China's 'Supermonkey' Lets Gym-Goers Access a Workout Pod Via Their Phone

 - Dec 13, 2017
References: facebook & techinasia
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.