Life Fitness, the global leader in commercial fitness equipment, announced today the extension of its partnership with Williams Racing.
October 27, 2021 - Now in its sixth year, the partnership will see the continuation of Life Fitness as Official Fitness Equipment Supplier to the British-based Formula One team for the next five years.
As part of the extended agreement, the gym onsite at the Williams headquarters will be refurbished with the latest equipment from the Life Fitness Family of Brands, which includes Life Fitness, Hammer Strength, Cybex and ICG®. The training facility will be used by Williams’ staff, including the team’s drivers George Russell and Nicholas Latifi, when onsite at the team’s base in Oxfordshire, UK.
The upgraded facility will also become the fourth Life Fitness Experience Hub, joining sites in Chicago, Barcelona, and Hong Kong as part of the equipment manufacturer’s dedication to creating a benchmark in innovation in the world of fitness. Each Experience Hub is uniquely designed to showcase the future of equipment, digital connectivity, and fitness experiences, with visitors invited to learn more about industry trends and solutions onsite at Williams HQ.
In addition, Williams Racing will continue to work with Life Fitness on their ‘Run the Race track’ initiative both trackside or wherever people are in the world.
James Bower, Commercial Director for Williams Racing, said: “As a Formula One team, performance and innovation are at the core of what we do, so we are pleased to be extending our partnership with Life Fitness and to continue providing state of the art fitness equipment to all our staff in our gym and training facilities here at the factory.”
Frank van de Ven, Vice President International for Life Fitness, said: “Our partnership with Williams Racing is one with many shared values. Innovation, excellence, world class engineering and performance are principles that are at the core of both organisations, and we are very proud to continue our relationship with a team with such a strong heritage in Formula One.”
Van de Ven added, “The partnership provides us with the opportunity to not only showcase our work in elite sport but also in corporate fitness, as we work with the Williams team to deliver an upgraded facility to support the health and wellbeing of all its staff.”
About Williams Racing
Williams Grand Prix Engineering Limited's core competencies are the design and development of racing cars to compete in the Formula One World Championship. As one of the world's leading Formula One teams, the company has secured 16 FIA Formula One World Championship titles since its foundation in 1977. Nine of these titles have been won in the Constructors' Championship in association with Cosworth, Honda and Renault. The remaining seven titles were won in the Drivers' Championship with Alan Jones, Keke Rosberg, Nelson Piquet, Nigel Mansell, Alain Prost, Damon Hill and Jacques Villeneuve.