VENICE, CA -- Mad Dogg Athletics (MDA), the owner of Peak Pilates, has purchased Hart Wood Inc., creators of the Root line of Pilates equipment.

“Hart Wood is an outstanding company with tremendous knowledge of the Pilates category and unsurpassed manufacturing ability and quality,” John Baudhuin, CEO of Mad Dogg Athletics Inc., said in a release from the company. “Hart Wood and Peak Pilates have worked together for the past 14 years. MDA’s investment in Hart Wood creates an exclusive relationship that will continue to provide a great platform for Peak Pilates continued growth and product development.”

Vic Hart, founder of Hart Wood Inc., said, “We are very excited about MDA’s investment in Hart Wood and the confidence they’ve shown in our ability to continue to manufacture the world’s best wood Pilates equipment. The mix of Peak Pilates distribution and sales network, Hart Wood’s production and manufacturing capabilities, and Mad Dogg Athletics’ support structure gives us the ability to serve the global Pilates community with superior quality and design.”

Hart Wood’s development of the world’s first complete line of Pilates equipment made from sustainable, eco-friendly bamboo has created a niche in the marketplace. Peak Pilates’ wood and Root’s bamboo equipment lines will be manufactured exclusively by Hart Wood and will be available exclusively through Peak Pilates worldwide distribution network.