About Johnny G
My life-long love affair with the bike began when I took my first ride as a child in South Africa. Over the years and over thousands of miles, I encountered innumerable physical, mental and emotional challenges. In the process, I developed self-awareness and discovered a sense of spiritual balance. As my grueling physical training and philosophical approach came together, I found inspiration.
That inspiration manifested itself in 1987 when I created the first Spinning bike. Initially, I'd envisioned a piece of equipment that I could use to train for ultra-distance races. As I began to develop the accompanying Spinning program, however, I realised that its application would transcend a simple exercise machine; it could foster balance, consciousness, and harmony for people of all fitness levels.
Within a few short years, the global impact of Spinning had exceeded all of my expectations. My innovation was being used around the world, and people were training in a way they'd never experienced or imagined - and I was training right along with them.
In 2004, a virus severely damaged my heart, and my ability to ride a bike was stripped away from me. It was during this unlikely time, while fighting to heal my body, that a memory from the recent past entered my mind and with it, another inspiration.
In 2002, while attending a cycling event for physically challenged athletes, I had the opportunity to try a participant's homemade hand-cycle. I never imagined that using my arms alone to power a cycle could be so much fun or so physically demanding. This memory became my inspiration: if such a bike were re-engineered properly and integrated with a training system steeped in mind-body philosophies the potential would be vast
... and the Krankcycle was born.
Johnny G & Matrix
The synergy to change the fitness industry
With his latest innovation, the Krankcycle, Johnny was determined to team with an equipment manufacturer capable of sharing his vision. He found it in Matrix Fitness Systems, one of the fastest-growing fitness companies in the world. By combining Kranking's philosophically-inspired approach to education and training with Matrix's ability to manufacture and market a durable, high-quality product, the Krankcycle is truly state of the art, and will profoundly change the fitness industry.