Creating a new Centre of Excellence within the already sector-leading Powerbase strength and conditioning gym, Technogym’s first step was to refurbish the facility. Powerbase, one of the country’s largest strength and conditioning gyms, provides an environment where training, recovery and rehabilitation can all be accessed under one roof. Everyday Olympians, Paralympians and Loughborough University’s elite squads from a multitude of sports train in the facility.
In addition to the state of the art equipment, Technogym will also support research carried out by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences as well as providing placement and internship opportunities for Loughborough University students. Jo Simpson, Loughborough Sport’s Commercial Director, said: “As the global leading university in sport we are proud to be entering a partnership with Technogym for our new Centre of Excellence. Our reputation is built upon research, performance and a history of pushing boundaries, all of which have allowed us to achieve sporting excellence over the last 100 years. Looking to the future, this unified partnership is designed to develop the next level of athlete performance and consolidate our position at the pinnacle of global sport”.