Wexer Chief Executive Paul Bowman joins Coach Welly as Chairman
Paul Bowman, Chief Executive of Wexer (a leader in digital health and fitness offerings) is joining the Australian-based wellness technology company Coach Welly as its Chairman.
Bowman is among the world’s successful fitness technology Chief Executives, having most recently steered Wexer to a multi-million dollar acquisition by Core Health and Fitness.
Founded in 2019 in Brisbane, Coach Welly is poised to rapidly grow into a technology leader to disrupt the global health and fitness market. Coach Welly uses a combination of AI, fitness content, biometrics and gamification with cloud-based software to provide a personalized user experience at scale.
Coach Welly products include a next-generation consumer facing app that integrates with wearables, equipment, virtual content and member management software to enable gyms to provide members with a complete solution that unifies their entire wellness experience, and rewards them for all of their health and wellness activities.
Coach Welly’s co-founder and Chief Executive, Owen Bowling, described Bowman as “the ideal candidate for the job. We were looking for an experienced corporate leader who is very familiar with fast-growing companies and who could help guide us as we grow the company towards market leadership. Paul has a stellar track record as the long-time CEO of Wexer, as well as a clear understanding of fitness technology and the importance of wellness within insurance companies and we are very excited to have him join the team.”
Bowman notes “with its unique product, Coach Welly has a great opportunity to change the way people around the world perceive health & wellness. Owen and his team have already done a great job and we can look forward to several additional new and exciting products that will change the lives of many people. Coach Welly is an extremely fast-growing company and its innovative power will ultimately benefit our entire society.”
Bowman has multiple successful start-ups and exits behind him. He has been pointed out as one of the top Chief Executives in New Zealand. In his former life as an elite athlete, Bowman was a member of the New Zealand National Volleyball team, winning several regional and international titles. He remains dedicated to fitness and sport and contributes actively as both a writer and a speaker.
22nd April 2022 - Wexer acquired by Core Health and Fitness
15th July 2021 - Wexer makes new appointment to drive business development
4th February 2021 - Wexer announces new content partnership with Daily Burn
29th January 2021 - Wexer’s new software kit enables integration of its virtual content into operator’s own apps
27th January 2021 - Evolution Wellness collaborates with Wexer to deliver Virtual Studio
29th April 2020 - Body Bike launches virtual group cycling with Wexer
12th April 2019 - Wexer partners with vitual fitness innovators Wellbeats
22nd March 2019 - Wexer syncronises virtual entertainment with fitness workouts
8th March 2019 - Wexer and Body Bike launch new integrated bike that delivers a full-body workout
1st March 2019 - Wexer partners with Motosumo to launch group-fitness heart rate monitoring system
22nd December 2018 - Wexer links with Move123 to launch 70 new short format fitness classes
27th July 2018 - Wexer technology backs Tony de Leede’s Club W wellness concept
30th January 2018 - Wexer makes key appointments to drive Asia-Pacific growth
25th October 2017 - Wexer acquires Connected Fitness Labs, to create ‘one-stop shop for digital fitness’
10th August 2017 - Fitness First Asia partners with Wexer to deliver new digital membership
23rd November 2016 - Wexer’s ClubVirtual acquisition to create virtual fitness giant
2nd August 2016 - Tony de Leede partners with Wexer Virtual to launch Move 123 fitness content provider