The country is seeing a rise in the number of self-serviced gyms

A number of startups are setting up in China offering staffless gyms for the public. The latest, Supermonkey, has no annual fee, with users instead paying each time they attend. The founder discovered that nearly every gym she went to required annual fees, which seemed unreasonable to her, so she came up with the idea of opening a 24/7 self-service gym by herself.

Supermonkey has gymbox containers in Shenzhen and other Chinese cities featuring treadmills, elliptical machines, Marpo rope pulling machines, and rowing machines. Users can get a one-time PIN code to access the gymboxes via WeChat and then book a time slot and pay for their session.

Supermonkey

A number of startups are setting up in China offering staffless gyms for the public. The latest, Supermonkey, has no annual fee, with users instead paying each time they attend. The founder discovered that nearly every gym she went to required annual fees, which seemed unreasonable to her, so she came up with the idea of opening a 24/7 self-service gym by herself.

Supermonkey has gymbox containers in Shenzhen and other Chinese cities featuring treadmills, elliptical machines, Marpo rope pulling machines, and rowing machines. Users can get a one-time PIN code to access the gymboxes via WeChat and then book a time slot and pay for their session.