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Technogym Innovation Forum, the latest innovations presented in Shanghai

On October 18th Technogym hosted its first Innovation Forum in Shangai, an event dedicated to the most important Chinese fitness and wellness operators as well as opinion leaders from the hospitality, real estate and medical sector. Within Technogym’s international footprint – 80.000 wellness centers and 300.000 private homes in over 100 countries are equipped by Technogym – China represent a key market for the company. Technogym’s brand positioning within the luxury lifestyle space will also take to the event celebrities like Wu Chun a popular singer & actor in Asia, world canoeing champion - Xu Yaping, Asia indoor cycling championship winner – Huang Dongyan, and a national triathlon icon Wang Hongjian.
After being Official Supplier to the Beijing 2008, Technogym is today market leader in China and official supplier to important club chains like Will’s Fitness & Alexander Heath, prestigious hotels like Bvlgari, W, & Rosewood etc, and medical facilities as Cooper Health.

Innovation Forum: the stages of Technogym innovation

Innovation has always represented the key Technogym growth factor. Key milestones of the company innovation history include:

  • 1996 Technogym launched the first software system to manage training at the gym,
  • 2003 the first TV screen integrated into fitness equipment
  • 2007 the first online fitness equipment
  • 2012 the first cloud platform in the fitness industry

Starting from its innovation DNA, within the Shanghai Innovation Forum, at the presence of the Founder and CEO, Nerio Alessandri, Technogym will showcase latest product innovations, new digital technologies as well as engaging new training experiences.

Mywellness Digital Platform

Since its launch in 2012 Technogym’s Mywellness Platform has become the market reference for connected wellness and today features 15,000 connected fitness and wellness facilities around the world with more than 10 million users. Mywellness is the only platform in the industry allowing end users to enjoy a fully personalized experience (training program, data and content) throughout the entire club journey both on the gym floor, during specific classes (cycling, rowing, heath rate and many others) and outdoors.

SKILLATHLETIC Training

SKILLATHLETIC Training is the new training method developed by Technogym thanks to its long experience as Official Supplier to the last 7 editions of the Olympic Games and its collaboration with the best teams and sports champions in all the world. The method, developed by Technogym’s Scientific Research with the help of the best coaches and sports trainers, aims at improving athletic performance and offers a wide range of workouts based on the four SKILLATHLETIC TRAINING key abilities, Power, Agility, Speed & Stamina, that can be performed at different scales of difficulty which allow people with varied levels of physical preparation to participate in the same training class.
Key elements of the new SKILLATHLETIC training, besides the training method and the dedicated interior design, are the SKILL LINE products, Technogym’s line dedicated to sports performance which includes

  • SKILLRUN, the innovative treadmill conceived for sport performance
  • SKILLMILL, the unique non-motorized solution to train speed and power at the same time
  • SKILLBIKE, the one and only indoor bike with real gears taking indoor the outdoor cycling experience
  • SKILLROW, the rowing solution perfectly reproducing the water feeling

Let’s Move for a better World

In conclusion, Nerio Alessandri shared it’s vision on wellness as both a social and economic opportunity for China and for the entire world. 25 years ago, when the industry was dominated by the stereotypes of fitness and body building, Alessandri defined the concept of wellness a new lifestyle made of regular physical exercise, healthy nutrition and positive mental approach.

In 2014, Technogym launched its global campaign Let's Move for a Better World in line with its mission. The initiative aims to raise community awareness of sedentariness and obesity while promoting exercise as an ideal way to combat them. Today wellness has become a dominant trend all over the world and it represents a unique opportunity for Government, Companies and Citizens to build a better world starting from people’s health.

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