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Supplier showcase: Bouncing back

During the COVID-19 enforced lockdown, Club Kingswood, an independent 2,800-member multi-activity club in Essex, froze all its gym memberships with no charge, uncertain of what the effect would be on the future of its membership

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 9
EGYM’s automated set-up has enabled the club to create a non-intimidating, accessible environment
EGYM’s automated set-up has enabled the club to create a non-intimidating, accessible environment

Fortunately, nine weeks post-reopening, over 85 per cent of gym members have returned and general manager, Alex Owen, says EGYM is an integral part of this success.

“The EGYM Smart Strength Series has been an integral part of our offer since 2019,” he explains. “We realised, long before the pandemic, that well-managed, bespoke, progressive strength training provision could play an important role in the promotion of many health benefits, not just for those who want to become physically stronger, but also for a much wider demographic that simply wants to live a longer, more mobile and fulfilling life.

“EGYM’s automated set-up, with visual cadence coaching from the high-resolution, integrated screen, has enabled us to create a non-intimidating, accessible environment where anybody – even those completely new to strength training and the gym – can feel comfortable and able to complete regular, effective and safe resistance programmes.

“The science-based, pre-installed training plans, such as Metabolic Fit, which is designed to tackle diabetes and the recently added Immunity Boost, which has been designed to strengthen the body’s defences against infection, also enable trainers to administer effective, health-oriented programmes that are progressive, safe and effective, without having to fully understand the complex science behind the prescription,” he says. “These features have enabled us to attract a much more health oriented demographic.

“People in this market segment prioritise attendance at our club because they value the contribution our provision is making to their overall quality of life through the promotion of better health,” explains Owen.

“As a result, when we re-opened our doors, in the first month, 83 per cent of our EGYM users returned, despite much of the industry reporting general trepidation. Now, nine weeks post reopening, 86 per cent have returned, making an average of 4.9 visits per month.

“EGYM has also helped us manage a safe environment, through automated on-screen messages, both via the Smart Strength Series and the Branded Members App, that reminds members to wipe down equipment and carry out regular hand sanitisation. This all helps improve member confidence that the club is COVID-19-secure and helps us encourage more members to return.

“Over the last 18 months, we’ve introduced the Trainer App and Branded Member Apps, which are provided as part of EGYM Digital. These provisions have enabled us to provide a wraparound service of care, giving members access to advice and coaching – helping them to maintain exercise habits even when unable to visit the club in person. This provision has helped us maintain relevance to our members and meant that when we were permitted to re-open, a visit became a natural progression.

“EGYM has been a significant factor in our club’s post-lockdown bounceback,” says Owen. “I’m confident the software driven solution will continue to help us build business resilience moving forwards, thanks to its focus and support of health-oriented goals.

More: www.egym.com/uk

“When we re-opened our doors, in the first month, 83 per cent of our EGYM users returned”
– Alex Owen

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During the COVID-19 enforced lockdown, Club Kingswood, an independent 2,800-member multi-activity club in Essex, froze all its gym memberships with no charge, uncertain of what the effect would be on the future of its membership

Published in Health Club Management 2020 issue 9
EGYM’s automated set-up has enabled the club to create a non-intimidating, accessible environment
EGYM’s automated set-up has enabled the club to create a non-intimidating, accessible environment

Fortunately, nine weeks post-reopening, over 85 per cent of gym members have returned and general manager, Alex Owen, says EGYM is an integral part of this success.

“The EGYM Smart Strength Series has been an integral part of our offer since 2019,” he explains. “We realised, long before the pandemic, that well-managed, bespoke, progressive strength training provision could play an important role in the promotion of many health benefits, not just for those who want to become physically stronger, but also for a much wider demographic that simply wants to live a longer, more mobile and fulfilling life.

“EGYM’s automated set-up, with visual cadence coaching from the high-resolution, integrated screen, has enabled us to create a non-intimidating, accessible environment where anybody – even those completely new to strength training and the gym – can feel comfortable and able to complete regular, effective and safe resistance programmes.

“The science-based, pre-installed training plans, such as Metabolic Fit, which is designed to tackle diabetes and the recently added Immunity Boost, which has been designed to strengthen the body’s defences against infection, also enable trainers to administer effective, health-oriented programmes that are progressive, safe and effective, without having to fully understand the complex science behind the prescription,” he says. “These features have enabled us to attract a much more health oriented demographic.

“People in this market segment prioritise attendance at our club because they value the contribution our provision is making to their overall quality of life through the promotion of better health,” explains Owen.

“As a result, when we re-opened our doors, in the first month, 83 per cent of our EGYM users returned, despite much of the industry reporting general trepidation. Now, nine weeks post reopening, 86 per cent have returned, making an average of 4.9 visits per month.

“EGYM has also helped us manage a safe environment, through automated on-screen messages, both via the Smart Strength Series and the Branded Members App, that reminds members to wipe down equipment and carry out regular hand sanitisation. This all helps improve member confidence that the club is COVID-19-secure and helps us encourage more members to return.

“Over the last 18 months, we’ve introduced the Trainer App and Branded Member Apps, which are provided as part of EGYM Digital. These provisions have enabled us to provide a wraparound service of care, giving members access to advice and coaching – helping them to maintain exercise habits even when unable to visit the club in person. This provision has helped us maintain relevance to our members and meant that when we were permitted to re-open, a visit became a natural progression.

“EGYM has been a significant factor in our club’s post-lockdown bounceback,” says Owen. “I’m confident the software driven solution will continue to help us build business resilience moving forwards, thanks to its focus and support of health-oriented goals.

More: www.egym.com/uk

“When we re-opened our doors, in the first month, 83 per cent of our EGYM users returned”
– Alex Owen

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EGYM’s Smart Strength Series has helped draw members back into Club Kingswood after lockdown
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