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The gym workout you can do in bed – and we don’t mean THAT!

Is it a bed or a home gym? Answer: It’s both. For new British fitness brand PIVOT Fitness today launches an exercise product that solves the fundamental barrier to home workouts: the need for good workout space. 

The company has developed the PIVOT Bed, which in a matter of seconds converts into a home gym. This clever design lets you pivot the bed up to a locked, stable and self-supporting position and get stuck straight into your workout using pull up and dip bars and a power rack built into the bedframe. Your workout mat and any other equipment are stored in the free space under your bed. 

Founder Colin Montgomery was frustrated by his lack of exercise space at home. He tried working out in the sitting room but was always squashed between pieces of furniture, afraid of breaking something. Meanwhile, his spare room sat empty, apart from the guest bed. He started sketching his idea and, using 3D modelling, he soon had a prototype for the PIVOT Bed. 

Going, going….

“Space in many UK homes is at a premium and is often stated as the biggest hurdle to exercising at home. The bed is a groundbreaking addition to this market,” said Colin, Founder and CEO of PIVOT Fitness. “Its convenience, coupled with a state-of-the-art design, means there are no more excuses to skipping a workout.” 

Home gym equipment sales in the UK have spiked by 5813% during COVID-19 lockdowns, and by July 2020, gym weights sales surpassed 2019’s total. But with that comes clutter and storage issues. 

The PIVOT® Bed is self-supported by a stable and strong steel base and does not need to be mounted to the floor or wall. It features a pull-up bar which can be set to heights between 1.7m and 2.3m, and doesn’t have any of the limitations of the narrow, low doorway-mounted pull-up bars that currently dominate the market. Additionally, PIVOT® Bed features dip bars that rotate outwards from the centre of the bed frame to facilitate a multitude of exercise options.

One of the bed’s most desirable features is the reclaimed floor space, which the user can opt to cover with a custom-fitted exercise mat, providing ample space to perform virtually any type of indoor exercise.

The bed can be easily switched between its two positions in a matter of seconds, due to the strong gas struts which take the majority of the weight. For strength training enthusiasts, there’s an optional power rack module which installs onto the bottom of the bed frame, its twin arms pivoting outwards and giving the user the ability to perform any exercise they could in the gym using a power rack. 

Power Rack: 75x50mm uprights are made from 3mm thick UK steel, laser cut with Westside hole spacing. A further pull-up bar is attached between the uprights, giving full height-adjustment. The rack add-on includes two steel J-cups, allowing the user to hang a standard Olympic barbell at any height for bench presses or squats, among a myriad of other possibilities. 

To join PIVOT Fitness® in their efforts to make home workouts accessible to all, back their crowdfunding campaign on Kickstarter.com between November 3, 2020 and December 11, 2020.  https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pivotbed/pivot-bed

The PIVOT® Bed currently ships anywhere in the UK, Canada, US, and the EU. 

Currently you have to buy it via the Kickstarter Campaign. After Kickstarter ends they will start retailing online. 

Right now the bed would retail for £1,500 but the first people to back the Kickstarter will get it for £750. https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/pivotbed/pivot-bed/?ref=kicktraq

Diane Cooke
Diane Cooke is a three times award-winning journalist who has worked for UK national/regional newspapers, magazines and websites.

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