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Armored Fitness Equipment Update- May 2018
Nǐ hǎo (Hello!) from China! After announcing our news to suspend new orders of the XPO Trainer, Owners Bill and Becky Strahan jumped on a plane (or two😉) and are busy working out wheel manufacturing details so we can quickly get back to...
Suspending XPO Trainer Sales, but We Promise to Be Back in Action ASAP!
After learning first-hand how to produce a product over the last few years, we have come to know that snags along the way are a part of the process. While our final assembly of the XPO Trainer happens here in...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update- April 2018
Hi from all of us at Armored Fitness Equipment® ! March was a busy month here at AFE. Our XPO Trainer® continues to sell faster than ever and we are working hard to be ready to introduce our new product this summer. We hope you are following along...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update- March 2018
Hi from all of us at Armored Fitness Equipment® ! Our XPO Trainer®is selling faster than ever, and we also have news on a new product prototype! We hope you are following along on Instagram or Twitter, but before you click over to our social...
New Product Coming Soon!
We can’t show it to you yet, but we promise--- you’re going to want one.  Armored Fitness Equipment designers Bill Strahan and Mark Schulte are currently working on a new product prototype*! The XPO Trainer, our first product, was created...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update- February 2018
Is it just us or did January fly by? Armored Fitness Equipment® had a busy month settling in our new warehouse and continuing to mainstream production of the XPO Trainer. We we hope you are following along on Instagram or Twitter to see the latest happenings, but before...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update- January 2018
Happy New Year from all of us at Armored Fitness Equipment®! The future of AFE and the XPO Trainer is upon us! We've outgrown our warehouse, so over the holidays we were busy moving into our new, much larger space....
Closed for the Holidays- See you in 2018!
From all of us at AFE, we'd like to thank you for an amazing 2017! We are now closed for the holidays. Because of all of our awesome customers, we are growing and are moving to a larger warehouse! We...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update- December 2017
Happy Holidays to you from Armored Fitness Equipment®! We have had an amazing year here at AFE, and we would love for you to follow along on Instagram or Twitter to stay in-the-know in 2018. But before you click over to our...
CrossFit 214 Rumble On Ross XPO Trainer Spectator Challenge
CrossFit 214 in Dallas recently hosted a friendly, co-ed CrossFit competition, Rumble on Ross! Over 80 athletes gathered to complete 3 workouts, and the top 5 teams after the workouts went on to compete in a final workout. We were...
Kate Upton and Justin Verlander use XPO Trainer for Newlywed Push Sled Workout
Imagine our surprise to read a text from a friend saying World Series Champion and Houston Astro's Pitcher Justin Verlander was riding our XPO Trainer on an Instagram video last week!   As seen here, Verlander is on the XPO...
Introducing the XPO Trainer from Armored Fitness Equipment
Interested in the XPO Trainer? Watch this video to learn why the XPO Trainer is the best sled on the market! Questions about our product? We'd love to hear from you! Contact Becky at Becky@ArmoredFitness.com. In the DFW area and...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update - November 2017
Happy Fall from Armored Fitness Equipment®! If you're not following us on Instagram or Twitter, now is the time to stay caught up on all things AFE. But before you click over to our social media, take a look at...
Meet Our Intern, Wilson Tenney
We had a ton of fun this summer with our intern, Wilson Tenney. He has the coolest story of how he got his start with AFE! For part of his internship, we had him take an XPO Trainer to different...
Armored Fitness Equipment Update - October 2017
2017 has been a great year for Armored Fitness, and we wanted to update our awesome customers on how things are going! If you're not following us on Instagram or Twitter, now is the time to stay caught up on all things AFE. But...
Using the XPO Trainer for Physical Therapy and Rehabilitation
One of my earliest realizations about the XPO Trainer was how the exponential resistance curve had a side benefit of being useful for rehabilitation. The power required to move the XPO increases with the square of the speed. This means...
Ease Yourself Into It- Taking Time to get to Know the XPO Trainer
“I’m not only the Hair Club President, but I’m also a client.” - Sy Sperling. I sometimes laugh about that commercial, but I identify with it as well! I can promise you that as the creator of the XPO Trainer...
Continuing Development of the Next Improvements to the XPO Trainer
I have been designing and building things since I was a kid, and the one thing that has always held true is that each design is a compromise. Consider the flying car as an example of compromise: If you make...
Armored Fitness XPO Trainer - Playing with Handle Positioning
Work continues on the next generation of the XPO Trainer, and today we played with handle positions.  The current handle position is nearly ideal for an intense workout because a forward body lean is naturally required.  As a result, the...
XPO Trainer Push Sled Now Available for Pre-Order!
Reserve yours now at ArmoredFitness.com It's finally back in production!  All of the parts have arrived and you can pre-order them on our website starting today! The first thing to arrive, believe it or not was the packaging!  It was incredibly...
Trying to break things!
We spent 18 months working on version 2 of the XPO then another 6 months trying to get the original XPO produced again, only to find out we couldn't make the original exactly as it was.  Whatever we did, it...