It’s been six months since Maria Sharapova announced her retirement from professional tennis — but that doesn’t mean the athlete and entrepreneur is slowing down.
Sharapova, 33, has begun her new chapter in life as an investor and recently joined the tech wellness company Therabody, which is behind the hugely popular smart percussion device the Theragun, as a strategic advisor.
The five-time Grand Slam title winner was drawn to the health and wellness industry because of “all the ways it can have a positive impact on people’s everyday lives,” Sharapova tells PEOPLE, adding that she’s excited to put her passion for business to good use with the company.
“What drew me to Therabody is their amazing technology and how they are bringing a better road to recovery for all kinds of athletes,” Sharapova says. “From my very first conversations with their team, it was apparent that they had a great vision and I’m excited to work closely with them to help advise on the future growth of the company.”