This New Technology Has Changed Training Forever

Then it's time to train like one. And SkillMill by Technogym is how Olympians in Rio are staying fit.

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Sure, an Olympic-style workout sounds a lot less fun than that Beyoncé dance class you love, but if you want to feel those Olympic-sized gains, it's time you know about Technogym. The Cesena, an Italy-based company, founded by Nerio Alessandri, has been the official supplier for the last six Olympic Games. That means every Olympic training center built in Sydney, Athens, Torino, Beijing, London, and now Rio have been filled with Technogym's state-of-the-art workout equipment (and personal trainers) for athletes to use during those uber-crucial days leading up to their competition.

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The Technogym Golden Rule: Don't call this a treadmill.

The latest development in their tech-driven fitness equipment is the SkillMill, which just made its Rio debut. While the machine might look like an infomercial treadmill that you can buy for 26 easy payments of $99.99—the technology is miles ahead of anything else on the market.

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The non-motorized functional training machine was created by Olympians for Olympians: during the last 16 years since their first Games, Technogym has been culling data from both the competitors and their trainers in order to create one piece of workout equipment that increases power, speed, stamina, and agility. SkillMill already counts Serbian long jumper Ivana Spanovic, Dutch sprinter Virgil Spier, and Italian gymnast Carlotta Ferlito as devotees.

Here's hoping we look this good working out.

"SkillMill's multidrive technology enables users to select different levels of reactive resistance, from zero to max," says founder and CEO Alessandri. No screaming drill sergeant required. "A simple gearshift switches the workout quickly from resistance-free running to an all-out sled push. SkillMill is designed to train all the body's energy systems in a single solution—from sprinting to power development—for efficient metabolic conditioning."

Interested in an Olympian-grade workout? Technogym is now taking preorders for the Skillmill. You're one step closer to those Olympic dreams.

This is comfortable, you say?

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From: Seventeen
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