VANCOUVER, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE: NLS) today provided the following update related to the growth of JRNY®, the company’s personalized connected fitness platform, as well as the departure of Chief Digital Officer Garry Wiseman.
JRNY® Membership Update
As of June 30th, 2022, members of JRNY®, Nautilus’ personalized connected fitness platform, exceeded 360,000, representing approximately 13% sequential growth in the seasonally slower quarter ending June 30th, 2022. Nautilus remains on track to surpass 500,000 JRNY® total members at fiscal year-end 2023.
Nautilus is continuing to enhance the JRNY® platform through many unique features including the expansion of differentiated visual connected-fitness experiences for its members. JRNY® members now have access to over 1,400 on-demand instructor led videos and can enjoy over 220 locations with the immersive Explore the World feature.
Additionally, the company has made great strides over the last two years expanding the number of products featuring JRNY® connectivity. In FY 2022, approximately 80% of total units sold were JRNY® compatible, compared to only 22% in FY 2020. In November 2021, Bowflex SelectTech® workouts launched on the JRNY® platform enabling the best-selling SelectTech® 552 and 1090 dumbbells connectivity for JRNY® users.
“Our research shows our connected offering continues to resonate very well with customers. We expect the investments we made in fiscal 2022 and new investments going forward will drive JRNY® membership growth to reach our goal of over 500K members by the end of FY 2023,” said CEO Jim Barr. “We are also focused on further unlocking the value of our acquisition of VAY, a leader in vision systems. Integrating VAY's motion-tracking capabilities into JRNY® will further advance and accelerate our highly personalized strength workout options, including the addition of rep counting and form coaching for SelectTech users.”
Departure of Chief Digital Officer Garry Wiseman
The company also announced that Chief Digital Officer Garry Wiseman will leave Nautilus to accept a role at another organization, effective July 29. Chris Quatrochi, SVP of Innovation and Product Development, whose responsibilities already included JRNY® engineering, will assume Mr. Wiseman’s JRNY® product management role. He will continue to report directly to CEO Jim Barr.
“We thank Garry for his significant contributions to Nautilus,” said Mr. Barr. “Garry played a key role in setting JRNY®’s direction, laying the groundwork for our transformation into a leading digitally enabled at-home fitness company, and hiring several JRNY® product managers. He oversaw growth investments in JRNY® that significantly enhanced the user experience and drove customer adoption. We are confident that we are on track to lead JRNY® through its next phase of growth.”
About Nautilus, Inc.
Nautilus, Inc. (NYSE:NLS) is a global leader in digitally connected home fitness solutions. The Company’s brand family includes Bowflex®, Nautilus®, Schwinn®, and JRNY®, its digital fitness platform. With a broad selection of exercise bikes, cardio equipment, and strength training products, Nautilus, Inc. empowers healthier living through individualized connected fitness experiences and in doing so, envisions building a healthier world, one person at a time.
Headquartered in Vancouver, Washington, the company’s products are sold direct to consumer on brand websites and through retail partners and are available throughout the U.S. and internationally. Nautilus, Inc. uses the investor relations page of its website (www.nautilusinc.com/investors) to make information available to its investors and the market.
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