With seven seasons of NFL experience under his belt, retired NFL tight end, Nate Lawrie, is certainly no stranger to the trials and tribulations of life as a professional athlete. Throughout his career, he took his lumps both literally and figuratively, bouncing between six different NFL teams and suffering a season-ending back injury that left him on the sideline for the NFC Championship during his stint with the New Orleans Saints. It was precisely that injury that inspired him in his most recent business endeavor, developing the Morph, a collapsible foam roller.
Rollers are typically used to relieve joint and muscle pain as well as work athletes’ cores, and the Morph is no different; however, Lawrie’s product is designed with a few unique features to set it apart from the rest of the traditional rollers. The Morph was made with the same 5-inch diameter as customary rollers, but is contoured with foam dimples designed specifically to “massage away knots and push toxins from…muscles.” It is made with bamboo, recyclable foam, and aluminum, making it remarkably friendly for the environment.
But the most important feature of the Morph is its uncanny portability. While other foam rollers are bulky and difficult to lug around, the Morph is collapsible with just the push of a button and unfolds with the simple pull of a string, making it extremely easy to stow away and take on the go.
The product just launched on Kickstarter and is open for funding starting today. I imagine that the product will be met with much enthusiasm. Considering foam rollers are largely basic pieces of equipment, the fact that Lawrie and his company, Brazyn Life, have taken a unique approach with their product and improved upon the traditional design should bode well for the product’s future.