GetMeFit is a new fitness platform built by instructors for instructors.
The innovative marketplace came about during Lockdown when the founders (fitness instructors themselves) realised the need for a simple to use solution to schedule, manage, deliver and take payment for sessions both online and in person.
“Instructors are great at teaching their clients how to become fitter, but many of them aren’t confident when it comes to managing it all online”, explained Jane Hart, co-founder of GetMeFit. “We wanted to make it easy for others in our industry to take control and earn money.”
The team at GetMeFit has identified that even with lockdown being said to ease off in December , the fitness industry has changed forever. With the continued uncertainty of times ahead, the platform will ensure that independent instructors can continue to have direct access to their clients, manage their own schedules and future-proof their livelihoods.
The GetMeFit platform offers tech support and training to help instructors make a smooth transition online the whole experience is successful for both instructor and client.
Along with this, the platform offers one of the lowest commissions in the market, ensuring over 90% of fees go to the instructor. The company is in the process of setting up as a Social Venture, reinvesting money back into their mission to help instructors build viable futures.
GetMeFit has ensured that whatever happens over the next few months, instructors and fitness lovers who take part in the online fitness revolution now have the tools to adapt and carry on training as normal and reap the health,
GetMeFit insight to date
• Over 1000 classes delivered on GMF
• 500+ registered clients
Stats – market size/no of fitness instructors/PTs
· Statista quote that there were 69,000 fitness instructors in the UK in 2019
· According to Statista, the market size has been growing steadily and it will grow from 600 million GBP in 2015 to 670 million GBP in 2020.
· 80% of personal trainers are freelance.
·. The market size of the global fitness and health club industry has been steadily increasing in recent years, exceeding 96 billion U.S. dollars in 2019.
· There are over 13,770 registered personal trainers in the UK.
· Only 42% of personal trainers say they feel secure in their jobs.
· 57% of personal trainers say they never feel like they are stuck in a career rut.
Stats on the rise of home exercise
Meanwhile an average of 45% of people have been keeping active at home, whether that be with online exercise classes or just dancing around the living room.
Home gym equipment sales have spiked by a massive 5813% since the UK went into lockdown on 23 March, according to research by price comparison site Idealo.
Insight on closures of fitness facilities in the UK