The Equalizer™ was originally designed to perform a body weight pull up in a group or home setting. It has evolved to be one of the most versatile tools on the market today. The “Eq” performs as an agility ladder, body weight training/manual resistance tool, used in Group Ex, PT, schools, martial arts conditioning and is a bootcamp and field training favorite!
I realized the need for a simple, portable, yet multi-purpose and versatile, piece of equipment that would solve this need so I built a prototype with a friend, which was heavy and unattractive to say the least. Many months were spent practicing exercises on the bars, building different configurations, one bar vs. two bars, etc. until the design, height, width, leg length and other specs (gauge of steel, size of steel pipe, grips, feet) came to where they are now which is a set of two (bright yellow) steel bars each weighing 8 pounds.
With the product came the ideas for many exercises, uses and programming. The Equalizer™ has transformed into something that can also be used in fitness classes, sport conditioning, stretching and total body workouts. It can be used as a standalone product or easily incorporated into existing programming and with other products.