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Warrior Expo – Mobile Fitness Equipment

I remember attending a trade show 10 years ago and seeing the TRX which is a compact workout kit many in the military now deploy with for use in areas with no gun facilities Then, last week, I ran across this black 8′ x 8′ x 8′ shipping container at last week’s Emerald Coast Warrior Expo near Hurlburt Field, Florida. It brings deployable fitness to a whole new level.


The crew set up the self contained Mobile Fitness Unit in a matter of minutes.

MFU Winch

The sides are raised and lowered via an electric winch and cable. A small generator powers the winch as well as electric lights when shore power is unavailable.

MFU Rack

Everything is then easily into place.


While this model was mounted to a trailer (they towed it all the way from their hometown of Boston to Destin, FL), you can easily pick it up and put it down wherever you like, just like other shipping containers.

It literally looks like a gym once it’s fully deployed and serves as a great focal point for deployed fitness.


The Mobile Fitness Unit I saw was fully outfitted with a variety of free weights and Olympic barbells along with Kettlebells, Ropes, Medicine Balls and Gymnastic rings. I also noticed several TRX mounted to the pull up bars which brought this whole thing full circle for me. Ten years ago I picked up a couple of TRX for some teams I was supporting that deployed around Afghanistan. If I were still doing that for a living, I’d certainly take a look at the Mobile Fitness Unit for my deployed troops.

The Mobile Fitness Unit from Greg Monaco on Vimeo.

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6 Responses to “Warrior Expo – Mobile Fitness Equipment”

  1. High Ground says:

    On a side note, we spent some time speaking with the owners and staff, and let’s just say these guys are down to earth and know what they are talking about. We will no doubt be passing their information along to our customers who may benefit.

    Great meeting you guys.

  2. threeseven says:

    This would be one of those ‘Why didn’t I think of this first?’ moments.

  3. dude says:

    Two questions

    Is it really an 8 ft cube? That limits deployment options if it can’t integrate with tricons either on a ship or a flatrack.

    Are the drop down sides matted and can they survive weights dropping on them?

  4. Greg says:


    The cube is 8 x 8 x 8′ continuously welded reinforced steel. The hinged drop-down sides are framed and ribbed with 1/4″ square tubing to withstand very heavy drops. Interior wall is skinned with steel plate, then 5/8″ thick rubber matting. Exterior is is powder-coated and sealed with gaskets for weather-proofing.

    If you have any questions or are interested in the MFU, you can email me directly –