Team Matrix - Sporting Partnerships
Matrix Fitness is proud to partner with several sporting individuals and teams. By working in collaboration with this sporting talent, we aim to inspire and motivate people to participate and achieve their goal; whether that is general fitness, weight loss, or winning competitions.
Derby County Football Club
Matrix is the proud fitness equipment partner of Derby County Football Club and, as such, has supplied ‘The Rams’ with gym equipment for use by Derby County’s first team as well as their Academy players.
Matrix fitness equipment installed at Moor Farm is used for strength and conditioning work, as well as for rehabilitation programmes for injured players. The equipment includes treadmills specially adapted to lessen joint impact and functional training equipment designed to strengthen the core muscles and the synergistic muscle groups not normally strengthened during match training.
“The gym equipment we have at Moor Farm Training Ground has enabled us to improve our rehabilitation programmes of injured players, without any doubt. The range of quality equipment allows us to be more functional and specific to the demands of football and our individual players. We feel the equipment plays a pivotal role in limiting the number of injuries our players pick up, as well as reducing their time out of action.”
Northamptonshire County Cricket Club
Matrix Fitness is thrilled to be sporting partners with Northamptonshire County Cricket Club. The Sports Performance Centre has been transformed into a 'Powered by Matrix' facility. With the highly complex and demanding cricket schedule within County Cricket, the importance to endure fitness and ability at optimum level is imperative.
Matrix was able to consult with Head of Strength and Conditioning David Sutton on an innovative training facility to improve the continued performance and rehabilitation of the teams including the successful T20 Steelbacks at the County Ground.
"Matrix has a growing reputation in supporting performance sport and their willingness to embrace innovation made them the ideal partners. We look forward to being part of the Matrix family." David Sutton, Head of Strength and Conditioning
Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club
Matrix Fitness have been an official supplier to Wigan Warriors for over three years, providing fitness equipment for the Club’s world-class training facility.
Wigan Warriors are a Club with the proudest tradition in the sport of Rugby League having won the league 19 times, the Challenge Cup on 20 occasions and being crowned World Club Champions three times.
The Warriors have the biggest fan base in the country, play out of the magnificent DW Stadium, are equipped with world-class training facilities, possess a number of superstar players, are widely reputed for their impressive youth development system and are backed by some of Europe's most successful businesses.
The partnership continues to prosper as Wigan Warriors and Matrix Fitness go from strength-to-strength.
Women's Sport Trust
Matrix Fitness and the Women's Sport Trust announced a new partnership in 2014, to raise the profile of role models in women's sport in the UK. The partnership aims to increase the profile of female sporting role models and encouraging girls to take part in sport.
Women's Sport Trust co-founder, Jo Bostock, commented: " We're keen to move the perception of women's sport from worthy to irresistible and are thrilled that an organisation like Matrix Fitness has chosen to partner with us to help make this happen. We've been extraordinarily impressed by all they have acheived in the area of women's cycling in recent years and hope that together we can bulid on this progress by positvely engaging with many other sports and athletes at all levels."
We are delighted to continue our support for women's cycling in 2015, and our role as title sponsor for Matrix Fitness, for the sixth consecutive year. The ten-strong team of female cyclists includes double Olympic gold medallist, Laura Trott OBE, alongside Lucy Martin, Elinor Barker, Molly Weaver, Harriet Owen, Mel Lowther, Jessie Walker, Sara Olsson, Christina Siggaard, and Penny Rowson, who enters her fifth season with the team.The squad is completed by UK Junior rider Lucy Shaw; re-affirming the team’s long-held commitment to young rider development.
As the team transitions to pro status, the countdown to the 2015 March racing calendar has offically begun!
The Tour Series (feat. The Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series)
The Tour Series is the UK's leading televised cycle race Series, bringing unique gladiatorial and exciting cycle team racing to the streets of the UK.
The Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series will enter its fifth season in 2015, running alongside the well-established Pearl Izumi Tour Series on spectator friendly town and city centre circuits, organised by SweetSpot Group, the company behind the creation of the Tour Series, and the launch in 2014 of Britain's first ever international stage race for women, the Friends Life Women's Tour. In 2015 the Matrix Fitness Grand Prix Series will once again consist of five rounds. Three new venues will host Britain's fastest women, with Redditch hosting the opening event, while the Series concludes in the world-famous city of Bath, alongside the final event in the men's calendar.
Team True Spirit
Team True Spirit was formed in 2011 with the aim of providing an opportunity for a group of recovering injured servicemen, together with a support team of rehabilitation physiotherapists, civilians and volunteers, with a chance to achieve something special and to raise awareness of what faces them in their road to recovery.
In 2011, and again in 2012, the team completed the ‘Ironman UK Triathlon’ held in Lancashire, UK - one of the hardest single day endurance events in the world – and have raised nearly £60,000 for the military charities that support them and their families.
The following video clip was put together before, during, and after the team completed Ironman UK in 2012, and gives an insight into what they do, how they do it, and why they do it.