"Mr. Kunhardt, America needs your product!"
My first bellicon related visit to the U.S. was in 1996. I arrived with the predecessor to today’s bellicon in hand, ready to display it at the Super Show in Atlanta. Even though I decided not to pursue the U.S. market at that time, the feedback I received on my product, and the contacts I made, convinced me to return one day.
In the meantime, I continued building my business in Europe. Together with two partners, I founded bellicon in 2003, with headquarters in Switzerland, and a subsidiary in Germany. We successfully introduced the current generation of the bellicon rebounder, and continued to perfect it.
In 2007, my company was exhibiting it at the world’s largest medical trade show, medica, in Germany. A Canadian expert in exercise equipment came by our booth. After trying out the bellicon, he exclaimed, “Mr. Kunhardt, America needs your product!” Since then I’ve been working step by step to bring bellicon to the U.S. A California-based company, QiBounding, had already signed on as a distributor the year before. This was a big step forward, but I knew that it would be essential for bellicon itself to have a location here. And now, as of this year, bellicon usa has begun operations in the U.S.
We are excited to be here and to focus our full attention on helping people in the U.S. discover exercise the bellicon way. This is exercise on a device that is easy to use, highly effective, and fun. A great combination for a great country! My colleagues and I look forward meeting our customers and maintaining lively communication with them. One thing is clear: exercise that works is more important than ever. And the best exercise not only works well, but is also the kind that people really do, year after year. I am convinced that the bellicon will make a big difference in the lives of people who use it.