By John Burgman
It was recently announced that USA Climbing has joined in a multi-year partnership with Santa Monica, California-based Addaday, makers of athletic “recovery tools.” The tools, such as handheld massage devices, will be available to athletes at USA Climbing’s National Team Training Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, and will also be brought on trips when the National Team members compete in other countries.
Popular Addaday tools include the BioZoom, the BiOscillator, and the BioPad. Many of the tools specifically target and impact muscle tissue to aid with blood flow—and thus, spur recovery, according to a press release. All USA Climbing members and affiliated gyms will now receive special offers on Addaday tools.
“Our trainer, coaches and athletes tested Addaday’s tools during a critical time at the end of our 2019 season and they stood out to meet the demands and unique challenges of our sport,” said Kelly Feilke, USA Climbing’s Vice President of Marketing, Communications and Development. “No other brand offers as expansive a range of recovery products nor the specialist climber designed and tested tools that will help give our athletes the edge as we prepare for 2020.”
“We’re excited that an American-grown company will help American athletes recover with some of the most technologically advanced, climber-tested tools on the market,” said Victor Yang, the CEO and founder of Addaday. “No other recovery tool company is innovating as fast as Addaday and we look forward to working with USA Climbing to further tailor our technology to meet the needs of the sport and to help our athletes bring home some hardware next year.”
John Burgman is the author of High Drama, a book that chronicles the history of American competition climbing. He is a Fulbright journalism grant recipient and a former magazine editor. He holds a master’s degree from New York University and bachelor’s degree from Miami University. In addition to writing, he coaches a youth bouldering team. Follow him on Twitter @John_Burgman and Instagram @jbclimbs