VertiMax Introduces New Product and New Director of Sports Science

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Tampa-based sports company experiences expansive growth in Q2.

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We’re excited for his wealth of knowledge and experience combined with his passion for the most advanced, highest-level of training equipment.

VertiMax, a leading manufacturer of athletic training devices, is excited to announce the release of an addition to the VertiMax product line: the VertiMax V8 EX “Extended Range” System.

The new VertiMax V8 EX “Extended Range” System is a training system designed to help athletes maximize speed and sport specific performance. The V8 EX innovation extends off-platform training distances out to 20 yards which is twice the range offered by the original VertiMax V8 models.

To assist with company growth, VertiMax is bringing onboard Jodie Johnson as their new Director of Sports Science. Johnson, a certified strength and conditioning specialist has been assisting athletes of all ages for the past 17 years increasing their speed, strength, and power as well as reducing their risk to injury. He’s been a catalyst for many athletes in reaching the highest stages of their sports including Denard Span of Major League Baseball, Clete Thomas-MLB, Jordan Schafer-MLB, Logan Payne-NFL, Todd Yoder-NFL and Aaron Murray-NFL.

“Jodie has robust knowledge of training and premium equipment,” said Mike Wehrell, CEO and Founder of VertiMax. “We’re excited for his wealth of knowledge and experience combined with his passion for the most advanced, highest-level of training equipment.”

As Director of Sport Science, Johnson will work closely with product and programming development as well as working directly with our elite performance training clients including Professional and Collegiate Sports Teams and U.S. Special Forces. This past weekend, Johnson represented VertiMax at the NBA Combine in Chicago.

About VertiMax:
VertiMax is the most advanced sports training system designed to increase athletic performance and abilities across all sports and ages. If you’re looking to increase speed, vertical jump ability and overall athleticism, VertiMax is the one sports training system designed to do it all and do it right. It is the only sports training system in the world that can simultaneously apply a load to both the legs and arms for Maximum Vertical Jump Development. It’s also the world’s top speed training system due to its ability to simultaneously load both the drive phase (foot in contact with ground driving) and swing phase (foot is airborne traveling to the next step) for maximum speed development in any sport. No other sports fitness system can provide these training advantages to improve sports performance! For more information, log on to

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