GOING WITH THE FLOW!
So, Fitness Club owners, what does that mean for you? If you haven’t already, it’s time to make the move. If you want to stay in the game, you’ve got to get online and get there quickly. Many of you are already using ZOOM but there’s a problem—how do you book the ZOOM sessions and sync those sales with your member database?
Money Movers, Inc. was one of the first to add a ZOOM syncing feature to our OBM GYM Management software. We think our programmers did a remarkable job putting the online-streaming options together. OBM utilizes a public facing calendar that can be installed on your website or Facebook page, along with a Member/Trainer Portal App with full scheduling capabilities.
The software makes it super easy for trainers to schedule classes that are available both in person and online. You simply create the class inside the software, and then make it available on the calendar. You can set the limit for how many people can attend in person and once that limit is reached the class is closed to in-person, but open to online, and this is reflected on the calendar. This allows the trainer to manage the number of people in the room but continue to add online attendees.
The member purchases the class through their member portal and the payment is added to their member database. They then check the calendar for a scheduled class. They can choose the option to attend in person or online through ZOOM. If they choose online, once they click the schedule button, a meeting is created in ZOOM that sends out the class link to the trainer and the member.
We also distribute a video showing how to use pre-recorded class videos with ZOOM so you can schedule multiple online classes every day.
So you see, with the right tools, it’s very simple to make the move to online fitness. If you have any questions, you can email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Also be sure and read my article about setting up your studio to use ZOOM live streaming.