We had the good fortune of connecting with Anthony Carey and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Anthony, can you walk us through the thought-process of starting your business?
My motto as a business owner and trainer is: “Movement is life. We make movement better. We make life better.” Many people have mostly sedentary jobs, leading to chronic pain and predisposition to injury. I created Core-Tex to help people improve their well-being, prevent pain and injury and overall, feel their best.
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?
Core-Tex Reactive Training is a fitness and rehabilitative equipment company focused on functional movements that provide variability in a reactive environment. I invented the company’s patented piece of fitness equipment, the Core-Tex Reactive Trainer, to provide a multi-dimensional reactive training challenge in a singular device.
I grew up playing a lot of sports and as a result of that, got injured many times. This led me to have an interest in the human body, finding ways to recover faster and enhance performance. I went on to study exercise physiology in college and received my master’s degree in biomechanics and athletic training from San Diego State University.
As a trainer, I’m constantly trying to think of ways that my clients can achieve the best results and tools that can help facilitate that, which is what led to the inception of the Core-Tex Reactive Trainer. Many years ago, I was standing at a squat rack about to do a standard, front-to-back lower body movement. I realized that these traditional, linear movements aren’t necessarily optimizing what the human body is capable of. I started testing out different environments for the body to be able to experience new stressors and challenges.
The first “prototype” of the Core-Tex was actually an industrial fan from a warehouse that I had turned upside down with a piece of plywood placed on top and some caster wheels underneath. I started playing around with different movements I could do on this contraption and realized the great challenge it presented to my body. There was nothing else on the market that provided this kind of training environment. From there, I began the manufacturing process to get it out to consumers.
Core-Tex is now used by professional sports teams, health clubs, physical therapy clinics, athletic training facilities and major universities worldwide.
If you had a friend visiting you, what are some of the local spots you’d want to take them around to?
This one is easy because my brother and his family just visited from the east coast for the first time in 10 years. We start by entering Torrey Pines State park by driving south on the 101 so that they get the view as you drop down to sea level. We hike up the inside of the park and down to Flat Rock on the beach. Return to the car walking the beach.
We picnic for the sunset just south of the Wedding Bowl in La Jolla where it is far enough away from the crowds at the Cove, but still provides amazing views, tidepools and access to the beach.
We grab a pie from Bronx Pizza in Mission Hills so that they aren’t to homesick for the east coast.
An early morning hike up Cowles mountain is great for the exercise and another perspective of San Diego with 360 views at the top.
Enjoy an evening Guinness (or 3) at The Field Irish Pub in the Gaslamp.
Take out the paddle boards at Tide Park in Coronado and paddle under the Coronado Bay Bridge.
Shoutout is all about shouting out others who you feel deserve additional recognition and exposure. Who would you like to shoutout?
I’d like to dedicate my shoutout to my wife, who not only is an incredible support to me and my career, but also inspired the invention of the Core-Tex Sit.
Other: Please include links to the Core-Tex website and the Core-Tex Youtube, if possible. Both of which offer ample resources and education for consumers.
Core-Tex Reactive Training