San Diego, CA — Nov. 8, 2016 — Peter Davis, co-founder of IDEA Health & Fitness Association, announced the formation of Inspire360, a new software company focused on ClubConnect, the health club-focused platform that powers the education for the world’s top health clubs.
ClubConnect previously operated under the IDEA brand and spun-off into its own company when one of the world’s largest enthusiast media companies, Active Interest Media (AIM), acquired IDEA in October. Under an agreement with AIM, ClubConnect will continue to provide clubs with best-in-class IDEA content, continuing education courses, and certification verification. Ravi Sharma has been promoted to VP of sales for Inspire360. The rest of the ClubConnect staff and software development team have also been moved to the new company.
The ClubConnect platform launched in 2013 and has grown to 4,500 club locations with clients including LifeTime Fitness, Gold’s Gym, and Anytime Fitness. It is the fastest growing club software platform in the industry and has significantly increased the success of clubs, trainers, and members around the world.
Jason Davis, president of Inspire360, said, “AIM’s acquisition of the IDEA association (events, membership, and publications) really allows us to put 100% of our focus on ClubConnect. We’ve got a super smart, energetic team that’s been together for years. And with the operating agreement with AIM, our users will continue to access everything they’ve been counting on. Further, having just launched ClubConnect 2.0, we’re already at work on a game-changing member-facing platform in 2017. We are very excited for what is to come!”
In addition to ClubConnect, Inspire360 also provides CoursePlus, the fitness-focused learning management system that is private-labeled to world class education companies such as EXOS, Gray Institute, ACSM, and TRX.
Inspire360 is dedicated to providing inspired software that is fanatically focused on helping health clubs and organizations in the fitness and wellness industry achieve remarkable things. Originally developed under IDEA Health & Fitness Association, the company builds on decades of experience in the health and fitness industry to deliver world-class software to educate fitness professionals and enhance profits for health clubs. Its two flagship products, ClubConnect and CoursePlus, are used by some of the most respected names in fitness, like the American College of Sports Medicine, EXOS, Life Time Fitness, and Gold’s Gym. Visit Inspire360’s website for more information.