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Virtuagym is a global provider of health and fitness technology for coaching, engagement and management for the fitness industry and corporate wellness.

The mission of Virtuagym is to make the world a healthier and happier place through its industry-leading technology solutions, empowering businesses and health professionals to help people create sustainable lifestyle change.

The Virtuagym platform delivers a complete ecosystem with integrated mobile apps with solutions for exercise and nutrition guidance, progress tracking, wearables, online coaching, scheduling, billing and more.

Virtuagym supports more than 18 million consumers, over 9,000 fitness businesses and 35,000+ trainers worldwide.

Background
Virtuagym was founded by Paul and Hugo Braam in 2008 to create new technologies that help people live healthier lives

Key products and services
Virtuagym provides industry-leading technology for coaching, engagement, and management. This enables fitness businesses to deliver comprehensive 24/7 personalised fitness experiences to members wherever they are, to be more efficient and to focus on supporting their customers and growing their business.

Virtuagym’s All-In-One solution is ideal for the modern hybrid fitness business. It offers a complete integrated ecosystem so that gyms, studios and personal training businesses of all shapes and sizes can seamlessly combine their physical and digital services. Virtuagym enables its customers to combine different standalone and add-on packages to ensure that they are providing a service most suitable to their needs.

The Virtuagym offer ranges from an industry-leading exercise and nutrition coaching platform to engagement solutions such as virtual training, live workout videos, meditations, community features, challenges, rewards and more. It also includes fitness management software dealing with important areas such as payment, scheduling, coaching and member management and communication, keeping end-users more engaged and business processes more efficient. Additional services include an integrated Video Workout Platform to further boost engagement and revenue and PRO+, a revolutionary turnkey digital membership and engagement solution.
case study: Your Personal Training
Your Personal Training embraced fitness technology and worked with Virtuagym to launch the ‘Your Wellbeing App’. A unique management app personalisable for each user, Your Wellbeing supports PTs in running and managing their business by being more efficient and streamlined, enabling them to focus on what they do best - training clients!

Before working with Virtuagym, Your Personal Training needed three or four different apps in order to provide perfect functionality and achieve what they view as the three main pillars for PTs - COACH, MANAGE and ENGAGE. Indeed, for them, PTs now need to act like gyms by providing a full range of services, including subscriptions, payments, booking systems and communities.

However, by creating Your Wellbeing, YPT has enabled its PTs to provide all those things and more in one, easy to use app! Already, PTs utilising Your Wellbeing are working with hundreds of clients, using the app to keep them engaged and on track on a day-to-day basis.

In a time when we are craving engagement more than ever, the trainers YPT supports have really benefited from the app’s community features, which are keeping them and all their clients digitally connected and motivated. The group challenges have been a great resource, creating clubs within clubs!

On top of that, trainers have valued the ease in which the app can be used by them and their clients, including aspects such as the calendar functionality, which has given far clearer visibility of training opportunities. Linked to this, the booking software has taken away the traditional hassle of appointment administration, with the integrated payment system also enabling an ease of process and a streamlined approach for clients, so they can efficiently secure different packages and use earned credits.
case study: Workout Anytime
The desire from Workout Anytime was for a mobile app that was for members, not just trainers, that could do something that previously would require four different apps to achieve.

The innovative app now at their disposal has a robust exercise and workout library, video on demand, and a barcode generator to increase ease of use. Those using it can develop personalised plans with their trainers and work on their health and fitness in a way and at a time most suitable for them.

For example, by doing certain training at home or outside, as well as at the gym, before meeting their trainer once or a couple of times a month. Users also can track and measure their progress through integrations with wearable technology provider Accuro as they seek to reach their individual goals. This in turn provides invaluable data for trainers to tailor plans for their clients.

Virtuagym are working hard with them to progress their Coaches app, as they look to help as many of their franchises to deliver the best service possible. To date, there has been a huge increase in engagement, with approximately 1,000 new members per week thanks to expert marketing by Workout Anytime and quick responses from Virtuagym to iron out any creases as the roll-out kicked in. The app is already in all 170 clubs, with the next aim being to hit the target of having 65,000 consumer users.

Workout Anytime is also looking to invest more in wearable technology to make the very most of integrating other apps with Virtuagym, with the view to keeping everything running through one intuitive platform.
case study: Energy Fitness Professional
The oldest corporate fitness provider in the UK wanted a software provider to help with covering all the admin, doing the marketing but that could also be an in-your-pocket gym, so that rather than going to join a commercial gym down the road, workplace employees still wanted to join their gyms because of the better service.

They leveraged Virtuagym’s community feature to reach out to members, stay connected, and advertise their services. The Virtuagym credit system was one of the main selling points, with FitPro Station trainers able to buy credits and subsequently use them to schedule workspace time. The flexibility of the Virtuagym software for gyms was also crucial for EFP. It meant that the company could create bespoke apps and branding for each of the 13 sites they use software with.
Virtuagym video gallery:
Key personnel
Hugo Braam, Co-founder & CEO
Paul Braam, Co-founder & CEO
Quinten Francken-Bosman, COO
Mark Louter, Chief Revenue Officer
Thomas Woods, VP Enterprise Sales
Key customers
Virtuagym supports more than 18 million consumers, over 9,000 fitness businesses and 40,000+ trainers around the world. Virtuagym works with fitness businesses and entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes, as well as corporate wellness providers.
Testimonial
"Virtuagym’s on-boarding and support has been gold standard. Their consultative way of working fits perfectly with how we run.”

“The Your Wellbeing app we created with Virtuagym is exactly what we as a club have been looking for. All our needs are rolled into one place, from our gym booking system to virtual workouts. Our members love it.”

“By embracing a hybrid approach, our Personal Trainers can give their clients direction and support based on their needs in a cost-effective way, helping them to achieve more holistic all-body health”
– Aaron McCulloch, Managing Director, Your Personal Training
updates & press releases
04 May 2022
Virtuagym raises €3m investment to fuel innovation in health and fitness technology
Global fitness technology provider Virtuagym has raised a new €3m investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.

The funding supports Virtuagym’s further international growth, with significant investment going into its innovative All-In-One software for club management, coaching and engagement in the health and fitness industry.

“The last two years have been quite challenging for our industry, but I believe our solutions have shown our customers great value, especially in making the transition towards a more hybrid, digitally-powered customer experience,” says Hugo Braam, CEO and Co-Founder of Virtuagym. “We are extremely excited and humbled by the support of Icecat with this new investment. We’re just getting started with our big plans to positively impact our industry even more, and we’ll keep working hard to help our customers with great new solutions.”

As the physical fitness industry emerges from the global pandemic, this next investment represents an important point in Virtuagym’s mission to make the world a healthier and happier place. The company, which was originally founded by brothers Hugo and Paul Braam in 2008, currently empowers more than 9,000 fitness businesses and 45,000 fitness professionals, serving over 2.5 million end-users every month with its brandable platform and mobile apps.

“We are happy to support Virtuagym in their plans for further health technology innovation and growth,’’ says Martijn Hoogeveen, CEO at Icecat. “We like the Virtuagym team and their cloud vision to help transform the health and fitness industry.”
The funding will support Virtuagym’s further international growth Credit: Virtuagym
Virtuagym: news from sportsmanagement.co.uk and fittechglobal.com
Virtuagym, the leading global fitness technology provider, has raised a new 3 million Euro investment from Icecat, an Amsterdam-based technology company which invests in innovative technology organisations.
Virtuagym has launched a Video Workout platform which is natively integrated into its existing suite of products.
Virtuagym, a leading provider of fitness technology for gyms and trainers, has announced the launch of PRO+, a new solution that enables operators to generate revenue while being closed and upon reopening, by offering members a turnkey digital membership experience through their club mobile app.
Virtuagym has launched Stronger Together, an all-in-one, hybrid membership solution.
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Virtuagym: featured in Sports Management, HCM and Fit Tech magazines
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Virtuagym
Tel: +44 20 3885 3926
Hugo Braam, Co-founder
Virtuagym video gallery:
Key personnel
Hugo Braam, Co-founder & CEO
Paul Braam, Co-founder & CEO
Quinten Francken-Bosman, COO
Mark Louter, Chief Revenue Officer
Thomas Woods, VP Enterprise Sales
Key customers
Virtuagym supports more than 18 million consumers, over 9,000 fitness businesses and 40,000+ trainers around the world. Virtuagym works with fitness businesses and entrepreneurs of all shapes and sizes, as well as corporate wellness providers.