Technology http://clubindustry.com/taxonomy/term/21301/more en Six Apps That Work for You and Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/apps/six-apps-work-you-and-your-health-club <div class="node-body article-body">This list of notable apps, based on informal surveys and best-of lists, will help fitness professionals use mobile technology to elevate their businesses. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/apps/six-apps-work-you-and-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/apps/six-apps-work-you-and-your-health-club#comments Apps Freemium Tue, 28 Oct 2014 17:50:00 +0000 33631 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The recent explosion in the number of fitness apps can make finding and choosing the best apps for your business more confusing than ever. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> ASF Payment Solutions & Thom Plummer http://clubindustry.com/technology/asf-payment-solutions-thom-plummer <div class="node-body video-body">ASF Payment Solutions & Thom Plummer</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/asf-payment-solutions-thom-plummer" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/asf-payment-solutions-thom-plummer#comments Technology Wed, 01 Oct 2014 22:34:00 +0000 33261 at http://clubindustry.com Inventors Crucial to Development of Fitness Equipment http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment <div class="node-body article-body">Independent inventors continue to be a driving force for new products and technology that eventually end up within the four walls of many fitness facilities.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/inventors-crucial-development-fitness-equipment#comments Equipment Mon, 22 Sep 2014 16:26:00 +0000 32641 at http://clubindustry.com <p>After developing an idea, inventors seek advice from a competent patent attorney and apply for provisional patents, which are relatively inexpensive and protect both the inventor and the company investing in the product. <i>Photo by Thinkstock.</i></p> Mobile Apps Help Engage Members and Drive Revenue http://clubindustry.com/apps/mobile-apps-help-engage-members-and-drive-revenue <div class="node-body article-body">With a steady influx of mobile consumers, apps, which once were a luxury for health clubs, have now become a popular means of communication, referrals and social promotion. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/apps/mobile-apps-help-engage-members-and-drive-revenue" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/apps/mobile-apps-help-engage-members-and-drive-revenue#comments Apps Freemium Tue, 19 Aug 2014 15:13:00 +0000 31571 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Health club operators report that members who engage with a club&#39;s mobile app are more likely to attend group fitness classes, share information about the club on social media and become involved in club events and challenges. <em>Photo by Thinkstock.</em></p> Turn Member Data into More Revenue for Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/technology/turn-member-data-more-revenue-your-health-club <div class="node-body article-body">New technologies and integrated platforms have made it easier than ever for health clubs to collect detailed member data and use it to generate revenue.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/turn-member-data-more-revenue-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/turn-member-data-more-revenue-your-health-club#comments Software Technology Freemium Mon, 21 Jul 2014 19:14:00 +0000 30751 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Though fitness data can be valuable to the club operator, the laws regarding privacy of health and fitness information remain a gray area. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Asset Management Systems Help Club Operators with Buying Decisions, Maintenance http://clubindustry.com/technology/asset-management-systems-help-club-operators-buying-decisions-maintenance <div class="node-body article-body">Automated asset management systems use Wi-Fi connectivity to track and automate maintenance and repair processes, keep detailed service records and reduce equipment failure liability.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/asset-management-systems-help-club-operators-buying-decisions-maintenance" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/asset-management-systems-help-club-operators-buying-decisions-maintenance#comments Equipment Technology Freemium Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:24:00 +0000 30051 at http://clubindustry.com <p>One manufacturer uses its asset management system to drive accountability through its own organization by tracking customer service performance and reacting to systemic issues before they become bigger problems. <em>Photo by Thinkstock</em>.</p> Differentiate Your Fitness Facility in the Cloud http://clubindustry.com/technology/differentiate-your-fitness-facility-cloud <div class="field-byline"> CSI </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Hundreds of thousands of companies operate daily in the cloud, deploy cloud applications or use the cloud for storage. </div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/differentiate-your-fitness-facility-cloud" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/differentiate-your-fitness-facility-cloud#comments Software Technology Freemium Wed, 04 Jun 2014 16:00:00 +0000 29551 at http://clubindustry.com For Tracking System Technology to Grow, Some Advocate for Standardization http://clubindustry.com/equipment/tracking-system-technology-grow-some-advocate-standardization <div class="field-byline"> Amber Maechler, contributing writer </div> <div class="node-body article-body">The popularity of fitness wearables, watches and apps is shining a spotlight on the lack of technology standards among fitness equipment manufacturers.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/tracking-system-technology-grow-some-advocate-standardization" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/tracking-system-technology-grow-some-advocate-standardization#comments Equipment Freemium Thu, 15 May 2014 14:38:00 +0000 28791 at http://clubindustry.com <p>The growth of wearable tracking devices has led some fitness professionals to advocate for standardization of tracking systems on equipment.<em> Photo by Pamela Kufahl.</em></p> How Wearable Devices Can Fit Inside Your Health Club http://clubindustry.com/equipment/how-wearable-devices-can-fit-inside-your-health-club <div class="field-byline"> Amber Maechler, health and fitness correspondent </div> <div class="node-body article-body">Though wearable fitness trackers can be found attached to the bodies of health club members around the world, most club operators have yet to leverage this technology to their benefit.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/equipment/how-wearable-devices-can-fit-inside-your-health-club" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/equipment/how-wearable-devices-can-fit-inside-your-health-club#comments Equipment Freemium Mon, 21 Apr 2014 18:32:00 +0000 28041 at http://clubindustry.com <p>Fitbit, a brand of wearable movement trackers, has had a partnership with Life Time Fitness since 2012. Anytime Fitness began testing Fitbit in March. <em>Photo by Pamela Kufahl.</em></p> Who is ASF Payment Solutions? http://clubindustry.com/technology/who-asf-payment-solutions <div class="node-body video-body">An ASF Payment Solutions customers shares their story.</div> <div class="og_rss_groups"></div><p><a href="http://clubindustry.com/technology/who-asf-payment-solutions" target="_blank">read more</a></p> http://clubindustry.com/technology/who-asf-payment-solutions#comments Technology Thu, 17 Apr 2014 22:34:00 +0000 28771 at http://clubindustry.com