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We now have a full education suite which includes training & utilization of the WAFF for a variety of needs, from fitness to seniors to sport performance-all reinforced by qualified professionals
This digital model was crafted with the intricacies of the human body in mind.
The idea was to create a reactive surface device as perfectly suited for the human form and its three primary positions-standing, sitting, and lying down-as possible. The device had to be able to accomodate people of all shapes and sizes as well as their varying fitness levels and ability to move in space.
The device was designed to accomodate people from one foot tall to over seven feet tall-and all of us in-between. The idea was to support the musculoskeletal system and stimulate the nervous system to appropriately turn on or relax for health & performance.
The initial results were spectacular, though we still had work to do to refine the process, so that this device’s virtual potential could be actualized in the real world. Perseverance can bring both luck and rewards-we were fortunate enough to have both.
After multiple attempts with materials that were either a bit too heavy, soft, reactive, ill-suited, expensive, not in line with our vision, or non eco-friendly, we came up with the inflatable model you see today.
At this point, we created and tested the first max size (our large size) prototype. Athletes and individuals alike were all tested at the National Institute of Sport and Performance (INSEP) in Paris. After full, sometimes grueling training sessions, athletes would lay down on the device only to let out a long, exhaled, “waaafffff,” sound of peace, relaxation, and ease.
We were excited to finally have a name for this innovation built with the health and wellbeing of mankind in mind.
Few know this either, but we actually modeled the unique ‘W’ shape in the WAFF logo after the completely relaxed, hands-behind-head, victory pose-a common sight to see with users on the WAFF Max.
We decided to produce two more prototypes-a mini and medium for different functions and unique benefits-both with equally promising results. These later became the WAFF Mini and WAFF Medium training tools you see today.
While we are very thankful and grateful for our successes and positive impact so far, we envision WAFFs being used en masse to help both athletes and the common man alike in pro sports, physical preparation, and rehabilitation.
It was after this that we disconnected from one of our chief investors, which necessitated a change of plans. Although we are still friends, this presented us with a unique challenge-and opportunity. Though it didn’t feel like that at the time, this turned out to be a blessing in disguise and afforded us the time to continue to refine and demonstrate proof of concept with the WAFF.
Any time you are working towards something bigger, keep in mind that what you may perceive as a setback or coincidence can also be a small sign of fate. A signpost from life guiding you in the right direction and letting you know you’re on path. Don’t despair, keep the faith, believe in your work, and most importantly believe in yourself. Let time continue to pass to show you that your work is making a difference and that you were on path all along.
At this point, we had to go from prototype to mass production. This meant developing materials, more time and more tinkering. Then, the WAFF Classic was born. The mechanical properties of the device make it suitable as an all-levels training device for the general public. Our goal was to make our tools inclusive to all in price and sustainable for the planet.
This is also true for our Elite series, which was developed for use in sports and contains a more reactive material. Currently, WAFF Elites are used by athletes across the world and multiple sports, including NBA, NFL, NHL, MLB, Olympics, UFC, and more.
Because the fun challenge they present with the ability to progressively challenge yourself, athletes of all levels can benefit from including WAFFs in their training routine. With injury prevention, rehabilitation, performance, and recovery benefits, WAFFs are the best way to train the mind and the body.
Forget what you know about the proprioceptive devices of old that have come and passed, the WAFF is the smartphone of reactive surface training tools. Coaches, medical teams, and performance specialists at the highest level use WAFF in their workflow. WAFF is also being used to empower fitness, pilates, and yoga routines around the world, too.
Thanks to professional athletes and media, WAFF has been able to gain a great deal of exposure. This has lead to doctors across disciplines in obesity, geriatrics, gynecology and more adopting it into their practices. WAFF continues to evolve and help people and conditions of all kinds, from pregnant women, developing children, home fitness, weight loss, neurodegeneration, neurological rehab, healthy aging, relaxation, sleep quality, back pain, posture, the corporate wellness space, and beyond.
We now have a full education suite which includes training & utilization of the WAFF for a variety of needs, from fitness to seniors to sport performance-all reinforced by qualified professionals in each space.
Whether you’re a sports trainer, healthcare professional, or just someone who wants to improve their fitness, you can find personalized WAFF routines for your needs in the WAFF Academy.
From clarification comes treatment, out of understanding emerges healing
One model underlies every exercise
- One Word: An accurate word to pinpoint exercise objective
- One Action: Precise guidance to ensure correct execution
- One Sensation: Detection of sensation during the exercise is our center of attention
Body echo, dropping into one's rhythm
New sensations (amplification)
The body's adaptation to a signal
Amplified proprioception catalyzes information
Personal strengths and weaknesses
Bridging physical constitution and emotions
- Sports: Physical activity generates movement and breath of life
- W XY Zen: Woman and motherhood where life begins
- Silver: Life flows as time passes, together let's steer clear of the hurdles
- W Obesity: Obesity is not a life sentence, reconnection with the body is essential
- Treatment: The body has a language of its own, if we listen, it will lead the way