The Kettle Gryp turns ordinary dumbbells into kettlebells. Kettlebells are round and made of cast iron or steel with a flat base and a handle. (Think teapot [kettle] without a spout.) They can be swung, thrown, pressed or used in dozens of other ways. The exercises are a highly efficient way to lose weight, tone your body, increase your cardio-vascular fitness and maintain joint flexibility. The thing is that kettlebells are very expensive and very difficult to transport.
Dan Shepherd and Andy Thomas created the Kettle Gryp, a comfortable handle that turns a traditional set of dumbbells into kettlebells. Not do they give you much more economical exercise equipment, but equipment that is portable.
Kettle Gryp Creators
Dan and Andy were friends in high school. Dan moved to California and became a successful small business owner in the retail industry. Andy was a career Marine and self-taught computer graphic designer. They had retained some interests in common, for instance, flying. Dan flew paramotors; Andy flew helicopters. They also both were into staying fit with regular workouts.
They decided to go into business together before they even had a product. They bounced random ideas back and forth and eventually came up with the Kettle Gryp. Dan had sketched out the idea on a napkin; Andy worked it up on his Google 3D design software, until it was time to send it off to the professional design engineers.
Benefits of the Kettle Gryp
Lightweight: less than a pound.
- Compact: 11 inches by 8 inches (fits into a gym bag, backpack, or carry-on).
- Made from durable impact resistant ABS (Acrylonitrile Butadiene Styrene) to handle the rigors of daily workouts and rough handling; high-quality molded urethane foam inserts that grip the dumbbell securely; and stainless steel hardware.
- Designed to fit most dumbbell handles, both straight and curved, fixed or adjustable, that are at least 4.5” wide (most are 6” wide) and less than 1.5” round.
- Can be used on dumbbells that weigh up to 55 pounds.
- Low cost way of trying out kettlebell exercises without investing a ton of money.
- Easy to pack and perfect for an at-home gyms with limited space, commercial gyms without kettlebells, when staying in hotels without kettlebells.
- Lifetime warranty.
- Manufactured and assembled in the USA.
- Veteran-owned company.
Using the Kettle Gryp
The Kettle Gryp takes only a minute to attach to a dumbbell, so you can switch weights as often as you want.
- Unlatch and open the Kettle Gryp handle. It unfolds into a flat position.
- Place the dumbbell on the foam insert.
- Close the handle around the dumbbell.
- Snap the latch closed.
Now you have an entirely new set of exercises to add your regular workouts. Kettlebell exercises are simple, unique and build functional strength and range of motion. They include swings, Turkish get-ups, one-arm cleans, sumo deadlifts, high pulls, and figure eights.