Technogym – the world leader company in fitness, wellness and athletic training products and digital solutions, reference brand for the global sports elite and Official Supplier to the last seven editions of the Olympic Games – confirms its title of Official Supplier of training equipment, digital solutions and expertise to Team Luna Rossa Challenge – Challenger to the 36th America’s Cup.
After having equipped Luna Rossa’s training facility in Cagliari, Technogym set up the Auckland training center in New Zealand with its latest and most innovative equipment for athletic preparation. Tailor-made training solutions in collaboration with Luna Rossa’s team for cardiovascular, strength, flexibility and rehabilitation training, fundamental for the team’s athletic training.
Max Sirena, Skipper and Team Director of Luna Rossa Prada Pirelli sailing team: “ Thanks to Technogym, here in Auckland we were able to set up the same gym we had in Italy, with all the equipment we need for our training. These new boats require a lot of aerobic effort and therefore a different type of training compared to the boats of 15/20 years ago. Technogym has helped us with this, developing a series of workouts in collaboration with our athletic trainer and allowing us to get to the races, which start tomorrow (15 January) in the best possible shape.“
Training with SKILL LINE, created thanks to the company’s long experience as Official Supplier to the last seven Olympic Games and the best athletes in the world, is fundamental to the team. The SKILL LINE collection includes SKILLRUN treadmill, SKILLBIKE, SKILLROW and SKILLMILL, a unique solution to train speed and power at the same time.
The Luna Rossa training centers also includes Technogym’s EXCITE equipment for cardio and resistance training, including TOP EXCITE providing the best possible cardiovascular training for the upper body. The cyclical arm movement is extremely effective in strengthening and toning the muscles as well as improving endurance, thus helping athletes to ensure that they are in optimal physical condition.
The wide range of products cardio and strength training offered by Technogym has enabled Luna Rossa team to train specific muscle groups used during their on-board manoeuvres, ensuring optimal results via a series of exercises completed in remarkable comfort
The partnership between Technogym and Luna Rossa stretches back to 1998. Over the past 20 years, Technogym has efficiently supported the Italian sailing team in its training program with the most innovative equipment, created thanks to the company’s longstanding expertise in world-class competitive sports.
When competing in the America’s Cup, every small detail and every second lost or gained can become critical for a tournament victory. Besides the technical quality of the boats – and Luna Rossa is a true Formula One racing car of the sea – the athletic condition of the team members plays a key role when it comes to competing in these tough and competitive races.
Luna Rossa and Technogym represent two great examples of Italian excellence, at the forefront of innovation, technology, sport and design.
The partnership with the prestigious Italian sailing team confirms once again Technogym’s positioning as the reference brand for the global sports elite. Besides being Official Supplier to the last seven editions of the Olympic Games, Technogym is also Official Supplier to some of the most prestigious national and international sports and football clubs including Juventus, Inter, Milan, Chelsea FC, Paris St. Germain among others.