Commando Camp is a London-based fitness accessories brand founded in 2016 by AK Alabi, a born and bred proud Londoner. A life-long fitness fanatic and enthusiast, AK always thrived from a young age competing at the top end of every sport he participated in; ranging from benchball and rounders in primary school, sprinting and football in high school and college, all the way to finding his truest love at university, in weight lifting.
It is through weight lifting that he genuinely understood the tangible progress that hard work, consistency and dedication would deliver. Especially when enjoyed. He was hooked, in fact freakishly obsessed with the gym and all things fitness and the pursuit of fitness excellence. An avid gym user, known for having three active gym memberships at one point, AK would periodically invest in weight lifting gloves and any other aide that would supposedly help to elevate his workouts to the next level, developing a ruthless but rewarding “one more rep” mentality and approach. He soon learned during his brutal lifting sessions how consistently inconsistent these so-called “aides” were at standing the test of time and resilience. They’d simply tear, shred, become disfigured and just fall apart after a couple of months. Even the big global brands followed suit, dancing to the rhythm of mediocrity.