Inggez is an Palestinian startup in the Fitness industry. They give access to gyms and classes whenever and however the consumer might want, through their mobile application. Inggez was co-founded by Ali Tazami and Subhi Mara’beh just last year in 2018!
They managed to raise a six-figure amount in funding by Ibtikar Fund, a Ramallah-based VC. Following their funding, Inggez are planning to expand from Palestine to Egypt, where they actually just announced the soft opening of their app.
With Ali Tazami as the CEO, he expressed by saying “We are excited to replicate our early success in Palestine to enter the Egyptian market and provide people there with a flexible and affordable way to stay fit.” He then elaborated as to what’s the startup’s mission by claiming that it’s “to build the closest thing to ‘press button, pay money, get fitter’ product that relies on convenience instead of will power and help everyone access the best possible fitness options, any time, anywhere.”
What makes Inggez unique from other platforms that essentially are in the same industry, is that users don’t have to have memberships; they just purchase the Inggez credit card and use it at any gym (within their network) at any time, for a whole year!
The startup is very promising, as Ibtikar’s partner Ambar Amleh shares “Inggez targets the MENA fitness market, that, with just two percent of adults going to the gym, was valued at over USD 3 Billion in 2017. This data shows a huge opportunity for Inggez in helping the remaining 98% of adults go to the gym, while also addressing the growing health problem of obesity in the region.”