Martina Wengenmeir

Versatile and More Sustainable Fitness Tool for Studios and Home Workouts

ISPO Award Winner 2023: Evergreen Barbell Eco Grip Disc

Wishing fitness tools could be produced more sustainably? Evergreen Barbell shows that there is a way, to utilize 80 percent recycled materials for their Eco Grip Discs, which won them an ISPO Award in 2023

Going “green” by reducing our emissions and carbon footprint is more important than ever. While gym equipment hasn’t been at the forefront in the quest for more sustainability so far, it can be environmentally friendly, too - believe it or not. The UK-based company Evergreen Barbell has developed, perfected, and patented a process for producing Pol Urethane coated, weighted fitness products that are exactly that: more sustainable in utilizing 80% recycled materials otherwise destined for landfill.

Producing weight discs for fitness more sustainably

Typically weight discs and other similar fitness products would be produced in Asia and require the extraction of cast iron from the earth. Instead, Evergreen produces its Barbell Eco Grip discs in Europe, more specifically in the UK, using mostly materials that would usually go to landfill. In a unique, patented process, the company greatly reduces the carbon required to manufacture the barbells, also reducing the use of fossil fuels and therefore less harmful gases as a side product. 80% of the product is made up of recycled, end-of-life steel, which is a bi-product of the construction industry. Using recycled steel as a resource not only reduces the amount of landfill but also prevents the need to extract cast iron or steel from the earth. 

Their aim is to offer a full range of weighted fitness products, produced in Europe using this unique process, to revolutionize the way the fitness industry sources these items and also to have a positive impact on the environment. For their work and ambitions, Evergreen Barbell has recently been recognized and awarded a Green Apple Award at the Houses of Parliament, UK for our positive contribution.

The Evergreen Barbell Eco Grip Disc offers an eco-friendly fitness product that is equally affordable

Evergreen Eco Grip Disc - Versatile fitness tool for different exercise variations

The grip discs are well manufactured and feature a black satin, semi-gloss finish. The tough and durable urethane coating is easy to clean and kind to floors. It has also been impact and drop tested. Engraved weight identification also helps to find the right weight and won’t wear off after repeated use. The discs come in a range of 1.25, 2.5, 5, 10, 15, 20, and 25kg and you can purchase them as a set. 

They can be used as a versatile fitness tool, in a barbell workout, or by themselves. Easy-grip allows for quick changes to increase the weight or as a handle for exercise variations. Used as individual plates or stacked, they can feature in circuits, boot camps, Bodypump classes, and different other settings to tone the entire body. Evergreen Barbell Eco Grip Discs are a great option for clubs that are looking to go ‚green‘ and reduce their environmental impact but also for consumers who want to do the same with fitness tools used in their home workouts.


Here’s what the jury had to say about the Evergreen Barbell Eco Grip Disc:
"The Evergreen Barbell Eco Grip Disc as an eco-friendly fitness tool and its clever production concept using end-of-life steel are forward-thinking and worth highlighting. It is great to see that the fitness industry, as such a large sector in consumer sports, is taking steps towards a greener future."
ISPO Award Jury

5 reasons why the Evergreen Barbell Eco Grip Disc convinced the ISPO Award Jury:

  • Made with over 80% recycled product using end-of-life steel
  • patented production process and produced in Europe
  • Versatile and eco-friendly fitness tool that can be used for various workouts
  • Easy-grip handles for comfort
  • Tough and durable urethane coating, which is also kind to floor


Colors: Black
Components: End of life, waste steel. Pol Urethane, stainless steel, all sourced in UK

RRP: € 400 per set

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