Boflex Inventor Bio
Dosho Tessema Shifferaw was born the son of Major General Shiferaw Tessema who served under Emperor Haile Selassie’s Ground forces and the Genet Military Academy. Dosho came to America when he was 19 years old with just $500 in his pocket and supported himself as a cab driver while attending San Francisco City College. As a frustrated student Dosho worked endless hours trying to build the perfect ergonomically correct chair. While brainstorming to complete this Student Project Dosho was frustrated and frantically trying to find the solution to his problem picked up a metal rod and bent it around his head.
At this very moment the invention of one of the most well known pieces of fitness equipment in the world (The Bowflex) was born. Dosho immediately patented this idea but struggled with fitness equipment manufacturers to market his idea and soon began marketing this product to consumers. After many failed attempts to the closed minded, vision lacking manufacturers Dosho found much success. Eventually Dosho brought the Bowflex to market leading his invention to a very successful IPO under the name of the Direct Focus Group. With sales topping over 3 billion dollars from the Bowflex DFXI sold its rights to The Nautilus Group. The Nautilus Group Continues to manufacture and market primarily through infomercials and retailers world wide.
Dosho has 16 patents on his non-conventional home gym that used pulleys and cables, instead Dosho created the Bowflex to use a combination of polymer rods to create constant resistance or tension. The machines are marketed as a complete home gym taking much less space than the traditional weight machines taking up much less physical space.
Dosho will be known as the man that changed the Fitness Equipment Industry with his Bowflex Exercise Machine but don’t be confused this was just one of many inventions that Dosho’s legacy will be credited with.
Months after the 2010 BP Oil Spill in the Gulf of Mexico Dosho founded SOOLPS or The Shifferaw Oil Ocean Leak Prevention System, SOOLPS, guaranteed to put both environmentalists and oil companies at ease. SOOLPS is designed to funnel oil from any leaking or ruptured deep sea oil rig. It acts to guide the leaking oil to its designated area without harming the environment, sea life and ocean.
Dosho Tessema Shifferaw was an inventor, father and a humanitarian and will be missed by all.
Thank you Doshu for all of you inventions and for changing Exercise Equipment, Being a humanitarian, philanthropist and a Good Man.
– The Staff at EverythingFitnessEquipment.com
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