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Supplier showcase: Funxtion: NonStop workouts

Switzerland’s no frills chain, NonStop Gym, has appointed Funxtion to create its member training app, as CEO Ernst De Neef explains

Published in Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
NonStop Gym currently has 18 locations in Switzerland / photo: FUNXTION
NonStop Gym currently has 18 locations in Switzerland / photo: FUNXTION

Funxtion has partnered with NonStop Gym, a chain of 24/7 clubs in Switzerland, to create NSG Training, a custom-branded member app that extends brand influence beyond the walls of its facilities and enables members to access pre-loaded workouts and training plans anytime, anywhere.

Like so many operators, during extended periods of lockdown, NonStop Gym needed to find a quick, effective and professional means of maintaining engagement with members. However, they weren’t looking for a quick fix.

They wanted to invest in a sustainable solution that would answer an immediate need, but would also enhance their in-club experience once facilities re-opened. This is what we created.

Custom branded app
We were able to launch a custom branded app that immediately supported the ongoing training needs of members and offered access to challenges which promoted and enhanced community engagement.

Our extensive pre-recorded library of beautifully shot exercises and workouts provided members of all abilities with fingertip access to a huge array of options, from HIIT to Yoga and from abdominal blasts to mindfulness sessions.

The app, which is available in German, French and English, went live in February 2021 and is available to both iOS and Android users.

Today’s members expect their gym to offer a digital solution. This is not going to end with the pandemic. For people to commit to a training plan long-term, exercise needs to be seamlessly integrated into their daily routine. For this to happen, there needs to be a high degree of flexibility in terms of access to professional, trusted, fitness content.

Investment in wraparound provision is no longer a nice to have, it’s now the base level expectation of gym members.

photo: FUNXTION

"Investment in wraparound provision is no longer a nice to have, it’s now the base level expectation of gym members"

– Ernst De Neef, CEO FunXtion

NonStop Gym is using tech by Funxtion to deliver digital / photo: FUNXTION
NonStop Gym is using tech by Funxtion to deliver digital / photo: FUNXTION
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2021/901302_586887.jpg
NonStop Gym in Switzerland has teamed up with Funxtion to create its member training app
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features

Supplier showcase: Funxtion: NonStop workouts

Switzerland’s no frills chain, NonStop Gym, has appointed Funxtion to create its member training app, as CEO Ernst De Neef explains

Published in Health Club Management 2021 issue 4
NonStop Gym currently has 18 locations in Switzerland / photo: FUNXTION
NonStop Gym currently has 18 locations in Switzerland / photo: FUNXTION

Funxtion has partnered with NonStop Gym, a chain of 24/7 clubs in Switzerland, to create NSG Training, a custom-branded member app that extends brand influence beyond the walls of its facilities and enables members to access pre-loaded workouts and training plans anytime, anywhere.

Like so many operators, during extended periods of lockdown, NonStop Gym needed to find a quick, effective and professional means of maintaining engagement with members. However, they weren’t looking for a quick fix.

They wanted to invest in a sustainable solution that would answer an immediate need, but would also enhance their in-club experience once facilities re-opened. This is what we created.

Custom branded app
We were able to launch a custom branded app that immediately supported the ongoing training needs of members and offered access to challenges which promoted and enhanced community engagement.

Our extensive pre-recorded library of beautifully shot exercises and workouts provided members of all abilities with fingertip access to a huge array of options, from HIIT to Yoga and from abdominal blasts to mindfulness sessions.

The app, which is available in German, French and English, went live in February 2021 and is available to both iOS and Android users.

Today’s members expect their gym to offer a digital solution. This is not going to end with the pandemic. For people to commit to a training plan long-term, exercise needs to be seamlessly integrated into their daily routine. For this to happen, there needs to be a high degree of flexibility in terms of access to professional, trusted, fitness content.

Investment in wraparound provision is no longer a nice to have, it’s now the base level expectation of gym members.

photo: FUNXTION

"Investment in wraparound provision is no longer a nice to have, it’s now the base level expectation of gym members"

– Ernst De Neef, CEO FunXtion

NonStop Gym is using tech by Funxtion to deliver digital / photo: FUNXTION
NonStop Gym is using tech by Funxtion to deliver digital / photo: FUNXTION
https://www.leisureopportunities.co.uk/images/2021/901302_586887.jpg
NonStop Gym in Switzerland has teamed up with Funxtion to create its member training app
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The Women in Fitness Association (WIFA), is partnering with Sport Alliance to undertake a survey ...
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Location and cost are the top considerations for consumers when it comes to choosing a ...
Latest News
Increases in COVID-19 cases across Europe are forcing governments to introduce restrictions, which is having ...
Latest News
Exercise has been found to increase levels of endocannabinoids – cannabis-like substances produced by the ...
Latest News
People suffering from mild depression should be offered exercise, mindfulness, therapy or meditation before medication, ...
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Total Fitness plans to launch a new-style health club model, with plans already in the ...
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Fitness operator Crunch Fitness says it's continued its recovery from lockdowns, with membership levels across ...
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FitnessOnDemand’s divisional vice president Uday Anumalachetty discusses what live fitness really means for clubs and their members today
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Featured supplier news: Pulse Fitness appointed as preferred fitness supplier to Telford & Wrekin Leisure
After winning a competitive tender process in 2019, Pulse Fitness was appointed by Telford & Wrekin Leisure as its preferred fitness supplier over the next five years.
Featured supplier news
Featured supplier news: Feet on the ground, fitness in the clouds
Life Fitness has launched a new mobile app named Life Fitness Connect to provide the ultimate workout experience.
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Featured operator news: Sporting heroes to officially open £22 million redevelopment at Everyone Active centre
A £22 million redevelopment project will be unveiled at Grange Paddocks Leisure Centre, as part of the official launch of the state-of-the-art centre.
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Click on a catalogue to view it online
Directory
Whole body cryotherapy
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Skincare
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Flooring
Total Vibration Solutions / TVS Sports Surfaces: Flooring
Management software
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trade associations
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Lockers/interior design
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Spa software
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Fitness equipment
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Exercise equipment
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Red Light Therapy
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Welwyn Garden City
Welwyn Hatfield Borough Council
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Newport, Shropshire
Lilleshall Sports Academy
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Diary dates
01-03 Feb 2022
Coventry Building Society Arena, Coventry, United Kingdom
Diary dates
07-10 Apr 2022
Exhibition Centre , Cologne, Germany
Diary dates
15-16 Jun 2022
ExCeL London, London, United Kingdom
Diary dates
01-07 Dec 2022
tbc, Dunedin, New Zealand
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