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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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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...
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Aerobic exercise boosts blood flow into two key regions of the brain associated with memory, ...
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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
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
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.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier: Incorpore and MoveGB ink groundbreaking partnership to transform corporate wellness offering
Incorpore and MoveGB have entered into a landmark partnership, combining the UK’s largest provider of corporate gym memberships with the nation’s biggest network of classes.
Video Gallery
Technogym mywellness app
Technogym
Improve your training experience. All your data in a single app. Read more
More videos:
Company profiles
Company profile: Xn Leisure Systems Ltd
Xn Leisure is a provider of cutting-edge health and fitness software, offering exceptional service to ...
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Company profile: Precor
For more than 35 years, Precor has driven fitness forward. We continue that heritage every ...
Catalogue Gallery
Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Direct debit solutions
Harlands Group: Direct debit solutions
Exercise equipment
Power Plate: Exercise equipment
Spa software
SpaBooker: Spa software
Gym flooring
REGUPOL/Berleburger Schaumstoffwerk (BSW): Gym flooring
Fitness equipment
Healthcheck Services Ltd: Fitness equipment
Design consultants
Zynk Design Consultants: Design consultants
Trade associations
International SPA Association - iSPA: Trade associations
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Fisikal: Management software
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Crown Sports Lockers: Lockers/interior design
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Greywell, Hampshire
Barnsgrove Health and Wellness Club
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Derby City Council
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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
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Diary dates
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Athena, Leicester, United Kingdom
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