Shon Harker, the creator of Stroops was an NCAA Division I (D-I) football player with the dream of creating a better and more optimized training product for professional and amateur athletes.
In 1993, pairing his masters in engineering with his passion for sports, Shon created his first product a lifting strap. This strap was designed to bypass the user’s grip while lifting free weights or with cable machines. By combining the word “Strap” and “Loops” he named this first product “Stroops”. This was the birth of Stroops.