Frequently Asked Questions

WHY ELITE GEAR INSTEAD OF OTHER BRANDS? (BOWFLEX, NORDICTRACK, POWERBLOCK)

While mainstream big box retailers can spend millions on models, promotions, and sponsorships, Grit Elite Gear is a small startup based in the Seattle area. We are focused on clear and simple values, like function, quality, and personalized customer service. We’ve worked hard to develop ideal product designs to bring these values into your athletic program. Our dumbbells contain less moving parts and simplified mechanisms. Instead of messing with levers and bolts, you can adjust weights with one simple twist of the wrist. 

 

CAN I REALLY USE DUMBBELLS FOR A COMPREHENSIVE WORKOUT ROUTINE?

Yes! Countless fitness and health professionals have long touted the benefits of free weights over machines. While machines are advertised as “safe”, they often have limited range of motion, and their structural restrictions often neglect the development of stabilizer muscles that are exercised with free weights. This imbalance eventually leads to injury in the long term. Every balanced fitness routine, powerlifting, weightlifting, and bodybuilding, all integrate dumbbells into their plans. 

 

I JUST PLACED AN ORDER. HOW LONG FOR BEFORE IT ARRIVES AT MY DOORSTEP?

We normally process orders within one business day, after which you will be emailed a tracking number for your convenience. We ship with UPS, and transit times are typically 3 – 7 business days. 

 

WHY DO YOUR 55 LB DUMBBELLS ONLY INCREMENT IN 11 LB INTERVALS?

For reasons regarding durability and stability during use, this intentional design decision was chosen over other options. With fewer moving parts than competing designs, our 55 lb set is safer, and easier to use. Furthermore, for workout programs utilizing linear progression, we recommend increasing your repetitions per set, slowly transitioning from strength training into hypertrophy. Once you have surpassed the ability to perform 16 reps per set, increase your weight to the next interval while lowering your reps, transitioning back to a strength-focused range. Remember this rule of thumb: 1 – 5 reps for power (strength), 6 – 14 reps for hypertrophy (muscle size growth), and 15+ for endurance. Of course, in reality, these numbers overlap (you still train some strength even in endurance ranges), so keeping this in mind allows you to still progress while using wider weight intervals.

 

I ACCIDENTALLY SELECTED “LOCAL PICKUP” INSTEAD OF “SHIPPING”. WHAT DO I DO?

No problem! Give us a call during business hours at +1 (425) 822 7770, or submit a contact form with your information. We can process your shipping payment over the phone and get your order on its way!

 

WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?

Due to the extreme costs of mailing and heavy workout equipment, we cannot refund shipping or cover your return costs, plus a 20% restocking fee applies. In the event of any issue, do not hesitate to reach out, we are here to help!

 

YOUR DUMBBELLS ARE SO DIFFERENT THAN YOUR COMPETITORS. WHAT INSPIRED YOUR COMPANY AND WHAT ARE ITS ORIGINS?

Promoting a health-conscious lifestyle has always been a core value of our sister company, Climapod Greenhouses. When our founders saw a need for quality workout equipment in the market, they utilized their athletic background to assemble an expert team committed to fitness and training. And if there is anything that recent events have taught us, it would be the importance of investing into our health and future. In these uncertain times, we have the tools to take charge of our goals, free from facilities, memberships, and societal restrictions. Through thick and thin, Grit Elite Gear will continue to serve your fitness needs, and we thank you for your continued support!