THE GYMGO STORY
Created by trainers and for trainers, gymGO is harnessing technology like never before to help trainers build, grow and amplify their business and brand.
Frustrated by the barriers to growth and success that have plagued fitness professionals for decades – the administrative burdens of client management, billing and engagement, competing with client’s busy schedules, travel time to and from clients, gym policies that take a large cut of trainer’s fees, high costs, etc. – fitness and wellness veterans joined forces with proven technologists and seasoned executives to arm fitness professionals with a platform designed to help them reach more, train more and earn more.
OUR LEADERSHIP TEAM … BETTER TOGETHER
Experience. Expertise. Proven. Innovative.
Our leadership team brings together two companies with a shared vision, offering an unrivaled solution for fitness professionals. Learn more about how our team combines broad and deep knowledge from the fitness and wellness industries with proven experience in SaaS development and building successful companies.
Earl Scott is the Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer of gymGO. He brings decades of experience as an executive and business leader in the information technology and telecommunications industries with DYNIS (founded in 1992), IBM and the Department of the Navy. His business, finance and industry experience, as well as strategic merger and acquisition transactions, contributed to the success, growth and eventual sale of DYNIS. He is also a Member of the Young President Organization (YPO). In 1997, Career Communications, Inc. recognized him as The Black Engineering Entrepreneur of the Year. Scott earned his B.S. degree in Physics from Lincoln University in Pennsylvania and an MBA, with an emphasis on Marketing and Finance, from Sellinger’s Executive School of Business and Management at Loyola College, Maryland.
He was introduced to the concept for gymGO’s initial platform from his personal trainer, Donavan Cox, in 2015. Compelled by the vision and desire to contribute to the fitness professionals’ industry, Scott joined forces with Cox to co-found and launch gymGO’s virtual training platform in 2016.
Donavan Cox is the Co-Founder and Chief Training Officer of gymGO. He spent 25 years in the fitness industry prior to starting gymGO. His tenure includes broad and deep experience training thousands of fitness professionals in small groups and one-on-one settings across Military, Law Enforcement, Corporate Wellness, and Entrepreneurial Fitness Instructor categories.
Cox co-founded gymGO in 2016 with Earl Scott (CEO), launching a technology platform to help fitness entrepreneurs scale their business through multi-modal virtual training.
Cox brings decades of practical experience to his role as Chief Training Officer – from four years as a Recreational Health Specialist for the U.S. Air Force, to 17 years as a Law Enforcement Physical Training and Emergency Medical Services Coordinator for the Baltimore City Police Department, to 12 years serving as CEO of a Total Health and Wellness practice.
Cox’s vision for gymGO is to revolutionize the fitness industry by empowering professionals to leverage technology to build and scale their business. Cox loves to train, sing and make people smile.
Justin Fassio joined the gymGO team in 2018 as Chief Strategy Officer. Prior to gymGO, Fassio co-founded FitNimbus with Charles Sterling (gymGO’s Chief Technology Officer), a comprehensive business management platform for fitness professionals. The FitNimbus capabilities are now combined with gymGO’s virtual training platform offering the next generation of gymGO for fitness professionals to build, grow and amplify their business and brand.
Prior to joining gymGO, Fassio had a vision to help fitness professionals build and maintain a sustainable business. His deep understanding of the challenges fitness professionals face on a daily basis is informed by more than 20 years of experience in the fitness and wellness industry. Fassio teamed up with one of his boot camp clients, Charles Sterling, who had a strong background in software development in the education and healthcare sectors. Together, Fassio and Sterling developed FitNimbus, a cloud-based billing, scheduling and customer management solution for fitness and wellness professionals in 2017 to help centrally manage and grow their business.
Fassio brings decades of practical experience to his role as Chief Strategy Officer – from personal training, to integrative training, to product and business development.
Fassio’s vision for gymGO is to revolutionize the fitness industry by empowering professionals to centrally manage their business, expand their reach and deliver an exceptional client experience.
Charles Sterling joined the gymGO team in 2018 as Chief Technology Officer. Prior to gymGO, Sterling co-founded FitNimbus with Justin Fassio (gymGO’s Chief Strategy Officer), a comprehensive business management platform for fitness professionals. The FitNimbus capabilities are now combined with gymGO’s virtual training platform offering the next generation of gymGO for fitness professionals to build, grow and amplify their business and brand.
Motivated to apply his expertise in SaaS development and management to a new industry, Sterling joined forces with his boot camp instructor, Justin Fassio (gymGO Chief Product and Strategy Officer), to co-found FitNimbus. Together, Fassio and Sterling developed a cloud-based billing, scheduling and customer management solution for fitness and wellness professionals in 2017 to help centrally manage and grow their business.
Sterling brings broad and deep knowledge and expertise to his role as CTO including: application development and management, server development in PHP and NodeJS, relational database management systems, API development and cloud-based server management in the education and healthcare fields.
In his spare time, Sterling is an avid beach volleyball player and loves morning workouts.