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Finesse FitnessBy Finesse Fitness
First created
Finesse FitnessBy Finesse Fitness
First created
$30,580
pledged of $30,000 goal
95
backers
3days to go

All or nothing. This project will only be funded if it reaches its goal by Thu, July 26 2018 2:29 PM UTC +00:00.

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Finesse Fitness is more than just a portable exercise system; it’s a whole community, including your trainer, at your fingertips. Use the app to download workouts, connect with your trainer, plan your workouts, and get and give support to your community. Download the app for FREE on the iOS or Android App Stores! 

A meticulously designed duffel and backpack ensure that all of the Finesse Fitness products stay organized in their own unique pockets and are ready to use at a moment’s notice. There is enough room to store other fitness accessories, personal items or even your iPad!

Advisory Board:

Bill McBride: Bill is a Fitness and Gym industry expert. As the Co-Founder and President of Active Wellness, and former chairman of the International Health, Racquet & Sportsclub Association (IHRSA) Board of Directors, Bill provides incredible insight, application based development and outreach to the Finesse Team.

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Michelle Lovitt: As an industry leading fitness expert, celebrity trainer and overall renowned and respected member of the fitness community, Michelle brings real-world applications of the Finesse experience to life.

William Burnett: As the Executive Director of the Design Program at Stanford, Bill uses his years of product design, product development and human-centered process experience from Stanford, Apple, and throughout the industry to both shape and guide the Finesse team’s products and product development process.

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Shannon Turley: Shannon Turley is the Director of Sports Performance at Stanford University. Turley’s knowledge and influence as a leader in D1 athletic space brings a level of intellectual fitness to the Finesse team, particularly with his focus on injury prevention, athletic performance enhancement, and mental discipline development of D1 athletes.

While playing football in Japan with Stanford, Matt found the process of maintaining his functional training to be nearly impossible. The best solution that he found was tying crappy resistance bands to his feet. This inspired the initial design of SomaSole and Finesse Link Bands as he wanted to provide the safety and strength that has been absent for years in the Resistance band market. SomaSole gives anyone the ability to attach these links to their feet, taking functional training to the next level.

After talking to 100s of trainers around the world, exploring every corner of the fitness market, and partnering with companies like NASM, Finesse began to fully understand the critical needs of the consumers. That is how Finesse Fitness discovered a critical missing piece in the fitness market. It’s incredibly disjointed, with products designed to target intensity, speed, getting muddy, etc. but nothing that addresses all of them in one convenient and high-quality bundle.

The Finesse team was inspired to create a system of well designed, high quality, and attractive products that function individually as well as enhance each other when used together. The focus is on simplicity, on pure functional movements.

Risks and challenges

We have done our best to make sure that we are as prepared as possible. All of the logistical details have been worked out and we are only waiting for the funding from this campaign to start production.

Manufacturing delays due to factory issues
- This could result from personnel, facility quality testing failures, environmental guidelines not being met, etc. We have a strong relationship with a supply company that has been doing business in China and Taiwan for the past 50 years. For every product, we have a list of replacement manufactures in the case that a certain factory is unable to complete an order as expected. In the past, we have run into similar issues and have had replacement production up and running within a week.

Tariff Negotiations and or Political Unrest Causing Price Fluctuations and Delays
- With ongoing trade talks between our country and our biggest trade partners, we understand the possibility for large shifts in the cost of raw materials and possible taxes being applied to goods. We have taken this into account when pricing our products, and have also built relationships with manufacturers in different countries (through our supply company).

Boat Shipping Delays
- In the case that the shipments out of the port of Shanghai or into the Port of Long Beach are delayed, we have explored and priced-out emergency shipment opportunities. Whether we need to use expedited sea freight that travels direct or air freight that expedites the entire process, we have mapped out potential ways to deliver our products in a timely, efficient manner.

Failed Quality Control Testing
-Before shipping the product from our supply hub in Shanghai, all products go through strict QC Standards testing to assure the highest quality product is delivered to our customers. In the case that product fails the testing due to a manufacturing error, we will be put back in the front of the queue to finish out the products with the standards we expect. In a previous run of products in 2016, we ran into an issue with rust due to a mistreatment of the metal used on our carabiners. We were able to restart production, run all new product through additional testing, and ship out the products only 2 weeks behind anticipated schedule. This complication strengthened our relationship with our supplier as we implemented more rigorous QC requirements and switched to different manufacturers.

Customs Clearance Delays
- Customs clearance delays are unfortunate but happen frequently. We will first make sure to check every necessary box when preparing our products for shipment; clear labeling, organized packaging and constant communication with customs officials will limit large timeline setbacks.

Minimum Order Quantity Requirements
- In large-scale manufacturing, there is a need to produce a certain amount of materials and products in order to get into the manufacturing queue and to complete a full production run. As a result, we have discussed tiers of quantity orders at a sliding scale of prices with manufacturers, and have based our goal and perk quantities around these numbers. We understand the fees the manufacturers will require to produce at each quantity level.

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    The high-quality and fashionable backpack includes:
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    50% off retail price!
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    The Duffel Includes:
    (2) SomaSole Foot Harnesses,
    (3) Links,
    (2) Adjustable Handles,
    (2) FitStrap Bodyweight Trainers,
    (2) FreeWheel Mobility Trainers
    (1) STEM gym bar
    (1) single point door anchor

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    30% off retail price!
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    The Duffel Includes:
    (2) SomaSole Foot Harnesses,
    (3) Links,
    (2) Adjustable Handles,
    (2) FitStrap Bodyweight Trainers,
    (2) FreeWheel Mobility Trainers
    (1) STEM gym bar
    (1) single point door anchor

    To help with post-workout recovery, we have also included (1) foam roller and (1) massage ball for myofascial release. There is also enough room for all equipment plus a few personal items (throw in your tablet!)

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    You will receive one Backpack and one Duffel with all equipment included.

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    Tour Stanford "D.School" w/ Bill Burnett

    Get the inside scoop of the elite Design School at Stanford University. You will receive the ultimate private tour with insights and conversation with Bill Burnett, the Executive Director of the Design School.

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    Hoops with Metta World Peace

    Get quality time and shoot hoops with NBA legend Metta World Peace for 30 minutes with up to three of your friends (four total).

    The shoot-around must take place in Los Angeles, CA with the location to be chosen by Metta World Peace.

    The purchaser is responsible for the cost of airfare, accommodations, transportation, food and any other expenses related to participating in the session. The purchased session must take place within one year from the end of the Finesse Fitness Kickstarter campaign.

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    The Works Duffel sets you up for fitness success with a quick-setup and easy-to-store complete "gym" in the comfort of your own home or space.

    The Duffel Includes (2) SomaSole Foot Harnesses, (3) Links, (2) adjustable handles, (2) FitStrap Bodyweight Trainers, and (2) FreeWheel Mobility Trainers, (1) STEM gym bar, (1) single point door anchor and (1) Full Door Anchor. To help with post-workout recovery, we have also included (1) foam roller and (1) massage ball for myofascial release. There is also enough room for all equipment plus a few personal items (throw in your tablet!)

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    The Duffel Includes (2) SomaSole Foot Harnesses, (3) Links, (2) adjustable handles, (2) FitStrap Bodyweight Trainers, and (2) FreeWheel Mobility Trainers, (1) STEM gym bar, (1) single point door anchor and (1) Full Door Anchor. To help with post-workout recovery, we have also included (1) foam roller and (1) massage ball for myofascial release. There is also enough room for all equipment plus a few personal items (throw in your tablet!)

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    "The Works" Duffel

    The Works Duffel sets you up for fitness success with a quick-setup and easy-to-store complete "gym" in the comfort of your own home or space.

    The Duffel Includes (2) SomaSole Foot Harnesses, (3) Links, (2) adjustable handles, (2) FitStrap Bodyweight Trainers, and (2) FreeWheel Mobility Trainers, (1) STEM gym bar, (1) single point door anchor and (1) Full Door Anchor. To help with post-workout recovery, we have also included (1) foam roller and (1) massage ball for myofascial release. There is also enough room for all equipment plus a few personal items (throw in your tablet!)

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    • The Works Duffel
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