On the upcoming episode of Shark Tank, viewers will be introduced to a brand new way of working out. Entrepreneurs from Chicago, Illinois are presenting their business, Sproing Fitness, to the sharks, hoping that they see this brand new exercise platform.
On the company’s website, the creators describe the Sproing equipment as being the new treadmill.
It’s a lower impact with a softer approach, resulting in fewer injuries or pains. The equipment looks like a treadmill, but it’s actually a dual workout machine, allowing you to do both cardio and strength training.
It appears that instead of the rubber band that you usually use on a treadmill, there’s a pillow instead, giving you a softer landing when you put down your feet. In addition, there are weights, ropes and more, making this an effective high-intensity interval training session.
It was Paul Toback who thought of this idea, revealing that after years of working with Bally Total Fitness, he knew that the treadmill had to be revolutionized.
Paul, who had previously been the President, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Bally Total Fitness, enlisted the help of his friend, Steve Lenz, who was the VP of Engineering for Life Fitness.
Sproing Fitness doesn’t appear to be equipment you can buy for your own home. Based on the company’s website, it seems that it is a gym-based business where you have to go to a location to try out the product.
At present time, you can try it out at Lincoln Park, Chicago, Urbana in Maryland, and in River Oaks in Houston.
However, you do have the option of opening your own Sproing Fitness center if you want. The founders, Paul and Steve, are looking forward to providing an at-home version, which may be why they are going on Shark Tank.
Shark Tank airs Sundays at 9/8c on ABC.