3. The Ready State Story

Learn about how we began and where we are headed!

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Written by Juliet Starrett
Updated over a week ago

Discover how The Ready State began, who we are, and where we’re headed.

Our Story & Mission

The Ready State began as Mobility|WOD in 2008. At the time, we were the only company focused on improving movement and range of motion. And we were responsible for bringing the term “mobility” into the mainstream.

Over the next decade, we remained on the leading edge of movement, mobility, and recovery. We worked with Olympic gold medalists, UFC champions, and dozens of other pro sports organizations. And our work revolutionized how athletes think about human movement and athletic performance.

But at its core, our message was always focused on helping you be more ready…

…Ready for your next race. Ready for your next workout. Ready to run around with your kids.

Ready for anything life throws your way.

So in 2019, we left the name Mobility|WOD behind and became The Ready State.

Improving mobility and range of motion will always be at the heart of what we do at The Ready State. But as we like to say, your body is a complex “system of systems.” And that means a conversation about recovery that only focuses on mobility is incomplete. So by becoming The Ready State, we can now have a more complete discussion of other key topics — like sleep, downregulation, nutrition, and more.

Our Mission: Helping You #LiveReady

At The Ready State, our mission is to help you Live Ready. And we have three founding principles:

  1. It’s impossible to reach your full potential if you’re in pain, stiff, or tight. Yes, maintaining your body helps you play sports and exercise better. But your physical health also impacts your daily mental and emotional health. So getting in The Ready State can also help you be a better leader, employee, executive, or entrepreneur.

  2. Our work with elite athletes serves as the proving grounds for our methods. Most people don’t play professional sports. But if our methods help athletes at the highest levels, then they can work for anyone.

  3. Every human being should be able to perform basic maintenance on themselves. And with the right approach, people can resolve many of their aches and pains on their own — even if they’ve lingered for a long time.

Isn’t it time that you started to #LiveReady?

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