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Matrix Fitness Announces Partnership with Strength and Conditioning Mogul Boyd Epley

SOURCE: Matrix Fitness

COTTAGE GROVE, Wis. (September 8, 2020) – Matrix Fitness announced a new partnership today with Boyd Epley, the trailblazer for modern strength and conditioning and recently retired Assistant Athletic Director for Strength and Conditioning at the University of Nebraska. 

Epley joins the US Matrix team after an award-winning career as the first paid strength and conditioning coach in collegiate athletics. During a decorated 50+ year-career in the field, he pioneered the “Husker Power” Strength and Conditioning Program for Sports Performance at the University of Nebraska, setting the gold standard for other universities to follow and positively impacting millions of athletes as a result. Epley also founded the National Strength and Conditioning Association, which has certified over 60,000 strength coaches.

“I am very pleased to welcome Boyd Epley onto our team as a Matrix Brand Ambassador, and I see this partnership as a proud moment for our company,” said Kent Stevens, Executive Vice President of  Commercial Sales for Matrix Fitness. “Boyd thinks big and has always been committed to helping others be great. Our missions align, making this relationship a perfect match.”

In retirement, Epley’s legacy as The Godfather of Strength & Conditioning lives on as he continues to dedicate time to athletes and their improved performance, develop big ideas and create partnerships to innovate accordingly.

“Matrix has great potential for growth in the [performance training] market,” said Epley. “I think we can make a huge impact with this partnership by taking advantage of the things I’ve learned in my 50+ years to help athletes build muscle.”

Epley is recognized as the first paid strength and conditioning coach, along with numerous other achievements such as the first ever recipient awarded the National Strength Coach of the Year Award (1980) and induction into the USA Collegiate Strength Coaches Hall of Fame (2003). His industry affiliations include NSCA, CSCCa and more.

About Matrix Fitness

Matrix Fitness ( is the fastest-growing commercial brand in the world and is the commercial brand of Johnson Health Tech. Matrix offers a complete portfolio of cardiovascular, group training and strength training equipment for fitness and strength training facilities. 

About Johnson Health Tech

Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), Taiwan, is among the world’s largest and fastest-growing fitness equipment manufacturers and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including Matrix, Vision and Horizon. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment. JHT’s global management headquarters is based in Taichung, Taiwan, with global product development, marketing and engineering based in Cottage Grove, Wis.

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