Just about every type of business relies on the use of software. That includes fitness centers and gyms. You want to invest in software for managing a gym that makes tasks easier for you, your staff, and your gym members. As you begin to try different software products, make sure that these four features are included. Doing so will tell you if that particular software is worth looking into further.
Easy for Members to Check-In and Out
One feature that everyone will enjoy is software that allows your members to check-in and out using their smartphones. There will no longer be a line at the front desk during peak times, freeing your employees to focus on other tasks. At the same time, it also means that your members can check-in and go straight to the locker rooms.
The same feature makes it easier to check out after attending a class or exercising. One quick touch of the smartphone screen and the member is now showing as leaving the building. Think of what that means in terms of being able to determine how many people are in the building if an emergency should arise.
Promoting Upcoming Classes and Special Events is Simple
You want your members to know when a new class is being offered or when there are openings in classes that were already scheduled. The ability to send out messages as texts, emails, or messages within the software itself will ensure that no one is left unaware of what’s coming up.
From special days when they can bring guests for free to special lectures on some aspect of health and fitness, everyone gets to be informed. That’s a great way to boost rapport and hold the interest of your clients.
Members Can Register With Ease
Along with notifying members of what’s coming up, it also helps if they can use the software app to register for those events in real-time. Part of knowing how to manage wellness business effectively is to ensure that your clientele can get what they want when they want it. Real-time registration that includes a confirmation back to the member will aid in that.
The Staff Has Instant Updates
Real-time updates with your gym members are not the only benefit that comes from easy registration. The fact that your staff is also updated with no delays allows them to know what sort of day to expect. For example, staff who are conducting fitness classes will know how many people are registered for each session. Any trainers who offer private sessions will now how many they have on a given day and who those sessions are with. You can bet that the staff will appreciate knowing in advance so they can prepare accordingly.
These are only some of the features that should be part of the wellness software that you choose. Remember to make use of those free trials and try out all of the available features. Doing so will make it easier to find something that will serve you, the staff, and your clients well for a long time.