Partnering with Notre Dame Global Partnerships to encourage whole-body wellness among student-athletes
Therabody has announced its first collegiate partnership with Notre Dame Global Partnerships, becoming Notre Dame Athletics Official Recovery Partner. Notre Dame student-athletes and athletic staff will have access to Therabody’s ecosystem of recovery, performance and wellness products; education via Therabody University; and the Therabody mobile app to help the student-athletes realize the benefits of Therabody’s products on their own. Notre Dame will incorporate Theragun percussive and vibrating roller devices, RecoveryAir pneumatic compression boots, and PowerDot electrical muscle stimulators into their training routines.
“As a world-class athletic organization, we are committed to providing our student-athletes with the best devices and training methods – and Therabody completely embodies that philosophy," says University of Notre Dame head football coach Brian Kelly. “I’m pleased that our entire student-athlete population and training staff will be able to train, recover, and learn how to optimize performance with Therabody."
Therabody’s Special Edition 24K Gold PRO devices will be available on the sidelines at home and away football games, and in the Athletic Department’s facilities around campus. The partnership is an extension of the role the global wellness innovator played as the presenting sponsor of Notre Dame’s Pro Day in March, showcasing the University’s football players ahead of the professional league draft.
While the partnership between Therabody and the Fighting Irish formally began more recently, the athletic program has incorporated the wellness innovator’s solutions into its training programs for many years. “I first started using Theragun when I was introduced to it at Notre Dame. After a couple of hard days at training camp, it was a lifesaver for us," reflects professional football player and Notre Dame alumni Chase Claypool. “The resources that Notre Dame gave us in terms of recovery products really helped my transition into the league. They set me up for success and I’m so thankful I have this knowledge of recovery as a young professional player." Claypool is also a Therabody Athlete.
Student-athletes at Notre Dame, which is recognized globally for its prominent athletic program, are fortunate to have resources and training staff to help them prioritize whole-body wellness in such formative years of their athletic careers. Training staff will participate in customized programming with performance and wellness experts from Therabody University, the company’s educational division, to optimize the student-athletes’ and their own use of Therabody’s cutting-edge wellness technologies.
“Notre Dame has one of the strongest athletic programs in the country, and it’s clear the department’s commitment to prioritizing performance and recovery technology for its student-athletes contributes to that success," says Dr. Jason Wersland, Founder and Chief Wellness Officer of Therabody. “Making this partnership with the Fighting Irish our first venture into collegiate sports is particularly exciting because we get to make our mark on these student-athletes’ whole-body wellness routines early in their life and careers. We’re excited to share the knowledge Therabody can provide to help make their futures bright."
The partnership will include a video content series that will showcase how Notre Dame coaches, athletic staff and student-athletes incorporate Therabody products and protocols into their wellness regimens and everyday lives. To get an inside look at how Therabody is powering the performance and wellness of top athletic programs and sports organizations around the world, please visit the Athlete and Teams page.