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Shredding the Slopes Together—TriggerPoint and USSA Partner

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Leading Provider of Therapeutic Self-Care Products is Official Self Massage Therapy Device Provider for the United States Ski and Snowboard Association

(Austin, TX- January 12, 2016)— TriggerPoint™ Performance, a division of the Implus Corporation and leading performance, therapy and education product innovator, has announced a partnership with the U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) to be the “Official Self-Message Therapy Devices” of the U.S. Ski Team and U.S. Snowboarding.

This three-year partnership provides TriggerPoint products and education to USSA athletes, coaches, and trainers annually for inclusion in their national training and education facility, the Center of Excellence, in Park City, Utah. At the Utah facility, the USSA provides leadership for thousands of young skiers and snowboarders at all levels.

As part of the partnership, the USSA will receive TriggerPoint’s patented massage and recovery tools, including the GRID® and GRID® X foam rollers, NANO, TP Massage™ Balls, GRID® 2.0, and the new handheld foam roller, the GRID® STK. TriggerPoint will also educate USSA training staff about product usage so that athletes can learn to use and incorporate the products prior to, and after workouts to take care of their bodies as best as possible.

“This partnership is a great example of TriggerPoint’s continued efforts to seek partners who build upon the mission of empowering today’s athletes to move better through improved mobility, range of motion, and tissue strength,” said Marco Garsed, Vice President of Marketing for Implus. “We foresee a dynamic partnership with USSA and look forward to helping these young stars achieve their athletic goals.”

“A key focus of USSA’s high performance department is to ensure our athletes’ bodies are as strong and healthy as possible for competitions,” said USSA Chief Marketing Officer Michael Jaquet. “The inclusion of TriggerPoint’s products, incorporated with educational opportunities, will help the USSA continue to provide support to our athletes in all aspects of their training.”

TriggerPoint™ massage and recovery products are used by leading professional and amateur athletes, fitness enthusiasts and trainers worldwide and are available online at and in retail locations, globally. With a focus on education and empowering people to feel better, TriggerPoint™ offers an Online Education Portal that includes educational videos and information on the best methods for using the products. 

About USSA

The U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association (USSA) is the national governing body of Olympic skiing and snowboarding. The USSA provides leadership and direction for tens of thousands of young skiers and snowboarders, encouraging and supporting them in achieving excellence. By empowering national teams, clubs, coaches, parents, officials, volunteers and fans, the USSA is committed to the progression of its sports and athlete success.

About TriggerPoint

TriggerPoint™ Performance, a division of Implus Corporation, is a brand that empowers people to move better. Our innovative products are supported by simple instructions that allow anyone to manage their own therapeutic care. Our mission is to provide innovative education and products that increase, enhance, or rehabilitate natural ease of movement in anyone who craves an active lifestyle. TriggerPoint sells therapeutic self-care products and professional education around the world.

About Implus Corporation

Headquartered in Durham, North Carolina, Implus has evolved to become an innovative provider of products ranging from footcare and seasonal accessories to fitness and recovery solutions. Implus’s brand family includes Sof Sole®, Yaktrax®, Apara®, Airplus®, Sneaker Balls®, Sof Comfort®, Little Hotties®, Penguin®, Perfect Fitness®, ICETrekkers®, FitDeck®, DryGuy®, TriggerPoint®, and Balega®. Implus proudly distributes in over 75,000 retail outlets across North America and in 70 countries worldwide. For more information, please call 800-446-7587 or visit

About Berkshire Partners

Berkshire Partners, the Boston-based investment firm, has invested in over 100 middle market companies since 1986 through eight private equity funds with aggregate capital commitments of $11 billion. Berkshire has developed specific industry experience in several areas including consumer products and retail, business services, industrial manufacturing, transportation and communications. Berkshire has a strong history of partnering with management teams to grow the companies in which it invests with the goal of consistently achieving superior investment returns. The firm is currently investing from Berkshire Fund VIII, a $4.5 billion fund raised in 2011. Berkshire seeks to invest $50 million to $500 million of equity capital in each portfolio company. For additional information, visit