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About Us

Late on a January night, in the freezing New York City winter, a group of college kids got together looking to play some soccer. They get to the field only to realize the goals are locked, the lights are off, and their heinies are starting to freeze. They start the search for indoor gyms online, only to find this process was so complicated and dragged out, that they would be lucky to book before losing a finger to frostbite. It begged the question, "there has to be a better way?", and the idea behind OpenGym was born.

We spent the last two years developing a web application that streamlines the field/court rental process for both athletes and facility owners.

OpenGym is the only gym management software company that offers facilities the opportunity to create or remake their existing website with a new one with online booking built in using OpenGym's Booking API. Our vision is for all gyms and sporting organizations to have an online presence.

As with all industries, there are those ahead of the curve with a lot of capital, capable of using state-of-the-art tech above the industry standard, while there are those smaller gyms with barely any capital that lag behind. With OpenGym, we plan to bridge this gap, look out for the small fish in a big pond, and ultimately create a facility ecosystem where every gym's top qualities are noted and highlighted and can use these unique qualities to shine.

We also understand that smaller or non-franchise facilities don't have the money to fund performant and effective gym management software that charge flat rates by the month. Considering how seasonal the industry of indoor sports booking is, it truly does not make sense to pay the same monthly fee in non-peak season. To help gyms with this issue, OpenGym took a new approach. Instead of the classic flat monthly fee, OpenGym takes a 3% processing fee for every card transaction made through the platform. This way, a gym is never spending money outright to use OpenGym, operating with no loss whatsoever. There is absolutely no risk.

Lastly, we wanted to ensure that gyms don't feel like it's a hassle converting their processes to OpenGym. Sign up, gym registration and verification takes 5 minutes to do and importing your current bookings only takes a couple minutes more. No one wants to deal with zoom calls or long meetings out of the way to get something like this started. I personally hate change, and since a kid always preferred everything staying the way it was, scared of the future and change and variability. It's simply being human -- and that is why the commitment is minimal with no fees or subscriptions that you have to sign your life away for and the change is instantaneous and easy, so barely any change is felt and whatever change is, feels like it never happened.

We have big hopes for OpenGym here, and sharing online bookings and gym management is only phase 1 of what is to come. So join us on this fun and rocky journey, let your local sports facility know about us as we move the world of sports booking into the light and we can SIUUUU the future. 🙂