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The Terra Core brings function, ergonomics, and true balance to the fitness world. It's the "shape" of things to come.
The Terra Core brings function, ergonomics, and true balance to the fitness world. It's the "shape" of things to come.
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At Vicore we are not looking to the future, we are creating it.

It's a stepper. It's a bench. It's the best surface ever devised for crunches and pushups. It's an air-filled, core-busting, balance-building machine. It's going to be your go-to fitness tool for achieving the results you want. It's the shape of things to come.

The Terra Core embodies everything we have learned about getting and staying truly fit.

What's our definition of truly fit? Great question. It's far more than bulking up. It's about developing a body that is well balanced in strength, coordination, agility, and stamina, which are all things we begin to lose as we age.

Because of its unique shape and surface, the Terra Core provides the best platform yet for developing all these attributes. It allows you to perform millions (okay, at least hundreds) of exercises, which engage not only every muscle group in your body, but boost your brain as well. Neural synapses are engaged when you're fully focused and there won't be any daydreaming when you're on the Terra Core. It demands your full attention, and it will reward you in ways you didn't know were possible.

Exercise #303: Dumbell lift
Exercise #303: Dumbell lift
Exercise #112: The bird dog
Exercise #112: The bird dog
Exercise #505: Shoulder to shoulder rotation (high)
Exercise #505: Shoulder to shoulder rotation (high)
             

The Terra Core is a significant advancement in the science of fitness.

It's the the only piece of equipment you'll need to get in the best shape of your life, whether you decide to party with the Terra Core alone, or bring in some accessories like resistance bands and free weights.

With the Terra Core, you will be able to isolate and develop any part of your body that you see fit (or should we say not fit).

The secret lies in its air-filled surface, which provides a safe but unstable platform.

Utilizing infrared thermal imaging technology, you can see first hand how Vicore's patented unstable surface warms up the core (okay, freakin’ melts it). White denotes where the muscles are the hottest, therefore being worked the most. Notice how the core is engaged in all exercises with Vicore.

This surface is so effective it's impossible to even sit on the Terra Core without feeling your muscles fire and engage, right down to your core.

This system also molds and contours to every body type, making it the most comfortable and ergonomic piece of fitness equipment you'll likely ever use. You are literally floating on air, and thus there are no pressure points or skeletal strains, only smooth, fluid motions.

             

The Terra Core was designed around technology, but based on results. As luck would have it, we crossed paths with a Scientist named Alex Grey who had developed a system for measuring muscle activity called Somaxis (you can see some of his work on TED Talks). Alex was also heavily into fitness and was intrigued by what we were doing, we all decided it would be pretty interesting to test out The Vicore Concept using his technology.

Vicore equipment engages and fires 4 to 6 more muscle groups than if you did the exact same exercise on traditional fitness equipment.
Vicore equipment engages and fires 4 to 6 more muscle groups than if you did the exact same exercise on traditional fitness equipment.

The results far exceeded our mental expectations to say the least, however, matched perfectly with what we were experiencing physically. Just as we stated previously, Vicore equipment engaged and fired 4 to 6 times as many muscle groups than if your performed the exact same exercise on traditional strength equipment.

The Terra Core is a unique and portable tool that will allow you to reach and exceed your fitness goals.

Whatever exercise you decide to do, the unique surface and shape demands the engagement of core muscles, which in turn enhances agility, balance, and coordination.

The Terra Core will help you find muscles you never knew you had, and the more muscles you use, the more calories are required to fuel them. And when you're burning fuel, you're burning fat.

Yes, the surface is great and the shape is just right, however, every once in a while we like to show our parents and old teachers that we are capable of overachievement, so we've designed every square inch of the Terra Core to have a useful purpose. When you flip it over the bottom side offers a multitude of features as well.

POWER GRIPS

The Power Grips on the bottom convert the Terra Core into the best push-up machine ever conceived. Unique angles combine with instability allow you to isolate chest and shoulder muscles like never before.

Grab on to these babies and start firing your lats, triceps, biceps, shoulders, and core. These also change up your your stabilizing synapses from front to back and from left to right. Plus these bars also make it easy to transport your new Terra Core.

So if you are one of those trouble makers who like to take things up a notch and do "some freestyling" (helmet not included), the entire bottom is a virtual playground of possibilities. The surface is specially textured to keep your feet in place when things start to get agro. Please Note: These are advanced movements, which take practice and should be performed with a spotter.

Advanced training
Advanced training

 BAND BRIDGES

Inspired by the Romans (we hear they were really into fitness, or was it architecture?), we call these "Band Bridges" and they are designed to keep resistance bands in place no matter where they are positioned. They also increase the lifespan and integrity of the bands so they remain safe and useful.

So you've decided to back our campaign and helped to make the world a fitter place. Now what? Well because you have demonstrated what a benevolent and caring person you are, we have decided to award you with your own personal trainer.

Just scan the QR code on the side of the Terra Core with your smart phone and 'viola', like magic (or technology, you choose), every exercise you could ever imagine is right at your finger tips. Want to build your abs, just scan, your back, just scan, your legs, well you get the picture. The best part is, this resource will be constantly updated with new content so you never plateau.

 The Terra Core's weight and dimensions:

The Terra Core also offers the following additional features:

Great design has always been our passion. If the truth be known, we would probably pay for the privilege to take pen to paper. We are 'always' thinking about new ways to help people be their best. The Terra Core Project has been one of our favorites, as it has shown us firsthand the impact good design can have on the lives of individuals. We are extremely excited to share it's benefits with the world.

Early concept development.
Early concept development.
Final manufacturing drawings.
Final manufacturing drawings.
3D rendering of the Terra Core prototype.
3D rendering of the Terra Core prototype.

We have been designing and building fitness equipment for quite sometime now. Our products have always been engineered with the knowledge that they will be used in one of the most extreme environments known to man: public gyms and health clubs.

If you want to find weak links in the design, simply put your product in a place where hundreds of people a day will use it and abuse it. The Terra Core was made specifically for this kind of abuse. We have run them over, beat them hammers (really) and tried everything we know to simulate and accelerate thousands of cycles of use. After we finished, we felt strongly that we could put a lifetime warranty on them without problem. But there's no reason to show off, so we're offering a two year unconditional warranty for the base and two years of coverage for the air surface as well.

We've put our Terra Core prototypes through rigorous testing
We've put our Terra Core prototypes through rigorous testing
"Vicore has taken it to the next level with the Terra Core because it versatile, and the ability to take it anywhere, and its price point friendly."
"Vicore has taken it to the next level with the Terra Core because it versatile, and the ability to take it anywhere, and its price point friendly."
"The Terra Core is amazing, especially for women like myself who have had children. We all know that it's really difficult to get your abs back and get that strong stable core. With the Terra Core it's absolutely possible."
"The Terra Core is amazing, especially for women like myself who have had children. We all know that it's really difficult to get your abs back and get that strong stable core. With the Terra Core it's absolutely possible."
"The Terra Core is really, really comfortable. One of the things about it is it's really, really soft and molds to the contours of your body."
"The Terra Core is really, really comfortable. One of the things about it is it's really, really soft and molds to the contours of your body."
"I use the Terra Core for my athletes for stabilization . . . even just standing on the Terra Core you'll notice your entire ankle region will be firing."
"I use the Terra Core for my athletes for stabilization . . . even just standing on the Terra Core you'll notice your entire ankle region will be firing."
"The Terra Core is a form, yes, of controlled instability, but it is much safer because it takes into consideration that we are different shapes and sizes."
"The Terra Core is a form, yes, of controlled instability, but it is much safer because it takes into consideration that we are different shapes and sizes."
"The Terra Core is a great tool because you can use it not only for balance exercises, but you can use it to go from a cardio movement into a plank and you don't have to stop to get a mat so that you're comfortable . . . it's so fluid."
"The Terra Core is a great tool because you can use it not only for balance exercises, but you can use it to go from a cardio movement into a plank and you don't have to stop to get a mat so that you're comfortable . . . it's so fluid."
"I personally would definitely use the Terra Core for my clients. For me, it's used for building stability muscles. Also you can use it for physical therapy, for anyone with injuries. I would use it in a wide range of activities for sports."
"I personally would definitely use the Terra Core for my clients. For me, it's used for building stability muscles. Also you can use it for physical therapy, for anyone with injuries. I would use it in a wide range of activities for sports."
             

Once you pledge, hang on, because your life will begin to change dramatically. Each day you will wake up with the knowledge that, in no time at all, you will be the proud owner of one of the most effective tools ever designed for making you stronger, not to mention more coordinated and agile than you ever dreamed possible.

All kidding aside, we truly believe this is one of the best ways ever to get strong, burn calories and accomplish any goal you may have, when it comes to being fit and feeling great. We have also done everything possible to provide the people who are helping make this become a reality the best value possible. So chose your reward, then sit back, knowing the good you have done not only on our behalf but yours as well. That's what we like to call a Win-Win.

         

So there you have it . . . . We have told you every reason that we can think of as to why you should back this campaign. However, as you may of noticed, it was all about "the product". Therefore, we would also like to wax a bit philosophical regarding ideology as well. What an incredible concept and opportunity Kickstarter and crowdfunding offers to small companies — startups and individuals alike — anyone with an idea to start the next big thing.

However, contrary to what most may think, it is far more than about raising capital. It is the belief that platforms like this empower the masses to dream whatever they want, while at the same time, reach out and attract like-minded people to share with. The days of investment wealth being held by a small few, only to be distributed to a small few, are over. 

Whether it is, us or someone else's idea we must make sure that crowdfunding is not a passing fad, but becomes an integral part of how business is done and capital is raised — breaking down the walls between the "haves" and "have nots". It is the purest representation of a truly free market ever developed.

Thanks for helping us turn our ideas into reality . . . .

Risks and challenges

Risks and other Q's:

We never wanted to make this campaign about us because really, it's about you. However, a happy you, comes back to us. We've been manufacturing fitness products for over four years and have learned how to get it done right. Our factory is one of the best in the world at taking our designs and turning them into really cool, high quality, functional equipment. So you can sleep comfortably knowing you will receive a great product you will love for a very long time.

What if:

If by a (very) slim chance you receive a Terra Core from us and it turns out you just don't love it, well, as hard as that may be for us to swallow, we understand no product can be everything to everyone. You are welcome to call us at anytime and we will first cut off one of our appendages to demonstrate first hand our dedication to your satisfaction and well being. Then we will gladly refund your money. Even if the product is used we will take it back because well, how else would you have known if you love it? (If requesting a refund, customer will be responsible for return shipping)

Manufacturing risk:

What about delivery? As we mentioned, our factory is one of the best in the world and we take great pride in delivering phenomenal product in a timely manner. We are committed to your complete satisfaction, however, if something does go wrong we promise to work diligently to get through any hurdles and are confident in our abilities to prevail on your behalf. We know all too well that if our customers are not happy, then there is no business.

Acts of Nature and the Big Man:

In the unlikely event of a water landing we will quickly assess the situation and alert all our backers of the problem immediately. We will keep you informed of all details and expected delay times. At that time you can chose to work through the situation with us or request a refund. Either way, once we stop crying like school girls, we will promptly honor your request. (If requesting a refund, customer will be responsible for return shipping)

In a nutshell:

There are always risk, however, there is nothing we want more than everyone's experience to be the best it can possibly be. Therefore, we have done everything in our power to alleviate any mishaps, as well as offer the "fail safe" full refund. (If requesting a refund, customer will be responsible for return shipping)

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    Pledge $169 or more - YES! The Terra Core! Your own lovable, core ripping sweat machine. Changing your life for $169 not bad. Save $99 off expected retail.

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    Pledge $259 or more - The Totally Fit Package. You get the soon to be famous Terra Core, the Vicore Gym Bag, the rocking T-shirt and a set of top quality resistance bands that will help slingshot you (literally) to the next level of fitness. Save $129 off expected retail.

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    Pledge $499 or more - The Totally Fit Package x 2! Why have one when you can have two? You can workout with a friend or give it as a gift. The best thing is you will be saving $259 off expected retail. The only thing that is still going to be heavy is your wallet.

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    Pledge $1,599 or more - The Terra Core Ten Pack. Enough Terra Cores to start a small army or should we say "Boot Camp." Whether you own a gym, a training studio, or you teach classes in the park, we will include education and class formats that will take you, your clients, and your business to the next level. This product will make you money and better yet, you will save over $1,099 off expected retail.

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    Pledge $2,999 or more - The Terra Core 20 Pack Attack and exclusive class formats. For larger facilities or those of you who have a lot of friends. Your body gets the workout but not your bank account because you just saved over $2,179 off expected retail (Nailed It).

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    The Opti-Fit Deal (1) Opti-Fit Fitness Consulting is your one stop total fitness solution. Over the last 20 years the staff of Opti-Fit has partnered with thousands of clients in the planning, design, supply and ongoing maintenance of fitness equipment all over the United States. www.opti-fit.com

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    The Opti-Fit (2) deal. Opti-Fit has partnered with the industries top fitness professionals, brands, and service partners to offer a complete service for our clients including Planning, Design, Supply, Service, as well as ongoing support. Because of this many of our clients have come to realize fitness is a valuable offering for their organization and so can you.
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    The Fitness Brokers Deal. A full service fitness equipment company. Fitness Brokers buys and sells to commercial and residential customers worldwide. Whether you are upgrading your facility or looking for a buyer for your equipment, Fitness Brokers has the resources to meet your needs. They can supply your entire commercial gym or sell you one or several pieces for your home. Check them out at www.fitnessbrokersusa.com

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    The YouFit Health Club "Where it's all about you deal!" YouFit who already has fantastic clubs just upped their game even further and will soon be offering the Terra Core in select locations. You can find locations all over the U.S. YouFit is your type of gym. Your type of equipment. Your type of price. Go see what they are all about. You will not be disappointed. They are great people with great clubs. Check them out at www.youfit.com

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