GymMaster Blog for the ‘COVID-19’ Category

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 …

COVID-19: Keeping Members in the Workout Routine During a Lockdown

Friday, March 20th, 2020

Keeping members in their normal workout routine at your club may not be possible, safe, or even legal in some situations during the current COVID-19 pandemic. However, a benefit of this event occurring during the digital age is that your club can still be involved with, and even encouraging them to work out at home. This might sound like a counterproductive initiative for a facility that is focussed upon gaining income through facilitating workouts using equipment in the club, but there are a number of benefits to this. 

Maintaining a balanced lifestyle through working out during the pandemic will help …

Preparing your Gym for COVID-19 – Stats from impacted areas.

Thursday, March 19th, 2020

Many clubs around the world are already beginning to feel the effects of the circulating COVID-19 pandemic, even those which haven’t directly been impacted by the virus and given the amount of media coverage and public interest that this topic is receiving, it is of no surprise.

Currently, this event appears to still be in its infancy, and while it is hard to predict what the coming months might bring for your gym, we are crunching the data to provide you with the best information on what is happening to fitness facilities facing this virus around the world. We hope …