Karl Foster Chief Technology & Innovation Officer GymNation
Chief Technology & Innovation Officer


Karl Foster

Karl Foster is currently serving as the Chief Technology & Innovation Officer (CTIO) at GymNation.

He began his career in the fitness industry 15 years ago on the ground as a personal trainer, laying a strong foundation for his future work. His career path took a technologically innovative turn, positioning him at the forefront of integrating data architecture, machine learning and artificial intelligence within the fitness sector. His expertise, initially honed in developing AI algorithmic systems for digital assets in the financial world, has evolved over six years into crafting advanced business intelligence and AI systems for the commercial fitness sector, driving impact on all operational areas but particularly retention, personalisation and customer service excellence.

A firm believer in the power of data-driven decision-making and AI in optimising the future to enhance the fitness industry, Karl is excited to share his insights on the synergy between technology and fitness at Beyond Activ EMEA.