TORONTO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–O2 Industries (the Company), a leading manufacturer of reusable respirators since 2014, today announces its partnership with former Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) fighter Georges St-Pierre, to develop a fitness respirator. The partnership news follows the Company’s recent announcement that it has been selected as the official respirator partner of the UFC.
“O2’s partnership with Georges St-Pierre, considered one of the greatest mixed martial artists of all time, will allow us to build, test and deliver a category-leading fitness respirator that allows active people to train and compete safely and comfortably,” said Peter Whitby, CEO of O2 Industries. “As environmental stressors like viruses and pollution continue to increase globally, we are committed to building solutions that help people perform their best, no matter what they’re doing.”
O2’s engineering team is designing the mask to provide defence from airborne particles, viruses, dust, mold and bacteria. The fitness mask will be tested by Georges St-Pierre in high intensity situations to ensure fit, durability, comfort and breathability for wear during strenuous physical activities.
“Traditional face coverings don’t cut it for high performance athletes,” said Georges St-Pierre. “In partnership with O2, who are on the leading edge of respiratory protection, we will develop a fitness respirator that will be built to withstand the different needs of various sports, high endurance training all while continuing to protect the health and safety of the athlete.”
Further details on the mask, including its release date, will become available in the coming months. For more information, visit: protectthefighter.com
About O2 Industries
Established in 2014, O2 Industries is a Canadian respiratory protection company based in Kitchener, Ontario. Grown from a desire to make a difference in people’s lives and a passion to improve air quality around the world, our innovative respirators protect you from harmful particles, so you can breathe easier, feel healthier, and perform your best.