Seoul, Korea – October 24, 2016 -- XION has become the newest member of the Athletic Republic Network with the opening of their new sports training center in Seoul, Korea this week. In a partnership with leading Asia Sports Business firm Sportizen, this new XION training center will bring Athletic Republic’s high performance equipment and science-based training systems to Korea for the first time. The grand opening event saw an attendance of nearly 100 special guests and included presentations from Sportizen CEO, CK Shim, Dr. Junggi Hong, the Dean of Sports Medicine at Korea’s prestigious CHA University and special advisor to XION, and Athletic Republic’s CEO, Charlie Graves.
The announcement of the XION training center has already generated considerable interest from Korean athletes, teams and officials. During the soft-opening phase of the center over the past 3 weeks, amateur and elite athletes from 15 sports have experienced the training at XION. Among them were the recent US Amateur golf champion, the number one draft selection in the Korean Basketball League, the Korean national high jump champion, national team members and 2018 Olympic hopefuls. The initial response from athletes and coaches has been very positive with many of them already committing to sport-specific training services.
During the grand opening ceremonies, Sportizen CEO CK Shim stated, “Today marks the beginning of an exciting new journey. Sports performance is becoming very important to our sports culture and by partnering with Athletic Republic, this puts us in a position to establish XION as the sports performance training leader in Asia.”
“We are very excited about this new partnership and the future potential that it holds,” said Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves. “Korean athletes will now have the opportunity to train at XION and benefit from a program that has helped launch and extend the careers of thousands of professional and Olympic athletes.”