INEOS TEAM UK ANNOUNCES TECHNOGYM AS OFFICIAL SUPPLIER
Technogym, the world’s leading supplier of Wellness and Fitness solutions, has today announced its appointment as the official fitness equipment supplier to INEOS TEAM UK.
INEOS TEAM UK was formed in 2018 to bring the 36th edition of the America’s Cup home to Britain, the competition is taking place in Auckland, 2021. INEOS TEAM UK is led by Sir Ben Ainslie, the most successful Olympic sailor of all time, as Team Principal and Skipper, and four time America’s Cup winner Grant Simmer as Team CEO. Combined, the team has 16 Cup wins and eight Olympic medals.
INEOS TEAM UK sailing team manager and three time America’s Cup winner, Jono Macbeth comments, “The introduction of the new AC75 class for the 36th Americas Cup has brought many changes, but one area that won’t differ is the need for huge amounts of human power on the boat, one of the biggest gains on race day will be winning the physical contest, the man-to-man battle, between the teams”.
INEOS TEAM UK will use the Technogym market-leading fitness equipment, Excite Top, to train upper body and improve fitness, muscular strength and endurance. With multiple training options, Excite Top is incredibly versatile in both design and functionality, enabling athletes to train specific muscle chains by changing the position of the rotating handles, varying the height of the hand cranks and adjusting the length of the telescopic arms.
“Everything below the water on the AC75 will be powered by battery, above the water it’s down to the crew to create power through grinding pedestals. Therefore, we are delighted to have Technogym supplying the team with the Excite Top, it’s a key piece of gym equipment that will enable the crew to work on their maximum strength development and increase cardiovascular levels whilst retaining analytical information to improve their ongoing performance”, adds Jono.
Craig Swyer, Technogym Marketing Director, commented on the announcement saying, “Technogym are delighted to be partnering with INEOS TEAM UK and supporting them in their challenge to bring the 36th America’s Cup home to Britain. The partnership with INEOS TEAM UK is one that aligns perfectly with Technogym’s position as the brand of choice by professional athletes, clubs and facilities”.
You can follow INEOS TEAM UK’s journey to the America’s Cup at www.ineosteamuk.com.