Options: Why are health and wellness important to you?
Nerio Alessandri: We launched the Technogym concept 25 years ago, when our industry was dominated by the stereotype of fitness and body building. Wellness is a holistic lifestyle that involves regular physical exercise, healthy nutrition and a positive mental approach. Fitness means “looking good” while wellness means “feeling good”. Investing in a healthy lifestyle is imperative for all stakeholders to secure future sustainable development.
How will Technogym Malaysia’s flagship showroom in Bangsar reflect the brand’s philosophy and fitness and wellness journey?
Our Malaysia showroom will be a real wellness hub, bringing the Technogym Wellness Experience to the country. Within the showroom, we will not only showcase our latest products, but also offer services such as interior design, education, digital services and training programmes for both consumers and industry operators, as part of our Total Wellness Solutions.
What has been the most memorable or significant moment in your career so far?
Technogym has been the official supplier of equipment to the last seven Olympic Games. Having started Technogym at the age of 22 in my own garage in Italy, it is like a dream come true to see Olympic champions from all over the world training on Technogym equipment.
How do you unwind after work?
I like to spend time with my wonderful family — my wife Stefania and my children Erica and Edoardo. I like to share my passion for sport with them. We often jog together and in winter we ski. I am also very passionate about design and modern art, and I love to renovate and decorate houses as well as visit art exhibitions.
This interview first appeared on May 20, 2019 in The Edge Malaysia.