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ORLANDO, FL - March 21, 2016 - Technogym the leading producer of design and technology-driven fitness equipment and solutions today announced the launch of SKILLMILL, the first non-motorized product that combines Power, Speed, Stamina and Agility training. SKILLMILL is the ideal training solution for sports professionals and ‘every day’ athletes who are dedicated to their fitness and improving their sporting performance. Technogym will showcase SKILLMILL at IHRSA 2016, 35th Annual International Convention & Trade Show, March 21-24, Orange County Convention Center, South Building. Technogym Booth #2225.
As Official supplier to 5 Olympic Games and partner to the world’s best performing teams and athletes, Technogym has first-hand experience in the training methods and systems of thousands of worldwide sports champions in over 100 different disciplines. This know-how is at the heart of Athletic Performance Training, a new methodology that helps create high intensity workouts aimed to improve sports performance.
SKILLMILL MULTIDRIVE TECHNOLOGY
The MULTIDRIVE technology (patent pending) enables users to select different levels of reactive resistance, from zero to max. A simple gearshift switches the workout quickly from resistance-free running to an all-out sled push. The use of the Multidrive technology results in two main benefits for the SKILLMILL user:
Increased Metabolic Rate
By shifting gear to increase resistance, even power walking on the SKILLMILL will significantly increase the metabolic rate due to the extra effort required to move the treadmill.
Maximum Muscle Activation
According to EMG (Electromyography) studies conducted by Sports & Rehab Engineering Lab, University of Padova, Italy, there is a “significantly higher activation of the posterior chain, in particular glutes and hamstrings, compared to traditional treadmills.” The sled pushing exercise on the SKILLMILL delivers greater activation of the hip extensor muscles and the same level as glute-targeted exercises.
SKILLMILL optimizes the Athletic Performance Training methodology to:
- Expand Work Capacity – by focusing on using SKILLMILL for High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT), achieving the most effective results and benefits for Power, Speed, Stamina and Agility training.
- Enhance Abilities – this new training discipline improves the body’s ability to carry out complex and difficult movements that require neuromuscular coordination, from basic gradual progression, to advanced fundamental movements.
- Ensure Full Safety – preventing injury and avoiding health risks, resulting from poor posture, incorrect form and movement, are critical aspects of the Athletic Performance Training methodology and is embraced by SKILLMILL’s ergonomic design and the on-board console that displays vital health statistics.
SKILLMILL PRODUCT FEATURES
SKILLMILL is designed to train all the body’s energy systems in a single solution, from sprinting to power development, for efficient metabolic conditioning and is fully integrated within mywellness, the Technogym cloud based training platform.
SKILLMILL is operated and controlled by the force applied exclusively by the user. To speed up, one moves to the front of the surface and to slow down, one moves to the back. It is possible to accelerate quickly from a cold start to an athlete’s pace. An ideal solution for a sustainable facility, SKILLMILL helps reduce electricity costs and carbon footprint.
PERFORMANCE MONITORING AND TRACKING
SKILLMILL offers a range of connectivity options to maximize performance and results with complete safety, and is fully integrated within mywellness, the Technogym cloud based training platform. The solution includes a variety of training programs and tools to offer users training guidance, monitor and track results. Users can access training programs by scanning the SKILLMILL QR code or by downloading the mywellness app, and can monitor training parameters in real time from the on-board console. Alongside the specifically designed programs, SKILLMILL is also ideal for athletic training inspired classes or small group sessions.
DUAL HANDLE BAR
Used in combination with the MULTIDRIVE resistance, the DUAL HANDLEBAR enables users of different body sizes to assume the correct position for performing high pushes and low pushes, maximizing muscle activation.
Users can choose from a set of virtual training video programs to train individually or as part of a class.
HIGH QUALITY DESIGN AND MATERIALS
SKILLMILL has been designed to enable users to push their body to the limits with complete safety. By using the best quality components and materials, Technogym has created a product that goes well beyond the normal usage to ensure maximum durability and reliability.
Availability – SKILLMILL is now available for pre-order.
Founded in 1983, Technogym is the world’s leading 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 2,200 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 65,000 Wellness centers in the world are equipped with Technogym and 35 million users train every day on Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last five editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012 and has been appointed Official Supplier for Rio 2016.