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Expert in biomechanics
Associate Professor at the School of Medicine, Perugia University
Prof. Andrea Biscarini obtained the degree in physics in 1990 (110/110 summa cum laude) from the University of Perugia, and the Ph. D. degree in "Thermo-physical properties of materials" in 1994 from the University of L'Aquila. In 1995 he was awarded a research fellowship from the National Research Council (CNR). In 1997, he received the permanent position of researcher at the Engineering Faculty of Perugia University. Since 2006, he’s been Associate Professor at the Medicine Faculty of Perugia University.
Since 1999 Prof. Biscarini has been involved in teaching in engineering and medicine faculties, and postgraduate medical schools.
Prof. Biscarini is documented by more than 60 publications in peer-reviewed and indexed international journals and is mainly concerned with the following topics: a) innovative and smart materials for biomedical and environmental applications; b) biomechanics of physical exercise; c) innovative equipment for rehabilitation.
Since March 2003, Prof. Biscarini has been the coordinator of the “Applied Physics” Division within the “Laboratory of Movement and Sport Activities” of the University of Perugia. In 2005/2006 he is scientific coordinator of a relevant interest national research program (PRIN) funded by the Italian Research Ministry. Since 2009, he’s been in charge of the Section of “Medical, Environmental, and Epidemiological Physics” within the Department of “Surgical, Radiologic and Odontostomatologic Science” at the University of Perugia.
Medical Advisor, Technogym
After accomplishing his degree at Bologna University Medical School in 1981, Dr. Massarini specialised in Sport Medicine at Pavia University in 1985. Between 1985 and 1992 he has been team doctor in professional sports such as cycling, skiing and sailing in two America’s Cup campaigns.
Technogym Medical Director
In 1992, he joined Technogym as Medical Director. In his role, he’s contributed to the development of innovative exercise and rehabilitation equipment, as well as an educational programme organising more than 150 seminars on topics such as: functional assessment, cardio training, strength training, sport specific training, senior training, weight control programmes, pregnancy and exercise.
He has published extensively on exercise physiology.In 2002 - 2003, he served as a member of Emilia-Romagna Medical Commission to promote health plans for enhancing physical activity of the population.
Vitalia Reference Centre
Dr. Massarini is an active sportsman himself and in 2004, he started Vitalia – an innovative Medical Center in Turin. The main focus of the centre is on health screening and exercise therapy applied to cardiovascular, metabolic and orthopedic pathologies. Vitalia is also a reference centre for amateur athletes competing in skiing, triathlon, running and cycling in the north west of Italy. Dr. Massarini has also developed an innovative health screening for corporate employees aiming to promote exercise and best nutrition principles.
Scientific communication manager, Technogym
Dr. Silvano Zanuso is the Director of Technogym’s Medical & Scientific Department. He is also Visiting Professor at the Faculty of Science at the University of Greenwich in London.
Silvano has worked as a health consultant for various governments and public institutions. He has conducted conferences and educational programs in more than twenty countries. His work is published in numerous indexed journals. Silvano’s main scientific interest is the effect of physical activity and exercise on people with metabolic disorders.
Medical Scientific Research and Innovation Director, Technogym
Research & Innovation Director, Technogym First European to become Head Strength and Conditioning Coach in the NBA, with Toronto Raptors.
He worked for two of the most important European Basketball teams, Benetton Treviso and Virtus Bologna. As conditioning coach of the Russian Basketball team he won the European Championship and participated in the Olympic Games in 2008. He worked as consultant for the Latvian Team, CSKA Moscow and Fenerbahce Istanbul. He has been Italian basketball team Conditioning Coach for five years and responsible for physical preparation for the Italian Basketball Federation. Today he’s professor at the University of Padova and he’s President of EPCA (European Physical Conditioning Association).
Senior Master Trainer,Technogym
Global Master Trainer, Educator and business developer
Grant Powles is the Global Senior Master Trainer at Technogym, the Wellness Company. In his role he oversees teaching and education for trainers and fitness professionals across Technogym’s global network of Master Trainers.
A qualified sports therapist with a background in biomechanics, Grant possesses over 20 years of experience in the health, leisure and well-being industry. He began his career managing a number of gyms & fitness centres across the UK, building his knowledge, reputation and expertise in all aspects of training, member interaction and facility management.
After completing his qualifications in sports therapy & instruction, Grant moved into a consultancy role with Technogym, taking responsibility for the education & training of all staff, product development & testing, as well as new business development. In addition, he was the driving force & primary developer behind Technogym’s Interaction and education programmes.
In his current role with Technogym Grant is responsible for providing consultancy and bespoke training programmes for health club operators, companies, clinics and individual clients, incorporating all aspects of health and well-being including fitness, education, rehabilitation, nutrition and psychology.
Grant is also a personal trainer to celebrities, business leaders, high net worth individuals and models, building clients’ training plans around their personal goals and lifestyles to help them achieve their fullest potential.
Grant holds multiple diplomas spanning all aspects of health and leisure. He is a qualified teacher & lecturer, and has been a Technogym Senior Master Trainer for the past 12 years.
Grant also enjoys working alongside his partner to develop their own business promoting health product and supporting others develop businesses to do the same.
Functional Training Product Manager, Technogym
Henkjan Thoes, a Netherlands native, is Product Manager at Technogym headquarters and responsible for the development of new products and training concepts within Technogym’s Functional portfolio. He co-developed Kinesis, the OMNIA Functional training solution, and the most recent Technogym Functional Training product: SKILLMILL.
His Physiotherapy background, specialising in sports rehabilitation, provided him with a very pragmatic approach to the development of new functional training tools and methods. His work with renowned facilities, athletes and coaches all over the world has provided him with a deep knowledge of the global exercise industry including commercial fitness, personal training and sports performance.
Training, Programs & PT Network Manager
Dr. Francesco Bertiato received his Ph.D. in Exercise Science and Human Movement at the University of Verona in 2014, with a thesis entitled “The interaction between medications and exercise on blood glucose response in type 2 diabetic subjects”. His main scientific interest is on the study of the most effective training program to be prescribe in fitness and wellness facilities. He is currently the Training, Programs & PT-Network Manager at Technogym SpA. In his role, Francesco is currently managing the Technogym Personal Trainer Network, accounting thousands of exercise professionals all over the world with the aim of spreading out the Technogym Ability Training Philosophy.
Scientific Research Specialist, Technogym
Paolo Benvenuti received a PhD in Science of Physical Exercise and Human Movement, at the University of Verona. Title of Thesis: Innovative equipment and exercise modalities for anterior cruciate ligament rehabilitation.
Paolo Benvenuti has been working for more than 20 years in the Technogym Scientific Department and is responsible for the Development of cardio and strength equipment as well as software particularly regarding the biomechanical and physiological aspects. Speaker for Technogym Wellness Institute at technical trainings.
Mechanical Engineer MSc
Expert in Human Factors and Ergonomics
Master of Science in Mechanical Engineering in 2005 from the Polytechnic University of Bari and the first level master degree in Human Factors and Ergonomics science applied on environments, industrial products and organizations from the University of Florence.
He is a member and a speaker of S.I.E. (Italian Society of Human Factors and Ergonomics). At the Technogym Scientific Research Dept, he takes care primarily of the biomechanics and ergonomics design for the new product development process, applying the latest technologies in order to obtain the best results in terms of usability and overall performance. Lastly, he gave support for the scientific communication and new product induction.
Strength & Conditioning coach, Exercise Specialist
Ethan achieved his Degree in Sports Coaching and Exercise Science at the University of Brighton applying this knowledge through commercial fitness clubs and performance centers. He later progressed into sport performance development while finalizing his MSc in Strength & Conditioning at the University of Greenwich, Ethan worked with athletes and teams of all levels throughout a variety of sports applying bespoke coaching principles and programming.
Since joining Technogym in 2016, Ethan now works in the Scientific Research and Development team, applying scientifically based training methodologies into the health and fitness environment through both physical and digital interaction. Following his passion and interest in sport and fitness, Ethan has furthered his role by representing Technogym as an International Master Trainer providing structured exercise, training and testing content. Combining these roles he represents a complete experience facilitating both the development and the field based practical application of Technogym’s philosophy.