About this project
Bring out your competitive side and get fit with this innovative, fun and portable fitness game.
HIIT the Game is brought to you by the creator of the popular Strength Stack 52.
HIIT stands for High Intensity Interval Training. HIIT is a training technique in which you give all-out, 100% percent effort through quick, intense bursts of exercise, followed by short recovery periods.
Scientific research is proving that HIIT workouts will burn fat, build muscle and increase your metabolism in a shorter time than traditional workouts.
Each card has the following features:
•Color coded by muscles group. All yellow cards are leg exercises, orange are arm exercises. green are chest exercises, red are core exercises and blue are cardio exercises. Each card has the name of the color spelled out to aid the 7% of people in the world who are color blind.
•Numbered from 1 to 3, which are the points you get for completing an exercise card.
•A silhouette of the exercise being performed and a description of how to perform the exercise.
•A bit.ly short link is provided on the card so you can watch a video of the exercise on the card by simply typing in a short address into the URL of any browser.
•A scannable QR code is on every exercise card. When scanned with any QR code smartphone app (i.e. i-nigma is a free option), a video will display showing the exercise being performed.
HIIT the Game, transforms your workouts into a fun competition.
The top 7 reasons why you will love Hiit the Game:
7) You can hold a bazillion workout combinations in the palm of your hand.
6) No more excuses needed. Can't make it to the gym? No problem! Play at home. Must watch the kids? No problem! Play with the kids. All you need is the game and your body.
5) You will get a chance to display your competitive side in a fun way and show your friends how clever and cunning you can be.
4) It doesn't matter if you are an avid bodybuilder or someone who has never worked out before, with Hiit the Game, the exercises are as challenging as you make them and you earn points by completing cards, not outperforming the other players.
3) You will never have to wonder how to build an effective workout. By playing the game you will know exactly what exercises you need to build strength, burn calories and get in the best shape of your life.
2) Absolutely zero equipment is needed. I mean zero: no chin up bars, no stairs, no chairs, no dumbbells. All you need are two arms, two legs and a competitive attitude. Ok, technically you would need a towel, but that's only to dry off your sweat.
1) Because it will help you look and feel great!
With HIIT the Game, you can play games by yourself or with a group of people. Games take anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour to play. The goal is to get more points than your competitors in the allotted time.
The HIIT Interval Training Timer is a proven sport timer that’s been downloaded by almost 1 million times. It's available for both the Android and IOS platform.
Here are the main features of the app version included in HIIT the Game:
Customize workout phases durations: preparation, work, rest and cool down time; number of rounds
Choose your sound (whistle, buzzer, yoga, voice…)
Listen to your favorite playlist at the same time
Share your games with your friends on Twitter and Facebook
Available for all sizes of screens, including tablets
- Ad free for uninterrupted game play
Each game comes with 3 decks of 54 cards and 2 pairs of dice. Two of the decks contain exercise cards and the third deck contains game play and strategy cards. Game play is easy to learn and takes about 10 minutes.
Sergeant Michael Volkin is a best-selling author and entrepreneur with over 20 years of fitness experience. He was awarded an Army Commendation Medal for the fitness programs he designed for the troops while stationed overseas. As the owner of Stack 52, he produced numerous products including Strength Stack 52, Weight Loss Stack 52, Quick Sweat Dice, and now, Hiit the Game, which have been sold in over 2 dozen countries.. For the past 8 years he has been working with thousands of military recruits via his website Ultimate Basic Training to prepare the recruits physically and mentally for basic training. He loves animals and donates a portion of all Stack 52 proceeds to his local animal shelter.
If the campaign is successful and you discover you don't like the game, you can return the cards within a month for your money back. Since you’re taking a chance on me, I want to minimize that risk to you via this money-back guarantee.
If the project gets funded, I will be able to manufacture these games in mass quantities, making it less expensive to produce and ultimately sell. Also, I will use the funding to approach retailers to get Hiit the Game on store shelves everywhere games are sold.
All you have to do is browse through the different rewards listed on the right of this page. Find a reward that’s right for you, and then hit the green “Back This Project” button.
If you're not familiar with how Kickstarter works, here's a brief overview. Note the expiration date of this project (under the green “Back This Project” button), you will be able to make pledges to help support this project before that expiration date. In return for your pledge, you can select one of the reward packages - listed to the right - of equal or lesser value to your pledge. You can always pledge more than the minimum to get a reward if you want (just thought I would throw that tidbit out there) . Your credit card will not actually be charged at the time you make the pledge, only if the project reaches its funding goal (noted above the green “Back This Project” button).
If the final deadline comes and we've reached our goal, then you will get charged the amount you pledged and I get started filling orders. But if for some crazy reason we don't meet our goal, then the whole project is called off and we can all forget this happened. You don’t get charged and no fees are applied. So there's no risk of putting up money before the project ends and BONUS, there is no risk of putting up money after the project is funded either (see the risk-free guarantee section).
See below this graphic product description details.
Strength Stack 52 Tri Pack: 114 bodyweight fitness cards
Quick Sweat Dice: A versatile and effective super fun fitness dice game
Weight Loss Stack 52: A deck of cards that fixes habits that causes weight gain via a point based system.
What is Stack 52?
Stack 52 is a company started by Michael Volkin with the sole purpose of creating competitive fitness products. Have you ever played a sport with some friends like basketball, tennis or soccer? After a half hour you are dripping with sweat and burned more calories than you probably ever had in the gym. That is because you were playing a competitive game. Stack 52's products brings out that competitive nature through fun fitness games.
How many players does the game support?
For team play, 1 game will support as many people as you can cram into a room because during team play everyone does the same exercises. For the more popular individual play, 1 game will support 2 players.
What is the age range?
Technically kids can play against adults or even other kids, but legally since it is an exercise I have to say "consult your physician before starting any exercise program, you should be 16 years or older to begin a structured exercise program involving bodyweight exercises".
How long does it take to play?
Generally about 20 minutes, but it depends on the roll of the dice which indicates how many rounds you will play. If you want an hour long workout and your first game ends after 20 minutes, simply play again.
How long does it take to learn to play?
Game play is easy to learn and takes about 10 minutes.
What's included with the game?
Each game comes with 3 decks of 54 cards and 2 pairs of dice. Two of the decks contain exercise cards and the third deck contains game play and strategy cards.
Can you tell me about the app?
We have been fortunate enough to partner with the popular HIIT Interval Training Timer app, which has almost 1 million downloads. They have developed features within their app to coincide with the game and are even building an iOS app which will be out when HIIT the Game is released. To access HIIT the Game features within the app, there will be a $1.99 charge, which you will be given a free coupon for once you buy the game, so it will be of zero additional cost to you.
Are these cards available in other languages?
Yes, if you download the free Strength Stack app (which is our previous product), you will see the same exercises (different card structure and features though). Simply select one of the 9 different languages offered in that app and find the proper exercise.
Do you offer international shipping?
Yes, and I won't be making a profit on the shipping charges. Shipping to countries outside the U.S is expensive and takes 4-6 weeks for delivery.
You mention that a portion of the proceeds will be donated to your local animal shelter, how much and which shelter?
How much depends on how much is raised. The local animal shelter we donate to is the Sonoma County Animal Shelter. Sometimes we donate cash, and sometimes equipment/food is purchased based on their needs. Every month a portion of the company profits is donated to the shelter, but we do not publicly announce how much.
I would like to thank my wife for allowing me to take over the house for months as I perfect and playtest these cards. And a HUGE thanks to my Strength Stack 52 supporters. Strength Stack 52 continues to be a huge success with customers in over 2 dozen countries. Without your support, inspiration and encouragement, this game would have never come to fruition. Last but not least, I would like to thank Chris at Envirofit, for allowing us to shoot the HIIT the Game video at your gym.
Risks and challenges
Fortunately the risks involved in completing and fulfilling this project are minimal since the artwork is complete. I already have established a close relationship with the printing company. Because the game consists of standard sized playing cards and dice, the processing and shipping of orders should go smoothly.Learn about accountability on Kickstarter
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