Technogym and NASM/AFAA Announce Partnership with Launch of Approved Education Workshops

SOURCE: Technogym

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June 27, 2018  – TECHNOGYMthe leading producer of design, education, technology-driven wellness and fitness equipment and solutions, and the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) & Aerobics and Fitness Association of America (AFAA), the world-renowned provider of high-quality and scientifically rigorous Certified Personal Training Programs and group exercise certifications, are pleased to announce their partnership, which willincrease the variety of educational workshops available to personal trainers and instructors through NASM/AFAA.

Per NASM regulations, all certified trainers are required to undertake a recertification process, in which they must complete two Continuing Education Units (CEUs) every two years in order to ensure professional development and application of the most up-to-date fitness and health practices.

TECHNOGYM has developed in-depth product and wellness workshops approved by NASM for CEUs such as Kinesis One, SKILLMILL Introduction and SKILLROW Foundation. TECHNOGYM’s focus has been on creating high quality, smart technology infused, educational workshops that enhance personal trainers’ ability to enhance their client’s experience. TECHNOGYM plans on expanding it’s current educational workshop offerings with the guidance of NASM.

“NASM is very excited to partner with Technogym. Together we are committed to our leadership roles in the fitness industry, where we share a common philosophy of bringing innovative products and ideas to the marketplace. Ultimately, it’s our customers who benefit the most from our combined efforts to advance exercise and wellness into new and exciting directions. The open communication, collaborative spirit and loyal support we’ve received from Technogym is greatly appreciated and we look forward to a bright future together.”  - Laurie McCartney, President of Global Fitness and Wellness for Ascend Learning.

“TECHNOGYM is proud to partner with organizations that encourage continuing education in the fitness industry” said Nerio Alessandri, Founder and CEO of TECHNOGYM. “By expanding these continuing educational requirements to include TECHNOGYM’s industry leading research and innovative products, we are furthering our goal to improve people's quality of life though regular and safe physical exercise.”

This partnership reinforces NASM’s ability to ensure that personal trainers maintain competence, develop knowledge and skills, and enhance professionalism and judgment beyond the levels required for entry-level practices.

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About Technogym

Founded in 1983, Technogym is a world leading international 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 2,000 employees and 14 branches globally, Technogym is present in over 100 countries. More than 80,000 Wellness centers and 200,000 private homes in the world are equipped with Technogym. Technogym was the official supplier for the last six editions of the Olympic Games: Sydney 2000, Athens 2004, Turin 2006, Beijing 2008, London 2012, Rio 2016 and PyeongChang 2018.

About National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM):

Now in our 30th year, the National Academy of Sports Medicine has been world-renowned for the quality of our personal trainers and the scientific rigor of our program. NASM offers a Certified Personal Training program, with 4 learning packages available. And NASM specializations can take your personal training skills to a whole new level. NASM courses were developed using our proprietary Optimum Performance Training™ (OPT™) model, a system based on scientific, evidence-based research. These courses maximize your skills and ability to help your clients excel beyond ordinary expectations, while improving your career opportunities.

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