Symagrips® antimicrobial hand grips were the brainchild of our co-founder, Mike Wood, a qualified personal trainer and sports scientist, based in the UK.

Like many great inventions, Symagrips® were the solution to a problem Mike had himself. 

As an avid cyclist, weightlifter and trainer, Mike had often wondered why he couldn't get grips for his weights and other gym equipment like the grips found on bike handlebars - a hygienic, safe, and secure alternative to gym gloves, providing the grip and stability he needed to aid him in perfecting his technique.

It seemed so obvious, and yet nothing existed that met all his requirements.

So he invented his own, and Symagrips® were born!

After partnering with co-founder Jonny, the pair set about developing and perfecting the idea.

Months of research, testing and development resulted in the final patented design, with its antimicrobial rubber formulation, unique ergonomic shape, non-slip moulding and Symagrips® Safety Discs™.

Originally designed for use in the gym, it quickly became clear that Symagrips® could be used in many different situations. 

As a result, Symagrips® are now relied on worldwide to provide safe and secure handling for equipment of all kinds, including mobility equipment, shopping trolleys, warehousing and distribution equipment, and other rails and handles of all kinds. 

Mike Wood, qualified personal trainer and sport scientist, using a pair of red Symagrips® fitted on barbell gym equipment to provide him with stability, correct posture, proper form, and safety whilst working out.