SAN FRANCISCO -- (BUSINESS WIRE) -- MyFitnessPal, the leading free resource helping people achieve and maintain a healthy lifestyle, today announced partnerships with top media and data platform for fitness equipment, Netpulse, and premiere fitness manufacturer, Johnson Health Tech and its commercial brand Matrix Fitness. These new partnerships demonstrate an increasing demand by consumers to simultaneously track their food intake and exercise data, creating a more holistic view of their personal health and fitness.
By integrating with Netpulse, MyFitnessPal users now have the ability to sync their daily food diary and exercise log with its cloud-based exercise platform to receive engaging data from every workout on a Netpulse-powered machine. Netpulse has partnerships with eight of the leading commercial fitness equipment manufacturers, which accounts for over 75% of global fitness equipment sales to health clubs. MyFitnessPal has been integrated into NetpulseOne, Netpulse’s new web platform, and will soon appear in machine consoles as well.
MyFitnessPal’s users will also benefit from activity information on Matrix Fitness cardio products. As the third largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world and the company behind other leading brands including Vision Fitness, users will be able to link their MyFitnessPal account on Matrix’s new 7xi series cardio equipment consoles for automatic syncing which will be commercially available in late Q2.
“We are excited to provide our customers with this MyFitnessPal integration,” said Andrew Kolman, Director of Console technology of Johnson Health Tech. “As a major fitness manufacturer, this partnership allows us to offer the next level of wellness-tracking to consumers using our equipment, which was simply not feasible before.”
"Health clubs work with Netpulse to offer a more personalized and rewarding exercise experience, and partnering with MyFitnessPal will allow us to bring exercisers a more comprehensive picture of their health and wellness," said Bryan Arp, Netpulse co-founder and CEO.
“We opened MyFitnessPal’s API to facilitate data sharing among our fitness app and device partners with our joint users; and partnering with fitness equipment seemed like a natural next step in offering our members a comprehensive health and fitness experience,” said Mike Lee, co-founder of MyFitnessPal. “Consumers are demanding simpler, more accurate ways to track their health and fitness information, and these exciting partnerships with Netpulse and Johnson Health Tech provide our members with additional resources to achieve their personal health goals.”
MyFitnessPal opened its API in October of 2012 to enable the real-time, seamless exchange of user data and introduced partnerships with top-tier health apps and gadgets including BodyMedia, Endomondo, Fitbit, and Runtastic as well as the Expresso exercise bike. Other recent partners include lifestyle-based rewards program, Everymove, and fitness tracking and heart rate training app, Digifit.
For additional details on MyFitnessPal’s brand partners, please visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/apps. Developers who wish to integrate with the MyFitnessPal API should contact the company at API@myfitnesspal.com.
MyFitnessPal makes good health attainable and sustainable for everyone. Powered by more than 30 million people, MyFitnessPal is the leading free resource to take charge of daily health. Partnering with top brands—including Netpulse, Johnson Health Tech, Fitbit, BodyMedia, Runtastic and Endomondo—and featuring a database over 2 million foods, MyFitnessPal provides real-time nutrition and fitness tracking, insights and community support. MyFitnessPal’s free and easy to use technology works seamlessly across Android, iOS, Blackberry, Kindle and Windows apps, in addition to the web. MyFitnessPal is headquartered in San Francisco, Calif. For more information, visit http://www.myfitnesspal.com/.
Headquartered in San Francisco, CA, Netpulse, Inc., is a media and data services company focused on delivering dynamic, interactive products and experiences to active-lifestyle consumers. Integrating a rich history in technology, fitness, and media, Netpulse delivers a personalized media experience that makes exercising more enjoyable and rewarding. Netpulse media products, which are available through exercise equipment in fitness centers and through mobile applications, provide advertisers with direct one-on-one access to a highly engaged audience that is difficult to reach through traditional media. Netpulse investors include August Capital, Javelin Venture Partners, DFJ Frontier and Parkview Ventures. For more information, please visit www.Netpulse.com.
About Johnson Health Tech
Johnson Health Tech, Inc. (JHT), Taiwan, is the third largest fitness equipment manufacturer in the world and is home to some of the most respected brands in the fitness industry, including: Matrix, Vision, AFG, and Horizon. The company manufactures a wide assortment of fitness equipment for both commercial and residential use, including treadmills, elliptical trainers, exercise bikes and strength training equipment. Johnson Health Tech’s global management headquarters is based in Taichung, Taiwan, with global product development, marketing and engineering based in Cottage Grove, Wis.