Today, I’m joined by Philipp Roesch-Schlanderer, CEO of EGYM, a provider of smart workout solutions and equipment for health and fitness facilities.
After initially focusing on connected gym equipment, Munich-based EGYM has emerged as a leading fitness technology company delivering equipment, software, and programming to health clubs operators and employers worldwide. Through cutting-edge technology, data-driven fitness experiences, and principles of movement as medicine, Philipp’s goal is to help make humanity healthier.
In this episode, we talk about how the company’s smart equipment and software has evolved along with the fitness industry, including the role of technology, expanding the market, and integrating with healthcare.
In this episode, you’ll learn:
- How EGYM weathered the pandemic and came out stronger on the other side
- Phillipp’s views on the fitness and gym industries past, present, and future
- What’s next for EGYM after landing a recent $225M round
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(01:47) Philipp’s background
(04:09) Overview of EGYM
(08:28) Providing a personalized fitness experience
(10:01) Different segments of EGYM’s business
(13:47) User engagement and use of connected products
(17:14) How their technology impacts trainers and physical therapists
(20:05) Growth of the fitness industry
(23:32) Aligning incentives to make people healthier
(31:34) EGYM’s product building philosophy
(34:26) Challenges faced connecting gyms and healthcare
(37:14) Convincing partners to invest in EGYM
(40:18) At home fitness vs. going to the gym
(44:21) Future roadmap