The PGA TOUR and Technogym – the world’s leading producer and designer of technology-driven smart connected fitness equipment and the official equipment provider of seven recent Olympic Games – have announced a multi-year partnership designating Technogym as an Official Supplier of the PGA TOUR Player Performance Centers.
“We are very proud to have been chosen to provide fitness equipment for the PGA TOUR,” said Nerio Alessandri, Founder and CEO of Technogym. “This important achievement is an acknowledgment of our commitment to research and innovation in developing smart connected products and maintaining quality standards. Technogym is the reference brand for the world’s most successful sport teams and elite athletes, and we look forward to building a lasting relationship with the PGA TOUR.”
Technogym was chosen for its unique and technologically advanced training solutions and digital technologies. When it comes to elite athlete training, Technogym has developed SKILL LINE, a specific product range for athletic performance training that combines both cardio and power training in a single solution.
The Player Performance Centers include four traveling fitness and wellness centers with two dedicated to performance and training and two dedicated to therapy and recovery. Each Player Performance Center will be equipped with SKILLRUNs, an innovative performance treadmill designed for both fitness training and rehabilitation. As a result of a new innovative technology known as MULTIDRIVE (patent pending), the SKILLRUN is both a motorized and non-motorized treadmill which allows it to be instantly changed from cardiovascular training to power training. This technological innovation also allows for the SKILLRUN to be used for physical therapy assisting players in rehabilitative and preventative care.
The SKILLRUN is a performance tool for both professional golfers and golf enthusiasts alike. The sled push option on the SKILLRUN can be used by golfers to increase core stability as well as lower body strength and power.
“We are excited to bring a globally recognized fitness equipment brand like Technogym to the PGA TOUR,” said Brian Oliver, Executive Vice President Corporate Partnerships at the PGA TOUR. “Since first being introduced on TOUR in 1985, the Player Performance Centers have become an extremely popular and important benefit for our members. As training regimens continue to advance in golf, Technogym will help ensure the needs of these world-class athletes are being met.”
About the PGA TOUR Player Performance Centers: The PGA TOUR Player Performance Centers are a mobile fitness and therapy center, used by players each week on the PGA TOUR and on PGA TOUR Champions. The facilities are staffed by professional physical therapists, chiropractors, and athletic trainers who assist players in rehabilitative and preventive care, as well as personal conditioning and stretching programs. The trailers contain state-of-the-art fitness and therapy equipment. There are two sets of trailers (4 total semi-trailers) that navigate the country each year, representing a tremendous investment with a goal of providing a consistent and trusted training center for professional golfers. The Player Performance Centers have been on TOUR since 1985.
About PGA TOUR: By showcasing golf’s greatest players, the PGA TOUR engages, inspires and positively impacts our fans, partners and communities worldwide.
The PGA TOUR co-sanctions more than 130 tournaments on the PGA TOUR, PGA TOUR Champions, Web.com Tour, PGA TOUR Latinoamérica, Mackenzie Tour-PGA TOUR Canada and PGA TOUR Series-China. Members on the PGA TOUR represent the world’s best players, hailing from 25 countries (88 members are from outside the United States). Worldwide, PGA TOUR tournaments are broadcast to more than 1 billion households in 226 countries and territories in 23 languages. Virtually all tournaments are organized as non-profit organizations to maximize charitable giving. In 2017, tournaments across all Tours generated a record of more than $180 million for local and national charitable organizations, bringing the all-time total to $2.65 billion.
The PGA TOUR's web site is PGATOUR.COM, the No. 1 site in golf, and the organization is headquartered in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
About Technogym: Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading international supplier of technology and design driven products and services in the Wellness and Fitness industry. Technogym provides a complete range of cardio, strength and functional equipment alongside a digital cloud-based platform allowing consumers to connect with their personal wellness experience anywhere, both on the equipment and via mobile when outdoors. With over 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 80,000 Wellness centers in the world are equipped with Technogym and 40 million users train every day on Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for seven of the last editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.