We had the good fortune of connecting with Josh Sanchez and we’ve shared our conversation below.

Hi Josh, maybe we can start at the very start – the idea – how did you come up with the idea for your business?
The idea for the Nativpack, an all-in-one portable gym, came to me a few years back. Fitness is a passion of mine, I’ve been going to regular gym’s, crossfit boxes, yoga studios etc since 2005.
Calculating how much time I’ve wasted commuting to and from gyms 5 days a week for over 15 years is insane!

I also am passionate about getting outdoors, hiking, park time and camping are some of my favorite ways to spend my extra time.
The idea came to me in the middle of a work week when I had an extra hour and had to decide wether I wanted to go to crossfit or go on a hike. In the middle of the hike, my mind pondered that questions “Why do I have to choose?”
There has to be a way to get a full body workout without having to go to the gym..

Tinkering with prototypes back in 2017, I didn’t make a lot of head way. Fast forward to the 2020 lockdowns and the closure of all the gyms. My entrepreneurial background, recognized the huge problem. If I could solve the problem and bring my idea to life it could help alot of people around the world.

Long story short, my love for fitness and being outside was the inspiration for NativFit.

Can you give our readers an introduction to your business? Maybe you can share a bit about what you do and what sets you apart from others?
We launched our first product on kickstarter in August 2021, our funding goal was $15,000 we surpassed our goal and raised $16,268.00 by the end of the crowdfunding campaign we had 65 total backers from 7 Different countries around the world.

As a seasoned entrepreneur I knew that if we didn’t doing things right from the beginning it would be harder to stay true to our values long term. We incorporated as a Public Benefit corporation, which means we will consider people and our planet on top of profits. We strongly believe as a Millenial ran business that the future is Green, and organizations that don’t consider more then just there share holders won’t exist or wont be competitive in the near future.

We used high quality and eco-friendly material to create our first product. The base of the Nativpack platform is made of 100% bamboo!

At NativFit we strive to create environmentally conscious green fitness designs, systems, products and equipment. Stewarding healthy human communities in harmony with natural rhythms, like our ancestors.

We will be launching a 2.0 version in the coming months!(2nd product)

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My fiance has been paramount in brining this business to life! Allowing me to take a huge financial risk during a global crisis is a reflection of her belief in me and Nativfit. Shes been in my corner cheering me on, testing prototypes and product testing.

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