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Technogym Announces Partnership with Michael Johnson Performance

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DALLAS, TX (September 25, 2019) -- Michael Johnson Performance (MJP), the worldwide leader in athletic performance training, has partnered with TECHNOGYM, the world’s leading designer and producer of technology-driven smart connected sports performance equipment and the official equipment provider of seven editions of the Olympic Games, to supply equipment and solutions to enhance the offerings of what is widely considered to be one of the leading athletic performance training facilities in the world.

Technogym has been our performance brand of choice for years, and to collaborate on this level allows us to offer more dynamic, interactive programs for our clients,” said Lance Walker, Executive Vice President of the MJP.  “We have always recognized the next-level capabilities of Technogym and are excited to utilize these features to help improve the performance of athletes from around the world.”

MJP was founded by Olympic gold medalist and Dallas native Michael Johnson to provide innovative training to athletes of all levels – from young to pro -- based on years of research and scientific data. The company is known for providing training and sports medicine services to professional athletes and Olympians from around the world. MJP provides in-season and off-season training programs, biomechanical analysis, and injury prevention programs for athletes to maintain superior levels of athletic performance. Technogym’s state-of-the-art, connected smart equipment allows staff to more fully integrate wellness programs both on-and off-site.

“We are proud to be selected as the preferred equipment provider for Michael Johnson Performance, known worldwide for its remarkable athletic performance training and dedication to the highest levels of sport performance,” said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym.

The SKILL LINE range is the only group of products on the market for sports performance and training designed for professional Athletes. 

  • SKILLRUN - the elite running machine with features perfect for Athletes includes BIOFEEDBACK for tracking ground contact time, flight time, propulsion time, stride length, and strides per minute.  This gives Athletes and their coaches the ability to ensure that they run with the highest possible efficiency in order to improve performance while reducing the chance of injury
  • SKILLBIKE - features such as “Real Gear Shift”, and “Pedal Printing”, along with embedded cardiovascular testing and training programs based on the best training parameters in the world of elite cycling the SKILLBIKE is a must for cyclists of every and all levels.  Designed for sports performance, it gives the ability to train at a constant resistance. 
  • SKILLROW - allows for higher intensity training with no impact on the lower body, so Athletes can build upper body strength and endurance which is important to improving posture and reducing injury.  
  • SKILLMILL - training tool perfect for sprint work, higher intensity training, and top end speed training, as well as activating the core musculature, and the posterior chain (glutes, hamstrings, calf complex).   

MJP’s headquarters facility in Dallas, Texas will also be used as a professional reference site for Technogym, hosting visits with athletes and trainers. Future collaborations include co-branded training programs, education content, and more.

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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 the last seven editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.

About Michael Johnson Performance

Michael Johnson Performance, with its global headquarters in McKinney, Texas, is known as the worldwide leader in athletic performance training. Founded by Dallas native and Olympic gold medalist Michael Johnson, MJP provides innovative training programs to young athletes, age 6-18, off-season training programs to professional athletes in all major sports, and consulting services to professional teams and Olympic Committees around the world.

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