Kettle Gryp on 'Shark Tank': What is the cost, who are the founders and how to convert dumbbells into kettlebells
There's no denying that kettlebells are a great addition to anybody's workout regime. These cast iron or steel balls are the perfect workout equipment for strength and flexibility training. But the steep price of these essential exercise equipment deters many from making the purchase, while for others who spend much of their time traveling investing in a kettlebell makes no sense as it's difficult to travel with the heavy ball.
Thanks to Andy Thomas and Daniel Sheppard, the founders of Kettle Gryp, you can enjoy all the benefits of training with a kettlebell without shelling out too much money or worrying about its portability. Thomas and Sheppard will be stepping into 'Shark Tank' hoping to woo the Sharks- Mark Cuban, Lori Greiner, Kevin O'Leary, Daymond John, and Robert Herjavec, with their unique product. While we will have to wait and watch to see if Kettle Gryp manages to get the Sharks excited enough to invest in it, in the meanwhile, you can read all about this unique exercise workout accessory here.
What is Kettle Gryp?
Kettle Gryp is a dumbbell holder that can easily convert any dumbbell into a kettlebell. "Kettle Gryp is a portable dumbbell adapter that turns ordinary dumbbells into dynamic workouts. Perfect for the home gym, traveling fitness enthusiast, or trainer/gym owner with limited space; Kettle Gryp gives you a full kettlebell workout at a range of weights anywhere you can find a dumbbell," states the brand's website.
Some of the unique features of Kettle Gryp include:
Portable: Lightweight and compact, Kettle Gryp travels easily in a carry-on or backpack so you can take your workout with you.
Adaptable: Kettle Gryp transfers quickly from one weight to another and has been designed to fit most dumbbell handles.
Economical: Kettle Gryp is an affordable alternative to kettlebells
Each Kettle Gryp is made from impact-resistant ABS plastic (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene), with quality molded urethane foam inserts and stainless steel hardware. At less than one pound, it won’t significantly affect the weight or feel of the dumbbell, and the design enables easy attachment and detachment from one dumbbell to another, making the grip adaptable for multiple athletes. While the Kettle Gryp doesn’t completely mimic the action of an actual kettlebell (due to weight distribution on a dumbbell), it can deliver many of the same benefits at a fraction of the cost.
Using a Kettle Gryp is pretty simple as well. You just need to open the Kettle Gryp Handles and place dumbbell on the foam insert, then close the Kettle Gryp handles around the dumbbell. Finally snap the latch closed and voila, your new workout equipment is ready!
You can watch the brand's video tutorial on how to use the Kettle Gryp here:
Who are the founders?
Andy Thomas and Daniel Sheppard are the founders of Kettle Gryp. "Daniel is president of Pangolin Design Group and co-creator of Kettle Gryp. Originally from upstate New York, he’s been a small business owner in San Diego since 1998. He does occasional volunteering and fundraising for Make-A-Wish San Diego. When Dan is not working on Kettle Gryp, you can find him traveling, flying paramotors, or at the gym," states the brand's website. "Andy is Chief Executive Officer of Pangolin Design Group and co-creator of Kettle Gryp. An aviation enthusiast, Andy spent 20 years as a United States Marine Corps helicopter pilot. Andy has a passion for fitness and travel which is why he has dedicated himself to bringing Kettle Gryp to you."
What is the cost and where to buy Kettle Gryp from?
A unit of Kettle Gryp retails for $34.95. You can purchase this nifty exercise accessory from either the brand's website here or Amazon. The product has received rave reviews from its customers on Amazon, where it currently has a cool 4.6 star rating. A happy Kettle Gryp customer left the following review on Amazon. "I was a bit skeptical of this product, but I was pleasantly surprised! It worked well with my dumbells. Basically, I wanted to do the kettlebell swing. Since my dumbells are adjustable, I can adjust weight as well. Highly recommended."
Where is Kettle Gryp now?
Kettle Gryp appears to be a big hit among the customers. However, there doesn't seem to be any information about the development of new models by the brand at the moment.
Who will steal the deal?
Mark Cuban might try to close the deal. Although the brand's sales numbers and profit margins will ultimately be the major deciding factor for the sharks on whether to invest in the business or not. So, we will just have to wait and watch to see if the Sharks even make a deal.
'Shark Tank' Season 13 Episode 13 airs on ABC on January 28, 2022, at 8 pm ET. Catch the latest episode featuring products like Blowzee, Calm Strips, Kettle Gryp and Overez Chicken Coop.
Missed an episode? Been wanting to catch up? Episodes can also be viewed the next day on demand and on Hulu. Not just that, you can also watch old seasons and episodes on Amazon Prime Video and iTunes.