Technogym Fitness Supplier to 2018 Commonwealth Games
The Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games have appointed Technogym as the official fitness equipment supplier.
The Commonwealth Games involve 70 countries, 6,600 athletes competing in 23 sport disciplines over an 11 day sporting event. The global audience for the games should be 1.5 billion. The contract effectively means that Technogym will supply equipment to the athlete’s village gym, performance centres and four smaller fitness studios across Queensland.
What Does This Mean For Athletes?
Athletes will have access to some of the best products in the market and the added advantage of Technogym is that athletes will be able to use the Mywellness cloud, the digital platform that enables them to connect to their own personal training program whilst away from home.
Key products Technogym will take to the Games include Skillrow, Skillmill and the Excite cardio range. See the Technogym range here.
Skillrow is the first indoor rower that trains both cardio and power, in fact the user can change the equipment mode from cardio to power by simply adjusting the resistance level. If it’s power you want then resistance can be set from low to high, for cardio levels the settings are from 1-10. Designers at Technogym have designed a rower that really mirrors what happens when you row on real water, this is called Aquafeel. This ensures that what you feel is very natural, developing your muscles but protecting your lower back. The Skillrow app also allows you to access dedicated rowing programmes.
Skillmill allows athletes to improve their power, speed, stamina and agility, all from one product. It includes a console, which allows you to track and store workouts. But what really excites users is the fact that this piece of equipment is operated and controlled by whoever is using it, there is no motor driving this equipment, the motor is the human being on it. If you work from the front of the deck then the pace gets quicker, if you move to the back it slows down. Multidrive technology allows you to adjust the resistance and you can use your smartphone to access training programmes.
The training facilities will also include 'Excite' a complete cardio range featuring Unity, the latest generation internet based interface which allows athletes to access their personal training programmes, via Technogym’s Mywellness cloud Kinesis.