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    Anxious fitness enthusiast keen to return to routine as Traqade helps gyms open up safely

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    COVID has shifted the focus to health and safety, says Amaresh Ojha.

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    Around 60% of fitness consumers are expected to demand both online and on-premise fitness formats.
    The new normal is here to stay as gyms will not be re-opening to the world as it used to be. Traqade by Gympik, a gym management software, has recently upgraded its software & mobile app to enable fitness centre owners reopen in a safe environment. According to Gympik's member survey, once COVID-19 is contained and gyms are reopened, 60% of fitness consumers are expected to demand both online and on-premise fitness formats.

    Speaking on the new upgrades Amaresh Ojha, CEO, said, 'COVID-19 has shifted the focus to health and safety. As gyms plan to reopen, our latest tech enhancements will allow centre owners to bring back their members to their workouts safely and socially distanced, with minimum upheaval and complete peace of mind."

    Fitness enthusiasts are anxious yet nervous to return. They are re-assessing the way they have been interacting with fitness centres and a demand for a contactless member experience has surfaced. The major upgrades are as follows -

    Slot Based Pre Bookings Via Mobile App: For the post-lockdown measures in Unlock 3.0 that gyms will have to take to keep members and staff safe so they have introduced a ‘slot booking’ feature in their member app that allows members to pre-book their workout slots online to avoid the rush and unregulated walk-ins. This feature gives full control to the centers to implement tech-enabled social distancing by restricting member capacity for the day/week/month to ensure they practice safe social distancing while working out. The mechanism also gives the gym staff adequate time between each slot to sanitize and disinfect any equipment or space before the next batch arrives.

    No Touch Check-ins: The widely used access control solution for the fitness industry is ‘biometric devices’ but it requires multiple contacts on the same surface thereby exponentially increasing the risk of virus transmission by putting members and staff at risk. Traqade has introduced QR code-based access control mechanism to enable members and staff check themselves in via QR codes on the app.

    Contactless Training: Virtual training integration allows centres to go digital and connect their virtual/online members. It enables centres to scale their online training business by enabling them to manage their online memberships from the same software they were using earlier. This integration allows them to track trainer’s virtual training schedule with a built-in calendar & manage online appointments easily. Additionally, automated SMS & email reminder triggers help in avoiding no shows.

    Contactless Payments: The right payment solution is key to this sustainable & seamless contactless ecosystem. Powered by Instamojo, Traqade’s digital payment infrastructure enables members to pay via using payment links, thereby eliminating the risk of droplets & germs transmission via cash and cards.

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