I’ve traveled the globe speaking to people about health and fitness and living in their healthiest bodies and no matter where I am I see one common thread….most people, unfortunately, do not take care of themselves! It’s a fact… especially here in the US where we have EVERYTHING available to us, both good and bad.
I always ask people to raise their hands by saying, “who here feel that they are living in their healthiest body?” If I have a room of 50… MAYBE 2 will raise their hands…and truth be told I’m not always raising mine!
I too have times in my life where I am not being a good steward of my most precious gift, my health. Like an alcoholic we need to first be honest with ourselves when we think about that question.
Let me ask you right now… Are you living in YOUR healthiest body RIGHT NOW? If you said “no” then I say “why”?
It’s important that we understand that we only have one body and that when we fill it with bad food, sugary drinks, drugs and alcohol, negative thoughts and empty calories we are only demanding that it gets worse. The body will only respond to what it’s being fed, and how it’s being treated, that’s it. It may take longer for more genetically gifted people to get fat and unhealthy, but eventually, overtime, even the skinniest person with the fastest metabolism will break havoc on their metabolic system if they treat their body with disrespect. It’s simply a matter of time.
That being said, the opposite is true as well and that is the good news. When you treat your body with respect and feed it and treat it properly…even the least genetically gifted person will begin to see results over time…some longer than others.
It’s pretty simple to figure out but it all starts with a desire to live in a healthier body with the main goal being more efficient as we age. It’s not about looking perfect or being some fitness model, that may be a great ancillary benefit that happens as a result, but it’s more about understanding that if you treat your body with respect and are a good steward over that gift, your body will give you it’s best in return by giving you a longer, healthier and more enjoyable existence.
We started to get worried as we heard that many of the title sponsors were backing out of the event due to inclimate weather. The Houston area had been flooding off and on for the past few weeks so nobody really knew what the turnout would be for this first time event called The American Fit Expo.
We pulled our rig in and began to set up in a small ballroom that hosted a prom the last time we were there for The Ironman event, so again we aeren’t really sure if we would get our money’s taking a chance as a title sponsor for the AFE.
We were situated near two of the biggest names in the industry, Kali Muscle and CT Fletcher and we had another big name right in the center of our booth, our spokesman Mike O’hearn with his sidekick Stryker, so the table was set once the doors finally opened Saturday morning at 10 AM with the sun shining none the less.
The crowd started to pour and we began to notice right away that this event would be different than others. You see…the internet was already buzzing with “The Frog” and people were VERY curious to try it instead of walking right past not knowing what the hell it was.
With a viral video that had received over 1M hits in less than 48 hours of a young man completing “The Jadeveon Challenge” (100 yards non stop on The Frog) people were actually really excited to come by and see this thing in person, however many were still intimidated to try it.
As per usual, I was on the microphone challenging people to come in and give it a try. I had every type of person you could imagine tentatively come in and see what the excitement was all about. There was a blind girl who was a paralympian in Judo, a 6’7’ basketball player, parkour practitioners, fitness models, moms, grandpas, entire families, Ninja warrior competitors and of course a bunch of bodybuilders and fitness models… and here is the exciting part…
EVERY SINGLE PERSON LOVED IT!!! If you need proof, watch any of the two dozen or so exciting and funny video testimonials.
If that wasn’t enough, the human leapfrog himself, Cade Cowdin (former D1 linebacker, gym owner and Frog team member) did one of his jumping exhibitions, which even stopped the great CT Fletcher form his flurry of activity, to give Cade a thumbs up as he stood atop a 75” platform after jumping on it in front of a frenzied crowd of onlookers.
As things began to settle late Sunday afternoon, the promoters of the event approached myself and Rich and thanked us for taking a chance on this first time show. “You guys were the first to step up, you had THE MOST exciting booth in the whole show and we would love nothing more than to have you back because EVERYONE is talking about The Frog. We really do think you guys have The Next Big Thing In Fitness” were the marketing director’s words.
Frog Fitness has been named as a Premier Sponsor of the American Fit Expo in The Woodlands, Texas. This event is set to happen at 1601 Lake Robbins Dr, Spring, TX 77380. Big names like Mike O’Hearn, Jay Cutler, Kali Muscle and more will be present for this event. Houston, get ready to meet some of bodybuilding’s finest in the industry.
The Frog Fitness team will be on site to demo and showcase the biggest hit in the fitness industry today, The Frog. The Frog is a total body resistance trainer that works all your muscle groups in one fluid movement. This movement allows for a quick manipulation to just legs, just upper body or simply focus on your core. The four primary exercises of The Frog are Leapers, Mojos, Superman’s and Core Killers. We will also be demonstrating on site the ability to quickly turn this mobile trainer into a vertical trainer that calls for a minimal amount of space when needed.
Stay tuned for more information.
Frog Fitness Opens First of its Kind Training Facility Outfitted with Revolutionary Frog Exercise Equipment
The next big thing in fitness opens 12,000-square-foot training facility near Houston, creating more than 20 jobs for local trainers and injured veterans
HOUSTON – May 12, 2016 – Recently voted “best new fitness product of 2016” by the International Health, Racquet and Sportsclub Association, Frog Fitness, creators of The Frog total body training device, is opening its new 12,000-square-foot, state-of-the-art headquarters and training facility in The Woodlands, Texas. The facility offers everyone, from the high-intensity athlete to the everyday fitness enthusiast, the opportunity to train with the innovative Frog exercise device, along with traditional gym equipment, boxing and martial arts. The company is also hiring over 20 new positions for the new facility, offering jobs to personal trainers and injured veterans in the local area.
As the title sponsor of the 2016 American Fit Expo and premier sponsor of 2016 IRONMAN Texas, Frog Fitness created The Frog to offer both fitness beginners and professional athletes a revolutionary device that is scientifically proven to work every muscle group in the body simultaneously. At the Frog Fitness headquarters and training facility, visitors have access to a 4,000-square-foot AstroTurf field and stadium style bleachers for up to 150 guests for Frog training, classes, seminars and races.
“A brand new way to train is right here in our backyards,” said Richard Pearce, Founder of Frog Fitness. “Scientifically proven by Jacob Wilson, Ph.D., of the University of Tampa to be the single most effective total body training device ever invented, The Frog Fitness 60-second challenge works every single muscle group in just one minute. Athletes and fitness enthusiasts at any level now have the ability to experience fitness with a completely different approach.”
The team will also host weekly invite-only sports-specific events for groups, including sports coaches, local personal trainers and celebrity guest speakers, at the new facility. Future guests include Garrett Giemont, Strength and Conditioning Coach for the Pittsburgh Steelers; Danny Musico, two-time world boxing champion; Aldon Baker, supercross and motocross training legend; and Brad Bose, celebrity trainer for the Avengers cast and more. Texas residents gain exclusive access to these celebrity trainers and special guests.
“An idea and venture is only as good as the team you assemble to take the field,” said Pearce. “We have a phenomenal group of people, recently gaining the most trusted man in the fitness industry, Clark Bartram, to serve as our president. We are thrilled to have someone with Bartram’s reputation on board, who believes our product is the next big thing in fitness.”
Frog Fitness is celebrating the grand opening of the facility on June 4 from 7– 10 p.m. Top body building and fitness professionals, including Mike O’Hearn, will be in attendance. The public is invited to enjoy a live DJ, free food, drinks and high-intensity Frog competitions. The Frog Fitness team will also be handing out 20,000 “good for one free workout” certificates. For more information and to RSVP, visit http://thenextbigthinginfitness.com/.
About Frog Fitness:
Frog Fitness is a company dedicated to creating truly unique breakthrough products that allow previously unimagined styles of training and enabling faster more effective total body training. The Frog offers both fitness beginners and professional athletes a revolutionary device that is scientifically proven to work every muscle group in the body simultaneously. The device was also voted the “best new fitness product of 2016” at IHRSA, the industry’s most prestigious trade show. For more information about Frog Fitness and our new training facility visit http://thenextbigthinginfitness.com/.
Uproar PR for Frog Fitness
Frog Fitness has an unsubstantial passion to take the elite athlete to the next level. We were given an opportunity to train with the Tampa Bay Storm arena football team after their light day of practice. The first person to hop on The Frog was Leigh Baker, Head Athletic Trainer. He finished twenty yards gassed but with a believer grin.
Brandon Lang, The Football Operations Coordinator for the Storm, would send players over one by one as they received a personal training session developed and coached by Joel C Metzger. After less than three minutes on The Frog the players were dripping with sweat and smiling with excitement. They instantly understood the effectiveness of the position and motion The Frog offers. Shortly after their session they were already creatively using The Frog, adapting it to their personal workouts.
Every player walked away from their session with a full body pump as well as an excited and motivated outlook on adding The Frog to their training program. Approaching four hours on the practice field appetites where increasing. Understanding how taxing The Frog is to the body and how important fueling the body is for an athlete Frog Fitness catered a post practice meal geared towards replenishing the muscles. PDQ, People Dedicated to Quality brought a feast that would disappear in minutes but perfect for an athlete’s appetite. The Frog Fitness team was extremely grateful for the opportunity to work with the Storm. They would like to thank Derrick Brooks and the staff of the Tampa Bay Storm for Hoping on The Frog.
Frog Fitness will make a television appearance on KPRC 2 Houston (NBC affiliate) Saturday May 24, 2016 to discuss the new World Wide Headquarters at 2408 Timberloch Pl. Unit C6-C8 The Woodlands, Texas 77380. The 10,000 Square Foot Facility will feature a fully featured gym along with training classes for working out on The Frog. Members will be able to sign up for individual classes along with monthly memberships to use our Elite State-of-the-Art Training equipment.
Frog Fitness, Inc plans on discussing the Gym along with the features of the product and how it can benefit every person that uses it. Be sure to watch us “Live” at 5:00 AM.
Frog Fitness will be featured on KHOU 11 (CBS affiliate) Saturday May 21, 2016 to discuss the new World Wide HQ placed in the Woodlands, Texas at 2408 Timberloch Pl. Unit C8. The 10,000 Square Foot Facility will feature a fully featured gym along with training classes for working out on The Frog. The gym will showcase elite equipment giving a great overall feel for a premier gym experience. Along side the gym will be the Corporate Offices which house the core team for Frog Fitness.
Frog Fitness plans on discussing the Gym along with the features of the product and how it can benefit every person that uses it. Be sure to watch us “Live” at 7:40 AM.
Here was the video from the Live Feed.
Frog Fitness is scheduled to make a showing at the 2016 Ironman North American Championship. We can be found inside the Marketplace for the dates up to the 13th. On the 14th you will be able to find our crew demoing the product inside the Green Belt Area near the finish line.
Clark Bartram, the Frog Fitness President will be doing a speech on the morning of May 12th, 2016 to announce The Frog to the Locals and Athletes that will be competing in the event. His passion as a speaker and passion for the product will not be held back. Do not miss this speech!