The financing reflects the acceleration of Gympass’ growth, as wellbeing becomes increasingly important for the hybrid workplace
Gympass, the largest corporate wellbeing platform, today announced that Softbank, General Atlantic, Moore Strategic Ventures, Kaszek and Valor Capital Group, are supporting the company with a new investment round of $220M in its mission to make wellbeing universal.
As people flock back to the gym, Gympass has seen its valuation more than double to $2.2B, reflecting the increased importance of wellbeing for companies. In May, Gympass saw a record 4 million monthly visits across its unrivalled network of over 50,000 global partners, with many of Gympass’ clients seeing usage above pre-covid levels, highlighting an eager return to in-person fitness. Markets such as the US and the UK are leading the way with unprecedented growth in the demand for in-person fitness, with a similar trend reflected across Latin America and Europe. Gympass is currently experiencing double-digit subscriber growth month-over-month.
Gympass has added over 1,000 new clients during the pandemic, as corporate wellness programmes look for holistic, flexible and equitable solutions for hybrid workplaces. Current clients include Santander, Accenture, Unilever, KPMG and McDonalds. Additionally, Gympass signed new deals with major partners including Barry’s, SoulCycle, F45 and Strava for fitness and Calm, LifeSum and Fabulous and more to fuel its rapid expansion into holistic wellbeing.
“We’ve already seen a surge in gym and studio visits as countries begin to open up, and we fully expect even greater momentum as people head back to the office,” said Cesar Carvalho, Co-founder and CEO of Gympass. “We’ve created the most complete wellbeing platform, covering fitness, therapy, mindfulness, and nutrition. The additional funding will help us fuel further growth in the US, improve the product experience and continue to expand into new categories, as we continue on our mission to make wellbeing universal.”
Gympass’ expansion beyond in-person fitness has already proven to be a success. Since March 2020, Gympass has seen 3.5 million sessions with its digital partners. As in-person activities return, Gympass’ digital solutions have maintained steady levels of engagement, reinforcing that the future of corporate wellbeing is hybrid. “Similar to the hybrid work model that many have adapted due to the pandemic, we’re seeing a similar trend when it comes to fitness and wellbeing. Now, people are mixing in-person visits to gyms and boutique studios with digital, using meditation apps, nutrition offerings, in addition to other wellness offerings on the Gympass platform. We’ve seen first-hand that this is a change that will continue into the future and we look forward to expanding our reach and services to continue to support people’s overall wellbeing,” said Carvalho.
“It’s been amazing to see Gympass go from strength to strength at a time when the operating environment has been so difficult. Gympass is the wellbeing solution for the hybrid workplaces we’re now seeing, providing employers with help both in and out of the office,” said Shu Nyatta, from Softbank. “The company’s growth over the past couple of years shows just how much potential Gympass has and I’m thrilled to work with Cesar and the team to accelerate their wellbeing strategy.”
For more information about Gympass and its latest offerings visit https://www.gympass.com/uk