Netpulse and The Fitness Industry Technology Council Align on Creating Open Standards

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FIT-C, a collaboration of leaders and innovators in technology and health & fitness, is pleased to welcome our newest member, Netpulse, to the council. This alliance will serve to sharpen the FIT-C focus to develop critical standards and interoperability for technology-based fitness devices and applications.

"This is a perfect time for us to focus on creating open standards that unite and empower club owners, vendors, and members to reach their goals. I'm proud of the progress that FIT-C has made and honored to have Netpulse contribute to it."

The Fitness Industry Technology Council (“FIT-C”) is pleased to announce that Netpulse, the leading provider of branded mobile club apps, has joined the council and will work to support the FIT-C mission in creating interoperability standards to advance user experience and propel the industry forward.

FIT-C is a collaboration of dedicated leaders representing the innovators within the field of technology and across the fitness industry. FIT-C aims to develop a common affordable widely adoptable networking solution through industry standards to leverage across the multitude of applications now and in years to come.

Kelly Sweeney, has served on the board of FIT-C during the past year. Her company, Club Apps, was recently acquired by Netpulse and her new role as Head of Business Development will strengthen alliances between FIT-C and Netpulse. Through this partnership, Netpulse and it’s leadership, will help drive the mission of moving the industry forward by embracing the concept of an open strategy to grow the marketplace.

Ms. Sweeny tells FIT-C, "The fitness industry has evolved tremendously over the last several years. This is a perfect time for us to focus on creating open standards that unite and empower club owners, vendors, and members to reach their goals. I'm proud of the progress that FIT-C has made and honored to have Netpulse contribute to it."

Netpulse CEO, John Ford said, "FIT-C is on a very important mission that Netpulse believes in. We make a great mobile app for health clubs and we're bringing the same engagement and revenue-driving services that exist in our apps into the cardio screens that members engage with on every visit. To bring the best services to our apps and screens, we integrate with the best companies in the industry. None of this works well without the open and collaborative industry that FITC is driving."

FIT-C is already working to build and improve several important technology standards for the fitness industry driven by the belief that in today’s highly connected world seamless integration of user data is critical to provide custom user experiences and total interoperability.

President of FIT-C, Bryan O’Rourke, said, “ Increasingly, leading brands in the health club and fitness space are realizing the need for collaboration. Many leading brands, like Under Armour, Netpulse, Garmin, Amstatz, Core Health and Fitness, Integerus, Intel, Club Comm, and many many others are embracing the possibilities that collaboration offers. It is an exciting time and we plan to help grow the pie through enhanced user experience.”

Fit-C and Netpulse will join FIT-C members and industry leaders, at IHRSA 2015 for the Leadership Collaboration Summit on Wednesday, March 11 at 12:00pm in PDT. Please visit FitTechCouncil.org for more information.

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About FIT-C:
FIT-C was in founded in February 2012 as a non-profit membership organization to encourage increased collaboration to enhance user experience. FIT-C is led by Bryan O’Rourke, President of Integerus, LLC, along with board members; Paul Lockington, Dynastream Innovations, Inc. (Treasurer); Conor Clancy, Intel Corporation; Kelly Sweeney, Netpulse; and Ted Vickey, Fitwell, LLC.

Current Working Group manufacturer members include, Star Trac, Stairmaster, Schwinn, Woodway, Octane SciFit, and SportsArt. Other Members include Intel, Mashery, ECOFIT, Integrus, Fitness EMS, Dynastream, MyZone, Garmin, Gold’s Gym, and Wellbridge, with more members to come.    

About Netpulse:
Netpulse is the #1 provider of branded mobile club apps that engage members, drive revenue, and integrate deeply with the club's most important technology solutions. Industry leaders such as Gold's Gym, Retro Fitness, and Equinox leverage Netpulse's mobile solutions in clubs all over the world. A complete mobile experience is delivered by partnering with top technology solutions, including ABC Financial, Club Comm, and Perkville. Founded in 1994, Netpulse has since raised $40M in funding and is headquartered in San Francisco.

Press Contacts:

Fitness Industry Technology Council
Bryan O’Rourke
bryankorourke(at)gmail(dot)com
Phone: 985-377-9150
http://www.fittechcouncil.org

Netpulse
Kelly Sweeney
ksweeney(at)netpulse(dot)com
Phone: 877-NETPULSE
http://www.netpulse.com

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