For many fitness businesses, the core of what makes their engine run is a well-planned schedule full of various classes and workouts. While it may seem simple enough to create a robust schedule, it may be difficult to understand the needs of your member base as well as the right nuance of when to schedule each particular class type. Let’s walk through the steps you need to take to create and optimize your club’s schedule to provide the best value for your members.
Before we even get into scheduling you first need to understand the nature of your business. If you’re running a gym with four walls, some dumbbells and a squat rack, there’s not much scheduling going on. However, the needs of a yoga studio will be very different, as will those of a much larger gym that offers classes and coach-specific workouts. Ask yourself what kind of fitness business you are planning to operate and go from there. Do you want to play to the strengths of your staff members or provide classes as requested by your members?
There are a lot of operational tasks involved with creating a working and efficient schedule for your club and they start with familiarizing yourself with the Arbox schedule page. Next, you’ll need to create the different workout and class types within the Arbox platform. It’s really simple and can be done in about a minute when you follow this handy guide. You can add as many different types of workouts and classes as you’d like. You can attach staff members to each class according to their availability and skills. You also have a bunch of customization options for each class such as minimum and maximum registration numbers, when members can register for a class and monitor the registration waiting list.
Now, the final step is to actually fill in your schedule! This can be both exciting and overwhelming at first, but don’t worry. Your schedule can be as full or as spread out as is necessary for the needs of your members. And of course you can edit it and add more classes at any time.
Once your schedule is all set up, it’s time to take a step back from the business side of things and start monitoring how well your members are responding to the overall schedule. Are you offering the types of classes your members want to attend? Are the classes available at times that are convenient for your members? What about different demographics of members, are they all getting the workouts they want from your club? Are there certain class types that have been requested that you’re not implementing?
The answers to these questions are their own form of data that you as a fitness business owner must be on top of as much as possible. As you grow your club you’ll begin to see patterns of which classes are performing better than others and you can adjust the schedule accordingly. The Arbox members mobile app can also help you get a better understanding of how your schedule is performing by seeing how many members are registering to each class and what times are considered peak class attendance.
Keeping your schedule up to date will not only help keep your current members happy and engaged, but it will also be enticing to new potential members. It’s time to jump in and create that awesome schedule for your club and get the ball rolling on optimizing your fitness business.