Just as there are a growing number of unstaffed convenience stores and robot-run hotels being opened around the world, China is home to the autonomous venture 'Supermonkey,' which takes the form of a staffless gym.
Supermonkey has refurbished shipping containers set up in various locations, which can be accessed via WeChat on one's phone to book a time slot and pay for a workout session. With a one-time PIN code, users are able to gain access to the space for a temporary amount of time.
The start-up aims to rival conventional gyms that offer trainers and support staff in favor of a model that allows greater flexibility, especially when it comes to the types of equipment that is stocked inside each of the pods. Supermonkey aims keep expanding, in the hopes of having 100 locations open in 2018.
Staffless Gym Start-Ups
More Stats +/-
Public Workout Stations
Fitness-Fused Retail Stores
Unstaffed Automated Stores
Autonomous Convenience Stores
Autonomous Bao Restaurants
Free 2019 Report & eBook
Get the top 100 trends happening right NOW -- plus a FREE copy of our award-winning book.
Our Research Methodology
This article is one of 350,000 experiments. We use crowd filtering, big data and AI to identify insights.