While working out in 2014, our founder, Mark Wood, injured his knee when he lost control of the kettlebell he was using. It was then he realized just how outdated most traditional gym equipment is and sought to create a safer, more effective way to use handheld free weights to workout.

Photos of Gripbell prototypes over years

Mark recruited a team to work with him, designing and developing prototypes that would transform the way we exercise with simple, practical designs. After hours of design, trial, and sweat, the original design of GRIPBELL was created: multiple grip points, low profile, soft polyurethane outer, consistent sizing, and no exposed metal. After a successful campaign on Kickstarter, GRIPBELL is now ready to revolutionize workouts of all levels.

Photo of Mark before and after

Meet our founder and the inventor of GRIPBELL, Mark Wood.

Mark started out his fitness journey like a lot of folks: overweight frustrated. Frustrated at old-fashioned equipment and the old-fashioned way of doing things. After inventing GRIPBELL, Mark can personally attest to its simplicity and effectiveness. He’s a fitter, healthier, and happier individual and he owes it to his own creation.

Photo of Gripbell full set


Ready to see for yourself? Simplify and intensify your workouts, and do it safely, with GRIPBELL. Order yours today!