WHERE DID THE IDEA COME FROM?
It Started With A Vision In South Africa
Sometimes you have to travel halfway around the world to have an innovative idea. When Dominic Strobel watched surfers surfing on long wooden surfboards in distance in South Africa in 2016, he got inspired by the vision of a “wooden balance” Board “. Dominic Strobel began with the development of the first prototype of the Yogaboard – which he does not plan selling in the forseeable future.
when did the breakthrough come?
Our Incredible Success Story
Back in Germany, the marketing and sales manager Dominic Strobel Partners with Patrick Walter – the studied civil engineer, auditor – and form a limited liability company together. In December 2016, the two founders jointly apply for a patent for the yogaboard. The patent application is supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy as part of the WIPANO funding program.
In January 2017, Strobel and Walter presented the Yogaboard prototype to the public for the very first time – at the Yogaworld trade fair in Munich. This became the starting point for a rapid success story: In the same month, the two with their yogaboard won the ISPO Award 2017 in the category Health & Fitness: “A highly exciting innovation with the potential to quickly prevail across the board. Beginners as well as advanced yogis benefit equally “, that was the convincing statement of the jury.
The business partners quickly decide on a crowdfunding
Campaign on the platform Kickstarter to finance the development of the series-production of the yogaboard. Shortly thereafter, one of the product videos went viral – and the feedback was groundbreaking: After a successful funding phase, the first yogaboards were ready to be sent to customers in May 2017. At the same time, a warehouse in Boston was set up to provide faster service to customers in the US and Canada. Today, Strobel & Walter GmbH delivers worldwide to more than 30 countries.
what does the yogaboard do?
Highly Functional and Effective Training
The yoga board is a balance board, which challenges your balance during training due to its curved bottom. It impresses with its innovative cavity construction and a light weight of 11kg in a size of 178cm. Depending on the surface and thickness of the yoga mat, the balance effect is stronger or weaker, making it ideal for both beginners and professionals.
„The training with the yoga board works deep muscles, strengthens the core muscles and is super efficient for the strengthening of the pelvic floor. The balancing act improves joint stability, promotes coordination and posture of the body. You also need to stay focused while balancing and can not think about anything else – that naturally sharpens the focus. But do not forget: it’s really fun to train on the board!“
– Yoga Instructor: Shida Pourhosseini
Whether yogi, surfer or runner: The yoga board promotes efficient
Training effects resulting in a great training tool for all fitness sports. It catapults training playfully to the next level – with lots of fun and a personal motivation kick included.
WHAT IS IT MADE OF?
Sustainable and Regional
In the production of the yoga board, Strobel & Walter places high importance on durable and environmentally friendly raw materials – because the two founders want to guarantee high quality as well as conscious sustainability. It goes without saying that the choice of production site is also regional It is located in Wiesenbronn, near Würzburg, in the company Ackermann GmbH. The company stands for distinctive expertise and the realization of unusual problem solutions – “Made in Germany”. Each Yogaboard is made of carefully chosen
high quality BauBuche with upright veneers for the top Insert, the underside is made of 3D MDF – an extremely robust wood material. BauBuche is a laminated veneer lumber made of beech wood, which impresses with its exceptionally high strength and particularly beautiful aesthetics. The beech come from sustainable, regional cultivation and even the adhesive used for the plywood is environmentally friendly. In this way, a completely environmentally friendly quality product is created – our high-quality and sustainable yoga board.
Yogaboard for Interior Design
Your eyes will also get a pleasing visual effect: With its beautiful look that motivates Yoga board during training – afterwards, it totally transforms into a beautiful designer piece that immediately enhances the aesthetics of your studio or living room. The surface of the yoga board comes in a subtle line appearance with dark joints, while the ground edges round off the elegant look of the balance board. The curved design, combined with the high quality wood look, combines the sporty “surfer” look with the elements of nature and gives your interior a noble touch. The yoga board conjures a real feel-good atmosphere in an instant. Now theres a way to get that summery surfer feeling into your home even during the cold months. Whether as an eye-catcher on the wall, in our classic floor mount, or as an extraordinary piece of furniture in the form of our innovative bench: yogaboard yourself happy!