Nerio Alessandri was born in Cesena on April 8th, 1961. After education as an industrial designer, in 1983, at just 22 years of age, he founded Technogym, today’s world leading company offering products and services for Wellness and rehabilitation.
The first pieces of gym equipment, designed and built in his own garage, are the result of his enthusiasm for sport, his skills as a designer and his passion for design. In the early 90’s, Alessandri defines the Wellness concept, a lifestyle which aims at improving the quality of life thanks to regular physical activity, a healthy diet and a positive mental attitude. A profoundly Italian concept whose roots are to be found in the ancient Roman saying “mens sana in corpore sano” and which very soon asserts itself on the market as the evolution of the American fitness concept.
Today, Technogym is world leader in the Fitness and Wellness solutions sector and has equipped 80,000 wellness centers and over 200,000 homes around the world. It is estimated that approximately 40 million people use Technogym products every day. The company employs about 2,000 people in 14 branches across Europe, the Unites States, Asia, the Middle East, Australia and South America and exports 90% of what is manufactured to over 100 countries.