Great profile at CNN on veteran and entrepreneur Randy Hetrick, who is responsible for the suspension-based workout equipment you’ve likely seen at the gym.
The contraption consisted of an old jiu-jitsu belt he mistakenly brought in his bag and some extra parachute webbing. He tied a knot and threw the straps over the door, using it to do weight training exercises like pull-ups and curls. The gear kept him and his team members in shape and ready for duty while deployed for weeks in remote areas across the world.
About four years later, after 14 years of service, Hetrick returned home, got an MBA from Stanford, and launched TRX. The prototype created in Asia wasn’t too far from the suspension training gear that you see hanging from the ceiling at your local gym. In its eighth year, the company now brings in more than $50 million in annual revenue.
Head over to CNN Money for the full profile.