In emergency and uniformed services – such as fire departments and military units – professional kBox users face similar challenges as users in sports and fitness. But there are also important differences.
Similarity with Sports
The similarity with sports is that men and women serving their countries in different ways need to perform and that can’t be negotiated with. Just as an athlete needs to uphold certain levels in different physical metrics they do so too. Here the kBox serves the important need for effective training. They can’t spend time in physical preparation that doesn’t pay off.
Just like for an athlete their training time is needed in a lot of different areas like medical or tactical skills, teamwork skills and so on. Spending time in the gym that doesn’t show results is no option.
With the kBox, the variable resistance, the wide array of important basic drills and functional movements, and the high eccentric load give the results that both athletes and professional users need.
However, the differences are huge. A successful professional athlete might be able to retire at 30 years of age and then play golf or pick stocks for the rest of his life. Our professional users can’t just quit or easily be exchanged, they need to stay in the game for the long run. The ergonomic features of the kBox and the high but still gentle loading both have proven many times to be a great improvement in training for people that have had previous limitations in the gym.
Also, for our professional users, there is no quitting or cheating. A traditional gym goer can skip the boring exercises and leg exercises if the back or any other part is a bit problematic but that’s not an option here.
For military customers such as the US Army, another huge aspect is evident. The mobility. At the home base there is more time and good facilities but when deployed the possibilities are heavily reduced. With the kBox they can continue their training even if other resources are very limited. It’s small footprint and weight makes it ideal for smaller operating bases and temporary locations.
In uniformed military services, among our official customers, we count the U.S. Army, the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Special Operations Command Center (SOCCENT), as well as the Universität der Bundeswehr München in Germany.
Users of kBox training in emergency services include seven fire stations in Stockholm, Sweden (read more about Project Brännkyrka).