Athletic Republic Launches First Center in Korea Under the XION Brand

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Athletic Republic, the industry leader in performance sports training, begins expansion in Korea.

XION Sports Training. Member of the Athletic Republic Network

XION Grand Opening in Seoul, Korea

We are very excited about this new partnership and the future potential it holds,” said Athletic Republic CEO, Charlie Graves.

XION has become the newest member of the Athletic Republic Network with the opening of their new sports training center in Seoul, Korea. 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 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.”

About Athletic Republic                    
Athletic Republic is the industry leader in performance sports training with over 120 training centers who have helped develop more than 1 million athletes of all ages. Athletic Republic’s TEST-TEACH-TRAIN philosophy, science based approach, proprietary technology and advanced sports specific training protocols give athletes a competitive advantage by improving their speed, power, agility and stamina. To learn more, visit http://www.athleticrepublic.com.

About Sportizen
Established in 2000 and based in Seoul, Korea; Sportizen has grown to become the leading Sports Business firm in Asia. Through a unique approach to Value Focused Thinking, Sportizen interests have extended beyond managing the careers of Korea’s top golfers, soccer players, tennis players, MMA fighters, motor sports drivers, and winter sports athletes to directing the marketing and event management efforts for the European PGA, Korean LPGA, Formula 1 and other premier events. Sportizen also holds ownership in Belgium Soccer Club, A.F.C. Tubize and the Athletic Republic franchise rights in Korea through XION Athlete Training. Visit http://www.Sportizen.co.kr to learn more.

About XION
Sportizen has created XION to bring the Athletic Republic sports performance training system to Asia. With its first location in Seoul, Korea, within the SporWorld sports retail complex, XION unites sports and science to help athletes improve competitive performance. Additional alliances with CHA University and its Dean of Sports Medicine, Dr. Junggi Hong along with Severance Hospital, have positioned XION with the capability to assess, train, and rehabilitate Korea’s amateur and elite athletes. For more information, visit http://www.XIONkorea.com.  

Athletic Republic Contact                
Troy Rutten // trutten(at)AthleticRepublic(dot)com // 435-647-9000

Sportizen Contact        
Alex Jo // alex.jo(at)sportizen(dot)co(dot)kr // +82.10.2063.5203

XION Contact
Jay Jeong // smjay(at)sportizen(dot)co(dot)kr // +82.10.6258.0272

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