Theragun Inc., the maker of hand-held percussive therapy devices, announced the launch of Theragun University, premiering the program with its partnership with Genesis Health Clubs.
Theragun University is the education division of Theragun, providing proprietary certification courses for personal trainers, massage therapists, chiropractors, and physical therapists. Theragun University also conducts research studies to better understand how to maximize Theragun Percussive Therapy’s efficacy.
Genesis Health Clubs, the largest fitness provider in the midwest with 50 locations, has selected Theragun as its exclusive recovery partner because of Theragun’s integrated solution for gyms, including the education program provided by Theragun University. Through educational content for Genesis Health Club trainers, Theragun will become an integral and effective recovery device before, during, and after member workouts across Genesis Health Clubs.
“We selected Theragun as our exclusive recovery partner because the G3PRO was designed for a commercial gym setting and their best-in-class education program ensures our trainers are providing the best recovery experience to our members,” said Preston Peterson, VP of fitness at Genesis Health Clubs. “No other company has the content and resources to train our 700+ trainers. We are impressed with the all-encompassing experience that Theragun brings to Genesis. Their focus on education and the efforts to provide our trainers with live and autonomous learning options makes all of the difference.”
On December 14th, Theragun began the training certification process of more than 200 Genesis Health Club trainers. Online Theragun University courses are also offered to complement the in-person sessions. In total, Theragun will train over 700 Genesis personal trainers.
“We are very proud to launch Theragun University. Theragun has always prioritized education with our partners and we are excited about the opportunity to share a formalized training program, with Genesis Health Clubs as our first large-scale activation of Theragun University,” said Dr. Jason Wersland, founder of Theragun. “Gym’s and their trainers need education in order to maximize the benefits of percussive therapy for their members. Allowing trainers to use percussive therapy on members without proper training is like providing personal trainers who aren’t certified – education is essential. All of our Theragun University courses cover the science behind Theragun, as well as its practical applications. It is amazing to see gyms like Genesis Health Clubs prioritizing recovery, and we are grateful to be able to provide the educational support to help trainers and members advance their recovery.”
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