Team Matrix - Sporting Partnerships
Matrix Fitness have developed strong partnership with the following Sports Partnerships. The list of partnerships continues to develop raising the brand profile and offering excellence to help athletes to train on innovative, industry leading equipment.
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.”
Matrix Fitness Racing Academy
Matrix Fitness Racing Academy is a team of female amateur cyclists who compete at World and UK events. The team has become a feeder to the professional cycling teams within the UK.www.onthedrops.com
The Tour of Britain, Tour Series & Tour Rides
Johnson Health Tech UK is proud to be the Official Health & Fitness Partner of The Tour of Britain, Tour Series and Tour Ride events.
In addition, the Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series is also entering its fourth season in 2014, running alongside the well-established Pearl Izumi Tour Series on spectator friendly town and city centre circuits.
The Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series grew from the one-off Horizon Fitness Grand Prix, which supported Stoke-on-Trent's Tour Series round in 2010, and featured television highlights on ITV4 from the start.
A four round Series was launched in 2011, which grew to five events 12-months later. Riders such as Olympic Champions Joanna Rowsell MBE and Dani King MBE, plus double Junior World Champion Lucy Garner have raced in the Series, while Britain's top domestic riders such as Helen Wyman, Hannah Barnes and Annie Simpson continue to be a regular feature in the events.
"The 2012 Grand Prix Series was a fantastic showcase for women's cycling in the UK, providing a wonderful opportunity for developing riders to battle against some of the UK's best women riders - head-to-head - in front of the TV cameras" said Jon Johnston, Managing Director of Johnson Health Tech UK.
"With 2013 being such a pivotal year for women's cycling, we are delighted to be able to support the Series again. Feedback received following last year has been great, and with several brand new women's teams entering, this Series looks like it will be the best yet."
"Feedback also suggests that the Series raises public awareness of women's cycling and sport, and is helping in a moderate way to encourage more women to get involved in fitness and physical activity" continued Johnston.
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 aims of Team True Spirit are to raise awareness of the new battles these servicemen now face, and to generate financial support to help them and those close to them. Team True Spirit allows these injured servicemen the chance to do amazing things and to prove they can bounce back.
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.