Hyperice, the industry leader in recovery technology and pioneer of percussion, vibration, dynamic air compression and thermal technology, today announced that Laurie Hernandez, Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist, has joined forces with Hyperice as an athlete ambassador. The partnership not only provides a new platform for Laurie to highlight the importance of emotional and mental wellbeing as a world-class female athlete and a 2020 Summer Olympics hopeful, but also demonstrate to younger athletes the proper tools and strategies with a focus on recovery that will extend their athletic careers. Laurie joins an unprecedented roster of Hyperice athletes including: Patrick Mahomes, Ja Morant, Naomi Osaka and Fernando Tatis Jr.
“I’m proud and pleased to join the Hyperice team as the company works with and improves the health of the premier athletes in every sport category,” said Laurie Hernandez, American Gymnastic and Olympic Gold and Silver Medalist. “I’m dedicated to educating a new generation of female athletes, about the training tools that have enabled my progress as well as the importance of mental and emotional health for all athletes.”
“Laurie is an icon in her sport and continues to compete at the highest level headed into this season and the Summer Olympics,” said Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice. “Not only is Laurie an exceptional gymnast, she is an outstanding role model who continues to inspire the world with her leadership, athleticism and work ethic. We believe our partnership with Laurie will drive awareness around the importance of recovery for overall wellness.”
The announcement comes on the heels of a celebrated performance at last month’s Winter Cup in Indianapolis, where Laurie returned to elite gymnastics competition following a four-year hiatus. At the age of 20, Laurie now stands out as one of the elders in the gymnastic world and credits Hyperice for helping to change the physiology of her body to allow for faster recovery following a demanding training schedule. With a strong return to competitive gymnastics now behind her, Laurie looks not only to the bright season ahead but at the opportunity to educate the next generation of talent on the recovery tools and technology required to perform at the highest level and ensure long-lasting careers.