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The Omnigym Jul 6, 2022 1:01:53 PM 2 min read

Jan Vapaavuori and Jukka-Pekka Särkkä join the Board of Omnigym Oy

Omnigym Oy, a provider of patented outdoor fitness equipment and usage monitoring services, reinforces its Board to seek stronger international growth. The Board welcomes Jan Vapaavuori and Jukka-Pekka Särkkä as new members with extensive experience in such areas as urban planning and the exporting of fitness equipment and health technology.



​​​​​Omnigym’s outdoor fitness equipment and monitoring services are unique even on the global scale: progressive load adjustment, digital usage monitoring data and biomechanically efficient high-quality outdoor fitness equipment are features that have been widely welcomed by users in Finland and abroad. In Finland, the company’s outdoor fitness equipment is sold under the brand name David.

 

Nearly half of turnover is created by export


Omnigym's turnover has grown at an average rate of 63 % per year for the last three years, and in 2021 exports brought in some 45 % of the company's turnover. So far the company's equipment has been installed in over 230 locations in eight European countries. The year 2021 was a breakthrough in terms of export, and international growth is expected to be robust in 2022 as well.

Jan Vapaavuori and Jukka-Pekka Särkkä, who began serving as Board Members on 11.1.2022, will support the lobbying work for Omnigym outdoor gyms, the acceleration of the company’s export efforts and making effective outdoor gyms available to as many users as possible. Jan Vapaavuori's social expertise and personal interest in developing well-being services and promoting sports and exercise in all contexts align quite well with Omnigym’s goals. Jukka-Pekka Särkkä has made his entire career in exporting sports equipment and high technology internationally in Europe and the US, and his experience supports Omnigym’s goal-oriented international growth.

– As the significance of sports and exercise is soaring globally, the need for especially low-threshold fitness equipment and opportunities will grow with it. Omnigym’s durable, high-quality products based on Finnish innovations promote public health and also form an export product with tremendous potential for success. I am very excited about the opportunity to be a part of developing this great story going further, Jan Vapaavuori says.

– Omnigym's outdoor fitness equipment continues the long Finnish tradition of engaging in international business in the area of health and fitness technology. Exercising one's muscles in the fresh outdoor air improves the ability to function, promotes health and prevents health problems in different age groups. Problems with health and well-being are increasing in developed countries. Especially now in times of COVID-19, solutions offering fitness training that occurs safely outdoors are in even greater demand. The situation offers Omnigym a unique opportunity for growth. It is great to have the chance to participate in the development of growing business operations, says Jukka-Pekka Särkkä.

– How tremendous it is to bolster Omnigym’s Board with Vapaavuori and Särkkä's extensive experience and expertise, and especially with their passionate approach to exercise and improving people's well-being, states Samuli Sipilä, the Chair of Omnigym’s Board.

 


Contact information: Omnigym Oy, Chair of the Board Samuli Sipilä, tel.: +358 40 7711764, samuli.sipila@juuripartners.fi​​​​​​​

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