IHRSA 2017, The International Health Racquet and Sports Club Association held its annual conference in Los Angeles a few weeks ago (March 2017). IHRSA is dedicated to making the world a healthier place through exercise and Technogym used the conference to launch its new SKILLROW.
Technogym was founded in 1983 and its vision is to be a world leader in wellness solutions. More than 35 million people regularly exercise on Technogym equipment in over 100 countries. Customers include ordinary people like you and me using Technogym equipment in our home gyms, health clubs, military bases, sports associations and medical centres.
Some noticeable firsts for Technogym include the MyRun home treadmill that was the first to integrate a treadmill, an app and a tablet.
Technogym was the official suppler for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympic games and also played a leading role in the Rio 2016 games and was also the official supplier to other games-Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006 and Beijing 2008. In all Olympic games Technogym has provided elite athletes with state of the art equipment and technology.
SKILLROW is an indoor rower unique as it improves anaerobic power, aerobic capacity and neuromuscular abilities. It aims to create the feeling of rowing on water. With AQUAFEEL the resistance is not immediate but gradual, the movement becomes fluid and the backlash effect on the lower back is reduced. AQUAFEEL allows the resistance to be more gradual creating a fluid movement so stress on your back is reduced whilst your muscles get a great workout.
This is at the heart of SKILLROW and helps to improve sports performance. Thanks to MULTIDRIVE technology (patent pending) users can add further resistance on top of air resistance so that you can change the cardiovascular aspect of the rower to power training by just adjusting the resistance level. The SKILLROW app also enables the user to access a number of training programmes, track results and help build performance. Some have described this as like having a virtual cox with you.
SKILLROW can be easily stored as it is easily dismantled into two parts. Despite this ease its is completely stable, due to its compact design it will not move during a workout. As you would expect from Technogym the SKILLROW makes all settings easy to reach from an ergonomic seated position.
The Unity Self SKILLROW App allows you to create races between teams and monitor team and individual performance.
There is also the Unity Self With Team Beats App for trainers who can set up and manage all aspects of a team’s performance and track all data produced.