The J Street Gym was opened in October 2018 in Bentonville Arkansas with the goal of being a world class gym for serious lifters. The gym’s more than 500 members have access to premium weightlifting equipment, as well a wide array of group fitness classes, saunas and an indoor pool, every day from 5 a.m. to 11:30 p.m., including holidays.
J Street Gym’s three co-owners, who all have other full-time jobs, knew they wanted their gym to be open to its members when many other gyms were closed. The old building where the J Street Gym is located is expensive to maintain, however, leaving little money for staffing, and its front door had a traditional lock which required physical keys for access. According to co-owner Brian Kelly, “We knew from the beginning that there was no way we could afford to have staff on-site at all times and that we needed a more modern, convenient and secure access solution than providing members with keys.”
Brian began researching access options. He learned that solutions with barcode cards were often recommended to gym owners, but also that the cards are easily shared and that it is simple to scan or photocopy codes, potentially giving access to countless unauthorized users. Brian comments, “I quickly knew that barcode cards were really not a secure solution, plus every time a new member would join I would have to find a way to get a card to them.”
He continues, “When searching for solutions online, I came across a YouTube video from VIZpin and was immediately intrigued.
Read the full case study to learn more about how VIZpin helped J Street Gym reduce operating costs while providing an easy to manage, secure access solution.