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Polar to partner with PLAE Academy


Polar has announced a partnership with PLAE Academy, a fully integrated suite of on-demand performance education.

Homebased in the Nordic innovation hub, Finland, Polar is the pioneer and gold standard of wearable human performance monitoring with more than 40 years of science behind its technology. This includes heart rate monitor technology, education, smart coaching with sleep and recovery making a partnership with PLAE a natural fit to provide a digital solution for the highly sought-after courses.

PLAE Academy provides a fully integrated suite of on-demand performance education linked to live meetings and real-time discussion forums that serves as a collaborative virtual environment. PLAE Academy also empowers athletes, and educators to earn certificates of completion, gain CEUs, and advance careers in their given professions.

Many know Polar for its sport performance tech solutions. In fact, Polar invented the first portable heart rate monitor 40 years ago, before "wearable" was a word.
‘’We also pride ourselves on providing excellent educational and technical support, and resources. We currently partner with several sports teams and federations including FIFA where the athletes and their coaches can get accurate information of the performance status,’’ says Dave DiFabio, Polar’s National Account Manager for Team Sports and Government.

Polar has been sponsoring and funding research, conferences, clinics, seminars, and webinars for decades. No other company in the wearable space has such legacy which includes 40+ years of R&D, and we continue to pioneer the wearable industry.

Polar is thrilled to partner with PLAE and eager to further our mission in being a thought leader within the Human Performance Industry. The partnership is offered through the PLAE Academy courses, which enable coaches and educators to earn an NSCA Accredited CEU Certificate of Completion for professional development and career advancement.

DiFabio is excited to connect with PLAE Academy members, coaches, and experts. He has been with Polar for 8 years and has a strong background in corporate fitness, collegiate fitness, personal training, and academia. 

“I am so impressed on the accurate information you can get from Polar’s heart rate monitors and sports watches. Thanks to the robust science and the smart coaching features, athletes and fitness enthusiasts are able to maintain a balance and avoid under/over training and improve their performance,’’ he says.

According to DiFabio the best part of his job at Polar is getting to work with world class coaches and deepening professional and personal relationships with the clients.

“I love ‘talking shop’ and learning new things from our clients. I hope along the way, I have also made and will continue to make an impact on your professional growth and continuing education,” he states. 

Mike Bewley, Global Director of Performance & Education, PLAE Academy is excited to make high level educational content from industry leading individuals more widely available.

“At PLAE, we don't just want to be the most respected brand IN the industry, but FOR the industry. PLAE Academy is a testament to that pursuit and demonstrates our investment in coaches and educators. It is a revolution for strength and condition education by delivering a trusted and robust human performance library that enables coaches and educators to earn certificates of completion for professional development and career advancement,” Bewley explains.

About Polar

For over 40 years, Polar has been the innovator of sports technology, helping athletes and coaches achieve peak performance. Polar began with heart rate monitoring but has since expanded into multiple training solutions for elite athletes, coaches and active fitness enthusiasts. Polar remains the trusted performance partner due to our accuracy, reliability and superior experience. Polar’s award-winning product range includes pioneering sports wearables that work elegantly with Polar training apps and cloud services.

Headquartered in Finland, Polar is a privately held company that operates in more than 80 countries. Polar products are sold through over 35,000 retailers globally.


More information:

Polar USA
Dave DiFabio, National Account Manager for Team Sports and Government


PLAE Academy places a supreme value in teaching through relationships by delivering credible human performance education, but in a way that links learning through connection, professional development, promotion, live meetings and real-time discussion forums that serves as a collaborative virtual environment. By connecting with others enrolled in a study, you expand your knowledge beyond the artificial confines of a particular discipline to an interpersonal application that plays a central role in the process of “making meaning.” 

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