Pioneering transformation, Gympac thrives as the fitness industry’s trendsetter
The Indian fitness industry has crossed an inflection point and poised for bigger things with emergence of new diverse segments in this space coupled with its immense potential for achieving growth. The history of fitness industry can be traced back to the days when we had ‘akhadas’ for taking care of our fitness. With a host of factors influencing ways of our living and our culture, this industry witnessed an evolutionary change over the course of time. Today, we have ‘Wrestling’ as a professional and global sport that makes crowds go crazy with enthusiasm. The major driving force behind the exponential growth of this industry is the widespread shift in the demand for healthier lifestyles. Not to mention, health and fitness regimes do include specific workout routines mandatorily and this takes them to a gym, where they can achieve their goal with the help of a personal trainer to guide them on using a variety of fitness equipments.
One of the pioneering organizations in this space, Gympac began its journey in 1989 when it’s Founder, Mr. Mohan Gupta realized the need for fitness clubs in disruptive lifestyle scenario on account of increasing urbanization. The success of this club in achieving what Mr. Gupta has visioned encouraged him to incorporate another fitness centre in 1991. In a long journey of more than two and a half decades, Gympac has established a firm footing in the panorama of Asian fitness space as a trusted and renowned Fitness Equipments supplier and a world class service provider. In a chat with The CEO Magazine, Mr. Gupta – Founder & Managing Director at Gympac speaks about how Gympac’s road to success took a turn towards developing into a successful sports equipment trader and briefs, “I could see a wave of health consciousness and awareness prevailing; which spurred the demand for gyms and equipments. While we were searching for fitness equipment for our club, I noticed a great potential for selling premium fitness equipment in India. This intrigued me and I decided to invest in this space to fulfill the needs of this rapidly expanding segment. In 2001, Gympac became the sole authorized distributor for a premium equipment manufacturer from USA. With our persistent efforts and diligence, we were able to become the market leaders in this segment.” The company partnered with the world’s number one premium fitness manufacturer, Life Fitness and Hammer Strength in 2015.
Today, Gympac is hailed as a leading provider of complete fitness solution and is entrusted equally by Fitness Clubs/Gyms, Corporates, hoteliers, real estate developers, healthcare, private investors and consumers. The company has been able to carve out a niche for itself for delivering innovative and stunning fitness experiences that have been proven to be very effective. The key differentiator that enables Gympac’s fitness services to stand tall among the rest is their strict adherence to the policies that keep clients at their center and are geared to benefit them. Gympac’s team ensures that “we are available at every step of your fitness journey” – as quoted by Mr. Gupta. The overall experience and willingness to go out of the way to help their customers is what makes them a winning team.
Incorporated nearly twenty nine years ago, Gympac started traversing on its journey to success with a small founding team of five members operating from an office space in Mr. Gupta’s residence. Today, Gympac has a Pan India presence with ten offices across the nation. It is a home to more than one hundred and fifteen trained and diligent employees or “Players”, who are dedicated to the company’s, vision, mission and values. The journey of the company from a small fitness club to a famous brand has been very rewarding; remarkably, it documents more than 5000 installations and 1 million healthy users across India.
The company has been recognized by several authorities on numerous occasions for its groundbreaking efforts towards transforming the fitness industry as a whole. The global fitness brand, Life Fitness honored Gympac with ‘Gold Award’ in 2016 for its excellent performance in sales, service, customer support and marketing. For the same achievements, Gympac was acknowledged with Fitness Excellence Award (FEA) in luxury segment of fitness equipments in India. The company was also hailed as the ‘Gold Gym’s Vendor of the year’ for the two consecutive years in 2013 & 2014. In the Asia –Pacific region, Gympac was honored with Top Growth Award and Top Sales & Service Award consecutively from 2001– 2013.
What does the future hold?
Apprising us of the Company’s road ahead, Mr. Gupta shares, “Fitness is still very niche in India. We still see a great potential in this market that is yet to be explored; so, we are just working on strategies to develop our penetration in the market. In the future, we want to develop Life Fitness retail concept stores all around India. We also want to create advanced customer support systems which will ensure the finest fitness experiences for them.”
“To achieve success in your venture, you have to be consistent as well as patient. Keep formulating your goals consistently; and ensure that you will achieve them. The key to success is -be consistent with the vision that you hold for your organization and be patient to get the results for all your hard work.”