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Naomi Osaka, Hyperice and Modern Health unite to improve mental well-being

Naomi Osaka, Hyperice and Modern Health unite to improve mental well-being

IRVINE, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Hyperice, a global high-performance wellness brand, today continued its commitment to helping people improve their mental well-being with the launch of a guided meditation narrated by four-time Grand Slam singles champion and mental health advocate Naomi Osaka, now available in the core app and developed by the global workplace mental health platform, Modern Health.

“Our mission is to make excellent mental health care more accessible to people around the world,” commented Alyson Watson, founder and CEO of Modern Health. “We are excited to offer one of our meditations created by our clinical experts and our Chief Community Health Advocate, Naomi Osaka, to Hyperice users to advance this mission and normalize the topic of mental health in communities around the world.”

Naomi, a Hyperice athlete investor and Modern Health’s Chief Community Health Advocate, is on a mission to destigmatize mental health and make self-care more accessible to everyone. “Relax with Naomi” includes Osaka narrating calm instructions and inviting meditators to breathe along with gentle high and low notes. For those who feel lost or anxious while listening to meditations that are otherwise silent between steps, the soothing sounds of Naomi’s tracks serve as a helpful anchor. The trick, as Osaka says, is to “just be present with the notes.” Alongside this carefully curated meditation, users can increase calmness and focus by holding the Core device in their hands, which gently pulses and provides dynamic feedback guidance in time with the sounds of the user.

“I want to be a voice to help those who may not be as open when it comes to the topic of mental health,” said Naomi Osaka. “I hope the meditation I developed with Modern Health can inspire them to start their own practice, as it has helped me so much in my mental health journey. I am delighted to combine my long-standing support of Hyperice with my advocacy role at Modern Health for to help make mental health practice more accessible and accessible to all.”

The release of the ‘Relax with Naomi’ meditation, delivered by Modern Health, comes on the heels of Hyperice’s introduction of a first-of-its-kind Mental Wellness Alliance, which aims to forge new pathways to building mentally healthy workplaces. Working with 100+ companies spanning multiple industries, including Equinox, Gatorade, PGA Tour and WHOOP, Hyperice developed a workplace mental wellness program that collects biometric data through the use of Core during meditation sessions.

With a goal of reaching one million participants by 2024, the study is already showing strong results, with participants increasing HRV by more than 25ms on average in one meditation, while reducing heart rate by more than 5bpm on average in one meditation.

“When we added Core to the Hyperice family in 2021, it was a message to the world that we believed in a holistic approach to wellness through one’s body and mind,” said Jim Huether, CEO of Hyperice. “We wanted to be able to deliver a tangible tool – something that the user can literally feel a physical connection to – to help achieve an enhanced state of mental well-being and mindfulness. Naomi has been a powerful voice around the topic of mental health, so it Having her meditation, co-created with Modern Health, in the Core app further strengthens Hyperice’s mission and commitment to well-being, both mentally and physically.”

Grounded in science and powered by data, Core is designed to help people find calm, improve focus and inner strength. Unlike other meditation apps, Core is both an app and a handheld meditation device designed to track heart rate and stress levels. Powered by the Core App, the purpose-built Core Meditation Trainer uses biometrics to encourage breath control and focus for those navigating meditation techniques. Users can improve their meditation practice from home or the office and track progress in the Core app. Core is experiencing explosive growth and strong user satisfaction. Key highlights include:

  • Adding 500+ new users a month

  • Core users are highly committed and build lasting habits – meditating 9+ times a month

  • Core users stay – more than half are retained after week 5

  • Core users love it – 4.9 star review on the App Store

The Core Premium app content ($69.99/year) includes thousands of guided meditations, breathing exercises, soundscapes and sports content updated daily. All content is currently accessible through a Core Premium subscription that users can try for two weeks for free on either iPhone or Android. In total, the 12 months of Premium app content can be bundled with Core Meditation Trainer ($179) for $199 (save $50) at checkout.

Core is now available in-store at all Target locations across the US and available online at Best Buy, Bloomingdale’s and Dick’s Sporting Goods. For more information, visit hyperice.com.

About Hyperice

Hyperice is a technology-driven company with a gigantic mission, to help everyone on Earth move and live better. For more than a decade, Hyperice has led a global movement at the intersection of recovery and wellness, specializing in percussion (Hypervolt line), dynamic air compression (Normatec line), vibration (Vyper and Hypersphere lines), thermal technology (Venom -line), thought technology (Core by Hyperice) and contrast therapy (Hyperice X). Now, as a high performance holistic wellness brand, Hyperice is designed for everyone – from the most elite athletes, leagues and teams to consumers everywhere who want to unlock the best version of themselves to help them do what they love, more . Recognized as one of Fast Company’s most innovative companies, Hyperice has applied its technology and knowledge to industries including fitness, hospitality, healthcare, massage, physical therapy, sports performance and workplace wellness on a global scale. Hyperice’s transformative acquisitions of Normatec, RecoverX and Core have helped accelerate its innovation agenda as it enters the next phase of global growth. For more information, visit the newly redesigned hyperice.com.

About modern health

Modern Health is the comprehensive mental health and wellness platform that combines WHO’s wellness assessment, self-service wellness kits, a global network of certified trainers and licensed therapists, all available in a single app. Modern Health empowers employers to lead the charge in recognizing that mental health is as important as physical health, destigmatise the conversation and increase the availability of mental health services for everyone.

Founded in 2017, Modern Health incorporates evidence-based psychology principles and seamless technology to serve the needs of companies globally. Headquartered in San Francisco, Modern Health has raised more than $172 million from Founders Fund, Battery Ventures, Felicis Ventures, Kleiner Perkins, Afore Capital, MGV, Frederic Kerrest (co-founder of Okta) and 01 Advisors.

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