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.”
Wigan Warriors Rugby League Football Club
Matrix Fitness UK became an official supplier to Wigan Warriors in 2013; providing fitness equipment for their on-site gym facility.
The professional rugby league club - based in Wigan, Greater Manchester - competes in the Super League, and is the current Super League champion, and Challenge Cup holder.
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."
Matrix Fitness - Vulpine
We are delighted to continue our support for women's cycling in 2014, and our role as title sponsor for Matrix Fitness - Vulpine. The ten-strong team of female, amateur cyclists retains Mel Lowther, Jo Tindley, Harriet Owen, Jessie Walker, and World Champion - Corrine Hall, in addition to new signings: Dutch Sprinter, Sigrid Jochems; Scottish all-rounder, Louise Borthwick; Para-Cyclist, Lora Turnham (who, together with Corrine Hall is current World Champion in the tandem road time trial); Bethany Hayward, and Penny Rowson.
It looks set to be a very exciting season, with plans for the team to compete in the first Women's Tour of Britain, as well as The Tour Series, London Nocturne, and Ride London, amongst many other events.
The Tour of Britain, The Tour Series & The Tour Rides
Johnson Health Tech UK - parent company of Matrix Fitness UK - is proud to be the Official Health & Fitness Partner of The Tour of Britain, The Tour Series and The Tour Ride events.
The Tour of Britain
The Tour of Britain is the UK's largest professional bike race.
The Tour Series (feat. The Johnson Health Tech 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 Johnson Health Tech Grand Prix Series enters its fourth season in 2014, running alongside the well-established Pearl Izumi Tour Series, on spectator friendly town and city centre circuits. The Series grew from the one-off Horizon Fitness Grand Prix, which supported Stoke-on-Trent's Tour Series round in 2010, and featured televised highlights on ITV4 from the start.
A four round Series was launched in 2011, growing to five events in 2012. Riders such as Olympic champions Dani King MBE and Joanna Rowsell 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 feature regularly.
The Tour Rides
Launched in 2009, The Tour Rides give amateur cyclists the chance to take on a choice of challenging routes inspired by the UK's favourite professional race - The Tour of Britain.
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.