Manchester gym software firm Membr has been acquired by US global platform Xplor Technologies for an undisclosed sum.

Co-founded in 2015 by Jack Malin and Dave Rushton, the business was initially launched to help personal trainers manage their clients, payments, and fitness programmes all in one place.

With the help of angel investors back in 2014, Membr pivoted to become a cloud-based SaaS platform that enabled gym owners, and companies running multiple gyms sites, to manage all of its day-to-day operations in one place.

Membr’s fitness-focused management software platform is used by over 2,000 gyms in over 25 countries across four continents, working with fitness industry giants like Anytime Fitness, Life Fitness and JD Gyms.

Xplor Technologies supports over 12 million members and more than 13,000 fitness locations across four continents and  the strategic acquisition of Membr will enable them to bring a premium club management software solution to the fitness industry and further expand its global footprint.

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Ieuan Owen, chief revenue officer of fitness and wellbeing at Xplor Technologies, said: “Our decision to acquire Membr reflects our commitment to providing best-in-class solutions to gyms and health clubs across the globe.

“Membr is a fast-growing, highly competitive gym management solution, proven and trusted by premium fitness brands. As our new Xplor Gym solution, we will accelerate product development and investment, and grow our global footprint as our mutual customers enter new markets.”

Jack Malin, co-founder and CEO of Membr, said: “We are thrilled to have joined Xplor Technologies as a trusted growth platform for multi-market gyms and health clubs.

“Whether a gym operates in Tokyo, London, Chicago or Sydney, our promise to customers remains the same.

“Intuitive software, exceptional service, and an experienced global team that will help you scale your business and deliver a consistently engaging experience in all the markets you operate in.”

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