Our tale started in the city of Cesena more than 30 years ago.
It’s a story of perseverance, faith in innovation, and archetypical Italian passion for detail.
Follow us along into its future.

1980s: the birth of a dream

Nerio Alessandri, together with his brother Pierluigi, founds Technogym and designs his first machine in his garage at the age of 22.


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. 

1983: Technogym was born


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, soon becoming a status symbol and an Icon of Italian design worldwide.

1983: Technogym was born

Late '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 sport events (1990 Football World Cup). 

Late '80s partnerships

1990s: from fitness to Wellness

In 1993 Nerio Alessandri introduces the concept of Wellness for the first time in history, sparking the change from an industry driven by self-indulgence towards physical exercise as a source of health both for the body and the mind. Technology becomes the driver of a historic shift towards a conscious approach to movement.


Technogym invents the CPR (Constant Pulse Rate) system. For the first time in history, it’s the user’s heart rate that sets the intensity of the workout automatically.

1983: Technogym was born


Technogym introduces the first equipment for rehabilitation in its product range, opening up to a series of medical applications enhancing the recovery process.

1983: Technogym was born


The Wellness System is created, the first solution ever for managing training through a personal device, the portable TGS key. An archetypical example of wearable device, predating today’s world of smart watches and fitness trackers, the TGS key allowed to activate equipment and keep track of users programmes and training data.

1983: Technogym was born

2000s: Wellness is everyone's business

The acceleration of technology advancements calls for solutions to global problems. As the internet connects the planet and physical activity drops, entire populations face the need for education to movement and nutrition. Nerio Alessandri creates the Wellness Foundation to promote Wellness as a social opportunity.


For the first time, Technogym is chosen as the Official Supplier for athletic training at the Olympics. In Sydney, more than 10,000 athletes train using Technogym equipment.

For the first time Technogym at the Olympics


Technogym launches the Wellness TV: the first TV screen integrated into a piece of fitness equipment. 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.

Wellness Foundation


Visioweb is created: it’s the first piece of fitness equipment connected to the web, a breakthrough that will enable exciting new possibilities for the Wellness experience.


2010s: the era of connected Wellness begins

The launch of the Technogym Ecosystem lights up a new age of physical activity, enabling people all over the world to bring their Wellness experience everywhere with no constraints and empowering them with a more conscious experience of movement.


Opening of the first stores in Milan, New York and Moscow.



Launch of mywellness – the first cloud platform in the fitness and Wellness sector offering users the possibility to access their personal programmes anywhere and anytime, while enabling operators to connect with their customers using a web and mobile system, inside and outside the gym.

On September 29th, in the presence of the President of the Italian Republic Giorgio Napolitano and the former President of the USA Bill Clinton, the Technogym Village is unveiled. Open to customers, partners and influencers over the world, it’s the first Wellness campus featuring Technogym’s HQs, the research centre, factory and Wellness centre.


First edition of Let’s Move for a Better World, the social campaign aimed at reducing obesity and sedentariness. Powered by the Technogym Ecosystem, fitness and Wellness club customers can donate their movement for a good cause.



Technogym is the headliner at Expo Milano 2015 with the “Let’s Move and Donate food” campaign which allows visitors to turn movement into meals donated to countries affected by malnutrition.

Expo 2015


Technogym is listed on the Milan Stock Exchange on May 3rd.
The release of Skillmill opens new horizons for athletic training. This innovative non-motorised equipment revolutionises the concept of the treadmill completely, enabling athletes to train indoors for speed, power and agility.

Milano Stock Exchange
For the sixth time, Technogym is chosen as the Official Supplier for athletic training at the Olympics, held in Rio.
Rio 2016


Launch of the Skillrow and Skillrun , two key additions to the performance training landscape. In the same year Technogym Flagship Store opens in Milan.

Skillrun e Skillrow


The release of Biocircuit marks a new step in connected Wellness: delivering a complete strength and cardio workout in 30 minutes or less, its individually tailored programme is completely guided and adapts to the user’s needs.

With Skillbike, the Skill line is finally complete, paving the way for athletes across the world with a complete range of equipment for indoor sports performance training. Our participation at the Winter Olympics in PyeongChang, the seventh as Official Supplier of the Olympic Games confirms our expertise in the field.