Learn how SquatWedgiez got started

I am thrilled you have taken the first step in getting stronger or out of pain. You may not know, but at one point, I was in similiar shoes.

At the age of 18, a heavy barbell back squat took an unexpected turn. A bulging disc in my L4-L5 region left me with agonizing nerve pains shooting down my leg for an entire year.

I felt like an old man, unable to run or exercise without wincing in pain. My dream of playing college football was over. So I dedicated myself to the one thing I had left, exercise.

At the age of 19, I had fixed my back and became a certified personal trainer, eager to extend a helping hand to others battling similar discomfort.

Over the last decade, I have learned from some of the best minds in the fitness industry. Each and every one of them was using some sort of device to elevate their heels for squats. So I did the same thing with my clients and they raved about how their lower backs felt amazing, while all the soreness concentrated in their legs. If only I had known during my own trials, I could have spared myself years of lower back discomfort.

After searching the internet to purchase my own squat wedge, I noticed how expensive the current wedges were. Plus, there was nothing on the market that was large enough to elevate my whole foot, but light enought to travel with. So I took matters into my own hands, and gave my clients a wedgie.

But it didn't happen overnight...

We launched a Kickstarter in May 2021 and by January 2022, we had our first wedgie made. Since then, we have given over 20,000 Wedgiez worldwide.

Our mission is to provide you with high quality exercise products that empower you to take control of your health, conquer your pain, and reach new heights in your fitness journey.

Together, we will rewrite your health narrative for the better, and inspire countless others to conquer their own trials. So give yourself a wedgie, and let’s get to work. 

-Erik Rokisky, founder