FITSWORD Total Body Workout is a new discipline that brings the Combat Sport's essence (specifically the art of fighting with swords and sticks) into the Fitness world.
Countless exercises and training routines, to do on your own, with a partner, in a group.
We developed this training gear based on a very simple idea able to transform an offensive tool (the sword) into a safe training tool: the FITSWORD®.
Imagine a sword, a baseball bat, a golf club, an hammer, an axe. Their weight is concentrated on the top end, in order to emphasize the momentum and the kinetic energy coming from a small swing so that the force applied to the target is devastating.
It requires physical effort to move it, so there is fitness and training value to every movement, but the energy transmitted by the top end is quite limited, making the tool as inoffensive and unharmful as possible.
That's a soft, light and very strong innovative material with excellent Shock Absorption qualities.
The design, the choice of materials and the distribution of the masses have been balanced in order to make you feel the shot, but you can play quite hard without too much risk of injuring yourself and your training partners or friends.
The FITSWORD® is a multi–purpose, safe, versatile training tool for fitness, sport conditioning, combat sports and martial arts, allowing to perform hundreds of exercises and variations.
Train for all styles of Swords handling, with an heavier weight than usual, building strength, endurance, control and agility, but with all the safety of a riduced kinetik strike energy and a Shock Absorption blade.
We designed the White and Black FITSWORD® with fixed weight, for:
perfect if you want to approach FITSWORD® training, with a small budget. The quality and the combat feeling is the same as the Modular models. Choose the weight, based on your actual body structure and strength (as explained on the FAQ below).
perfect solution for groups and classes with a tool that is SIMPLE, STURDY and AFFORDABLE. You can order a mix of White and Black FITSWORD®, to have the right weight for any client's body type. With this weight range, you can satisfy the training needs of 80% of the people.
The FITSWORD® Modular and Modular PRO have adjustable weight and top-notch quality, perfect for:
to workout always at maximum intenstity: setup your FITSWORD® with the weight that you need (FINE TUNING), in function of your skills, your strength and kind of training (fitness, cardio, dexterity, rehab, strength, combat).
given the wide weight range you can use those FITSWORDs with both the beginner and the advanced athlete.
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I have a hard time sticking with workouts, because they’re not fun. I love sword fighting stuff, and I'm in love with your FITSWORDs. Your video tutorials are really motivating for me.
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Think about your body structure: even if you think that up to 4 kg (8.9 lbs) is not much, when you put this kind of weight in motion with dynamic movements (or in a slow and controlled manner), the FITSWORD® will feel heavy.
You can make a test at home with a dumbbell. Wield it as a sword and mimic cuts and thrusts at different angles, with the arms extended. Make some repetitions to feel the muscles work. If you can’t wield the weight selected with good posture, then try with less weight. This process, should give you an idea of the right weight range for you.
Don't forget that training with the right weight allows you:
- to do the exercises with good posture and good form;
- to feel a nice healthy fatigue;
- to improve without risking to hurt yourself.
Whether you have a small body structure or you are not so strong, you should consider buying the WHITE FITSWORD (1.5 kg - 3,3 lbs), as it is already heavy enough for your training. It's heavy as the short sword used by gladiators in combat. It's also perfect to learn freestyle and dexterity moves.
If you want a tool that let you increase the weight in a progressive way, you can also order the FITSWORD MODULAR (1,2 to 2,7 kg - 2,7 to 6 lbs), that has a weight range able to satisfy the need of 70% of the users.
If you are FIT and you are on a budget, you can order the BLACK FITSWORD (2,5 kg - 5,5 lbs). We experimented with many people that 2,5 kg are a good training weight.
Obviously, if you want a more versatile tool, we suggest you the FITSWORD MODULAR (1,2 to 2,7 kg - 2,7 to 6 lbs) as the chance to reduce or increase the weight is more user friendly when you try dexterity and freestyle moves, or learning combat techniques.
If you want to train with maximum intensity, the FITSWORD® Modular Pro (1,5 to 4 kg - 3,3 to 8.9 lbs), is the right choice for you.
This weight range is good for all athletes with a good or excellent physical preparation, and for all the users that want a tool that will guarantee overtime a progressive training on all sport applications (fitness, cardio, dexterity, rehab, endurance, strength, combat).
This is the perfect tool also for the personal trainer, to be used with the beginner and with the advanced athlete (given the wider weight range).
For Gyms and Training Centers, we designed the White and Black FITSWORD®, with fixed weight.
They are the perfect solution for groups and classes with a tool that is simple, sturdy and affordable. You can order a mix of White and Black FITSWORD, to have the right weight for any client's body type. With this weight range, you can satisfy the training needs of 80% of the people.
The FITSWORD is a multi purpose training tool. It's strength, cardio and mobility training, all together in the same session.
- Strength it's not all about the FITSWORD's weight. Training with limited weight doesn’t mean that the training is not effective to increase the strength. Thanks to the momentum created with the circular motion, you increase the strength without placing unnecessary strain on joints and connective tissues. Instead you strengthen the joints through traction and shock absorption of repeated movements. This is physics: swinging the FITSWORD® twice as fast produces four times the torque and momentum, hence the superior strength conditioning.
- You can get your heart rate up and get cardio. Cardio is not just running. Cardio is getting your heart rate up and keep it there, and that's what you do with a FITSWORD session. Coupling lower body exercises with arms exercises is a great way to elevate heart rate, challenge the core muscles and strengthen the entire body. While one muscle group is recovering, another is fresh for the next set of reps and you're constantly moving from one exercise to the next.
- Mobility bundled with strength and cardio. While most classic gym exercises work the shoulder through few degrees of its entire range of motion, the FITSWORD® allow the shoulder to be trained through nearly its entire range of motion, producing a stimulus that has such positive effects impossible to get with more conventional trainings.
Muscles, tendons and ligaments get stretched improving joints flexibility and range of motion, while you improve your overall strength and reduce the risk of injuries thanks to the improved stability, mobility and strength.
Yes, FITSWORD training is perfectly suitable for everybody. You just have to properly select which model is better suited for you (and the selection is mainly about the weight that you can handle). In general for a Woman, we suggest the White FITSWORD (1,5 kg - 3.3 lbs) or the FITSWORD MODULAR model (1,2 to 2,5 kg - 2.7 to 6 lbs), as you can improve your strength in a progressive way.
Training with the FITSWORD is for everybody, and doesn't need a previous martial arts / sword training (obviously with this kind of experience, you already have some moves and useful knowledge).
We developed a fast learning method that goes from the vary basics to most advanced techniques easy to learn and apply. All has been done with the expertise of Pro-Trainers and Martial Arts experts, in order to make the learning progressive, meaningful and effective.
Together with your FITSWORD you will have access to all the training and tuition that we developed.
- Hours and hours of video tutorials with all kind of handling exercises, from basic to advanced exercises, freestyle drills and combat techniques
- An extensive Handbook with all our knowledge about the FITSWORD and how to make good use of them.