You will need to have your idea legally protected by getting a patent and trademark it. Then you can start promoting it to the rest of the world.
Once you have done this, then some ways of promoting it are:
-Create a video
-Write an article
-Present at various fitness workshops, seminars and conventions (you can do it also as a vendor)
-If you think your idea/workout routine/equipment is great and unique then have some research study/studies back it up in order to give you even stronger credibility. This will help you with the promotion and acceptance of your idea by the rest of the fitness industry.
I hope this helps. Good luck!
Harris has some valid point; however, a patent is a very difficult process Trademarks are easier to obtain and to protect.
In a market like ours where you are ‘out there’ for all to see, there will be those who do not respect your intellectual property. It is easy to get away with because most people do not have the resources to even find the offenders. But a trademark will ensure that people cannot use your name to promote.
Also, one of my former bosses introduced a simple product to market for mass production. If it’s a piece of equipment, you can expect to spend up to $100,000 between protoyping, supply chain management, manufacturing, etc. before you are anywhere near the ability to go into production / marketing.
Check out the book, “Bankable Business Plan.”
Hello Mike Ludens,
You will need legal counsel to protect your idea and yourself. Make a prototype with the date on it so you have some sort of proof as being the creator. Witnesses to your idea, who you trust, is another way to prove your creation as your own original idea.
Best of luck to you. Please let us know how you do when this is all sorted out. I look forward to seeing your idea; maybe on Shark Tank?
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.