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Journey Health buys UPWalker 

Journey Health buys UPWalker 

Mitch YoelRICHMOND, Va., and SAN DIEGO – Journey Health & Lifestyle Brands has acquired LifeWalker Mobility Products, the manufacturer and distributor of the UPWalker family of products. 

The acquisition, as well as additional growth capital for the combined companies, was funded by Peloton Equity and other existing investors in Journey Health, including Escalate Capital. 

“We are excited to bring LifeWalker's revolutionary UPWalker products into the Journey family,” said Journey Health CEO Mitch Yoel. “This acquisition will enable us to broaden and deepen our product portfolio with a world-class product line that can now scale using Journey’s robust marketing, sales and distribution channels. Ultimately, the two companies together allow us to positively impact more consumers’ lives and bring more value to our retail partners.” 

The UPWalker family of products includes the original UPWalker, UPWalker Lite and UPWalker Premium Lite. They’re all available online, as well as through health care providers and distributors throughout the United States, including Veterans Affairs. 

Journey Health has its roots in a partnership between Peloton Equity and Yoel, Harvey Diamond and Richard Kolodny, all formerly of Drive Medical, as well as Charles Valentine. Together, they acquired firstSTREET for Boomers and Beyond and relaunched it as Journey Health & Lifestyle in 2021.  

The company says it develops and distributes direct-to-consumer, premium mobility, sleep, comfort and safety products and services for seniors. 


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