The Groove Hannah Fink
Home exercise equipment comes with a major problem: it doesn’t match common living space aesthetics. Most people don’t have spare rooms designated for exercise, so their home gyms stick out like a sore thumb. The Groove reexamines how fitness equipment is designed, and pushes it to a new aesthetic level.
Everyday benches have a familiar form that is already used for multiple purposes. The Groove Bench is made of three units connected by adjustable resistance bands. Inspired by weightlifting, gymnastics and Pilates reformers, it combines the visual language of furniture with a full-body exercise device.
We all know how important it is to find a fitness regimen that compliments our unique lifestyles. We should be realistic about what physical health means to each individual, and how we choose to manage our lives and our living spaces. Taking care of ourselves goes beyond caring for our bodies, but our surroundings as well. We shouldn’t have to sacrifice one for the other. The Groove fits into your daily schedule and your living room.
Hannah Fink is a Brooklyn-based designer with a background in metal and woodworking. Her process is rooted in exploring form through physical model making and prototyping. A recent graduate of Pratt Institute’s MID program, she draws her inspiration from her former scuba diving and marine research career and hobbies like surfing, welding and weightlifting.
Fink has her B.A. from Vassar College and her Masters of Industrial Design from Pratt Institute. To stay up-to-date with her current projects, you can follow her instagram @therealhannahfink or visit her website hannahrfink.com.