GymMaster Blog for the ‘Gym Management’ Category

Using the member app as a fitness class check in app instead of your regular gym check in system

Wednesday, August 28th, 2019

Whether your gym charges members to attend it’s fitness classes, your classes have a limited number of seats that requires your members to book in advance or you might just like to keep track of class attendance to see which are most popular. Getting members to check-in can be a pain for your members which detracts from their experience with your club.

Using a gym check-in system typically requires hardware such as unique cards or access control key tags for members as well as barcode scanners or gym RFID readers. If your club doesn’t have a fixed facility, it only …

Using GymMaster with Silver Sneakers

Monday, July 1st, 2019

The Silver Sneakers program is an initiative encouraging physical activity from older adults to better maintain their health – it is an American program, however there may be other similar initiatives in other countries if you live outside of the US. Silver sneakers sponsors a host of social and physical activities – including fitness classes and gym memberships.

There are a number of benefits for offering or accommodating the Silver Sneakers program within your gym. From increasing club usage during off peak hours (many elderly people work out during the day time), improving the suitability of your club to a …

Managing your Gym’s Billing More Effectively

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019
As your club grows, keeping on top of billing can become a tedious and time consuming task for you and your gym’s staff if you don’t have efficient systems in place. However, this is a highly important area of business for gym owners to focus upon. For all GymMaster clients we offer a host of reporting and tools simplifying this process and allowing you to run your club more efficiently. We have covered some of our favorites below.

The Debtors Report

At the minimum, GymMaster recommends that all clients run the Debtors report. This provides a list of all members…

Gym Tailgating System

Monday, May 20th, 2019
Non-members attempting to sneak in for a workout goes hand-in-hand with charging for memberships. Tailgating is a solution for clubs having issues with unwelcome visitors finding their way into the club by following members. Whether it’s a current member inviting their friends in for a workout or opportunistic individuals sneaking in an open door. GymMaster’s tailgating solution enables you to monitor these people and identify how they’re getting in. Tailing is a common issue costing fitness clubs in un-gathered check in fees and in stolen or damaged equipment. As you have no details on the individual, they are unaccountable whilst…

GymMaster’s Newest Integration: Zapier – What does it mean for your gym?

Tuesday, April 9th, 2019
After a number of enquiries from our clients, we are pleased to announce that we have added the capability for you to use your GymMaster software in conjunction with one of the world’s most popular automation tools – Zapier. Click here to accept your invite to use the new GymMaster – Zapier integration Zapier is a web-based service allowing users to integrate their apps and other software with one-another. Want all of your starred emails to automatically be added to your to-do list? Done. Want to automatically backup a copy of all your incoming calls to a spreadsheet? That can…

Fitness Club Newsletters – Best Practices to Get The Most out of your Email Newsletters

Friday, April 5th, 2019

Keeping regular contact with your members is key to maintaining club engagement, especially for your less active members. A fantastic way for keeping clients up to date with happenings around your club through use of monthly fitness club newsletters.

Newsletters have been a common practice communication tool within the fitness industry for years. They can be used to inform members on club changes and upcoming events for the month. Examples of these include new staff joining the team, club competitions or things they need to be aware of in the future such as facility rennovations which might disrupt their schedule.…