This blog post is sponsored by Fisikal

By Rob Lander, Special AFS Contributor

As fitness studios welcome back members post the Covid-19 imposed lockdown, new capacity restrictions and social distancing requirements are required whilst there is also a need to maintain contact with members who are unable or unwilling to visit the physical facility.

Here, we speak to Rob Lander, CEO at fisikal, experts in business management software, about how their solutions can help fitness studios get back to business. 

Managing Capacity 

The fisikal business management solution enables you to create a digital visitor booking system. Total facility capacity and individual activities can be independently configured to set maximum booking numbers with automated alerts informing when near and total capacity is reached. 

Individual booking periods e.g. bookings open 7 days in advance, can be set to help members manage their schedule and to give everyone an equal chance of securing a slot. There are also options to assign ‘booking privileges’ to specific membership categories. 

Booking Equipment 

Through our unique ‘room mapping’ functionality, we can create a ‘map’ of a studio showing the exact location of equipment within the space, applying the necessary social distancing requirements. 

Via our app, members are then able to book the exact piece of equipment e.g. group exercise bike, Pilates Reformer, Suspension Training straps they wish to occupy or a specific studio position, perhaps near an exit, window or instructor

Keeping in Touch - Whilst Physical Distancing 

Reduced capacity and general caution of consumers to training in groups, may mean some members are unable or unwilling to attend a physical facility whilst Covid-19 remains a threat. 

It is imperative you maintain a connection with these members. Through our live streaming platform, members can enjoy the classes and instructors they love from the comfort of their own home. This functionality can also be supported by a comprehensive library of bespoke or generic on-demand fitness content and workout plans.

In addition, our in-app communication channel enables two-way communications to ensure members continue to feel connected despite no or limited physical contact. To find out more about how a digital business solution could help your studio, visit 

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Rob has over 20 years of experience in the Health and Fitness industry, as a former personal trainer who built a successful business of 50 sessions per week. Rob has also spent many years as an international presenter lecturing on “Technology in the fitness industry”.

Rob was the guy with the problem and is the content matter expert. Rob started with little knowledge of technology other than the vision that one day we would all be using it for many areas of our lives.

Organizations all over the world now come to Fisikal seeking our advice on how systems and processes can be optimized. As Rob has worked in all areas of the Fitness Industry this gives him multiple perspectives to help advise on how solutions could be created but also with his advanced knowledge of technology – what the future holds and how we can adapt internal processes so they can leverage technology efficiently.

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