users and we are proud to say that the product is now 100% reliable. That is why we feel confident in giving SpineGym a full, 3-year full warranty.

Manufacturing
SpineGym is made in Finland by qualified companies that apply the most demanding industrial standards in production and quality controls.
Since we have already years of experience from the production of the previous SpineGym version, we have transited that know how in the manufacturing of the new version too. Changes have been done only where they were needed and all the good solutions have been kept unchanged.
For example the carbon composite poles, that have proven to be 100% functional and reliable and have taken a lot of initial testing and trials, have been maintained unaltered in the new version.

Logistics
The efficient world-wide logistics network of SpineGym’s predecessor is already in place. With our new US partner, highly experienced in the logistics of Scandinavian products for North America, we are happy to be able to say that we can have SpineGym delivered direct to your door in the promised time-frame, wherever you are!

Learn about accountability on Kickstarter

Questions about this project? Check out the FAQ

Support

  1. Select this reward

    Pledge $1 or more About $1.00

    Join the SpineGym movement!
    Huge thanks for your contribution, every little help is welcome to take this project forward to bring relief to aching backs worldwide.
    You will be part of the journey that started from the far north of Scandinavia and hopefully reaches all around the globe. We will keep you updated as this process advances.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    31 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 $20 or more About $20

    Adjustable Exercise Bands. Designed to be used with SpineGym, but perfectly suitable to be used also alone.
    Used with SpineGym, they'll expand the training effect even further, Use them without the SpineGym for an efficient, quick muscle exercise. Comes with a manual. Like SpineGym, you can use them anywhere, anytime. Adjustability makes them suitable for various exercises from biceps curls to military presses.
    Choose your model: red for lighter resistance and black for medium.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    14 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 $149 or more About $149

    Early BACKer Super-Special! Get Your SpineGym at 50% of the estimated retail price of $298 (before tax and shipping costs) + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20 + shipping). Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 300 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  4. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $178 or more About $178

    Early BACKer Super-Special *bonus-batch*! Get your SpineGym saving $120 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20).
    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 200 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  5. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Early BACKer Super-Special *bonus-batch II*! Get your SpineGym saving $118 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $138!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  6. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $180 or more About $180

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment*! Get your SpineGym saving $118 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $138!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 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 $180 or more About $180

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment II*! Get your SpineGym saving $118 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $138!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  8. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $182 or more About $182

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment III*! Get your SpineGym saving $116 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $136!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  9. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $184 or more About $184

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment IV*! Get your SpineGym saving $114 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $134!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 200 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  10. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $186 or more About $186

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment V*! Get your SpineGym saving $112 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $132!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 200 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  11. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $188 or more About $188

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment VI*! Get your SpineGym saving $110 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $130!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 200 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  12. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $188 or more About $188

    Early BACKer Super-Special *Second Shipment VII*! Get your SpineGym saving $110 of the estimated retail price of $298 + receive a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands free! (value $20). Your total save is $130!

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 200 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  13. Select this reward

    Pledge $198 or more About $198

    Get SpineGym as a special Kickstarter offer and save $100 (estimated retail $298).
    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    62 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  14. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    Limited Kickstarter Black Edition!
    Special matt black version of SpineGym, available only for the last 3 days of the campaign! Includes a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands.

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  15. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    Limited Kickstarter Black Edition, II shipment.
    Special matt black version of SpineGym, available only for the last 3 days of the campaign! Includes a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands.

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  16. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $199 or more About $199

    Limited Kickstarter Black Edition, III shipment.
    Special matt black version of SpineGym, available only for the last 3 days of the campaign! Includes a pair of Adjustable Exercise Bands.

    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $12 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  17. Reward no longer available

    Pledge $249 or more About $249

    Early BACKer Wood-Special!
    The exclusive, wooden SpineGym model with a very special price, that is, $140 less, than the estimated retail price of $389 and we will pack your bag even more, with a free pair of SpineGym adjustable exercise bands (value $20).
    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address, please add $20 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Reward no longer available 100 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  18. Select this reward

    Pledge $289 or more About $289

    Get SpineGym Exclusive Designer’s model as a special Kickstarter offer.
    (Estimated retail $389)
    Comes with carrying bag and illustrated user's manual. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address, please add $22 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    16 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.
  19. Select this reward

    Pledge $364 or more About $364

    DOUBLE PACK Early BACKer Super-Special!
    2 X SpineGym standard model + 2 X adjustable exercise bands.

    Both sets come with carrying bags and illustrated user's manuals. 3 year warranty.
    For New York state shipping address please add $25 for taxes.

    Less
    Estimated delivery
    Ships to Anywhere in the world
    Limited 19 backers
    $
    Kickstarter is not a store.

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

    Learn more about accountability.

Funding period

- (33 days)