Get Fitt on The Box
Fitness Interval Tone Train
Leaving the gym for what I thought could be the last time on 20th March 2020 I admit I was feeling rather deflated. There were rumours of an inevitable UK lockdown, and I must admit my husband was not keen on the idea of me spending time inside a “sweaty” gym (personally I thought my local gym had never been cleaner!).
Anyway, as I took the short walk home I started to think how I could carry on training and working out at home. What equipment could I utilise, what would I need to buy…
It didn’t take long, I mean you don’t need much. I had been using a plyo box with great results; jumps, step ups, hops; and they don’t take up much room so I thought this would be a good place to start. Plus, I could utilise it as a bench for rows, dips, bridges and core work.
Straight on Google thinking this would be an easy task, stick one in the amazon basket and I’d have it within a few days.
ALL GONE. Nothing left in the UK, and what was available was already hugely inflated.
But all was not lost. Luckily for me, my husband is a furniture maker with a fully functioning workshop and the resources to make anything!
“James, will you make me a box say 60cm x 50cm x 40cm from plywood?”
“Er …… what for?”
“To work out on. I can do jumps, hops and step ups and then use if for ……..”
Anyway, I got my beautiful box. Then my friend got one. Then another friend. Very soon I realised that this was actually a really good piece of affordable home gym kit that would help people when we needed it most. From there we launched Fitt-BOX in around 2 weeks, we even sold out on them! And even though Gyms will reopen we’ll keep the momentum with Fitt-BOX. Many can’t commit, many are still concerned about how gyms will work. But don’t let it worry you, Fitt-BOX really is one of the most valuable pieces of kit you could have at home.