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Orbit4

The Commercial Fitness Product Cycle
What we can do for you
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment.

The platforms have created the perfect ecosystem that manages and facilitates the commercial fitness product cycle. Our platforms are free to join when using them individually and a premium service is available for those gym operators who require full automation, extensive reports and an asset management system.

We’ve qualified and aggregated the industry’s best partners so that gym operators have access to the wider market when looking to purchase and finance gym equipment, tender for service contracts and dispose of or resell unwanted assets.

Key products and services

FitnessCompared

FitnessCompared is the first and only fitness equipment comparison website, whereby gym operators can impartially specify, compare and buy commercial gym equipment.

Millions of us use comparison websites every year for getting the best prices online, so it’s about time that the commercial fitness industry had one too! The website features products from many leading suppliers across seven categories: Cardio, Strength, Free-Weights, CrossFit, Functional Training, Studio Equipment and Indoor Cycles. Once the like-for-like quotes have been generated, we introduce buyers to suppliers so the deal can be done.

FitnessFinance

FitnessFinance is an in-house finance company that enables Orbit4 customers to access finance when purchasing gym equipment and other assets within the fitness space. We work directly with financial institutions to guarantee the best rates depending on your circumstances. Whether you buy equipment via our sister brand, FitnessCompared or not, you’re able to access competitive finance solutions for your project, so please get in touch and let us take you through our quick vetting process.

WeServiceGymEquipment

WeServiceGymEquipment is the perfect solution to support the gym operator to help find a new service provider or to compare annual service contracts with the incumbent supplier. We’ve aggregated the industry’s best service providers into one platform so gym operators can tender their contract to the whole market at a click of a button!

Our asset management system allows fitness instructors to raise service tickets on the fly via the intuitive mobile app. Essential service data is aggregated and shared between both parties so that future informed decisions can be made.

WeBuyGymEquipment

WeBuyGymEquipment is the best way gym operators can maximise the amount of residual value in their assets.

We have created a commercial online auction platform where gym equipment goes under the hammer via 250 global second-hand gym equipment

case study: Everlast Gyms
"As an icon of both training and fitness equipment Everlast promise the best modern facilities at the lowest price possible, empowering as many people as possible to discover that ‘Greatness is Within.’ With 70+ locations and still exciting expansion plans ahead its important to work with good partners who can support us. Working with the Orbit4 platform over the past 12months has made day to day processes streamlined and efficient, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Orbit4 in the future."

Mel Crossland, Head of Fitness, Everlast Gyms.
case study: Let's Go Fitness
"I highly recommend WeBuyGymEquipment as a very professional partner for dealing with second-hand gym equipment. We needed a quick turnaround on this project, they gave us a price on our equipment within 48 hours, once we accepted the offer, they kept continuous communication until the completion of the project. The collection dates and payment terms where exactly as agreed."

Rudolf Messer, Let’s Go Fitness Regional Manager Swiss German.
case study:
"Orbit4 really helped our company during the toughest time. Mike and his platform helped us maximize the financial return for our used assets when we had to close the club. It was essential to get the best price so that we could re-invest back into the other clubs within our group. I would recommend them to all gym operators in the US and beyond."

Marc Polignano, Rascals Fitness, USA.
Orbit4 video gallery:
Future plans
The new Orbit4 Premium portal will be launched in 2021. The portal will offer a unique dashboard to gym operators that will show live quotations for new fitness equipment and quotations for new/renew service contracts.

In addition, the portal will show the live residual value of the customers asset at any time during the lifetime of the product. By aggregating partners via each individual platform (FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEuipment), we're able to pull live quotes from the platforms and true residual values so gym operators can assess options at any given time. Great benefits financially and operationally.
Who's who
Daniel Jones - CEO
Tracy McCurtin - EMEA Sales Manager
Paul Mc Cormick - Southern Europe & Africa Sales Manager
Jo Weelen - UK Sales Manager
Kate Fearon - FitnessCompared Consultant
Mike Caruso - WeBuyGymEquipment USA President
Top clients
Everlast Gyms
Holmes Place
JD Gyms
247 Fitness
Anytime Fitness
Fitness First
Kew Green Hotels
Almarose Hotels
Freedom Leisure
EasyGym
updates & press releases
Credit: Shutterstock/vectorfusionart
25 Jan 2022
Tackle 2022 with positivity and bring your gym to life!
Credit: Shutterstock/vectorfusionart
Social distancing, and all that encompasses the new normal, appears to be here to stay … for a while at least.

Luckily consumer demand remains high and will return post-pandemic. According to a study by RunRepeat there’s been an 88 per cent average increase in exercise for people who normally exercise once to twice a week.

But, due to social distancing, gyms across the world now have less space for equipment or members. With this in mind, they definitely can’t afford to be hoarding unused equipment that is depreciating in value all the time.

Sadly many operators are still feeling the repercussions of the pandemic in their workplace and barely have time to manage their gym, never mind selling equipment.

The pandemic saw them launch into survival mode – understandably – but things have changed, and it’s now time for a new approach. Luckily for us, we live in a digital age.

Global gym equipment asset management and procurement ecosystem Orbit4 uses advanced digital software to ensure gyms are aware of exactly how much their assets are worth and when is best to sell.

Paul McCormick, of WBGE Europe, said: “Cost-efficiency remains of paramount importance in managing your business, especially in these uncertain times. Digital solutions feature heavily in the top industry trends for 2022 for obvious reasons – they’re undoubtedly more profitable.

“With high numbers of absenteeism, due to enforced isolation periods, there’s also huge pressure on clubs and other staff. This can ultimately reflect badly on a business if there aren’t people on the floor.

“Using a digital gym equipment management system like Orbit4 to handle buying, selling and servicing gym equipment frees up staff to handle urgent day-to-day issues.

“WeBuyGymEquipment, FitnessCompared and WeServiceGymEquipment are all part of the Orbit4 digital ecosystem that both frees up your time and increases gym efficacy, efficiency and profitability.”

Despite all the horrors brought about by a global pandemic, there are some positive repercussions.

Remote working brought about the realisation that some of the less than obvious issues contained within the way we conduct business processes must change. Some of these challenges – usually the seemingly small and insignificant ones – have come to the surface and must now be solved.

Luckily, business owners are resilient and will do what they must to continue trading.
If you’re ready for change but don’t know where to begin, get in touch, we can give you great advice on which platforms to use and digitally transform your business for free. Contact [email protected]. for more information.
21 Dec 2021
Orbit4: 2022 is going to be extraordinary, are you ready for it?
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation will be key to getting your business ahead in 2022, according to CEO of Orbit4 and digital technology mogul Daniel Jones.

Running fitness facilities at the busiest time of the year is a juggling act for operations, sales and retention.

It’s easy to lose customers when you take your eye off the ball. But what keeps customers coming back? Staff who care and take time to interact with them.

Give your team the time to do this by ensuring your facility is running smoothly. Members don’t care how you make it all happen, as long as it’s done.

Jones said: “Small operational factors like managing fitness assets can take the focus away from members at critical times. Easy digital solutions like Orbit4 can help streamline and automate asset management and procurement so owners, managers and fitness staff can fully focus on giving members the best possible experience.”

But, what is Orbit4 and how can it help you?
Gym equipment and technology is at the heart of Orbit4. It takes care of each stage of the asset journey; procurement, finance, servicing and disposal. Put all these elements into one platform, add smart automation, amazing partners and you have Orbit4!

Data collected in Orbit4 allows gym operators to make informed purchasing decisions so that the right choice and quantity of equipment can be selected to avoid overcrowding and queues for equipment.

Avoid those high drop-out rates for new members – who probably won’t ever be regular gym users – by helping them find an activity that they do enjoy. Try to understand what’s prevented them from regular exercise in the past.

Digital workouts are so popular now, they should definitely be part of your product offering range so customers can work out anywhere, not just at the gym.

Customers also want to do their own workouts in your gym. Facilitate and encourage it by providing space and exciting, freely available equipment like mats, kettlebells, med balls, ropes and great Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you own or manage a gym and aren’t using Orbit4 by now, we’re confident you’ll want to before long because the great thing about our model is that you can have as much or as little control of operations as you like. Our teams are happy to talk through all of it at any time.

Jones adds: “Since Covid, gym operators have been ultra-innovative and adapted to the new digital fitness environment. Consumers have more choice due to new digital offerings that encourage healthy lifestyles inside and outside of the gym space.

“At Orbit4, we’re proud to offer something highly beneficial to gym operators to enhance efficient procurement and asset management practices so that fiscal savings can be achieved and more time allocated to supporting the end customer.”
20 May 2021
First digital ecosystem for fitness equipment is launched after £300,000 funding boost
Orbit4 is the first digital ecosystem that manages and facilitates the entire commercial fitness product cycle.

Orbit4 has linked its independent platforms together to form an ecosystem that guarantees the best value via its aggregated partners that supply, service and buy back fitness equipment.

The newly formed organisation is helping gyms and the hard-hit health and fitness industry to get back on its feet after its toughest year in memory.

It is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment.

Orbit4 is using growth funding of £300,000 from the FSE Group to create 12 new jobs.

The FSE group said: “Orbit4 is taking the fitness industry by storm, creating an easier way for gyms to purchase, manage and dispose of their fitness assets. They demand better value for gyms at every stage.”

Daniel Jones, CEO of Orbit4, said: “We have an exciting strategy to execute over the next 36 months where we will help the industry get back on its feet.

“The platforms are free to join and ensure best value for gym operators, fitness equipment manufacturers, service providers and used fitness equipment traders.”

Orbit4 has qualified the best partners so that gym operators have access to the wider market.

The agnostic nature of the platforms provide the perfect environment for all stakeholders to do business efficiently, effectively and with 100 per cent transparency.

To find out more about how Orbit4 could help your business, please visit its official website or email Daniel Jones – [email protected].
Orbit4: featured in Spa Business, HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle. We caught up with him at Orbit4 HQ in Cheshire
Orbit4
Tel: 07557365669
Address: 7 School Lane, Hartford, Cheshire, CW81NP, UK
Daniel Jones CEO
 
Orbit4 video gallery:
Who's who
Daniel Jones - CEO
Tracy McCurtin - EMEA Sales Manager
Paul Mc Cormick - Southern Europe & Africa Sales Manager
Jo Weelen - UK Sales Manager
Kate Fearon - FitnessCompared Consultant
Mike Caruso - WeBuyGymEquipment USA President
Top clients
Everlast Gyms
Holmes Place
JD Gyms
247 Fitness
Anytime Fitness
Fitness First
Kew Green Hotels
Almarose Hotels
Freedom Leisure
EasyGym
 
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Orbit4

The Commercial Fitness Product Cycle
What we can do for you
Orbit4 is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment.

The platforms have created the perfect ecosystem that manages and facilitates the commercial fitness product cycle. Our platforms are free to join when using them individually and a premium service is available for those gym operators who require full automation, extensive reports and an asset management system.

We’ve qualified and aggregated the industry’s best partners so that gym operators have access to the wider market when looking to purchase and finance gym equipment, tender for service contracts and dispose of or resell unwanted assets.

Key products and services

FitnessCompared

FitnessCompared is the first and only fitness equipment comparison website, whereby gym operators can impartially specify, compare and buy commercial gym equipment.

Millions of us use comparison websites every year for getting the best prices online, so it’s about time that the commercial fitness industry had one too! The website features products from many leading suppliers across seven categories: Cardio, Strength, Free-Weights, CrossFit, Functional Training, Studio Equipment and Indoor Cycles. Once the like-for-like quotes have been generated, we introduce buyers to suppliers so the deal can be done.

FitnessFinance

FitnessFinance is an in-house finance company that enables Orbit4 customers to access finance when purchasing gym equipment and other assets within the fitness space. We work directly with financial institutions to guarantee the best rates depending on your circumstances. Whether you buy equipment via our sister brand, FitnessCompared or not, you’re able to access competitive finance solutions for your project, so please get in touch and let us take you through our quick vetting process.

WeServiceGymEquipment

WeServiceGymEquipment is the perfect solution to support the gym operator to help find a new service provider or to compare annual service contracts with the incumbent supplier. We’ve aggregated the industry’s best service providers into one platform so gym operators can tender their contract to the whole market at a click of a button!

Our asset management system allows fitness instructors to raise service tickets on the fly via the intuitive mobile app. Essential service data is aggregated and shared between both parties so that future informed decisions can be made.

WeBuyGymEquipment

WeBuyGymEquipment is the best way gym operators can maximise the amount of residual value in their assets.

We have created a commercial online auction platform where gym equipment goes under the hammer via 250 global second-hand gym equipment

case study: Everlast Gyms
"As an icon of both training and fitness equipment Everlast promise the best modern facilities at the lowest price possible, empowering as many people as possible to discover that ‘Greatness is Within.’ With 70+ locations and still exciting expansion plans ahead its important to work with good partners who can support us. Working with the Orbit4 platform over the past 12months has made day to day processes streamlined and efficient, and we look forward to continuing our partnership with Orbit4 in the future."

Mel Crossland, Head of Fitness, Everlast Gyms.
case study: Let's Go Fitness
"I highly recommend WeBuyGymEquipment as a very professional partner for dealing with second-hand gym equipment. We needed a quick turnaround on this project, they gave us a price on our equipment within 48 hours, once we accepted the offer, they kept continuous communication until the completion of the project. The collection dates and payment terms where exactly as agreed."

Rudolf Messer, Let’s Go Fitness Regional Manager Swiss German.
case study:
"Orbit4 really helped our company during the toughest time. Mike and his platform helped us maximize the financial return for our used assets when we had to close the club. It was essential to get the best price so that we could re-invest back into the other clubs within our group. I would recommend them to all gym operators in the US and beyond."

Marc Polignano, Rascals Fitness, USA.
Orbit4 video gallery:
Future plans
The new Orbit4 Premium portal will be launched in 2021. The portal will offer a unique dashboard to gym operators that will show live quotations for new fitness equipment and quotations for new/renew service contracts.

In addition, the portal will show the live residual value of the customers asset at any time during the lifetime of the product. By aggregating partners via each individual platform (FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEuipment), we're able to pull live quotes from the platforms and true residual values so gym operators can assess options at any given time. Great benefits financially and operationally.
Who's who
Daniel Jones - CEO
Tracy McCurtin - EMEA Sales Manager
Paul Mc Cormick - Southern Europe & Africa Sales Manager
Jo Weelen - UK Sales Manager
Kate Fearon - FitnessCompared Consultant
Mike Caruso - WeBuyGymEquipment USA President
Top clients
Everlast Gyms
Holmes Place
JD Gyms
247 Fitness
Anytime Fitness
Fitness First
Kew Green Hotels
Almarose Hotels
Freedom Leisure
EasyGym
updates & press releases
Credit: Shutterstock/vectorfusionart
25 Jan 2022
Tackle 2022 with positivity and bring your gym to life!
Credit: Shutterstock/vectorfusionart
Social distancing, and all that encompasses the new normal, appears to be here to stay … for a while at least.

Luckily consumer demand remains high and will return post-pandemic. According to a study by RunRepeat there’s been an 88 per cent average increase in exercise for people who normally exercise once to twice a week.

But, due to social distancing, gyms across the world now have less space for equipment or members. With this in mind, they definitely can’t afford to be hoarding unused equipment that is depreciating in value all the time.

Sadly many operators are still feeling the repercussions of the pandemic in their workplace and barely have time to manage their gym, never mind selling equipment.

The pandemic saw them launch into survival mode – understandably – but things have changed, and it’s now time for a new approach. Luckily for us, we live in a digital age.

Global gym equipment asset management and procurement ecosystem Orbit4 uses advanced digital software to ensure gyms are aware of exactly how much their assets are worth and when is best to sell.

Paul McCormick, of WBGE Europe, said: “Cost-efficiency remains of paramount importance in managing your business, especially in these uncertain times. Digital solutions feature heavily in the top industry trends for 2022 for obvious reasons – they’re undoubtedly more profitable.

“With high numbers of absenteeism, due to enforced isolation periods, there’s also huge pressure on clubs and other staff. This can ultimately reflect badly on a business if there aren’t people on the floor.

“Using a digital gym equipment management system like Orbit4 to handle buying, selling and servicing gym equipment frees up staff to handle urgent day-to-day issues.

“WeBuyGymEquipment, FitnessCompared and WeServiceGymEquipment are all part of the Orbit4 digital ecosystem that both frees up your time and increases gym efficacy, efficiency and profitability.”

Despite all the horrors brought about by a global pandemic, there are some positive repercussions.

Remote working brought about the realisation that some of the less than obvious issues contained within the way we conduct business processes must change. Some of these challenges – usually the seemingly small and insignificant ones – have come to the surface and must now be solved.

Luckily, business owners are resilient and will do what they must to continue trading.
If you’re ready for change but don’t know where to begin, get in touch, we can give you great advice on which platforms to use and digitally transform your business for free. Contact [email protected]. for more information.
21 Dec 2021
Orbit4: 2022 is going to be extraordinary, are you ready for it?
No two gyms are the same, but making the most of artificial intelligence (AI) and digital transformation will be key to getting your business ahead in 2022, according to CEO of Orbit4 and digital technology mogul Daniel Jones.

Running fitness facilities at the busiest time of the year is a juggling act for operations, sales and retention.

It’s easy to lose customers when you take your eye off the ball. But what keeps customers coming back? Staff who care and take time to interact with them.

Give your team the time to do this by ensuring your facility is running smoothly. Members don’t care how you make it all happen, as long as it’s done.

Jones said: “Small operational factors like managing fitness assets can take the focus away from members at critical times. Easy digital solutions like Orbit4 can help streamline and automate asset management and procurement so owners, managers and fitness staff can fully focus on giving members the best possible experience.”

But, what is Orbit4 and how can it help you?
Gym equipment and technology is at the heart of Orbit4. It takes care of each stage of the asset journey; procurement, finance, servicing and disposal. Put all these elements into one platform, add smart automation, amazing partners and you have Orbit4!

Data collected in Orbit4 allows gym operators to make informed purchasing decisions so that the right choice and quantity of equipment can be selected to avoid overcrowding and queues for equipment.

Avoid those high drop-out rates for new members – who probably won’t ever be regular gym users – by helping them find an activity that they do enjoy. Try to understand what’s prevented them from regular exercise in the past.

Digital workouts are so popular now, they should definitely be part of your product offering range so customers can work out anywhere, not just at the gym.

Customers also want to do their own workouts in your gym. Facilitate and encourage it by providing space and exciting, freely available equipment like mats, kettlebells, med balls, ropes and great Wi-Fi connectivity.

If you own or manage a gym and aren’t using Orbit4 by now, we’re confident you’ll want to before long because the great thing about our model is that you can have as much or as little control of operations as you like. Our teams are happy to talk through all of it at any time.

Jones adds: “Since Covid, gym operators have been ultra-innovative and adapted to the new digital fitness environment. Consumers have more choice due to new digital offerings that encourage healthy lifestyles inside and outside of the gym space.

“At Orbit4, we’re proud to offer something highly beneficial to gym operators to enhance efficient procurement and asset management practices so that fiscal savings can be achieved and more time allocated to supporting the end customer.”
20 May 2021
First digital ecosystem for fitness equipment is launched after £300,000 funding boost
Orbit4 is the first digital ecosystem that manages and facilitates the entire commercial fitness product cycle.

Orbit4 has linked its independent platforms together to form an ecosystem that guarantees the best value via its aggregated partners that supply, service and buy back fitness equipment.

The newly formed organisation is helping gyms and the hard-hit health and fitness industry to get back on its feet after its toughest year in memory.

It is the umbrella brand for FitnessCompared, FitnessFinance, WeServiceGymEquipment and WeBuyGymEquipment.

Orbit4 is using growth funding of £300,000 from the FSE Group to create 12 new jobs.

The FSE group said: “Orbit4 is taking the fitness industry by storm, creating an easier way for gyms to purchase, manage and dispose of their fitness assets. They demand better value for gyms at every stage.”

Daniel Jones, CEO of Orbit4, said: “We have an exciting strategy to execute over the next 36 months where we will help the industry get back on its feet.

“The platforms are free to join and ensure best value for gym operators, fitness equipment manufacturers, service providers and used fitness equipment traders.”

Orbit4 has qualified the best partners so that gym operators have access to the wider market.

The agnostic nature of the platforms provide the perfect environment for all stakeholders to do business efficiently, effectively and with 100 per cent transparency.

To find out more about how Orbit4 could help your business, please visit its official website or email Daniel Jones – [email protected].
Orbit4: featured in Spa Business, HCM and Fit Tech magazines
Daniel Jones is the brains behind Orbit4, the world’s first digital ecosystem to manage and facilitate the entire commercial fitness product cycle. We caught up with him at Orbit4 HQ in Cheshire
Orbit4
Tel: 07557365669
Address: 7 School Lane, Hartford, Cheshire, CW81NP, UK
Daniel Jones CEO
 


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