SEASON 10 EPISODE 9
interval workout machine
Paul Toback and Steve Lenz
$500,000 for 8%
OUT OF BUSINESS
What is Sproing Fitness?
Sproing Fitness makes the ubiquitous treadmill found in gyms. Its products employ concepts of science that make it easier for the back and knees while training while simultaneously providing a high-intensity exercise. The machine makers install low-impact air cushions beneath the surface and bungee-cord-like attachments. It enables the user to assume a natural running position. This is contrary to the traditional treadmill where users have to stand straight.
Who Owns Sproing Fitness?
Sproing Fitness was created by two fitness instructors, Paul Toback and Steve Lenz. Paul started as the Senior Vice President cum Chief Operating Officer at Globetrotters Engineering Corporation before joining Bally Total Fitness and later Telegraph Consulting as their President. On the other hand, Steve started as the Director of Mechanical Engineering at Life Fitness. They now run Sproing Fitness together.
Paul and Steve are motivated towards changing the experience for fitness enthusiasts who often hurt their back and knees while on the treadmill. They sought to change the make of treadmills which have remained relatively the same and unsafe for over 60 years they have been in existence.
Paul and Steve decided to turn their background and passion in engineering and fitness to transform the experience for others to achieve faster rate results. They worked simultaneously to build the world’s first soft-surface interval trainer. The trainer enables the runner to reap the maximum benefits of running.
Steve Lenz is dedicated to designing and building exercise equipment that ensures safer and more natural positions and movements of the body are used. Conversely, Paul is passionate about running and understands the needs of a good health club. They developed the idea while running at the beach, aiming to replicate the experience on a machine.