PEAR Sports Acquires Functional Solutions to Strengthen a Full Featured Platform in Digital Fitness and to Expand to New Markets.
Functional Solutions’ Group Exercise Programming Will Be Integrated into PEAR’s Coaching Platform to Provide Fitness and Wellness Providers with Enhanced Digital Solutions for Members
NEWPORT BEACH, CA – February 19, 2020 – PEAR Sports, creators of the PEAR Health & Fitness Platform that delivers smart digital coaching technology, today announced it has acquired Functional Solutions. Functional Solutions is a leader in the fitness industry in visual programming and distribution of custom fitness content for individual and group training experiences.
PEAR will merge Functional Solutions’ technology into its enterprise SaaS solution to offer fullclient engagement for guests and members at gyms, in hotels and resorts, at active agingcenters, and other locations. The ability to match PEAR’s personalized audio coaching,symbiotic music and adaptive biometric workouts with Functional Solutions’ unique contentdistribution technology will enhance the user experience and increase engagement.Applications for this powerful instructional coaching content are prevalent in education, medicaland therapeutic clinics, corporate wellness and military training.
Functional Solutions, founded by fitness industry veteran Dave Hannum, is a digital fitness
platform that simplifies the creation and delivery of visual workout programming for facilities andindividual users. The platform delivers a catalog of functional movement video snippets that canbe arranged in custom sequences, allowing users and trainers to create workouts on the spotwhile integrating their unique programming style and brand. Workouts can be distributed through TV display, mobile app, text or QR code (See attached QR Code for a sample Workout of the Day). Current partners include Life Fitness, Chuze Fitness, Spenga, and Club Fitness.
The PEAR Health & Fitness Platform enables enterprises to build and deliver state-of-the-artdigital fitness and wellness programming. PEAR’s proprietary solutions combine the best inmobile and wearable technology with interactive audio coaching, voiced by world-class athletes.PEAR’s Training Intelligence® creates adaptive workouts in real-time, utilizing biometric markersand contextual inputs that balance training to optimize results. Additionally, PEAR Pro Coachwith human-touch tele-coaching allows trainers to quickly customize individual and groupworkouts with smart guidance for proper sequencing, training load, and recovery balance.Companies can choose from PEAR’s extensive library of expert-guided sessions,or use theirown custom content. Operators leverage PEAR’s enterprise management tools to identifyexercise trends and user behaviors to make better informed decisions about programming andequipment purchases.
Bob Allison, Founder of PEAR Sports, said, “We are proud to have the Functional Solutionsteam join PEAR to expand our knowledge of the gym and boutique fitness markets. DaveHannum spent over 16 years leading U.S. technology at TechnoGym, and now after foundingFunctional Solutions, he has successfully partnered with some of the best brands in the fitnesssector. We know our combined product offerings will allow PEAR to increase market reach.”
“Digital engagement with members is now a requirement in the fitness industry and others,” saidFunctional Solutions Founder and CEO, Dave Hannum. “I’m fired up about combining ourleading visual exercise content distribution technology with PEAR’s adaptive audio coachingand biometrics to maximize the choices and benefits for all our customers.”
Functional Solutions will retain its brand name and headquarters in Newport News, Virginia. PEAR Sports Development Lab is located in Solana Beach, California.
About PEAR Sports
PEAR Sports is perfecting the personalized delivery of digital health, wellness and fitness
programs. Our platform and solutions deliver on-demand customized coaching that createsgreat experiences for customers and enterprises. www.pearsports.com.
About Functional Solutions
Functional Solutions provides an easy way to create unique, dynamic digital workout and
wellness content to distribute anywhere, anytime. The company’s product solutions range fromTV display to mobile apps and focuses on customized visualization and simplicity. FunctionalSolutions’ client base spans across the US and Europe. www.functionalsolutions.io.