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Volt Athletics Acquires Zama Health, Adding Mental Wellness Layer

Volt Athletics Acquires Zama Health, Adding Mental Wellness Layer

The AI-powered training app will integrate Zama Health as its own service within the Volt ecosystem

Volt Athletics, an AI-powered performance training platform, has made a significant step into the world of holistic wellness, adding a mental health component following its acquisition of Zama Health. 

The deal sees Zama Health founder and CEO Brendan Sullivan join the Seattle-based fitness tech company as general manager of athlete wellbeing.

Merging fitness and tech has led to the best of both worlds, with Volt Athletics‘ training app providing expert guidance to all — whether it’s everyday fitness enthusiasts, NCAA Division 1 or pro team athletes, or those serving in the military and law enforcement looking for a tactical edge.

Compatible with iOS and Android, the personalized workouts are created by Volt’s NSCA-certified strength and conditioning specialists, ensuring sustainable progress. The app provides training videos and step-by-step directions and allows users to give feedback that informs training.

With the addition of Zama Health, Volt will now go beyond the physical. Zama’s tech platform will initially operate as a “distinct service” within Volt. An integration of both technologies is planned, although a timeline has yet to be defined, Volt tells Athletech News.

Zama’s app offers users self-guided modules on mental health, nutrition, sports psychology, clinical support for affiliate members, local wellness resources, self-care exercises and reminders and an opportunity to connect anonymously with like-minded peers.

“Zama Health will add a much-needed layer of mental health support for our Volt Family of coaches and athletes,” said Dan Giuliani, co-founder and CEO of Volt Athletics. “We aim to support the development of the entire athlete and to empower coaches to better assist their athletes through practical resources and education.”

The athlete-centered mental health and wellness platform received early investments from Techstars and One Mind and has developed an expert advisory board that includes Jen Huberty, former head of science at Calm and Gene DeFilippo, who served as athletic director for Boston College and Villanova. 

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Giuliani, a certified strength coach who has taught sport performance at the University of Washington, co-founded Volt in 2013 alongside Trevor Watkins, an IT professional who was captain of the Pepperdine men’s lacrosse team.

DeAndre Yedlin, investor and pro soccer player for FC Cincinnati and the US Men’s National Team, shared excitement about Volt and Zama joining forces.

“Combining physical training and mental wellness is critical for athlete performance, health and well-being,” Yedlin said. “As an investor in both companies, I’ve seen firsthand the impact they have on athletes worldwide and can’t wait to see what they are able to do together.”

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