, With the growth of location based service aggregation startups in the country, a new niche segment has emerged leveraging this principle – marketplace for gyms and other fitness centers. Startups operating on these lines are making it easier for people to discover and enroll into membership programs to get fit. Bengaluru based startup, Gymer
was co-founded by Srikanth Balakumar and Kushal Kumar in June 2015, it provides solutions for the Health and Fitness industry. Gymer is a mobile app and web-based service that provides a cashless system for booking instant or in-advance workout sessions on an hourly basis. Users can decide when and where to work out, with a ‘pay-as-you-go’ option. From the list of verified gyms that Gymer has tied up with, users can pick the one closest to them, and book hourly sessions for that day or the next. For every booking that gyms receive through their platforms, Gymer receives a nominal fee. Gyms are categorized based on their hourly rates and facilities. The startup has 8 members in its team. It has so far partnered with 180 gyms across Bengaluru. The firm also has a partner-facing mobile app to help gyms manage and control their bookings. Gyms can also reach out to their users in case of emergencies, such as the gym being closed on a certain day, through it. The partner-facing app is also used to start and manage gym sessions. The user is provided with a verification code, which is entered into the partner-facing app to begin a session. Gymer offers their service through a mobile app, desktop, and mobile browsers. It currently accepts credit card, debit card, wallet and net banking payments through Paytm and PayUmoney, and has plan to add more payment gateways soon. The startup had raised a seed round of funding, and aim to raise a further round in order to expand its services in the future. It has launched a booking process which allows user to book in advance for 5 days. Bookings can’t be cancelled or transferred to other people. However, users can reschedule the same by getting in touch with the gym directly, subject to their obligation.
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