In 2007, gym owners from St. Paul, Minn. set out to solve a core problem with group fitness in their own clubs. They needed a program to compete, but knew the “same old” approach wouldn’t sell memberships. They also found standard programs were too expensive and inefficient. It led them to create Fitness On Request™(FOR), which is their answer to these three big questions:
1. How can our club decrease program costs?
The problem with standard programs is that rooms are overcrowded four to five hours each day, but sit empty throughout the rest. This is where FOR shines. It’s available whenever your rooms are — spreading out usage and increasing participation, which can drastically reduce overhead costs.
2. How can our club make group fitness UNIQUE?
Group Fitness isn’t new anymore and most clubs offer programs — often for free. FOR believes the “tie-breaker” in group fitness these days is ease of access and flexibility.
3. How can we decrease program management headaches?
Adding flexibility usually means adding instructors and management. Fitness On Request founders didn’t want to deal with that — not in today’s economy. They built a program manager into the kiosk that manages class schedules, equipment and customer sign-up … and makes it available online! -CS
Rethink Group Fitness
Bring Your Program into the 21st Century
Fitness On Request™ is an automated group fitness and training system designed to enhance group fitness program flexibility and participation. Product lines include retail-focused kiosk fitness systems designed for health clubs, as well as site-specific systems tailored to fit the needs of varied environments. It comes standard with a sleek touch-screen kiosk interface, studio speakers, a wide-screen HD projector & 120” powered screen.
The FOR system also includes a full series of classes in each of these eight major genres: kickboxing, hi-lo, step, yoga, Pilates, cycling, cardio/muscle combo & strength training. New classes are filmed each month, keeping the content in each genre fresh for users.
Coming this year, Fitness On Request will release a specialized weight-loss program, created by a nutritionist and available exclusively to Fitness On Request customers, for use with the kiosk program.