24 Hour Total Fitness is a fitness center located in Manchester, Iowa. The facility, which boasts state-of-the art free-weight and machine-weight equipment, specialized cardiovascular equipment and clean restrooms featuring private showers, allows members to work out any time of day or night.
24 Hour Fitness originally provided access to its members with a card reader located on the outside of the facility’s door. According to Owner/Manager Lori Schulte Trenkamp, the reader’s function was occasionally affected by moisture. In addition, the gym’s owners were concerned that members could potentially share their cards with others, especially since the center is only staffed during selected hours throughout the week to give tours and assist with new sign-ups.
Before discovering VIZpin’s smartphone-based access solution, Lori’s husband researched several other access options, none of which seemed right for 24 Hour Fitness’s challenges. Several unique benefits of VIZpin immediately got the couple’s attention.
Protection from the Elements – Because readers are installed on the inside of the door, they’re protected from weather that can compromise functionality
Easy Adoption – Even those resistant to change quickly adapt and appreciate the ease and convenience of smart-phone based access
Elimination of Worry – There’s no need for owners to worry about who is gaining access and when, especially when a facility is unstaffed