In 2012 Anthony had trained for 18months to attempt the selection course to serve within an Australian Special Forces Unit. Anthony passed the selection course but decided to return to the Navy and take a Year off to travel before returning to the military. This training and selection was where we first learned of the ‘Torsion Bar’
Whilst saving for his year off from the Navy Anthony started an Outdoor Group Fitness Business to supplement his income. When the Boot Camp began Anthony found that he needed the Torsion Bars that he was made to train with during his selection course. The ‘Torsion Bars’ were exactly that, a Torsion Bar from an M113 Armoured Personnel Carrier, they had been cut in half and were essentially long pieces of steel.
As Anthony couldn’t get his hands on any old M113 Torsion Bars, he created his own.
From the first Torsion Bar design in 2013 there have been significants improvements with the final design using the highest grade steel that is uniquely dense to give the AUSFIT Torsion Bars the heaviest weight possible whilst maintaining a length less than 1 meter, this combined with their superior rust protection using an innovative polymer coating technique making them perfect for storage and use outdoors really sets the AUSFIT Torsion Bar apart from the original Military Torsion Bars.
The anti-roll end caps also make them perfect for service on Naval platforms at sea.
The AUSFIT Torsion Bar isn’t just the first purpose built barbell designed for the outdoors and service within the military, it is also now the go-to barbell for studios, home gyms, spin studios, Pilates and injury rehabilitation clinics for its easy to use, no weights or clips approach as well as the huge amount of exercises that are unique to the Torsion Bar.
AUSFIT Torsion Bars now supplies Home, Military, Commercial and Government orders around the world.