There are many excited business owners and operators in the fitness industry across the state of New York who learned today that Governor Andrew Cuomo’s will allow gyms to reopen on Monday, August 24, 2020. Gyms and fitness studios have been closed in New York City since March 16th and, since March 22nd across the state.
The press conference announcement on Monday, August 17th comes after months of complaints from gym owners and industry leaders who petitioned that they were being unfairly discriminated against because there was no plan for their businesses to reopen.
That all changes today but it won’t be easy to manage.
The challenge for studio and gym operators is they must operate at 33% capacity, support enhanced ventilation requirements for their HVAC systems, enforce mask-wearing at all times, and will not be able to hold indoor group fitness classes until they pass local inspection.
If you’re a Motionsoft gym management software customer, managing your re-opening process won’t be difficult with our new compliance features for safe re-openings. Our new gym management software system is equipped with the features you’ll need to reopen your facility safely, including:
- The ability to limit capacity by setting a capacity limit in our gym management software on the number of members you are going to allow in your facility at one time. Our check-out and capacity feature will allow you to have an accurate count of how many members are in the club with in-software dashboard data displays of your spa or gym’s current occupancy. NOTE: New York is requiring sign-in forms to support contract tracing.
- Motionsoft has added an occupancy tracker in our Check-in module to show you how close your spa or gym is to the capacity limits you’ve set in the system.
- Our product development team has also created the ability for members to schedule a time to come into the club for a workout. This reservation system supports spacing out member visits throughout the day so that more members can get their workouts in when it convenient for them. Members can pre-register for a day and time to visit the club which will help you in messaging members to create seamless and easy re-opening transition while you and your team get back to running business.
If your studio or gym needs support in adhering to these strict health regulations, please contact our Sales team now to discuss how our gym software tools can help your business reopen safely.