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Like with many of the world’s most notable companies, Technogym started in a garage. It was 1983, during the bodybuilding golden era, and Nerio Alessandri believed that physical activity had an even greater value for a person’s wellbeing than just making you look good. Together with his brother Pierluigi, he began to build innovative fitness equipment inside the family’s garage in Italy, laying the foundations for Technogym.

Over the years, the company has become one of the largest providers of fitness and sport equipment and digital wellness technology in the world, and has evolved into a company dedicated to helping people live healthier and happier lives.

“The vision initially was producing fitness and biomedical equipment of the highest quality, made in Italy. In 37 years, the vision and the mission have substantially evolved. From a factory striving for excellence, it has grown into a behemoth, which is looking to improve people’s lifestyle, through a total wellness solution,” says Claudio Bertozzi, Managing Director of Technogym Australia.

These days, Technogym fitness products are commonly found in fitness centres, hotels and private homes all over the world. All are made to the highest standards based on Italian design, and all are manufactured within the European Union. More recently, the company also engaged Italian architect and designer Antonio Citterio to create Technogym’s Personal Line, a range of luxury gym equipment which offer both function and beauty, which would willingly be displayed in the lounge rooms of designer homes thanks to their sculpturesque designs.

Over the years, Technogym has partnered with and supplied to many of the world’s top sporting teams and athletes, and for more than two decades, Technogym has been the official supplier for the Olympic Games. Ahead of the Gold Coast Commonwealth Games in 2018, Technogym forged a partnership with the Australian Institute of Sport (AIS), and the company designs bespoke fitness products aimed at training and testing professional and amateur athletes, specifically to AIS requirements. Some of these fitness products have also been used at the AIS to help train special forces soldiers in the Australian Defence Force.

Since the 1990s, Technogym has also collaborated with medical facilities around the world, and aided in scientific and medical research by designing products that meet medical testing requirements and enhance recovery for patients. In Australia in particular, Technogym has worked with Exercise and Sports Science Australia on research testing the effectiveness of certain types of movement in prostate cancer recovery.

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