“Wouldn’t it be great if we could put our dumbbells on a bar?” This was my son Adam’s question to me while we were exercising. Dualbell became the answer.
Dualbell is a collaboration between a father, his son, and an old college friend.
Like all good ideas, we didn’t get here overnight. There were drawings, conversations, many prototypes and countless hours of testing and development.
With the pandemic marginalizing my job in the fitness industry and people opting for home workouts over gym visits, I decided that this product could really help people. After several of my own iterations, I called my friend Roy, who is an architect, designer and patent holder.
Roy quickly understood the concept, benefits and my passion for the idea. We were on the same page right from the start. As we talked, Roy sketched out my description, modifying and fine-tuning the design. In less than 48 hours, we had a working prototype.
There were, and still are, two priorities in the design: safety and simplicity. Our goal was to create a product that could safely hold a 50lb dumbbell and be simple to use. And we have met that goal.
We wanted to make sure that using the Dualbell was just as easy as adding a weight plate to a bar. Mission accomplished. The Dualbell is hinged at the bottom, so it's easy to wrap it around a dumbbell handle, pick up and slide onto the bar. Yes, it's that easy.