Naomi Osaka uses the Hypervolt and Hypervolt Plus massage guns, the Vyper 2.0 vibrating fitness roller, and Normatec Pro 2.0 compression technology to enhance her health, wellness, and performance on a daily basis.
“When I first started using Hyperice, I immediately noticed a difference in how loose yet strong my body felt,” the four-time Grand Slam singles champion recalls the effect the recovery and mobility devices developed by Hyperice had on her.
Now, she seeks to educate athletes and other health-conscious people across the globe about the use of Hyperice technology in order to optimize athletic performance and wellness. “I feel it is my duty as a professional athlete to educate my peers on the importance of taking recovery seriously.”
“Previously, I would think to warmup and recover before and after a tough practice or game,” continued the two-time US Open and Australian Open champion. “Now, I’m using Hyperice’s technology in my everyday life to make sure my body and overall health are being prioritized.”
Osaka also decided to acquire a stake in the Irvine, California-based company, joining the likes of Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and San Diego Padres shortstop Fernando Tatís Jr. as athlete investors.
“I’ve realized how crucial recovery is to getting the most out of my training and preparing my body for competition,” Osaka, at the time ranked third in the world in women’s tennis, told Bloomberg in an emailed statement when asked about the investment.
“Hyperice has improved my body and overall health and I know will be fundamental to having a long and healthy career, which is why I invested and want to use my platform to encourage every athlete to take recovery seriously.”
Hyperice CEO Jim Huether was delighted to welcome Osaka to the company. “Hyperice is honored to be working with such a young, powerful, global talent such as Naomi. She embodies the true spirit of a professional athlete – strong, competitive, and resilient,” Huether explained.
“We believe this partnership will help athletes in Japan, the U.S., and throughout the world, continue to see the importance of recovery for overall wellness. We hope to help Naomi perform at the highest levels possible for the longest period of time.”
About Naomi Osaka
Naomi Osaka was born on October 16, 1997, in Osaka, Japan to a Japanese mother and a Haitian father. At the age of three, Osaka, her sister Mari, and her parents moved to the United States to live with her father’s parents on Long Island, New York. After being coached by their father for a few years, the family decided to move to Florida in 2006 so that the two sisters would have better opportunities to train.
She won her first WTA title at the Indian Wells Open in 2018 and became the first Japanese player ever to win a Grand Slam singles title when she defeated Serena Williams in the final of the US Open later that year. Osaka went on to win a Grand Slam title in each of the following years, making her a two-time US Open and two-time Australian Open champion so far.
Due to her success on the court and her social activism, Osaka is one of the world’s most marketable athletes and was named Sportsperson of the Year by Sports Illustrated in 2020, Laureus World Sportswoman of the Year in 2021, and was included on Time magazine’s 100 Most Influential People in the World twice.