Digitalization and Fitness
Since its foundation in 2010, eGym’s vision has been to make the gym work for everyone. Before that, working out effectively at fitness clubs had been a difficult and cumbersome task, accessible to only a small insider group of die-hard bodybuilders. In his keynote, eGym CEO Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer describes how his company developed its smart training system, which seamlessly combines hard- and software, and which enables members to plan, track and analyze their workouts flawlessly with the help of the eGym trainer and fitness apps. For better training results and higher motivation. Philipp also discusses how his company’s open cloud platform eGym ONE connects the training floor with more and more machines from other manufacturers, bringing the vision of the connected gym to life.
Philipp was an unsuccessful gym goer and decided to found eGym in 2010 with the vision to make the gym work for everyone. Prior, he studied Business and Technology Management at Columbia University in New York, LMU Munich, TU Munich and Aarhus University. eGym combines latest machine technology, powered by German engineering, with the advantages of connected mobile applications to deliver intuitive and effective workouts with more fun and data-driven member support. In addition eGym also supports Corporate Fitness offering easier access to gyms for employees in order to stay fitter, be more productive and less absent. In only a few years of strong growth, eGym developed to one of the major players in the European fitness market, implementing its technology at leading fitness chains and franchises. Overall, eGym raised over 90 Mio. USD in venture capital from large investors and is now entering the US market.