Thursday, March 7, 2019
The new fitness center will be equipped with state-of-the-art equipment supplied by Technogym and will increase by over 200 square feet from the previous facilities. The additional space will provide players with a wider variety of fitness equipment as well as more open space for functional movement exercise. Technogym is the gold standard for professional athletic training worldwide and has been official training equipment supplier to the last seven Olympic Games as well as official supplier to many professional teams and athletes in different sport disciplines.
"Technogym has been training champions for the past 30 years, including our legacy as the official equipment supplier to the past seven Olympic Games," said Nerio Alessandri, President and Founder of Technogym. "We are very proud to have been chosen by PGA TOUR to provide world class sports performance equipment and solutions for the elite TOUR players. This partnership represents a strong validation of our ongoing investment in R&D for our products, innovation and quality standards."
As the Official Supplier of the PGA TOUR Player Performance Centers, Technogym will outfit the fitness centers with the highest performing sports equipment including SKILLRUN Treadmills and SKILLTOOLS.
SKILLRUN allows TOUR players to perform traditional cardiovascular training and instantly transition to lower body power training. The Biofeedback feature provides the Player with real time feedback on their running efficiency to maximize results and minimize lower body overuse injuries. Sled pushing allows for lower body power development without the need for high risk exercises while simultaneously creating core activation. Additionally, there is an extreme incline feature allowing Players to train in a wide range of inclines. This helps with lower body strength and power development, while increasing the cardiovascular demand, and training up to a -3% decline simulating the downhill undulations they face on the course.
SKILLTOOLS are a variety of performance tools that create a wide range of training modalities for the players, for total body mobility, stability, and power development within their workouts, before a round of golf, or for recovery after a round of golf.
"We are excited about the next generation of fitness services that we will be able to provide for our athletes on the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions," said Andy Levinson, PGA TOUR Senior Vice President Tournament Administration. "These new and improved facilities coupled with our staff of world-class athletic trainers, physical therapists and chiropractors will allow us to meet the increasing demand of our athletes."
The fitness centers are part of the Player Performance Centers that travel to 62 events between the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions each year. The Centers are made up of two sets of semi-trailers (four total) that navigate the mainland and Canada each year, representing a considerable investment with a goal of providing a consistent and trusted training center for the players. In addition to two fitness centers for performance and training, players have access to two wellness centers dedicated to therapy and recovery. Each unit logs more than 24,000 miles annually.