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Supplier showcase: Fisikal Limited

DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 3
DiR is working with fisikal for tech solutions across multiple sites
DiR is working with fisikal for tech solutions across multiple sites

What was your brief to fisikal?
fisikal’s brief was to integrate with DIR’s existing systems and migrate a number of its services online to improve the operational efficiency of our personal trainer business and enhance the experience for both PTs and members.

We were operating a largely paper-based system which made it practically impossible, across multiple clubs, to accurately track and monitor how sessions were being sold, the number of sessions being sold, and which personal trainers were making the sales.

Introducing an online solution would also professionalise the service for our members, making it possible for them to access personal training plans, make appointments and pay for sessions, all independently, from a mobile device, instead of having to call the club and book through a very busy receptionist.

How has fisikal addressed your needs?
Phase one has extended way beyond supporting our personal training business, we’ve also introduced the fisikal online booking solution to our physiotherapy and nutrition advisory booking services.

The solution has been really well received by members and staff. Personal trainers are enjoying the fact that members can access their profile booking schedule online, then make a booking direct. Having these appointments drop into the diary is an absolute gift.

fisikal has been integrated with DiR’s bespoke business management system. How has that worked?
Our system is very complex and is managing 40 years of company history. It’s littered with nuances.

Thanks to fisikal’s flexible approach and perseverance, we’ve developed a bespoke solution that is fully integrated, delivers a seamless service to members and is easy for our staff to operate.

How have you found working with fisikal, day to day?
Great! fisikal is a truly valued partner that delivers as promised, on time and, as integrating a whole new digital solution across multiple sites is a hugely complicated process, it has been as painless as it could possibly be.

I love that fisikal has created a solution that adapts to our business and not the other way around.

What’s next for DiR and fisikal?
Phase two, starting now, sees the introduction of online personal training plans and access to a library of video exercises, as well as generic workouts and online payments.

To read the full interview with Jordi Forns, visit www.fisikal.com/press

For more information, email fisikal at [email protected]

Twitter:@fisikal

Facebook: fisikal

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/fisikal

Jordi Forns, DiR
"I love that fisikal has created a solution which adapts to our business and not the other way around" - Jordi Forns, DiR
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We talk to DiR Clubs' Jordi Forns about why they appointed fisikal as their digital partner...
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features

Supplier showcase: Fisikal Limited

DiR Clubs – the largest fitness operator in Spain – appointed fisikal as its digital partner in 2019, with a 12 month plan for integration. As phase one comes to an end, we talk to Jordi Forns, co-director of fitness clubs at DiR, about why the brand committed to such a fundamental change

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 3
DiR is working with fisikal for tech solutions across multiple sites
DiR is working with fisikal for tech solutions across multiple sites

What was your brief to fisikal?
fisikal’s brief was to integrate with DIR’s existing systems and migrate a number of its services online to improve the operational efficiency of our personal trainer business and enhance the experience for both PTs and members.

We were operating a largely paper-based system which made it practically impossible, across multiple clubs, to accurately track and monitor how sessions were being sold, the number of sessions being sold, and which personal trainers were making the sales.

Introducing an online solution would also professionalise the service for our members, making it possible for them to access personal training plans, make appointments and pay for sessions, all independently, from a mobile device, instead of having to call the club and book through a very busy receptionist.

How has fisikal addressed your needs?
Phase one has extended way beyond supporting our personal training business, we’ve also introduced the fisikal online booking solution to our physiotherapy and nutrition advisory booking services.

The solution has been really well received by members and staff. Personal trainers are enjoying the fact that members can access their profile booking schedule online, then make a booking direct. Having these appointments drop into the diary is an absolute gift.

fisikal has been integrated with DiR’s bespoke business management system. How has that worked?
Our system is very complex and is managing 40 years of company history. It’s littered with nuances.

Thanks to fisikal’s flexible approach and perseverance, we’ve developed a bespoke solution that is fully integrated, delivers a seamless service to members and is easy for our staff to operate.

How have you found working with fisikal, day to day?
Great! fisikal is a truly valued partner that delivers as promised, on time and, as integrating a whole new digital solution across multiple sites is a hugely complicated process, it has been as painless as it could possibly be.

I love that fisikal has created a solution that adapts to our business and not the other way around.

What’s next for DiR and fisikal?
Phase two, starting now, sees the introduction of online personal training plans and access to a library of video exercises, as well as generic workouts and online payments.

To read the full interview with Jordi Forns, visit www.fisikal.com/press

For more information, email fisikal at [email protected]

Twitter:@fisikal

Facebook: fisikal

LinkedIn: linkedin.com/company/fisikal

Jordi Forns, DiR
"I love that fisikal has created a solution which adapts to our business and not the other way around" - Jordi Forns, DiR
http://www.leisureopportunities.com/images/2020/426832_155569.jpg
We talk to DiR Clubs' Jordi Forns about why they appointed fisikal as their digital partner...
Jordi Forns, DiR,Fisikal, DiR Clubs, Jordi Forns,
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Gyms and health clubs in Dubai, UAE, have begun reopening their doors today (27 May) ...
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HCM understands that the directors of énergie Fitness have brought in specialist company FRP Advisory ...
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Planning approval has been granted for a new David Lloyd Club in Bicester, Oxfordshire. The ...
Latest News
Aerobic exercise boosts blood flow into two key regions of the brain associated with memory, ...
Latest News
Gympass has launched a new digital platform as a response to the increase in demand ...
Latest News
Austrian medical health and wellness operator, Lanserhof, has launched a programme for people who’ve had ...
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HCM can report that Europe Active's annual thought-leader conference, the European Health and Fitness Forum ...
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Opinion
promotion
The activity industry finds itself in a position of considerable threat. Two-thirds of the world’s gyms are closed – that’s 230 million members unable to attend a fitness facility, according to data platform fitNdata.
Opinion: Ensuring members return after lockdown
Opinion
promotion
Elon Musk has plans to conquer Mars and these days the meat on your hamburger can be grown in a lab - so why are so many fitness businesses still using papers and pens to create workouts for their members?
Opinion: How the current pandemic may be helping the fitness industry to innovate
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: EGYM presents Corona Gym Solution, for the successful re-opening of fitness studios
Finally, the time has come: fitness and health facilities around the globe are gradually resuming operations.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: What’s your Covid-19 exit strategy? How will you use this time to relaunch your business to thrive, not just survive
There is no escaping the fact that we are operating in extraordinary times. Our physical health clubs, gyms and studios are closed and we’re trying to keep our membership engaged, fit and healthy via online and digital training.
Video Gallery
How to use the MZ-Bodyscan
MyZone
The Best Product for the Best Clubs Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: TRX Training UK
TRX provides world-class functional training by offering quality equipment, effective workouts and world-class education capable ...
Company profiles
Company profile: Core Health & Fitness
Core Health & Fitness is more than gym equipment, we offer innovative solutions for all ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Wearable technology solutions
MyZone: Wearable technology solutions
Lockers/interior design
Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Management software
Fisikal: Management software
Independent service & maintenance
Servicesport UK Limited: Independent service & maintenance
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Fitness Software
FunXtion International BV: Fitness Software
Property & Tenders
Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
Property & Tenders
Derby City Council
Property & Tenders
Diary dates
04 Jun 2020
Marriott Forest of Arden Hotel & Country Club, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
13 Jun 2020
Worldwide, Various,
Diary dates
06-07 Jul 2020
Eastwood Hall, Nottingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
28-31 Aug 2020
Expo Centre & Riviera di Rimini, Italy
Diary dates
21-24 Sep 2020
Loews Coronado Bay Resort, Coronado, United States
Diary dates
11-12 Oct 2020
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
17-23 Oct 2020
Pinggu, Beijing, China
Diary dates
27-30 Oct 2020
Messe Stuttgart, Germany
Diary dates
30-31 Oct 2020
NEC, Birmingham, United Kingdom
Diary dates
27-28 Nov 2020
Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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