Myzone has appointed Jay Worthy as Group CEO to steer the company through its next period of innovation and international growth.

Worthy was previously president of Life Fitness and vice president at Brunswick Corporation. After a series of global leadership roles across the industry, Worthy led Life Fitness through a successful private equity transaction in 2019 before joining its former parent company, Brunswick, reportedly spearheading international expansion and new business ventures. The company said his strong track record of leading international growth and driving technology evolution and innovation perfectly positions him to lead the next phase of Myzone’s global growth strategy.

“I am incredibly excited to join the team at Myzone,” offered Worthy. “I’ve used Myzone consistently for more than 4 years and am honoured to have the opportunity to lead a business that has supported my own wellbeing journey as well as hundreds of thousands of individuals around the world, through its unique, community-driven wearable technology.”

The move will see outgoing Group CEO David Stalker step into an advisory role where he will continue to support global expansion and networking projects.

“After 35 years at the forefront of the fitness industry, I have decided to step down from my day-to-day duties at Myzone to prioritise spending time with my family and to pursue other business interests.” said Stalker. “The last five years have been an incredible journey with Myzone. I am proud of what we have accomplished together and I am delighted to remain involved as a strategic advisor. Jay and I have been long-time friends and colleagues in the industry and his appointment brings a fresh perspective and a wealth of knowledge to help drive future growth.”

Worthy added: “I would like to thank David Stalker for his leadership and the strong foundations he has put in place. I very much look forward to working with him and the leadership team on this next phase of Myzone’s journey, breaking down barriers and getting more people engaged in meaningful movement.”

Worthy began his new role with Myzone on April 10, and joined the Myzone leadership team at FIBO to meet with existing partners and explore new opportunities.

In the short term, Myzone will remain focused on developing MZ-Open, its ecosystem access for club members via Apple and Android smartwatches. Longer-term, the Myzone leadership team will be focused on expanding the brand’s worldwide reach and influence, supporting industry bodies, club operators and international governments in their bid to tackle the World’s inactivity crisis via connecting the world through effort and movement.

“I’m thrilled to welcome Jay as the new Group CEO of Myzone,” added Myzone Founder Dave Wright. “His extensive industry experience, not to mention his personal Myzone Hall of Fame status, uniquely positions him to lead the company through this next phase of growth. I’d also like to express my heartfelt appreciation to David Stalker for his support, leadership and dedication to Myzone. His continued involvement will be instrumental as we move forwards.”

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