Our Story

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Our Vision
Founded in 2016 by Brooklyn, New York based designer Johna Marshall; Optimal Human was started as a Brazilian Jiu Jitsu No-Gi & Compression Wear company.  Her husband and business partner Frank Marshall is a Renzo Gracie Black Belt..

Our History
Our original vision was to make practical functional compression wear that would withstand rigorous training sessions and washings without breaking the bank of our customers. Johna noticed a gap in the market after replacing Franks workout wear that had been stolen from the local laundry. Optimal Human later evolved into an athletic wear company that makes straight forward workout wear that specializes niche sports activities with gear that is specifically tailored to solve problems for each competitive discipline.

Our Values
Our core constant desire is do everything possible to optimize ourselves as humans. We do that by creating intelligent designs with technical features in all of our products.  Optimal Human's mission is to make all athletes better through passion, design and the relentless pursuit of innovation.