GAIN Fitness debuted back in 2009 to put a professional trainer in every pocket and give Average Joes like you and me the ability to access personalized fitness routines from the comfort of their couches and mobile devices. Since then, GAIN has launched tracking apps for a wide range of activities, from weight training to Pilates, endeavoring to unbundle the fitness class and become a marketplace for fitness trainers and workout plans.
Behind its platform aspirations, GAIN raised just under $1 million in seed funding from investors like Keith Rabois, Ben Ling and InterWest Partners, among others. Having recently crossed one million downloads and looking to accelerate growth and continue its evolution into a full-service fitness platform, GAIN is bringing some more coin to its coffers.
A filing with the SEC today revealed that the startup has raised an additional $2.1 million in venture funding led by InterWest, with contributions from its existing investors. GAIN co-founder and CEO Nick Gammell tells us that the new capital will support some big changes that the startup has in store for its apps and fitness marketplace, the latter of which my colleague Colleen Taylor covered in detail earlier this year.
Although the startup isn’t ready to share details yet, he did say that we can expect some big product and business news to arrive in the next few months. In the meantime, you can find GAIN at home here and Colleen taking GAIN for a test drive below.