Company signed exclusive-supplier contract for first Olympics in history to take place in South America
CITY, STATE – date, 2016 – Technogym, the world’s leading wellness and fitness company, is the exclusive fitness equipment supplier for all athletic preparation centres for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games. For Technogym, internationally recognised as setting the standard in the sector of technology for athletic preparation, rehabilitation and wellness, this is the sixth Olympic experience after Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008 and London 2012.
In Rio, Technogym will provide a full range of equipment for the main training centre (approximately 21527 sq feet at the Olympic Village in Barra da Tijuca open to all athletes taking part to the Games. It will also equip 15 centres and warm up areas specifically designed for the different disciplines at the competition venues including the Aquatics centre, the Olympic golf course and the Tennis centre amongst others.
Around 1000 pieces of the best training equipment will be made available, fully integrated with the Mywellness cloud digital platform enabling the athletes to stay connected to their own personal training programme directly on the equipment itself and via their mobile devices.
In the gym areas, athletes will find cutting-edge solutions such as the new SKILLMILL(TM), designed for Athletic Performance Training, and the only non-motor-driven functional training product which combines power, speed, stamina and agility exercises in one solution. Athletes will also be able to train on Excite line products, a complete range of cardiovascular equipment (treadmills, exercise bikes, cross-trainers) featuring UNITY(TM), the latest generation Android interface, designed to ensure an intuitive, engaging and personalized workout experience. To complete the array of equipment, Kinesis, with Technogym’s patented technology, will allow athletes to explore the freedom of 360° movement to accomplish exercises aimed at improving balance, flexibility and posture; as well as a complete set of products for strength and power training.
In addition, Technogym will provide a team of 50 professional athletic trainers to support the athletes, and all related services (gym layout, installation and technical services).
This year Technogym will accompany a team of international athletes to the Olympics, who have chosen Technogym to partner with as they prepare for the competition. The Rio 2016 Technogym Ambassadors include:
- Sanya Richard-Ross, American 5-time Olympic medalist and one of the most decorated female track and field Olympians of all time
- Carlotta Ferlito, the young Italian gymnast winner of one silver and two bronze medals in London 2012
- Elisa Di Francisca, renowned defending fencing champion, with a gold medal won in London 2012
- Gregorio Paltrinieri, current 1500 metres freestyle world record holder
- Rafael Nadal, international tennis star who has also just built his tennis academy equipped with the latest Technogym products
“We are very proud to have been chosen for the 6th time as the official supplier of the Olympic Games. This important achievement represents a victory for the whole Technogym team and a strong validation of our products, innovation and quality standards”, said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym. “Rio 2016 will also represent a unique social opportunity to promote wellness in Brazil and across Latin America and to get an increasing number of people interested in regular physical exercise”.