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History

Our major milestones
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1983

Nerio Alessandri founds TECHNOGYM, combining his passion for technology (TECHNO) and for sports (GYM). He designs and builds his first machine in his garage at the age of 22. 

1984

Just one year after being founded, TECHNOGYM develops and launches the Isotonic Line, the first full line for strength training.

1986

Unica is launched, the first product designed for domestic use: a complete gym which needs just one square meter, which soon becomes a status symbol and an icon of Italian design worldwide.

End of the ’80s

TECHNOGYM launches a partnership campaign in the world of football and Formula 1, becoming an official supplier of equipment for the athletic training of some of the biggest football clubs (including A.C. Milan), globally renowned sportsmen (like Formula 1 drivers Ayrton Senna and Michael Schumacher) and major international sporting events (1990 Football World Cup).

1990

TECHNOGYM invents the CPR (Constant Pulse Rate) system. For the first time, training intensity is automatically regulated by the user’s heart rate.

1992

TECHNOGYM introduces the first equipment for rehabilitation in its product range, opening a new market segment.

1996

The Wellness System is created, the first solution in the world for managing training, which allows users to automatically activate TECHNOGYM machines thanks to the portable TGS Key and to keep track of their program and training data. The TGS Key can be considered as the first wearable device in the world, well before the revolution of the mobile.

2000

TECHNOGYM is chosen as the Official Supplier of the Olympics for the first time. In Sydney more than 10,000 athletes train using TECHNOGYM equipment.

2002

TECHNOGYM launches the Wellness TV: the first TV screen integrated in a piece of fitness equipment.

2002

Nerio Alessandri creates the Wellness Foundation, a non-profit organization for researching and promoting Wellness as a social opportunity. One of the Foundation’s main projects is the Wellness Valley, whose goal is to create the first international Wellness district in Romagna to enhance people’s quality of life and wellbeing.

2007

Visioweb is created, the first piece of fitness equipment connected to the web.

2010

TECHNOGYM opens the first Stores in Milan, New York and Moscow.

2012

MyWellness cloud is launched – the first cloud platform in the fitness and Wellness sector which offers users the possibility to access their personal program anywhere and at any time and allows fitness and Wellness operators to connect with their customers, using a web and mobile system, inside and outside the gym.

2012

On September 29, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano and former President of the USA Bill Clinton, the TECHNOGYM Village is unveiled, the first Wellness campus in the world, which features TECHNOGYM’s headquarters, the research center, the factory and the Wellness center, and is open to customers, partners and influencers from all over the world.

2014

TECHNOGYM launches the first edition of ‘Let’s Move for a Better World’, the social campaign aimed at reducing obesity and sedentariness. Thanks to the TECHNOGYM Ecosystem, fitness and Wellness club customers around the world can donate their movement for a good cause.

2015

TECHNOGYM is the headliner at Expo Milano 2015 with the ‘Let’s Move & Donate food’ campaign which, thanks to equipment connected to the TECHNOGYM app, allows visitors to turn performed movement into meals donated to countries affected by malnutrition.

2016

TECHNOGYM is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange on May 3.

2016

TECHNOGYM is chosen for the sixth time as the Official Supplier of the Olympics, held in Rio.