In 1993, PowerBlock was founded in Owatonna, MN. The first shop was a very small building with no heat on the outskirts of town, the dream was alive, but that didn’t make the winters any less cold. One evening the landlord arrived and said the building was for sale, soon thereafter the local banker arrived for a visit on one of the coldest days of the year. Seeing everyone wearing modified snowmobile gear inside as the smell of wood smoke permeated the air showed the financier how serious this group was about the product. The banker approved a loan to buy the building as well as extending a small line of credit that enabled the company to purchase some new machinery and manufacture a bit more inventory.
PowerBlock Adjustable Dumbbells are now known and excepted in the most elite gyms globally and stands as the World's Best Dumbbell.