We are A-Champs. Our mission is to get people of all ages and fitness levels to move with engaging and easy to use tech- and science-based training solutions. We believe that by making moving more playful more people will be able to enjoy the benefits of an active and healthy lifestyle.
Harder than hardware
Our multicultural team - based in Menlo Park, Barcelona and Shanghai - is a fusion of nerds, creatives and athletes. Our professionals have manufactured and developed sports goods and wearables worth more than US$ 100M for the biggest global brands and retailers, played for, coached at and worked with sports giants like NFL and FC Barcelona.
Getting people to move
Our story began in 2008, when our CEO, Kilian, and his wife, Anika, quit their corporate jobs and started a manufacturing and product development company. While the business quickly picked up Anika fell ill with breast cancer in 2010. She fought it hard and ended up winning. The experience left the young couple with a heightened awareness of the need to live a healthy lifestyle.
They saw an opportunity to combine the existing business with their search for healthy habits by creating a product that camouflages physical activity as play. Not until the two other key players of A-Champs joined them were they ready to bring their vision to life.
With a Ph.D. in micro-robotics, experience developing sensors and wearables for Xiaomi, Wayne was the perfect CTO to lead the development. He’s a father of an active son and passionate about the healthy upbringing of his boy.
Stepfán, a former NFL pro athlete, took a tough decision to terminate his successful career due to an ongoing injury, putting his well being in the forefront. He shared the same passion for helping people to get more active and joined the co-founders team.
In 2018 A-Champs was part of ASICS’ Tenkan-Ten acceleration program and launched the game-changing ROXs Pro, the first smart training assistant.