Marpo Kinetics is the manufacturer of dynamic resistance rope training products including the wall mounted X8 Rope Trainer, VLT Compact Rope Trainer, VMX Multi-Mode Functional Rope Trainer, X8 Rope Training Tower and the VMX Three60 Circuit Rope Trainer. Each Marpo Kinetics rope trainer allows for bi-directional pushing and pulling via a dynamic magnetic brake system. Marpo rope training products are ideal for athletic training, firefighter and police training, military fitness training and general strength and conditioning.
Marpo Kinetics was founded in 2006 by Marius Popescu, an engineer by profession and former competitive judo athlete and coach with a life-long passion for sports and fitness. His athletic career includes having had the honor of competing for 13 years on the US National Judo Team, earning numerous US National and Collegiate titles and as a member of the 1993 World Championship Team and the 1996 US Olympic Team. After retiring from competition, Marius coached at San Jose State University where he still continues to train and help promote the sport of Judo.
Having trained with climbing ropes throughout his competitive years, Marius fully understood the value of this imposing training modality. It became his mission to bring the benefits of rope training to those of all fitness levels. The result is a line of functional and effective exercise equipment that does much more than serve as a rope climbing alternative.