Jan. 2013: Dana reads an article about the benefits of flat bands and decides to give them a try.
They hurt her hands.
Traditional flat band handles don't cut it.
She randomly tells Megan about her "grip conundrum" at a playdate with their 6 kids under 6.
"What if we change the shape of the handle?" said Megan. Bandleballs™ are born.
March 2013: SandBarre is created as a means to test-market Bandleballs™. Prototypes are handmade in the garage.
The feedback received from SandBarre helps to shape Bandleballs™, literally.
June 2016: Meanwhile, SandBarre keeps growing, and growing.
A second location, SandBarre Sea Isle City, is introduced for Summer 2017
Three years, countless hours, and several prototypes later, a handle evolves that is comfortable, sweat-resistant and easy to use.
July, 2017: Inspired by the support of an awesome Jersey Shore community, we launch a Kickstarter Campaign to bring Bandleballs™ to market.
August, 2017: Our Kickstarter Campaign is successfully funded! Bandleballs™ to ship in January 2018.
January 2018: Bandleballs™ launch! Dana and Megan enjoy oversized bottle of champagne (pictured above) immediately following first official shipment.
January 2018: Bandleballs™ chosen as the Editor's Pick in the 2018 Solutions Guide for PFP Magazine, New to Market Section.
Our favorite quote of the review:
"This is one of those training tools you'll use and think, 'How did I train without this?!'"
...We couldn't agree more!