AIR GLIDE MARIO: Elevate Your Fitness Potential

The world's first hybrid rebound sport shoes with patent pending advanced safety features, anti-fall technology, & innovative technical improvements.
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Mario Godiva
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NEW YORK, New York
United States
6 Team Members

>>ELEVATE YOUR POTENTIAL

Air Glide Mario™ allows you to run with no impact and is the easiest, fastest, & time efficient way to lose weight, stay fit, and tone your muscles regardless of ANY injury, weight, or fitness level. Whether it be jogging, dancing, or athletic conditioning, the low-impact, knee-friendly, and euphoric exercise will have you looking forward to working out effortlessly maintaining a consistent fitness routine.

UPDATE: Production IS happening! Due to an overwhelming demand of people who missed the campaign deadline, we have decided to give a slight extension of the campaign directly from our website. For a limited time you can contribute and pre-order limited stock from the initial batch or pre-order for April 2014. International excitement for our product is growing, be the FIRST to get it NOW!>>  


PRE-ORDER, CONTRIBUTE and SHARE our Indiegogo project to fund the development of Air Glide Mario™, the world's first hybrid rebound sport shoe with a robust menu of advanced safety features, innovative technical improvements, and anti-fall technology that will engage, excite, and elevate your fitness potential.

>EVOLVE. INNOVATE. INSPIRE. 

Marking the rebound sport shoe category’s first major innovation and improvement in almost 20 years, together with your support, Air Glide Mario™ will enable us to inspire millions of people to exercise especially the injured, overweight, and sedentary who would directly benefit from this low impact, knee-friendly, and euphoric exercise. 




>>ALL FITNESS LEVELS & AGES


The energy you put into Air Glide Mario™ is the energy you get in return, making it suitable for the injured, overweight, sedentary, as well as fitness enthusiasts and athletes. With the advanced safety features, innovative improvements, and anti-fall technology you are always stable, comfortable, and in full control of your momentum, air glide (jump) height, and workout intensity.

 


Over the past 8 years I have made current rebound sport shoe concepts popular. My reinvented, improved, and patent pending anti-fall technology concept will enable us to engage millions of people who would have otherwise not been open to try the concept due to the fear of falling and stability. 



>>The Plyo Air Agents

A contribution to our project of $25 or more enables you to receive your own exclusive custom Plyo Air Agent photo! Our Plyo Air Agents are rebound revolutionists and supporters worldwide who believe in our mission to evolve, innovate, and improve rebound exercise. Want to join the team?

  

        

          


>>THE ISSUES

In the US:


  • 213 million adults and 23.9 million children are overweight or obese
  •  Up to 79% of 51 million runners and recreational joggers are injured yearly; 20% to 70% of those injuries are recurring
  • 23.9% of adults live a sedentary lifestyle and do no physical activity besides work and it's one of leading causes of preventable death
  • Current fitness solutions from running, to cross-fit, to hot yoga and spin haven’t been able to connect with these groups
  • Fitness enthusiasts often plateau and jump from fad to fad in search of real, long lasting, and measurable physical and mental results
  • Athletes trainer harder to reach peak performance only to get injured due to impact, overuse, and recurring injuries


>>THE SOLUTION


Over the past 8 years I have traveled the globe and inspired thousands of people from these groups and more to exercise by wearing rebound sport shoes, a low impact alternative to running shoes that allow you to burn over 25% more calories during fitness activities, drastically increase your VO2Max, and reduce up to 80% of the bone-jarring shock absorbed by your ankles, knees, hips and back.  Stimulating your lymphatic system when in use, rebound sport shoes motivate you to exercise longer, harder and more frequently.

Originally developed for rehabilitation purposes, by neurophysiologist and heart rate monitor inventor Gregory Lekthman, rebound sport shoes evolved in theory and design until 1994, at which point the product's evolution stopped. Current rebound sport shoes do not offer features that allow users to stop, stabilize, or prevent them from falling and this has inhibited the movement's growth. Although I have been successful fueling the movement across the globe, the time has come for me to evolve, improve, and forge this amazing concept into elite fitness tools that will engage, excite, and elevate fitness levels worldwide.

To eliminate the fear of falling and encourage more people to adapt the movement, I have developed Air Glide Mario™, the world’s first hybrid rebound sports shoe with a robust menu of advanced safety features and innovative technical improvements that will fundamentally change the exercise experience. Air Glide Mario™ is the opening model of the new rebound sport shoe brand, Plyo Air Glides™. By creating an accessible fleet of models with different functionalities suited for various demographics, I hope to inspire millions of athletes and fitness enthusiasts as well as injured, overweight and sedentary people to exercise, stay motivated and enjoy a more effective regime without the fear of falling that was once associated with rebound sports shoes.

Marking the rebound sport shoe category’s first innovative product launch since 1994, Air Glide Mario™ will enable us to change the lives of millions around the world with your support from this Indiegogo campaign. Air Glide Mario™ is patent pending and our goal is to raise $50,000. The funds will be used for additional prototypes to test out and fine tune resistance options for users of various weights, the initial molds for the 5 category classes of sizing, to support our patent filing with the EPO to help protect our product abroad, to meet minimum order quantity requirements of proposed US manufacturers, and to jump start our headquarters which will also serve as a fitness studio and store front to centralize and foster our air glide community as well as enable people to try our product before purchasing. The more funds that we can raise for this project, the faster that we will be able to get the opening model to market and start designing other models in our fleet.


>>IN THE NEWS



>>THE NEW YORK TIMES
>>THE PITTSBURGH GAZETTE
>>ABC NIGHTLINE
>>THE HUFFINGTON POST
>>THE STEVE HARVEY SHOW



>>COSMOPOLITAN
>>CBS HEALTHWATCH NATIONAL SEGMENT
>>THE INTERNATIONAL HEALTH, RACQUET, & SPORTSCLUB ASSOCIATION
>>HANDELSBLATT GERMANY
>>HURRIYET TURKEY



>>BENEFITS OF REBOUND SPORT SHOES: STATS FOR MY SKEPTICS

Scientific studies indicate that rebound sports shoes will allow for the following:

  • Up to 68% more exercise efficiency; N.A.S.A. Journal of Applied Physiology 49(5): 881-88
  • Up to 80% reduced impact to knees, hips, and spine and prevents or reduces injuries; Vance, Mercer University of Nevada
  • Over 18% increase in VO2 Max; J.E. Taunton, FACSM, N.S. Miller, E.C. Rhodes, FACSM, B.D. Zumbo, S. Fraser

  • Up to 25% increased oxygen uptake and calorie burn; Gremion, University of Lausanne Switzerland CASS
  • Increased proprioception which minimizes recurrence of sports injuries to the joints as well as decrease falls; Vijay B. Vad, MD, Cornell Hospital for Special Surgery
  • Ideal conditioning and useful in the rehabilitation of both athletes and "normal" active people that are recovering from "sports related" injuries; Gremion, University of Lausanne Switzerland CASS
  • Greater cardiovascular improvement and fewer injuries; J.M. Buchanan School of Human Kinetics, University of British Columbia


>>HOW DO THEY WORK? *NERD ALERT* Please skip this section if you are not a science nerd!


The elliptical spring of rebound sport shoes delays the shock you experience when your foot hits the ground providing a soft comfortable run and a greater workout (up to 3 times) in less time than wearing traditional shoes. Muscles can’t be exercised by shock because they can’t act quickly enough to absorb all the kinetic energy of running and high impact exercise. Up to 75% of this kinectic energy is absorbed by our skeletal structure which leads to the gradual wearing out of bones, joints, and ligaments. When the spring is compressed the kinetic energy is absorbed, stored, and converted to potential return energy that can be utilized in a variety of ways that serves as a “kick back” either increasing the running speed, upward acceleration, or forward locomotion with less effort for the user.

When traditionally jumping, hopping, or leaping you biomechanically have to drop down into a hip and knee flexed position (squat) to initiate and continue jumping, hopping, or leaping. When Air Gliding you can isometrically contract stiffening your core and leg muscles from a 0 degree hip and knee flexed position (straight legs) to create your own kinetic energy that can propel you vertically and/or horizontally.

Based on science, biomechanics, and the laws of physics I have created the technical terminology “Air Gliding.” Air Gliding is a mobile version of rebounding not restricted to a stationary fixed position (trampoline) and is focused on the perspective of movement that happens in the air because the user is in the air more than they are touching the ground. In order to glide there needs to be an absence of friction which only happens while airborne in rebound sport shoes with the potential to Air Glide™ up to 10,000 times an hour.


>>PLYO AIR GLIDES™: THE PRODUCT


Opening Model: AGM (Air Glide Mario) $199 Retail


Future Models: (Names to be determined by Indiegogo Contributors)

  • Group Fitness Low Range Model $99 - $139
  • Kid and Young Teen Model $129 - $159
  • Sensitive Injury and Senior Citizen Model $149 - $179
  • Professional/Athlete Low Resistance Model for accelerated healing and injury recovery $209 - $249
  • High End Standard Model Range $229 - $259
  • Professional/Athlete High Resistance Model for peak superior athletic performance $249 - $299


>>BEHIND THE DESIGN, IMPROVEMENTS & KEY FEATURES

Plyo Air Glides™ is the first rebound sport shoe to have several features physically on the shoe that allow the user to stop, feel safe, and prevents them from falling. Plyo Air Glides™ is patent pending and sets the bar high in the rebound sport shoe category. The improvements and key features include:

  • Anti-fall technology increasing safety 
  • Increased ankle support and stability 
  • Easier to balance in
  • Removable rebound system
  • Contemporary, innovative, and lighter design
  • More air holes for improved ventilation, comfort, and aerodynamics
  • Increased rebound effect
  • Increased product life
  • Contemporary lace and strap system

TRIPOD SAFETY STABILIZATION™. TSS

  • 3 points physically on shoe that allow user to stop and stabilize
  • Prevents falls
  • Allows users to feel comfortable and safe in shoe

AIR GLIDE RESISTANCE BAND™. AGRB

  • Adjustable and responsible for 1/3 of the air gliding and rebound effect
  • Twelve separate triplet-grouped circular resilient shock absorbers; more than any other current rebound sport shoe; the circular shape is the most stable in physics and absorbs, stores, and returns more force
  • Increases comfort, stability, and proportionately distributes the self-propulsion force and return energy

HYBRID LOCKING SYSTEM™. HLS™

  • Easily allows rebound system to be removed
  • Positions the boot to maximize compression and rebound effect
  • Rollerblade, rollerskate, and other accessory extensions will be added

AIR GLIDE ENERGY CONVERTER™. AGEC

  • Returns the energy of absorbed and stored force after compression
  • New circular shape that is the most stable in physics that increases life of the shoe, energy "kick back" return, and lateral stability
  • Triplet groups provide the most stability, compression, and energy "kick back" return out of any current rebound sport shoe

ANTI-FALL SAFETY EDGE™. AFSE

  • Prevents falls and allows users to stop, feel comfortable, and be safe
  • Prevents users from falling forwards or backwards in the shoe
  • Can be used as leverage for conditioning, plyometrics, and other extreme high-intensity exercises

UNIVERSE SELF STABILIZING ANTI-SLIP & MARK TREAD™. USSAT

  • Anti-slip, anti-mark, skidproof, and can be used on virtually any surface
  • The unique center self-stabilizes or stops the shoe and user when it sits completely center
  • Advanced treading for runners which laterally stabilizes the boot when compressed

IMPACT ABSORPTION SYSTEM™. IAS

  • Absorbs the impact and bone-jarring shock up to 80%
  • Easily remove-able, customize-able, and self-stabilizes making it easier for users to balance
  • Increased rebound, comfort, and stability

AIR MAX ANTI-RUB LINER™. AWL

  • Dual foam, moisture wicking, and breathable liner with AIR MAX technology making it comfortable, durable, and machine washable
  • Anti-rub technology preventing rubbing, chaffing, blister, bruises, and bleeding
  • Gel foot bed, extra padding in tongue, carry loops, and a tongue pocket for holding keys and cards


>> HOW WILL IT HELP?


  • ARE YOU INJURED? Using rebound sport shoes is scientifically proven to reduce up to 80% of the impact to your joints and back. People with knee and hip replacements, bad knees, scoliosis, herniated discs, and many other injuries sensitive to impact have been able to run and exercise again at a high intensity. Plyo Air Glides™ will get almost all injured people running and exercising again due to the impact absorption of the shoe and eliminate the risk of damaging, aggravating, or re-injuring joints, muscles, and ligaments that are weakened by overuse or reconstructive surgery.


  • ARE YOU OVERWEIGHT OR OBESE? Using rebound sport shoes is scientifically proven to burn over 25% more calories, stimulates your lymphatic system flushing excess water weight and toxins, reduces cellulite, and increases your metabolic rate making you burn more calories at rest.  In addition you will feel light on your feet and the massive endorphin rush and lower perceived exertion will make you want to work out longer, harder, and more often with no pain to your joints.

  • ARE YOU SEDENTARY? A sedentary lifestyle is an excessive amount of daily sitting whether it be watching TV, working on a computer, or even reading. Sitting for an extended period of time makes your body start to shut down at the metabolic level, circulation is slowed, and fewer calories are burned as well as other negative health influences including increased anxiety, damaging your mind, cardiovascular disease, diabetes, cancer, depression and more. Plyo Air Glides™ are easy to use, fun, and the euphoric thrill will motivate anyone naturally off the couch combating all of those symptoms and will never make you want to sit.

  • ARE YOU A FITNESS ENTHUSIAST? Rebounding is an exercise that reduces your body fat; firms your arms, legs, thighs, abdomen, and hips; increases your agility; strengthens your muscles overall; provides an aerobic effect for your heart; rejuvenates your body when it's tired, and generally puts you in a state of health and fitness. People who rebound find they are able to work longer, sleep better, and feel less tense and nervous. The effect is not just psychological, because the action of bouncing up and down against gravity, without trauma to the musculoskeletal system, is one of the most beneficial aerobic exercises ever developed.  Plyo Air Glides™ is a concentrated and evolved form of rebounding enabling you to get maximum benefits in less time with a reduced chance of injury.


  • ARE YOU AN ATHLETE? In order to be your best you must train harder, faster, and frequently. Because of this you have a high percentage risk of overuse, recurring, and career ending injuries.  Rebound sport shoes are scientifically proven to reduce up to 80% of the impact shock to your ankles, shins, knees, hips, lower back, and spine, reduces injuries, and allows athletes to resume their workouts and training much sooner. In addition studies have found that it's 68% more efficient, you increase your VO2 Max by 18.3%, and 25% increased oxygen uptake and calorie burn. Rehabilitation time compromises muscle control and strength, endurance, proprioception, and balance. Plyo Air Glides™ keeps you in the game by preventing and reducing injuries and reduces your time on the sidelines by accelerated healing of sports relating injuries and limiting the risk of aggravating or damaging joints that are weakened by overuse or reconstructive surgery.


>> KNOWLEDGE IS POWER


Because of the knowledge and skill level I posses, I have become the most successful, visually known, and sought after rebound sport shoe trainer in the entire world. I can sprint up to speeds of 30 MPH, effortlessly jump over 7 feet high, and posses an uncanny sense of proprioception that allows me to fearlessly race cars, buses, and taxi's in the streets of NYC.

One of the big drawbacks of rebound sport shoes currently is that people use them without properly knowing how to utilize them and only do the basic running, jumping, and other easy exercises using only momentum that may look novel, monotonous, and bland. Using them is also counter-intuitive bio-mechanically and if you aren't using the proper technique, you will hurt yourself.

Using my 8 years of experience, knowledge, and skill based on an application of Newton's Third Law of action and reaction, I have created a specific training technique called SELF-PROPULSION TECHNIQUE™. SELF-PROPULSION TECHNIQUE™ teaches you the "how", "why" and "how to apply" this specific technique to give you complete control, precision, and advanced measurable results. Instead of solely relying on momentum it teaches you how to create, utilize, and maximize your own momentum and kinetic energy in rebound sport shoes.

Each product will come standard with an "Air Gliding 101" SELF-PROPULSION TECHNIQUE™ training DVD video to properly train consumers how to safely, efficiently, and effortlessly use Plyo Air Glides™.  We want users to fully understand how to utilize our product so that they look amazing while using it and are maximizing their benefits and results.

In addition we will use the following equipment based SELF PROPULSION TECHNIQUE™ fitness programs to further instill advanced level training spawning an elite level of athletes with potential to be Olympians.

  • PLYO TORCH™ A fat burning, aerobic, and athletic interval drill based format for beginners.  Easy to follow and no coordination is needed.
  • PLYO DANCE™ A fusion of dance, plyometrics, conditioning, and core, set to top 40 remixes that is more dance party than fitness class for all levels.

  • PLYO LATINO™ A fusion of latin dance, conditioning, and core work set to the hottest salsa, merengue, and other international beats.
  • PLYO AIR GLIDE™ A running technique based training format specifically to train competitive, serious, and leisurely runners as well as recreational joggers and running groups.

  • PLYO ATHLETE™ An intense, timed, and high intensity interval training based circuit style workout for intermediate and advanced level participants. You have the option of an indoor circuit or outdoor free for all.
  • PLYO COMBAT™ A fusion of martial arts, conditioning, core, and plyometrics.
  • PLYO BARRE™ A mind/body exercise format that is a fusion of pilates, conditioning, core work, and floor work.

  • PLYO KIDS™ A fitness format for kids and schools that is motivational, full of games, challenges children's creativity, develops coordination skills, endurance, good body posture, and improves self image. This format will help to combat the childhood obesity epidemic and rebounding has been shown to improve cognitive function in austistic children.


>> WHO I AM



"Mario Godiva is the big boss of bounce, the special agent of spring, and the hip meister of hop." - ABC Nightline

“These rebound shoes arrived in New York City when trainer Mario Godiva moved here three years ago from Chicago with 20 pairs.”- NY Times

"Students in celeb trainer Mario Godiva’s Plyo Dance class range from the experienced to the brand-new, but participants strap on the shock-absorbing shoes in an almost cult-like fashion." – NY Daily News


I’m Fitness Expert and CEO of Plyo Air LLC Mario Godiva and I’ve been active in the fitness industry for over 13 years. Early 2006 I discovered rebound sport shoes, sought out training, became certified, and became the first person to pioneer rebound sport shoe fitness classes in the US, Turkey, and Russia. No one took me seriously, everyone thought it was a gimmick, and everyone laughed at me. But for every person that told me “no” I would eventually find someone that would tell me “yes” and it ended up changing their life and inspiring them to exercise. Little did I know that for the next 8 years I would be traveling the world motivating, inspiring, and changing the lives of thousands of people.

I have been a rebound sport shoe dealer, personal trainer, instructor, master trainer training others how to use them, international presenter at fitness conventions, and an official spokesmodel for the rebound sport shoe concept for 8 years, been featured in over 100 international, national, & local TV, print, and media interviews as well as have over 300 of my own videos (many of them viral) on youtube, vimeo, etc, have been a rebound sport shoe prototype tester giving feedback and improvements for rebound sport shoes before they came out to market, and for 8 years have almost used rebound sport shoes daily in the field with thousands of people across the globe. Suffice to say I know a thing or two about rebound sport shoes. ;-)

The foundation for my success with rebound sport shoes is relying on 'guerilla marketing' tactics, grassroots activities, and social media.  I never had any budget to work with so I got creative and depended solely on aggressive, unorthodox, and inexpensive methods to get rebound sport shoes into the public eye.  I equated using rebound sport shoes with a fun, active, sexy, and trendy lifestyle. I sent rebound sport shoes to producers, celebs, athletes, and established many cross promotional tie-ins with various companies.  



Most importantly I always took rebound sport shoes out on the streets and gave many opportunities for people to see and try them. I would do outdoor Plyo Dance™ classes in parks, fairs, festivals, concerts, college campuses, and other outdoor events. Where ever I knew a lot of people would gather I would be there with my team.


>> THE IDEA & WHERE WE ARE AT


Despite my visual success and spearheading the rebound sport shoe movement across the globe, it still hasn't caught on with the majority of people. After noticing no real desire to further innovate the product in the category, I decided to take matters in my own hands and assembled a dream team that could not only design an innovative game changing product, but be able change the image and bring the science and information to the majority of people's eyes and ears.  Here is a breakdown of events:

  • December 2012 we brainstormed about our product, it's image, and targeted demographics.
  • We analyzed current products to see what was working and what needed to be improved and researched new fitness and footwear trends.
  • We decided that everything with our product including terminology should be technical, politically correct, and based on physics and biomechanics.

  • We knew rollerblades had a similar journey with challenges and we brainstormed and researched the evolution of rollerblades to gauge what type of product we could start with and what type of other models that we could create to make a fleet of innovative, advanced, and functionality driven products.

  • We created, analyzed, and went through a variety of sketches, functionalities, and finally settled upon a mid-range design that would be the opening model, Air Glide Mario™.

  • We wanted to patent it and it's advanced features. We questioned what our product could do that all the other current products couldn't do that would keep us ahead of the game as more and more people caught on to the concept.

  • We wanted the product's rebound spring to be removable and for the top boot to function as a walking shoe.  After testing many homemade prototype parts and features we settled upon the sliding and locking technique as the most stable and easy method.

  • We knew we had to take the common fear of falling head on and so we came up with the anti fall safety edge and tested a homemade prototype to make sure it would actually work.

We are in the prototype testing phase and testing the models out for functionality, safety, and quality. Resistance is a primary factor of the experience and many more prototypes are needed to test out on users with various weights and injuries to create a customize-able resistance guide. Part of the money we are raising is for additional prototypes to test every single demographic that we are targeting so that we can communicate exactly what type of resistance is needed due to age, injury, weight, etc. After consistent testing of the prototypes is completed we will engineer the final rendering and send to one of our manufacturers to produce.

Plyo Air Glides™ will be a world wide brand with international distribution and because of that we would like to file a patent with the European Patent Office (EPO). This is a lengthy multi-step process and part of the funds raised will assist us in being able to file and protect our product abroad.

We would like the production to happen in the US to help promote the US economy and prevent illegal copying of our innovative and advanced product. We have requested quotes from several plastic injection molding and product outsourcing companies across the country, and are confident that this business model will work. There are several plastic injection molding companies that are offering competitive prices to combat work being sent to China and we want to support them by having them create a high quality, premium, and US engineered product.

In order to make this happen and keep this work in the US we need the help of the Indiegogo community in order to cover costs and meet the minimum order requirements of our US manufacturing partners. If we meet our funding goal of $50,000 we will be properly capitalized (i.e. "have enough money") to officially start the production process of the opening model Air Glide Mario™ of Plyo Air Glides™.


 >> PLAN TO MARKET


We estimate that the first batch will be ready and available exclusively to supporters January 2014. At launch March 2014 the product will be available exclusively to Indiegogo supporters and via a very limited amount of select authorized dealers throughout the US and world who have contributed to our campaign. We feel comfortable targeting January 2014 for our first full-production shipments to supporters in the US, and February 2014 for our first International shipments. We have padded this schedule slightly in the event of any issues and hope to be able to provide them even sooner. Order processing and fulfillment will happen at our office and warehouse headquarters in New York, NY.

We will move forward with the following schedule:

  • Prototype Testing, Final design, and Engineering: --- est. completion October 2013. Our NYC based team and a select few others will test the stability, functionality, and comfort of the first batch of prototypes and collectively have a meeting and asses the results of continued use for at least 30 days.  Pending results of the meeting and collective feedback we will draft the final rendering to be sent to our manufacturer.
  • Ordering of injection moulding tooling: ---- complete November 2013
  • Production: ---- complete November/December 2014
  • Order/Pledge Fulfillment: --- US January 2014, International February 2014. Order and pledge fulfillment will happen from our office and warehouse headquarters in New York, NY.


>>THE COMPANY


Plyo Air Glides™ Vision Statement

Plyo Air Glides™ will be recognized as the leader, innovator, and be constantly evolving the rebound sport shoe concept producing the highest quality fleet of products with the goal of carving a unique niche in several existing fitness, athletic, health, and recreational markets.

Plyo Air Glides™ will be branding, media, and marketing based with an "engage opportunity everywhere" motto. Branding, education, social media, and awareness is key, and we will use all available resources to convey one concise, clear, and consistent voice across multiple media channels.

All authorized dealers will be trained, tested, and serve as ambassadors as we introduce this new, innovative, and advanced product with politically correct and appropriate vernacular. There will be one central Plyo Air Glides™ website and any authorized dealer will have a customized template version based off of the main website. The template, media, and campaigns will all come from Plyo Air LLC headquarters but dealers will have control over their own personal commerce carts, inventory, and stock.


>> THE TEAM


Mario Godiva, World-renowned Fitness Expert and CEO of Plyo Air LLC

Mario Godiva is the passion, knowledge, and creative visionary of the company. He attended the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point as a BFA double major in Musical Theatre and dance, has over 13 years of experience in the fitness industry with a host of certifications, and over 8 years experience working with rebound sport shoes pioneering rebound sport shoe group fitness classes in the US, Russia, and Turkey. He has been tapped as an expert by over a 100 US and International media organizations such as CNN, ABC Nightline, and The New York Times. He will make sure that the energy, passion, and innovation never stops as we strive to create innovative products for every demographic possible.

Max Losk, Director of Marketing, Branding, and Creative

Max Losk is World Class Branding Expert who grew up in Siberia. Back in Russia he studied Mechanical Engineering with a focus on creating machines, systems and industrial processes. After moving to the US, he went to the School of Visual Arts in New York where received his BFA in Graphic Design. During those years in school he worked with small and large organizations and companies developing their brands and streamlined their visual communications. In 2012 he completed the Graduate Exhibition Design Program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC). His Thesis Research was focused on experiential marketing, converging social media, and design in a physical space. Max is thrilled to be a part of Plyo Air Glides team as Creative Director and is working on Brand Development, Marketing and Visual Communications.

Jon Gillen, Director of Industrial and Product Design

Jon is the product design talent behind Plyo Air Glides™. With a bachelor's in Industrial and Product Design from Pratt Institute, Jon has worked with leading brands such as K-Swiss, Merkury Innovations, Rollerblade, and Crocs. A hardcore skateborder, rollerblader, and shoe collector, Jon's creative passion for creating rebound sport shoe concepts will ensure that we will have an ever changing fleet of innovative and advanced models.

Moriah Angeline, Master Trainer & General Manager

Moriah has a Bachelor's in Communications and has successfully co-run a singing telegram company for over 6 years.  She is an avid rebound sport shoe user and trainer who has been mentored for 3 years by Mario Godiva and has experienced the positive, healthy results of rebound exercise firsthand.  Because of this, Moriah is not only passionate but also dedicated to the promotion of rebounding shoes and classes; she will be effective in handling all the general business aspects of Plyo Air Glides™ and fitness programs to ensure success and exemplary service.

Amber Seipel, Master Trainer & Director of Business Development and Promotions

Amber has a Bachelor's in Marketing and extensive experience in digital media strategy, planning and buying, corporate negotiations, and sales. The majority of her career has been focused on Consumer Health as she worked for major brands such as WebMD. Her expertise will be utilized for all aspects of marketing strategy and execution: to establish partnerships with retailers, agencies and all other platforms for promotion.  Amber is a type 1 diabetic with severe scoliosis and arthritis of the knee and has found the perfect solution in rebound exercise.  She has been pain and injury-free for two years, a testament to the accessibility to exercise and health that rebound sport shoes offer!

Kimberly Stoeckly, Master Trainer

Kimberly is an ACE Certified Personal Trainer, AFAA Group Fitness Instructor, Zumba certified 2006 and certified in several other fitness disciplines including Kickbox, Pilates, Yoga Fit, Piloxing, Barre Fitness and Functional Fitness.  Kimberly began dancing at the age of 3 years old and has over 15 years’ experience in the fitness and dance industries.  It is both her passion and goal to integrate Latin dance principles and technique into the science of Rebound Exercise.  Moreover, it is her mission to reach out to those struggling with obesity utilizing both fun and unique formats.   

In addition Plyo Air LLC has a strong board of advisors to assist us in our efforts.


>> JOIN IN!


To help us get them out into the world to change the lives of millions you can pledge anything -- from the cost of a protein shake all the way up to custom designing and branding your own model line of Plyo Air Glides™ for a $20,000 sponsorship. If you can't donate funds, then pretty please share this page with all your friends!

You can post this Indiegogo page on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Google+, or whatever social media outlet you like! Please help us spread the word because you or someone you may know may have their life changed for the better by this wonderful project!

Talk about Air Glide Mario™ loudly on the subway.  Scream about Air Glide Mario™ out the car window. Get drunk and talk about Plyo Air Glides™ at parties! Send people to our website mariogodiva.com/plyoairglides

If you'd like to make any in-kind or anonymous donations, or would like to inquire further about helping, please contact me at mario@mariogodiva.com


>> Thank you!


You have nothing but our deepest and sincerest gratitude for supporting, sharing, and even just reading this campaign (I know it's long! sorry!). This is a dream of ours and appreciate anything that you can do to make our dream come true to inspire millions of people to exercise!  We at Team Plyo Air Glides™ wish you nothing but happiness, joy, and laughter! :-)

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  • $15USD
    WE'LL AIR TOAST™ TO YOU!

    Yes you heard that right! It's VERY hard work to create innovative technology to inspire millions of people to exercise! For every person that picks this perk, Team Plyo Air will match the contribution from our own pockets and buy ourselves a cocktail or shot. We will take a photo of each one and give you a personal thank you shout out! It's okay if you are not the "donation" or "contribution" type, just let us AIR TOAST™ to YOU! :-) CHEERS!

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: October 2013
  • $25USD
    AIR GLIDER ADVOCATE

    You will receive our heartfelt gratitude + Better Karma + A THANK YOU Post card from Team Plyo Air + Your name on the exclusive list of "AIR GLIDER ADVOCATES" wall collage on our website + Your very own exclusive Plyo Air Agent photo showing your support. Anyone who contributes to the campaign receives this. + The option to pre-order the product before launch. Pre-orders before public launch will only be available exclusively to supporters.

    21 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $50USD
    AIR GLIDER

    You are an evolved exerciser who loves to defy gravity and impact forces! :-) For your support you will receive our heartfelt gratitude! + A THANK YOU message on an autographed 8 x 10 high quality photo print of Mario Godiva in "air glide flight" + Your name forever emblazoned on the "AIR GLIDERS" wall collage on our website + The option to purchase the product at pre-launch. At pre-launch the product will be available exclusively to supporters.

    13 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $75USD
    AIR GLIDER EXTRAORDINAIRE

    You are a reinvented rebounder who loves the thrill of being in the air! For your support you will receive our heartfelt gratitude! + A Plyo Air Glides™ water bottle + A special THANK YOU shout out on our facebook and twitter page + The option to pre-order the product before launch. Pre-orders before public launch will only be available exclusively to supporters.

    0 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    AIR GLIDER ELITE

    You are a serious gravity and impact force-defying rebound revolutionist who lives life in the air! :-) You OFFICIALLY have our back on our mission! You will receive a Limited Edition AIR GLIDE MARIO™:AIR GLIDER ELITE BACKER T-shirt + A personal and special THANK YOU shout out on our facebook and twitter page + A personal thank you letter from Mario Godiva and the Plyo Air Team + The option to purchase the product exclusively at pre-launch.

    10 out of 50 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • SOLD OUT

    $180USD
    AIR GLIDE MARIO EARLY BIRD US

    Be one of the FIRST to get your very own Air Glide Mario™! You will receive 3 months before launch: 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ (Includes US Taxes and Shipping) Save $70! + Your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White colors + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support Air Glide Mario will retail at $199 + tax and shipping

    20 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $180USD
    AIR GLIDE MARIO EARLY US 2

    We added this perk if you saw us in the newsletter and wasn't able to take advantage before we sold out. You will receive 2 months before launch: 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ (Includes US Taxes and Shipping) Save $70! + Your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White colors + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support Air Glide Mario will retail at $199 + tax and shipping

    61 out of 75 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $249USD
    PRE-ORDER AIR GLIDE MARIO US

    Get Air Glide Mario™ before public launch! You will receive 2 months before launch: 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ (Includes US Taxes and Shipping) + Your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White colors + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support + An exclusive invitation to the Plyo Air Glides™: Air Glide Mario™ VIP launch party! (Travel not included, 2014 TBD)

    4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $250USD
    AIR GLIDE MARIO EARLY BIRD INT

    Be one of the FIRST to get your very own Air Glide Mario™! You will receive 3 months before launch: 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ (Includes international Taxes and Shipping) Save $70! + Your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White colors + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support Air Glide Mario will retail at $199 + tax and shipping.

    9 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $300USD
    PRIVATE AIR GLIDING SESSION NY

    Custom tailored to your fitness level, you will receive: An exclusive 60 minute private air gliding session with celeb trainer Mario Godiva + 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ in your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White + In or Outside you will go over the basics of air gliding and do appropriate exercises tailored to your current fitness level + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support

    1 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $300USD
    PRIVATE PLYO RUN/DANCE PARTY

    Round up some friends for a very fun, low impact, and exciting Plyo Dance™ or Plyo Run™ experience! You will receive: A 60 minute private Plyo class up to 15 people taught by Mario Godiva or a Plyo Air Master Trainer + Up to 15 Plyo Dance™ or Plyo Run™ T-shirts + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support and invite to VIP launch party + The option to purchase the product exclusively at pre-launch.

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $349USD
    PRE-ORDER AIR GLIDE MARIO INTL

    Get Air Glide Mario™ before public launch! You will receive 2 months before launch: 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ (Includes Taxes and Shipping) + Your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White colors + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support + An exclusive invitation to the Plyo Air Glides™: Air Glide Mario™ VIP launch party! (Travel not included, 2014 TBD)

    0 out of 20 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $500USD
    AIR GLIDER PLYO RACING NY

    There is no greater thrill than air gliding at your full potential! You will receive: An advanced 2 hour private air gliding session with Mario Godiva + 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ in your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White + Outside you will go over the basics of air gliding, plyometrics, and if ready, racing + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support and invite to VIP launch party

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $1,500USD
    AIR GLIDER EXCLUSIVE TRAINING

    Learn how to reach your air gliding potential personally and privately. You will receive: 1 pair of Air Glide Mario™ in your choice of Black/Red, Black/Black, Black/Yellow, Black/Purple, Black/Pink or Black/White + A day training with Mario Godiva learning how to be faster, more agile, and jump higher than you ever imagined + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support an and exclusive invite to the VIP launch party.(NY, travel not incl)

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    AIR GLIDE SAFETY SPONSOR

    Safety first! :-) Our sincerest gratitude for aiding us greatly on our mission to change the lives of millions! You/your company name/logo will have a visible spot for 1 year after launch on our safety leaflet as a sponsor that is included with each Air Glide Mario™ Box + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support + An exclusive invitation to the Plyo Air Glides™: Air Glide Mario™ VIP launch party in NYC! (Travel not included, 2014 TBD)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $2,500USD
    AIR GLIDE SAFETY SPONSOR

    Safety first! :-) Our sincerest gratitude for aiding us greatly on our mission to change the lives of millions! You/your company name/logo will have a visible spot for 1 year after launch on our safety leaflet as a sponsor that is included with each Air Glide Mario™ Box + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support + An exclusive invitation to the Plyo Air Glides™: Air Glide Mario™ VIP launch party in NYC! (Travel not included, 2014 TBD)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $3,500USD
    AIR GLIDER HEALTHCLUB INT

    Be the first health club exclusively with Plyo fitness programs utilizing Plyo Air Glides™! You will receive: 10 pairs of Air Glide Mario™ in your choice of color. + One 8 hour training day for one preferred Plyo Fitness program with a Plyo Air Master Trainer + Inclusion in launch national and local media/press campaign + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support an and exclusive invite to the VIP launch party.(NY, travel not included)

    0 out of 10 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $5,000USD
    AIR GLIDER BOX SPONSOR

    YOU are a life and game changer and you have our most and deepest heartfelt gratitude! Your name, company, and photo/Logo will have placement on the Plyo Air Glides™ box for 1 year! + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva thanking you for your support + A special dinner invitation to talk about ideas you may have (NYC area, travel not included) + An exclusive invitation to the Plyo Air Glides™: Air Glide Mario™ VIP launch party! (Travel not included, 2014 TBD)

    0 out of 6 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
  • $15,000USD
    AIR GLIDER MODEL SPONSOR

    Ever dreamed of having your own shoe line? You truly believe in our mission and want to be a part of FITNESS HISTORY! Together with the Plyo Air team, you will help create, design, and name 1 of 6 lines coming to market + A personal phone call and letter from Mario Godiva + A special dinner invite to talk about ideas you may have (NYC area, travel not included) + An exclusive invite to the VIP pre-launch party in NYC! (Travel not included,2014 date TBD )

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: January 2014
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