In 2016, the first prototype of the Yogaboard was developed by Dominic Strobel in Cape Town, South Africa. Source of inspiration were the wooden surfboards for the design and the design solution. The prototype from South Africa was presented for the first time in January 2017 at the Yogaworld in Munich and had terrific feedback. Jelena Lieberberg commented on the functionality “my verdict: works like a charm!” If the ground gets too boring, get on the Yogaboard!” The Yogaboard is an ISPO AWARD GOLD WINNER 2017/2018 in the segment of health and fitness. The jury statement by Max Barth, health and beauty, editor – in-Chief, about the Yogaboard: “a highly exciting innovation with the potential to quickly enforce in the masses. Beginners as advanced Yogis benefit from them equally.” Yogaboard goes viral, MASHABLE shares the product video. To date over 800 k views and thousands of positive comments have been made on the Yogaboard. Through a successful Crowdfunding campaign the product development was funded, and ready for production. The first Yogaboards were shipped in May of 2017. During the FIBO Cologne (leading international trade fair for fitness, wellness and health) the Yogaboard was listed as a top fitness trend in the Women’s Health 2017.
Strobel & Walter GmbH
In a few months, Strobel and Patrick Walter made it from an idea to series production and distribution. We are an ISPO gold WINNER in addition to Puma, THE NORTH FACE, etc., regional production and international delivery. Yogaboards already ship to the United States, Canada, China and many more… With the Yogaboard, we have created an innovative training device which meets huge enthusiasm around the world and in many different industries. Our customers are Yoga practitioners, physical therapists, surfers and users in many other areas of fitness.