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hand strengthening


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Welcome to Hand Health

We are your one stop shop for fitness products for your hands.  We use our hands for everything but rarely think about exercising them.

We break down the different conditioning aspects needed, such as strength, dexterity, coordination, limberness, and finger independence. We have selected various exercise tools based on the advice from certified hand therapists. Greg Irwin is the founder of Hand Fitness. He began this journey as a musician who started exercising his fingers to play the piano better. He is the creator of the Finger Fitness exercise program which was first published as the book Finger Fitness: The Art of Finger Control in 1988. Additional videos, Finger Fitness: The Art of Finger ControlFinger Fitness: The Complete Hand Workout and The Advanced Hand Workout followed.

about hand strengthening 

Everyone can benefit from hand strengthening, but seniors may notice the need for it the most.

For Seniors: Decrease the effects of aging and Stay active longer

You may not be a kid any more but that doesn’t mean you use your hands any less. You are still typing on the computer, playing sports, and performing everyday tasks like opening a jar, but your hands may not feel as young as they use to or perform like they use to. With age comes deterioration, especially if it is coupled with inactivity. Your quality of life may begin to stuff. Exercise has been a proven boost to people of all ages. Keeping active prevents muscle deterioration and atrophy. Why not include exercise for the part of the body we use the most – the hands?

Our Finger Fitness program and Hand Health products are designed to help seniors in the following ways. First, the Finger Fitness exercises are ideal for retaining fine motor skills by increasing the strength, coordination and dexterity of the fingers. They are fun and easy and can be done any time any where! Second, our other products can be helpful in building hand, wrist and forearm strength and in turn reducing the likelihood of stress, fatigue and injury.

helpful tools

For seniors looking to build strength, limberness, and dexterity.

This kit includes The Complete Hand Workout Video, Fiddllink, VARIGRIP, and The 7" POWER-WEB® Jr.

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"The amount of finger control you gain through the Finger Fitness program is invaluable to any guitarist, bassist, or keyboardist.”

—  Tom Mulhearn

- Guitar Player

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“I’ve been doing Finger Fitness exercises for over four years, mainly while I’m watching TV at night. If I jerk my hand the wrong way, I'll feel the shooting pain from arthritis, but other than that it doesn't bother me at all anymore.”

—  Carole, 60

- Arthritis

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“Individuals who have occupations or vocations that require increased proficiency and development of individual hand muscles could benefit from the Finger Fitness Program.”

—  Randi L. Schatz


How did Hand Health begin?

Greg Irwin first began developing his hand strengthening techniques while earning his degree in music education at Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. He and his wife Lorraine started Hand Health Unlimited in 1988, connecting products and programs to meet the qualifications of hand therapists and the needs of people just like you. 

What is hand health's mission?


Hand Health Unlimited is dedicated to hand strengthening. Our goals in designing and marketing our products are prevention, improvement, and rehabilitation.

What are the benefits of your products and programs?


All our products are designed to help you increase strength, coordination, and dexterity in your hands and fingers. At the same time, they can help you decrease the occurrence of injury, stress, and fatigue, all of which can have serious repercussions for your long-term hand health.

Who should use your products and programs?

Whether you’re a musician or a surgeon, a manual laborer or a stay-at-home parent, your hands are vital to the work you do each day. At Hand Health Unlimited, we are dedicated to helping you take the best care of your hands’ health. 



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