Renowned Leader in Exercise & Recovery Products Announces World Champion, World Cup Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist as New Brand Ambassador
Performance Health® is proud to announce World Champion, World Cup Champion, and Olympic Gold Medalist, Lindsey Vonn, as brand ambassador for TheraBand®, part of the Performance Health family of brands. No stranger to physical therapy and overcoming obstacles, Vonn has consistently turned to TheraBand, a leader and innovator in elastic resistance, rehab and exercise products, when recovering from injuries, relentlessly training, and even warming up for races throughout her career.
The most decorated woman in the history of alpine skiing, Vonn has gold medals from the 2010 Vancouver Olympics and 2009 World Championships, as well as the all-time women’s World Cup record for career wins. She also owns the record for second most World Cup wins by any ski racer, male or female. Despite her tremendous success, she has faced setbacks due to injury, including two knee ligament tears that derailed her plans to compete in the 2014 Sochi games and, most recently, a broken arm sustained while training. With the all-time World Cup record and 2018 Olympics on the horizon, Vonn is once again working tirelessly to overcome this setback and achieve her goal of reaching the podium. In each recovery period, Vonn has rehabbed using a program created by her physical therapist, Lindsay Winninger, that relied on TheraBand resistance bands and recovery tools.
Throughout her impressive comebacks and training, she has always trusted TheraBand products to improve her mobility, strengthen areas of weakness, and allow her to train on the go while maintaining a very busy lifestyle. “Lindsey and I use TheraBand products all the time whether it’s in her rehab or just her regular training sessions,” says Winninger. “They’re extremely easy to travel with and the products are something that we can use to vary her workouts. Sometimes athletes can get bored in the gym with just doing squats or lunges and things like that, so adding in some of the resistance band work and other products with the weight training mixes things up.”
“With each of her injuries and all of her successes, Lindsey gets the full benefit of TheraBand products for performance and recovery. They are part of her training and help her stay fast and win. To officially partner with her and demonstrate how a combination of Lindsey’s unconquerable spirit, a talented healthcare professional, and innovative TheraBand tools creates amazing possibilities is absolutely perfect,” says Michael Bull, Brand Manager at Performance Health, parent company of TheraBand. “We’re excited to work with Lindsey and her team on her road to recovery,breaking the all-time world cup record, and adding to her medal count.”
“I use TheraBand in pretty much everything I do with rehab and training,” says Vonn. “If you walk into any Physical Therapist’s office you find a million TheraBand products all over the place, and everyone uses them for a reason…because they work! It’s just part of my routine now. Whether I’m coming back from injury or not, we use the products for maintenance, and not just recovery, but also for core and stability training or using muscles that you aren’t normally using when you do some of the heavier weighted exercises.”
Since the start of her career at age 14, Vonn has gone on to win 77 World Cup races, become the first U.S female to win gold in downhill skiing and be one of only six women to win World Cup races in all five disciplines. In her personal life, in 2015, she launched The Lindsey Vonn Foundation to empower young girls to grow as athletes and in 2016, released her first book, Strong is the New Beautiful.
For over 40 years, TheraBand has led the way in innovative rehabilitation and exercise tools. The brand’s latest advancements include TheraBand CLX, a patented, next-generation resistance band featuring connected loops, TheraBand Kinesiology Tape with the unique XactStretch™ Technology indicators for accurate stretch application, and more. As a leader in the health and fitness space, TheraBand works hard to deliver on the brand promise of empowering individuals with tools and information to become their best physical selves.
To learn more about TheraBand and Lindsey Vonn visit www.theraband.com/lindseyvonn
About Performance Health
Headquartered in Akron, Ohio, Performance Health is a global consumer branded health, wellness and self-care company that designs, manufactures and markets branded rehabilitation and wellness products sold into a variety of U.S. clinical markets, leading national retailers and in over 100 countries through a multi-national network of distribution partners. Its’ brands and complementary product offerings consist of the TheraBand®, Biofreeze®, Cramer®, Active Ankle®, Bon Vital’®, Thera°Pearl® and Perform® brand names.