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Supplier showcase: Digital gym floor - Funxtion

Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 8
Funxtion has installed a digital circuit for Sporteve
Funxtion has installed a digital circuit for Sporteve

Sporteve, a growing chain of women-only workout spaces, with nearly 30 sites operating across Germany, decided to partner with FunXtion – experts in interactive digital fitness, to integrate digital capabilities onto the gym floor environment, enhancing the training experience for both members and instructors.

Detlef Garburg, executive director of Sporteve explains: “We identified a need to differentiate our offer in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. We wanted to elevate our member experience to the next level and also optimise the level of coaching and support our gym floor trainers were providing. FunXtion’s MultiScreen Solution offered us the perfect solution.”

Adding digital circuits
“Digitalisation is impacting all aspects of life and we wanted to make sure we were aligned to consumer needs and demands. Our members are used to making purchases online, enjoying subscription based on-demand entertainment at home and having fingertip access to unlimited information from their mobile devices.

“Integrating a digital circuit into our training provision seemed like a natural progression.”

Depending on the space available at each site, the Sporteve team has positioned three of four FunXtion MultiScreen Solution units to create a digital workout circuit. Each screen demonstrates a unique exercise for a pre-programmed time frame. Once this comes to an end, members are promoted to move on to the next screen, or exercise station. This enables them to enjoy an effective circuit concurrently, ensuring a delivery of a social setting where varying abilities can all train safely alongside each other.

Instructor engagement
“The beauty of this setup is that instructors can focus their time with members who most need it, safe in the knowledge that the other participants are supported by the on-screen coaching,” says Garburg. “We installed this solution to enhance gym floor instruction, never to replace it. Members can also self-activate the digital circuit, allowing them to work out at times most convenient to them.

“The quality of the provision is second to none. All recorded exercise demonstrations are performed by real people, not animations and we felt this was important to promote a closer connection for our members, who are mostly busy seniors with limited or no previous gym experience, so it is key that any new introductions to our offering are simple and safe,” he explained.

Ernst De Neef, CEO, FunXtion adds: “This partnership allows Sporteve to enhance their offer to a much more engaged, connected level for members. They can now differentiate their product and the integration of digital circuits has provided a unique service to attract and retain members, whilst aiding staff.”

Find out more: www.funxtion.com

"This partnership allows Sporteve to enhance their offer to a much more engaged, connected level for members"
Ernst De Neef, FunXtion

"We wanted to elevate our member experience to the next level and also optimise the level of coaching on offer"
Detlef Garburg, Sporteve

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Instructors can spend more time with members
Instructors can spend more time with members
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Sporteve worked with Funxtion to enhance its in-club digital offering and liberate staff on the gym floor
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Supplier showcase: Digital gym floor - Funxtion

Sporteve has enhanced its in-club digital experience by working with Funxtion to install multiscreens to power the member experience

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 8
Funxtion has installed a digital circuit for Sporteve
Funxtion has installed a digital circuit for Sporteve

Sporteve, a growing chain of women-only workout spaces, with nearly 30 sites operating across Germany, decided to partner with FunXtion – experts in interactive digital fitness, to integrate digital capabilities onto the gym floor environment, enhancing the training experience for both members and instructors.

Detlef Garburg, executive director of Sporteve explains: “We identified a need to differentiate our offer in what is becoming an increasingly competitive market. We wanted to elevate our member experience to the next level and also optimise the level of coaching and support our gym floor trainers were providing. FunXtion’s MultiScreen Solution offered us the perfect solution.”

Adding digital circuits
“Digitalisation is impacting all aspects of life and we wanted to make sure we were aligned to consumer needs and demands. Our members are used to making purchases online, enjoying subscription based on-demand entertainment at home and having fingertip access to unlimited information from their mobile devices.

“Integrating a digital circuit into our training provision seemed like a natural progression.”

Depending on the space available at each site, the Sporteve team has positioned three of four FunXtion MultiScreen Solution units to create a digital workout circuit. Each screen demonstrates a unique exercise for a pre-programmed time frame. Once this comes to an end, members are promoted to move on to the next screen, or exercise station. This enables them to enjoy an effective circuit concurrently, ensuring a delivery of a social setting where varying abilities can all train safely alongside each other.

Instructor engagement
“The beauty of this setup is that instructors can focus their time with members who most need it, safe in the knowledge that the other participants are supported by the on-screen coaching,” says Garburg. “We installed this solution to enhance gym floor instruction, never to replace it. Members can also self-activate the digital circuit, allowing them to work out at times most convenient to them.

“The quality of the provision is second to none. All recorded exercise demonstrations are performed by real people, not animations and we felt this was important to promote a closer connection for our members, who are mostly busy seniors with limited or no previous gym experience, so it is key that any new introductions to our offering are simple and safe,” he explained.

Ernst De Neef, CEO, FunXtion adds: “This partnership allows Sporteve to enhance their offer to a much more engaged, connected level for members. They can now differentiate their product and the integration of digital circuits has provided a unique service to attract and retain members, whilst aiding staff.”

Find out more: www.funxtion.com

"This partnership allows Sporteve to enhance their offer to a much more engaged, connected level for members"
Ernst De Neef, FunXtion

"We wanted to elevate our member experience to the next level and also optimise the level of coaching on offer"
Detlef Garburg, Sporteve

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Instructors can spend more time with members
Instructors can spend more time with members
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2020/539468_292122.jpg
Sporteve worked with Funxtion to enhance its in-club digital offering and liberate staff on the gym floor
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