Vitality, performance, reconditioning: these three concepts are what led IDEA author and presenter Michol Dalcourt to invent the ViPR, a rubber tube designed to “allow training and exercise to be purposeful and free.”


“We don’t move as much as we should in conventional weight training,” Dalcourt says. Billed as “the evolution of free weights,” ViPR challenges people not only to learn to shift weight appropriately but also to develop rhythmic motion, which Dalcourt says is missing from traditional strength training. “Learning to move load rhythmically will train the nerves, muscles, fascia and skin to be more efficient and effective at producing force and stability.”