GymMaster Blog for the ‘COVID-19’ Category

Optimizing How You Use Gym Software To Improve Your Club’s Bottom Line.

Thursday, September 17th, 2020

As in our previous post, 2020 has been a year that has forced numerous fitness clubs to shift to a defensive business strategy or a proactive one that saw them divest into areas which they never previously considered to maintain cash flow during the COVID-19 pandemic. From reducing expenses such as staffing and advertising to taking their fitness classes online and selling “online memberships” to accommodate restrictions imposed by governments, the incredible strain of the virus has forced gym businesses around the world to make difficult decisions to maintain profitability.

While big fundamental shifts such as those outlined above may …

Cutting costs during a recession: How gym software can save your club money.

Thursday, July 16th, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and it’s associated lock-downs and job losses have had numerous impacts on the global economy, which, for many industries has been negative–the fitness industry, unfortunately, falls within this category. The government imposed restrictions, coupled with the fear of contracting the virus has resulted in gyms around the world losing a sizeable amount of income, putting pressure on business owners to find ways to remain open and in the green.

There are numerous ways in which gyms have been achieving this thus far, however, at the core, these are all associated with cashflow (bringing more cash in, and/or …

Reopening Your Gym After Lockdown – Coming off a Mass Hold

Friday, May 15th, 2020

Gyms around the world have already begun the process of reopening their doors after the lockdown period imposed to reduce the transmission of the COVID-19 virus. After having weeks or months away from their regular workout regime, many gym-goers are itching to get back into the gym. However, before you take your memberships off hold and open your doors again, there are some best practices to follow with your gym management system to ensure the process is as seamless and painless as possible.

Here’s a checklist of important GymMaster tasks to complete when reopening your club.

Firstly, ensuring your business …

Now is the time to turn your gym in to a community more than ever

Wednesday, March 25th, 2020

With few options available to operate as normal for a gym owner at the moment and not much else you can do if you are at home on lockdown, this is the time to become a leader and a pillar of your gym community and become a social media expert. It doesn’t matter if you are a “computer” person or not, or whether you have a firm dislike for platforms such as Facebook. There are plenty of steps you can take to build and foster a community from your gym’s member base and keep yourself busy while helping the mental …

Creating a virus conscious workout environment by restricting access to your club.

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

With COVID-19 being at the forefront of everyone’s minds we’ve been reviewing additional set-up options that might be worth considering if your business runs on the GymMaster gym management system.

Please note these suggestions are only for gym management looking to be cautious during this period and any and all government closure recommendations should be followed. However, for those clients where these measures aren’t in effect or for those who may have them lifted in the future, the following set-up options may be of use.

Method 1: Limiting access to only members with bookings. (Recommended)

If you’re still open, the …

GymMaster & COVID-19: Running your gym remotely using gym management software. 

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

Given the rapid spread of COVID-19, governments around the world have begun putting entire cities into lockdown to slow the spread and reduce the strain which the virus is placing upon medical services. This has resulted in around a billion people around the world being confined to their homes, with many of these people continuing to complete their daily tasks through working remotely.

While this shift to working from home is generally more suited to those working from a computer, such as designers, developers or writers, the right cloud-based gym management system can allow your club to take a more …