37 birthday candles. For those who started out in those years, the Technogym's adventure seems like a blink. Everything took place in a garage in Calisese, nearby Cesena, when a young man of just 22 years old, full of enthusiasm and with lots of dreams designed and built piece after piece the very first gym equipment that made the history of fitness first, and of Wellness later.
That young man is Nerio Alessandri, supported by his brother Pierluigi and a small team of people, most of whom still work in the company.
If it is true that every large company was born from the vision of an entrepreneur, at the same time the people that are chosen are the most important resource to enable him to achieve that vision.
It is with the Hack Squat, which allowed to perform squats in a safely and guided way, that Technogym was born in 1983. A company that owes its name to Alessandri's passion for technology (techno) and for sport (gym). Since the very first models, all the machines have been the synthesis of technology and style, functionality and efficiency, creativity and design – combinations that are well-known as Made in Italy.
Therefore, if Nerio Alessandri's dream was to move the world, today we can say that that dream has become reality. Today 50 million people in 100 countries train with Technogym’s equipment in 80 thousand wellness centers and from 400.000 private homes around the world.