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MorfBoard Aims to Make Exercise Fun, Get People Moving More
MorfBoard Aims to Make Exercise Fun, Get People Moving More

There are a lot of excuses and myths that surround exercising. Whether it’s how much and how long to do it, or whether or not there must be pain to have a gain, the misinformation abounds. With the New Year just around the corner, one company is setting out to change the way Americans look at exercise. Eitan Kramer is a personal trainer and former pro action sports athlete who has developed MorfBoard, a new fitness system that fuses the passion that action sports athletes have with traditional workout methods designed to make working out fun.

“The two biggest excuses people have for not exercising are a lack of time and they don’t enjoy it,” explains Eitan Kramer, the inventor and CEO of MorfBoard.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), only one out of every five adults meets its physical activity guidelines. Yet information shows that meeting these physical activity guidelines can help people improve their health and lower their risks for a variety of diseases, including heart disease, stroke, Type 2 diabetes, depression and some forms of cancer.

“That’s why our fitness system is different. It can be done anywhere, and offers variety that makes exercise fun. The MorfBoard breaks up the monotony of old routines; you can bounce up and down like you’re on a trampoline, or roll in a super-fluid way, or rock back-and-forth on a balance board like a see-saw. It brings us the fun of being at the playground,” states Kramer.

Kramer is a former professional half-pipe skater who competed in the first six years of the ESPN X-Games. He also holds the world record for the highest air on a half-pipe. A professional fitness trainer for the last 10 years, it was his passion for action sports that inspired him to create the MorfBoard so people can get passionate about their workout. The new fitness system provides the variety of a gym, allowing users to change from mode to mode within seconds, taking their workout anywhere they want to go. The lightweight portable deck quickly transforms with four “X-Tensions” providing a different workout, including bounce, balance, skating and re-banding for fun strength training.

The CDC guidelines for exercise can easily be met using the MorfBoard. CDC experts recommend adults between 18 and 64 get 150 minutes per week of moderate activity exercise, or 75 minutes per week of vigorous activity. Both of these should also be accompanied by two days per week of strength training exercises.

In addition to being able to get in a cardio workout with the MorfBoard, it can be used in a variety of ways to change up one’s routine, including to add a challenge to their push-ups, planks, or to be used to improve coordination. The system is the world’s first action sports-inspired fitness system that turns a serious workout into play. The sleek design uses the same principles that are used to make surfboards, skateboards and snowboards so people can do the things they love outside or inside and get passionate about fitness.

“Because MorfBoard is so versatile, it appeals to fitness enthusiasts of all levels,” said Eric Bergman, the company’s creative director. “We’ve received amazing feedback from action sports athletes and from families looking for a fun way to spend time together – and get fit.”

MorfBoard is currently running a successful Kickstarter campaign to get the final funding needed to bring the fitness system to the masses. There are videos showing how the system works to provide cutting edge workouts, videos to show how easy it is to change modes, and how versatile it is. For more information, visit the website at: http://morfboard.com or check out MorfBoard's video at KickstarterMorfBoardProject.

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