Calgary, AB – To be among the best in Canada in a sport is impressive, to do it as an inventor as well is amazing. But Adam Wood, a former member of Canada’s National Bobsleigh Team has managed to do just that.
Mr. Wood invented the Travel Roller, a durable, portable, foam-based roller, in 2007. Since then, the product has exploded into fitness stores across Canada. This past week, the Toronto Star’s Fitness Guide featured the Travel Roller as one of it’s top Christmas gift ideas.
“We’re proud to have Travel Roller featured in a publication as prestigious and widely distributed as the Toronto Star,” says Mr. Wood. “It really is something special for us.”
Appropriate for athletes and non-athletes alike, the Travel Roller has filled a niche among exercisers looking for pain relief and improved performance, while still maintaining portability. Foam rollers, those big bulky cylinders you see in the gym, were simply not practical to pack, and only lasted a few months before becoming warped and ineffective. The Travel Roller, on the other hand, is small and compact, and it’s plastic core will allow it to last for years.
The Travel Roller already has fans among Canada’s top amateur athletes in downhill skier Jan Hudec and speed skater Anastasia Bucsis, along with professional sports teams like the Calgary Flames, Pittsburgh Penguins and Calgary Stampeders.