Gympass announces new funding from SoftBank Vision Fund and SoftBank Latin America Fund to double down on getting corporate employees active

12 Giugno 2019


- At a time when approximately 1.4 billion people worldwide are inactive, global organizations recognize the increasingly critical role they play in getting their employees more active. This wellness movement continues to grow across the globe, as organizations find ways to connect employees to gyms, studios, and activities. Through a wellness solution powered by innovative technology, Gympass has grown across multiple markets in Latin America, North America, and Europe with a network of nearly 47,000 gyms, the largest gym network globally.

"HR departments at Unilever, Tesco, and Activision Blizzard among others have taken significant strides to improve the wellbeing of their employees with Gympass. Our valued fitness partners are the foundation of our diverse, flexible, and convenient program," says Cesar Carvalho, Co-founder and CEO of Gympass. "We believe this partnership will enable us to bring our solution to more organizations around the world, revolutionizing the way that employees engage in physical activity."

"Over 2,000 corporations worldwide are revolutionizing how inactive employees engage in physical activity to create a healthier, more engaged workforce. Gympass is making this possible by delivering a unique, universal wellness program that connects employees to thousands of fitness options," says Murtaza Ahmed, Partner of SoftBank Investment Advisers. "We are excited to be working with Cesar and his team to help organizations build a more active and productive workforce for tomorrow."

"More people are leading healthier lives thanks to Gympass, and we're thrilled to work with Cesar and the team to accelerate their strategy in Latin America and beyond," says Marcelo Claure, CEO of SoftBank Latin America Fund. "There are few companies as successful as Gympass in making the transition to a global champion, and we're excited for what the future holds."

The initial investment was completed by the Vision Fund. The Latin America Fund will join the deal alongside the Vision Fund once the applicable authorizations and closing conditions have been met.

This partnership will bring expanded benefits to global corporations, employees, and fitness partners, including:

ABOUT GYMPASS - On a mission to defeat inactivity, Gympass helps companies revolutionize how inactive employees engage in physical activity, driving lasting behavioral change. Our 2000+ clients credit Gympass' unmatched variety, convenience, and flexibility with helping to improve employee engagement, individual performance, and overall business success.

Across 14 countries and nearly 47,000 gym and studio partners, Gympass partners with corporations to craft ongoing, personalized programs that will inspire your workforce to enroll, stay motivated, and unlock their full potential.

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