GET FIT TECH
Sign up for the FREE digital edition of Fit Tech magazine and also get the Fit Tech ezine and breaking news email alerts.
Not right now, thanksclose this window
Technogym | Fit Tech promotion
Technogym | Fit Tech promotion
Technogym | Fit Tech promotion
FIT TECH News

Jean-Michel Fournier joins Beachbody

By
Beachbody has appointed Jean-Michel Fournier to lead the company's growth globally
He will be responsible for strategic initiatives to accelerate customer acquisition and scaling the Openfit platform
Fournier will report directly to Beachbody co-founder, chair and CEO Carl Daikeler

Beachbody has appointed Jean-Michel Fournier to lead the company's growth globally. He was previously CEO of Les Mills Media.

In the newly-created role of president of global partnerships and corporate, Fournier will be responsible for accelerating customer acquisition with specific responsibility for scaling Beachbody's Openfit platform by building partnerships with brands, corporate and other wellness organisations.

Reporting directly to Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler, Fournier will also oversee international development efforts across the company.

In his previous role at Les Mills Media, Fournier was responsible for Les Mills on Demand, which has recently been rebranded as Les Mills+.

He was responsible for direct-to-consumer acquisition, retention, product, and technology, in addition to driving global partnerships and international expansion.

Prior to Les Mills Media, Fournier was co-founder of mobile platform BitGym, which specialises in computer vision using 2D cameras, and held senior roles at UnitedHealth Group, Hewlett Packard, and GE.

Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler, said: "Jean-Michel brings extensive experience in all aspects of digital fitness, most recently as CEO of Les Mills Media, where he drove significant growth in the company's digital fitness business over the past five years.

"Jean-Michel's experience and perspective make him the ideal person to spearhead our efforts to more fully unlock the power of strategic partnerships and international expansion.

"Through these efforts, we expect to expand our reach to new customer segments and accelerate subscription growth as we help millions of people around the world live healthy and fulfilling lives through our effective and affordable fitness and nutrition solutions."

Keith Burnet, Les Mills Global Markets CEO, said: “Jean-Michel stepped down as Les Mills Media CEO a few months ago following a successful five-year stint and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

"The past two years have seen tremendous demand for our digital offerings as consumer preferences have shifted towards omnichannel fitness, so we’re currently assessing our requirements for accelerating this growth and driving towards our goal of a fitter planet. We look forward to sharing more in the coming months.”

Sign up here to get Fit Tech's weekly ezine and every issue of Fit Tech magazine free on digital.
More fit tech news
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to more than US$15m. FitLab will ...
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence in the metaverse, making its ...
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, adjustable dumbbells to work with ...
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after launching into the franchising market. ...
PROMOTION
The ‘health seeker’ is a term being used a lot within fitness right now, as recent surveys have shown. At ...
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant increase in the number of ...
PROMOTION
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry by at least a decade, and there isn’t a physical fitness ...
Former Olympian and TV presenter Sharron Davies has launched a new online health and fitness programme. Designed for all ages ...
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London ...
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a move that values the brand ...
Wearable technology, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape the worldwide fitness industry during ...
PROMOTION
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation will be key ...
Gympass has acquired online personal training platform Trainiac for an undisclosed amount. The platform will be rebranded as Trainiac by ...
Matrix Fitness has added an immersive, tech-led indoor cycling experience to its range of commercial fitness products. The new Virtual ...
Hospitality management software system ResortSuite is set to be acquired by Saas software provider Agilysys in a US$25m (€22.2m, £18.8m) ...
PROMOTION
Known for its innovation and for providing one of the the most comprehensive gym and fitness facility software management products ...
Digital fitness content provider, Wexer, has signed a deal to deliver its workouts through OS Fitness, the fitness platform operated ...
Wellness tech firm Timeshifter has launched a new circadian app for shift workers, allowing them to form and maintain healthier ...
More fit tech news
Featured supplier: Connected Health & Fitness Summit scheduled for March 2022
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry, and there isn’t a fitness brand or business that hasn’t been forced to adapt or pivot to digital.
Featured supplier: Orbit4: 2022 is going to be extraordinary, are you ready for it?
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of AI and digital transformation will be key to getting your business ahead in 2022, according to CEO of Orbit4 Daniel Jones.
Les Mills: The Future of Fitness
Les Mills
Les Mills: The Future of Fitness Read more
Company profile: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym currently provides fitness software solutions to customers in 55+ countries, servicing more than ...
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design
Featured supplier: Connected Health & Fitness Summit scheduled for March 2022
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry, and there isn’t a fitness brand or business that hasn’t been forced to adapt or pivot to digital.
Featured supplier: Orbit4: 2022 is going to be extraordinary, are you ready for it?
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of AI and digital transformation will be key to getting your business ahead in 2022, according to CEO of Orbit4 Daniel Jones.
Company profile: Perfect Gym Solutions S.A.
Perfect Gym currently provides fitness software solutions to customers in 55+ countries, servicing more than ...
Company profile: Orbit4
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment....
Les Mills: The Future of Fitness
Les Mills
Les Mills: The Future of Fitness Read more
Get Fit Tech
Sign up for the free digital edition of Fit Tech magazine and the free weekly Fit Tech ezine
Sign up
On demand
Fitness On Demand: On demand
Salt therapy products
Saltability: Salt therapy products
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Lockers/interior design
Fitlockers: Lockers/interior design

features

people

Anantharaman Pattabiraman

CEO and co-founder, Auro
When you’re undertaking fitness activities, unless you’re on a stationary bike, in most cases it’s not safe or necessary to be tied to a screen, especially a small screen

Jessica Ennis-Hill: founder of Jennis

Jessica Ennis-Hill is on a mission to close the gender data gap in health research. Her app, Jennis CycleMapping, is designed to help women understand their cycles and how to train during each different phase. Steph Eaves speaks to Ennis-Hill to find out exactly how it works

Put on your red light

Red light therapy promises a variety of benefits, including better recovery, skin rejuvenation and increased energy, but is it all too good to be true? Fit Tech spoke to Bryan Gohl and James Strong of Red Light Rising, and Wes Pfiffner of Joovv to find out more
people

Laurent Petit

Co-founder, Active Giving
The future of sports and fitness are dependent on the climate. Our goal is to positively influence the future of our planet by instilling a global vision of wellbeing and a sense of collective action

Adrian Hon

Zombies, Run! is one of the most enduring fitness apps, with half a million users getting active while engaging in ‘missions’ against the zombie apocalypse. Its co-creator spoke to Steph Eaves about the power of story

Refining augmented reality

London boutique The Refinery has created an avatar-led digital fitness offering called ALFI, which utilises augmented reality (AR) to demonstrate movements. Zoe Bertali, one of the co-founders of the gym, tells us more

How usable is your product?

Your fit tech product might be a game changer, solving problems or creating new possibilities for clients, but none of this will matter if it’s not easy and enjoyable to use. Industrial designer Nick Chubb explains why usability is key, and the factors to consider when designing your new product
people

Adam Zeitsiff

CEO, Intelivideo
We don’t just create the technology and bail – we support our clients’ ongoing hybridisation efforts
people

Mike Hansen

Managing partner, Endorphinz
We noticed a big gap in the market – customers needed better insights but also recommendations on what to do, whether that be customer acquisition, content creation, marketing and more

Monitoring mental health

New technology uses advanced machine learning to monitor patients’ mental health between visits to their medical providers
interview

Kilian Saekel

A-Champs is a platform that delivers sports science-based programmes and games through interactive sensor pods that come with light, sound and vibration
interview

Mathieu Letombe

We’ve found 90 per cent of Withings users continue to regularly use their scales after one year and 50 per cent regularly continue using them after 10 years
More features
FIT TECH News

Jean-Michel Fournier joins Beachbody

By
Beachbody has appointed Jean-Michel Fournier to lead the company's growth globally
He will be responsible for strategic initiatives to accelerate customer acquisition and scaling the Openfit platform
Fournier will report directly to Beachbody co-founder, chair and CEO Carl Daikeler

Beachbody has appointed Jean-Michel Fournier to lead the company's growth globally. He was previously CEO of Les Mills Media.

In the newly-created role of president of global partnerships and corporate, Fournier will be responsible for accelerating customer acquisition with specific responsibility for scaling Beachbody's Openfit platform by building partnerships with brands, corporate and other wellness organisations.

Reporting directly to Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler, Fournier will also oversee international development efforts across the company.

In his previous role at Les Mills Media, Fournier was responsible for Les Mills on Demand, which has recently been rebranded as Les Mills+.

He was responsible for direct-to-consumer acquisition, retention, product, and technology, in addition to driving global partnerships and international expansion.

Prior to Les Mills Media, Fournier was co-founder of mobile platform BitGym, which specialises in computer vision using 2D cameras, and held senior roles at UnitedHealth Group, Hewlett Packard, and GE.

Beachbody CEO, Carl Daikeler, said: "Jean-Michel brings extensive experience in all aspects of digital fitness, most recently as CEO of Les Mills Media, where he drove significant growth in the company's digital fitness business over the past five years.

"Jean-Michel's experience and perspective make him the ideal person to spearhead our efforts to more fully unlock the power of strategic partnerships and international expansion.

"Through these efforts, we expect to expand our reach to new customer segments and accelerate subscription growth as we help millions of people around the world live healthy and fulfilling lives through our effective and affordable fitness and nutrition solutions."

Keith Burnet, Les Mills Global Markets CEO, said: “Jean-Michel stepped down as Les Mills Media CEO a few months ago following a successful five-year stint and we wish him all the best in his future endeavours.

"The past two years have seen tremendous demand for our digital offerings as consumer preferences have shifted towards omnichannel fitness, so we’re currently assessing our requirements for accelerating this growth and driving towards our goal of a fitter planet. We look forward to sharing more in the coming months.”

Sign up here to get Fit Tech's weekly ezine and every issue of Fit Tech magazine free on digital.
More fit tech news
Hybrid fitness platform FitLab has closed its Series A financing, bringing total capital raised to more than US$15m. FitLab will ...
Boutique chain Trib3 will become one of the first fitness operators to establish a presence in the metaverse, making its ...
At-home fitness brand NordicTrack from iFIT has launched what it says are the first voice-controlled, adjustable dumbbells to work with ...
Wellness operator and fit tech company, LIT Method, (low-intensity training) is ramping up expansion after launching into the franchising market. ...
PROMOTION
The ‘health seeker’ is a term being used a lot within fitness right now, as recent surveys have shown. At ...
A marketing partnership between fitness marketplace Hussle and fast-food giant McDonald's resulted in a significant increase in the number of ...
PROMOTION
Covid-19 has accelerated digital transformation within the fitness industry by at least a decade, and there isn’t a physical fitness ...
Former Olympian and TV presenter Sharron Davies has launched a new online health and fitness programme. Designed for all ages ...
4 Global – a partner in the Moving Communities initiative – has completed an initial public offering (IPO) on the London ...
Myzone has secured a US$17.2m worth of investment from growth capital investor BGF – a move that values the brand ...
Wearable technology, outdoor exercise activities and strength training are among the trends expected to shape the worldwide fitness industry during ...
PROMOTION
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation will be key ...
Gympass has acquired online personal training platform Trainiac for an undisclosed amount. The platform will be rebranded as Trainiac by ...
Matrix Fitness has added an immersive, tech-led indoor cycling experience to its range of commercial fitness products. The new Virtual ...
Hospitality management software system ResortSuite is set to be acquired by Saas software provider Agilysys in a US$25m (€22.2m, £18.8m) ...
PROMOTION
Known for its innovation and for providing one of the the most comprehensive gym and fitness facility software management products ...
Digital fitness content provider, Wexer, has signed a deal to deliver its workouts through OS Fitness, the fitness platform operated ...
Wellness tech firm Timeshifter has launched a new circadian app for shift workers, allowing them to form and maintain healthier ...
More fit tech news
Technogym | Fit Tech promotion
Technogym | Fit Tech promotion