Gympik, an online fitness discovery platform based in Bangalore, has today raised an undisclosed amount of funding in its pre-Series A round from RoundGlass Partners. It had earlier raised seed funding from Healthstart and a group of angel investors.
With the amount of money raised in this round, the company is now looking forward to fund its growth and also expand the company’s operations to other geographies. Amaresh Oja, chief executive of the company, says that the raised capital will also be used to hire technical talent that can help the company reach its expansion plans.
Founded in 2013, Gympik lists all types of fitness centres on its online portal. That includes gyms, fitness studios, dance classes, yoga centres, martial arts classes, and centres providing services ranging from physiotherapy, to diet and nutrition counselling registered.
It provides curated information on programme offerings, available facilities, fee structures, and availability of certified trainers. Along with all these, its website also offers 360° panoramic views of the inside of any facility’s infrastructure and amenities to its users.
As per the company, it currently has about 10,000 fitness centres and 6,000 trainers from 20 cities. It is also offering a cloud-based software and a personalised mobile app for fitness centres, which can be deployed by centre managers, trainers and consumers to track performance and fitness schedules.
The company further allows users to calculate calories burnt, based on their specific data and health stats, basal metabolic rate (BMR), body mass index (BMI) and heart rate. It also offers daily lifestyle and health tips.
There are various startups operating in this space. Recently, at-home personal fitness tech startup Orobind got acquired by Housejoy; while Mumbai-based GymTrekker, a fitness discovery platform, raised an undisclosed amount of funding.
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