About this project
monkii bars 2 is an incredibly strong yet ultra-light bodyweight trainer that you can use anywhere—designed for people who want awesome workouts without being stuck in a regular gym. When paired with our app it's more than just a fitness device—it's your own private gym, personal trainer, and adventure guide built into one.
Whether you're a traveler or home-body, adventurer or weekend warrior, runner or mudder, newbie or musclehead—you now have the freedom to work out anywhere. Do all of the exercises you already know, plus hundreds of new ones you don't, and have an epic workout every time. Say goodbye to the boring routine.
For the true minimalist or if you're looking for any excuse to get outside, the Ultralight Kit will transport your monkii bars 2 and a pair of suspension straps without weighing you down.
monkii bars 2 are super portable and easy to setup. The suspension strap connection is stored inside the bars—when you are ready to work out, remove the plugs, slide out the connectors, and connect each monkii bar to a suspension strap. It's that easy.
The Adventure Kit transforms your monkii bars 2 into a sleek, self-contained home and travel workout system. By seamlessly converting from an ultra-portable carrying case into a universal door attachment, it becomes the ultimate companion to monkii bars 2.
The Tactical Kit is for those who take their fitness very seriously. It includes everything the Adventure Kit does, but it comes in the most durable materials, and in only one color: blackout. You'll also get a hard copy of the insanely challenging Tactical Training 2 Manual featuring workouts, challenges, and missions that will either leave you stronger or speaking in tongues.
The MONKII App literally turns the world into your gym. Access incredible workout locations geocached by the worldwide monkii bars community. We've also included user-submitted workouts so you'll know where to go and what to do, wherever you are.
If you’re more comfortable getting in a workout at home or your hotel, just insert your phone into the Adventure Kit and open up the MONKII App. You can easily access and follow along to complete workout videos.
Once your monkii bars 2 arrives, you can dive into our step-by-step training programs. Follow them closely or use them as building blocks to create your own workout programs.
If you're already the equivalent of a monkii ninja, you can skip the monkii Habit Program, and get straight to business with our library of a-la-carte workouts and/or our 4-8 week strength & endurance programs. We’ll also have additional activity-based training, so you can crush your next obstacle race, triathlon, or backpacking trip.
You'll master monkii bars 2 quickly thanks to our easy to follow instructional videos which teach you proper form for all of the monkii movements. You can access them on our website or the MONKII App.
monkii bars 2 work for all fitness levels whether you're just off the couch or Arnold Schwarzenegger—simply adjust the angle at which you work out, to make the exercise easier or more difficult.
You'll get hundreds of free workouts with easy to follow instructions, a 250+ exercise library walking you through proper form, and fun, full-length workout videos to keep you motivated.
monkiis are the worldwide tribe of people who have discovered that working out when and where they want has finally made exercise fun. When fitness is fun, it becomes easier to do consistently. When you do it consistently, you become happier, healthier, and more fit. What the heck are you waiting for?
A high quality and silky smooth shirt ready for casual encounters or those of the more wild variety. Great for working out in too. Choose from 1 of our 2 graphics (or get both), in both men's and women's styles from XS-XXL.
Introducing the lightest, strongest, and rarest fitness device on planet earth: monkii bars 2 Titanium Edition. Featuring an insanely high tensile strength to density ratio, superb corrosion fatigue resistance, and ability to withstand high temperatures. This pair of monkii bars will last you many lifetimes. Only 10 will ever exist, made exclusively for Kickstarter.
monkii school is a half-day event at a Bay Area gym that covers all of the monkii bars 2 training essentials. First off, your monkii bars 2 will be hand-delivered to you by Chief Training Officer and Co-Founder Dan Vinson. Then, Dan will walk you through setup and usage, demonstrate his favorite exercises, teach perfect form, and share some of his tips and tricks. The goal for this course is to build a solid foundation and understanding of how to use monkii bars 2. You'll leave feeling confident to train at home or on your next trip around the world.
Join the monkii team for an epic 7-day adventure to Norway's Lofoten Islands and become Certified WILD. Our monkii ambassador and Lofoten local, Erl, as well as monkii co-founder Dan will lead you on an incredible adventure that will push your limits and reveal your inner wildness. We'll do this by hiking to the tops of mountains, learning to surf in the Arctic Ocean, biking across remote islands, camping along the beach, SUP'ing to hidden coves, and of course working out with monkii bars 2 in the most incredible locations imaginable. This is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to visit one of the wildest places on earth and experience travel, monkii style.
It was not easy bringing monkii bars 2 to life. Find out more about who we are and how we did it—just hit play to watch the deep dive video below:
Here's a few of our favorite exercises in action:
And here's all the rest:
We know this is a big list, but don't worry, we have a full exercise video library to teach you each and every one of these with proper form. Learn them all at once, or over a few months (or years)—no pressure.
monkii Ambassadors are everyday people from around the world who are exceptional in their daily pursuits and share our wildness, passion, and purpose for training anywhere. Meet a few of them and learn more about monkii bars 2 in the following video:
monkiis are the community of people who have made monkii bars a success to date and shared their insights to help us make monkii bars 2 awesome. With over 3,000 monkiis and more each day, here are just a few of the wildest.
monkii Crew is a group of adventurers, designers, storytellers, and fitness freaks currently working hard at monkii HQ in Colorado.
Special thanks to: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis, Jeff Rizzo, Al Painter, Rhone Apparel, Southwest Airlines, Joe & Jake, Blurred Pictures, Jorro, and everyone else who helped us pull off this campaign!
This project is promoted by Jellop, a direct response online advertising agency specializing in Kickstarter campaigns on Facebook Ads and Google AdWords.
Risks and challenges
We are fortunate to have successfully funded and 100% fulfilled our first Kickstarter campaign for the original monkii bars in 2014. That experience taught us 3 critical things that will mitigate risks and challenges for this campaign:
1. Our first successful Kickstarter campaign taught us a tremendous amount about manufacturing, assembly, packaging, and shipping. For this campaign, we are working with many of the same US-based manufacturers that we've worked with over the past 2 years. We promise to only work with the best US-based manufacturers for this campaign.
2. Our first successful campaign taught us how important it is to hit the ground running post campaign. We promise to hit the ground running if we are successfully funded, placing orders with manufacturers immediately, beginning to code our mobile app, and developing amazing training programs and content.
3. Our first successful campaign taught us how incredibly supportive the Kickstarter community is—especially when you operate with transparency and communicate frequently. We promise to continue to operate with transparency and communicate often during this campaign through fulfillment.
Even with this invaluable experience, lessons learned, and our successful track record, there are still risks with backing a Kickstarter campaign—please carefully read Kickstarter's guidelines about what exactly it means when you back a project.
We're excited to implement our fulfillment plan immediately after the campaign and aim to fulfill on time to each and every backer.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
To pre-order monkii bars 2: Click the "Back This Project" button at the top of this page and pick a reward that contains the Kit that you would like (Ultralight, Adventure, or Tactical). We'll collect your color preferences and shipping info after the campaign ends.
To pre-order multiple rewards: Choose the reward level that contains the first item you want. Add the total cost of additional rewards you want (International Customers: Add $10 shipping per set of monkii bars 2), and add that number to your pledge for the reward you picked in step 1.
Example 1: I want the Adventure Kit AND a monkii t-shirt. Select your reward level as "ADVENTURE KIT" which costs $169. Next, add in the cost of the monkii t-shirt reward level which is $24. So the total amount you pledge is $169+$24 = $193.
Example 2: I want 2 Ultralight Kits. Select your reward level as "ULTRALIGHT KIT" which costs $119. Next, add in the cost of another set which is $119 (International add $10 shipping x 2). So the total amount you pledge is $119+$119+($20 International Shipping)=$238 ($258 International).
NOTE: In both examples above, you only selected ONE reward, however you adjusted the amount you pledged to total more than one reward. We'll ask you to clarify each of the rewards you want after the campaign is complete via the Backer Survey.
YES! We ship to pretty much anywhere in the world for only $10. (Add $10 for each additional set of monkii bars 2 ordered.)
Example 1: You back 1 Adventure Kit - $10 Shipping
Example 2: You back 1 Adventure Kit and 1 Ultralight Kit - $20 Shipping
After the campaign is over, you will receive the Backer Survey which will ask for your bar color and any other details that we need from you.
The 4 main differences are:
1. Materials: The Tactical Kit uses the most durable materials for the job. The Adventure Kit uses slightly lighter weight materials designed for all of your adventures.
2. Aesthetic: The Tactical bars and aluminum hardware are finished with Blackout Cerakote; while the Adventure Kit bars are finished with durable powdercoat.
3. Training: The Tactical Kit includes a hard copy of the Tactical Training 2 Manual.
4. Badass-ness: While the Adventure Kit is downright awesome. The Tactical Kit is…well, badass.
The MONKII App has 2 functions:
1) It hosts our video library of full-length workouts and exercise demonstrations. It tells you what to do and how to do it.
2) The MONKII App features a catalogue of geocached workout locations around the world. You can search for, navigate to, and workout at beautiful monkii locations around the world. Users can also tag and create new workouts and locations.
We are still building out the app. We want to make it absolutely perfect before we put it in your hands.
A. You can make your own version of monkii bars for $15 using our DIY guide: http://monkiibars.com/diy-how-to-make-your-own-monkii-bars/
David and Dan were in Dan’s empty apartment brainstorming with a bag of knick-knacks they had picked up at the local hardware store. The goal was to create a gym that you could bring anywhere. It was the classic ‘lightbulb-moment’ when it came to David (after he had smacked himself in the head with a crude prototype). We’ve taken that original idea and brought it all the way to monkii bars 2. It keeps getting better and better…
We don’t want to let our backers down so we chose a timeline we are highly confident that we can execute. We already have most of the manufacturing in the wings, so that we can meet this date.
We started filming during the summer of 2015. So basically, it took us about 1 year to finish the video.
No. We designed monkii bars 2 from the ground up. However, you could always experiment and see what happens…
Yes, yes they are.
What will your monkii bars do for you?
Add $25 to upgrade 1 pair (either for monkii bars original OR monkii bars 2 w/ tactical kit)
Add $40 to upgrade both pairs (monkii bars original AND monkii bars 2 w/ tactical kit)
I am an early bird backer of the Super Pack ($265) and want both monkii bars original and monkii bars 2 to be tactical and receive the Tactical Kit. Add $40 to your pledge for a total of $305.
I am a regular backer of the Super Pack ($299) and want only monkii bars 2 and the Adventure Kit to be Tactical. Add $25 to your pledge for a total of $324.
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