Latest News

Back to Latest News back


Coach Welly wins innovation award at Connected Health and Fitness Summit

Coach Welly wins innovation award at Connected Health and Fitness Summit
February 20, 2024

Australian-founded gym member engagement platform Coach Welly has been recognised with the Innovation Award at the 2024 Connected Health and Fitness Summit in the USA.

To secure the award, Coach Welly co-founder and Chief Executive Owen Bowling joined leading fitness and wellness brands invited to showcase their company on the main stage in front of an audience of over 300 industry leaders.

A seven-person selection committee of industry experts from leading investment groups reviewed and judged applicants, with eight finalists selected to present their company and products and engage in a live Q&A before audience members voted for their favourite startup to win the ‘Audience Choice Winner’ title - awarded to Coach Welly in the Innovation Showcase’s ‘Fitness & Fitness Tech’ category.

Announcing the win, Summit organisers wrote “Coach Welly (is) an Australian health tech platform offering an app that rewards gym members with personalised tracking and gamification software.

“World Gym Australia recently tapped the fitness engagement company to enhance customer loyalty and satisfaction.”

Held in Los Angeles, California earlier this month, the two-day event Summit brought together leaders from the top fitness and wellness brands and featured speaker including Evelyn Webster, Chief Executive of SoulCycle; Krystal Zell, Chief Executive of Tonal; Bryan Myers, Chief Executive of Solidcore; Sam Cole, Chief Executive and co-founder of FitXR and Sean Turner, Chief Executive of Les Mills USA.

Gainful, which provides a personalised approach to protein and supplements that includes an online quiz, was also recognised in the Innovation Showcase’s ‘Fitness & Fitness Tech’ category.

Images: Owen Bowling with the Innovation Award presented to CoachWelly at the 2024 Connected Health and Fitness Summit (top) and showcasing the company (below).

Related Articles

15th February 2024 - Fitness on Demand’s Andy Peat advises of trends to transform businesses in 2024

25th January 2024 - Martial arts and combat sport program provider Alta Global Group sets terms for IPO in the USA

9th January 2024 - Worksite health promotion and exercise for older adults among top trends in 2024 ACSM worldwide survey

3rd January 2024 - Nutrition and fitness expert spotlights benefits of MyFitnessPal app

13th December 2023 - Federal Court fines Fitbit $11 million fine for misleading Australian consumers over rights

6th December 2023 - Strategic Partnership announced between Core Health and Fitness and eGym

1st December 2023 - Sweat co-founders buy back iFIT

24th November 2023 - Mindbody looks to use artificial intelligence to drive growth

17th November 2023 - World Gym Australia links with Coach Welly to elevate member experience

16th November 2023 - FitFlo launches technology solution to boost gym retention rates

3rd November 2023 - Coach Welly secures pre-seed funding valuing company at $4.25 million

6th February 2023 - Wexer Chief Executive Paul Bowman joins Coach Welly as Chairman

Support our industry news service
We hope that you value the news that we publish so while you're here can we ask for your support?

As an independent publisher, we need reader support for our industry news gathering so ask that - if you don't already do so - you back us by subscribing to the printed Australasian Leisure Management magazine and/or our online news.

Click here to view our subscription options.


supplier directory

The Complete Guide to Leisure Industry Products & Services.

See the directory see all

SeatGeek Asia Pacific

SeatGeek is a search engine and mobile-focused ticket marketplace that allows fans to buy and sell tickets for live events. As of August 2018, SeatGeek has exited the Australian, New…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Ticketing / Venues


Abel Sports

INTRODUCTION Abel Sports is Australia’s leading manufacturer and suppliers of Goal Posts, sports ground safety netting systems and coaches boxes for Stadiums ,Sports Clubs, Councils and…

read more

Recreation / Sport / Venues



Clubware’s online gym software is not your run of the mill management system. It has been carefully designed to incorporate all the elements that a fitness club would need. How did we do that?…

read more

Access / Billing / Fitness / Recreation


Myrtha Pools

Founded in 1961, Myrtha Pools® quickly became Italy’s première swimming pool company, and has since grown into one of the world's leading swimming pool construction…

read more

Aquatics / Design / Play / Waterparks / Wellness



Geoff Ninnes Fong & Partners (GNFP) is a structural, aquatic and civil engineering consultancy with broad experience in the design of new municipal and institutional swimming pools, hydrotherapy…

read more

Aquatics / Consultants / Design / Venues


Intelligenz Solutions

Intelligenz provides Leisure Management Software for managing all your Program Registrations, Facility Bookings, Membership Sales and POS Transactions; including detailed Reporting, automated…

read more

Access / Billing / Finance / Marketing / Technology



Stadiums and venues around the world recognise that success hinges on more than just what happens on the pitch. More than ever, fan engagement within each facility is a critical part of the overall…

read more

Entertainment / Sport / Technology / Venues


Pico Play

Pico Play is a global leader in the planning, design, development and construction of world-class themed attractions and entertainment that deliver extraordinary and memorable experiences to millions…

read more

Attractions / Consultants / Design / Recreation / Tourism


get listed with our suppliers directory

Get your business noticed in our targeted directory. Viewed by 10,000 industry professionals per week!

list your business