Recognizing that no equipment had brought climbing indoors-as well as understanding the tremendous value of total-body exercise in comparison to workouts such as running and cycling, Charnitski created the first VersaClimber in his own garage, in 1981. Later heart rate monitoring was incorporated into the VersaClimber making it the first commercial exercise machine that used heart rate as a speedometer of exercise.
Nothing like it existed anywhere, and since its debut, VersaClimber remains the original, number #1 total-body vertical cardio trainer. With its long history of quality and performance, VersaClimber has cemented its place as a trusted name in the fitness.
A subsidiary brand of Heart Rate Inc, they have played an integral role in transforming the way people exercise with its 39 year history of innovations including inventing the original high intensity total body cardio climber with resistance training and making it one of the most effective cardio workouts possible. Additionally Heart Rate Inc. offers much more than its highly regarded vertical cardio climbers, which include VersaPulley using flywheel technology, VersaRower, ExerVibe, VersaCore, VersaGrip and VRX suspension straps.
They are one of the few remaining cardio equipment manufacturers that continues to manufacture all of their products in the USA since 1981.