Efficiency = Profits
AKTIV offers a way to deliver the dynamic environment, variety and sense of connection that club customers are demanding in 2020.
By Bryan Green, CEO and Founder of Aktiv Solutions.
October 15, 2019
When your members walk through your doors, what is their experience? Do they enter into a dynamic environment with a sense of community and connection? Are there defined spaces designed for high-trending modalities and workouts, such as HIIT and functional training? Does your space flex to facilitate varied and robust programming for several members at a time?
These days, members demand all of these things, and more. So the issue has become: How do facilities deliver high touch, varied and shared workouts in a space that may have been largely dedicated to single member usage for so long? At Aktiv, our mission is to solve for exercise trend driven facility design, and the pain points they can cause operators. Enter our ACADEMY Studio solution. ACADEMY was born from our years of experience in designing safe, functional and revenue generating spaces. We’ve vetted out the most efficient use of space, the best equipment options, flooring, and digital programming to design the ultimate exercise experience. ACADEMY is a fully optimized training environment that effectively solves for so many issues faced today, including…
Offer Dynamic and Flexible Functional Training
Providing a stimulating and results-driven experience is largely credited as the heart of the success of boutique studios. Membership of boutique fitness facilities grew by 121% over the last five years, while the industry-wide club membership increase was 15%. Boutiques also attract a significantly larger percentage of Millennials and Generation Zeros because they attract to create and exemplify best practices in client experience and engagement.
ACADEMY is specifically designed to deliver this high touch, small group experience. With fresh and fun tools and accessories, and a robust library of guided digital workouts, ACADEMY has inherent flexibility built in to allow for variations in workout concepts so that facilities can utilize the space for multiple formats and change things up daily – even hourly. ACADEMY is for every fitness space … whether it’s used to power boutiques through a private label format, or bring the boutique experience to health clubs, YMCA’s, hotels and even multi-family fitness centers.
Make Use of Underutilized Space And Create a Functional Training Zone in Any Space
ACADEMY creates the studio experience in an efficient, systematic, way to optimize the space that’s available, and it’s scalable to almost any situation. Formats range in size and can support a functional occupancy of four to 15 simultaneous participants. Loaded training tools, such as sandbells, suspension straps, endless rope training, Aktiv AQUA, kettlebells and more, ACADEMY facilitates energizing and dynamic group training in spaces as small as 142 sq feet.
Offer Digital Guided Training and Connectivity
Another aspect that some boutiques deliver well on is digital guidance - captive visual platforms that offer “Master Coaching” in support of their live instructors during the in-facility session. Digital guidance and connectivity are now high on the list of format options that fitness enthusiasts covet, and commercial facilities as well as boutiques need to solve for.
ACADEMY is powered by Aktiv TV™ a digital exercise guidance platform like no other.
The Aktiv TV open content platform hosts a robust library of proven exercises and workouts that can be pre-scheduled to play in multiple ways, or gyms and studios can create their own programming with ease. This gives facilities the possibility to shift with on-trend workouts, and even highlight their own trainers and branding.
The platform supports personal training, small group training or even large group formats. It can be pre-programed to energize unsupervised exercise spaces, or as support for trainers in any area of the club, allowing for an extra assist in visualization so that the trainer can focus more primarily on the participants’ form and execution.
Aktiv TV is designed to support multiple participants concurrently even while they train at their own pace or in sequence of the exercise program being performed. This greatly enhances the exercise experience and establishes a limitless flexibility in the way that operators can deliver quality exercise guidance.
Aktiv TV also solves for the coveted community-driven, experiential environment by delivering a dynamic, timed, ‘workout of the day’ circuit that inherently generates a “we are all in it together” camaraderie and spirit.
Aktiv has Done the Work For You – it’s Turnkey!
Academy is a 100 percent turnkey service, which saves the club operator a tremendous amount of time and resources spent on design process and other expenses. Facilities can get all the benefits they’re seeking from small group functional training but in a much more systematized way. Want to make it in your brand likeness? No problem. Ask us how to build the perfect ACADEMY functional training footprint for your club.
Providing guided, results-driven training, flexibility in programming and a stimulating group environment is challenging to say the least. The Functional Design Specialists at Aktiv are here to help you win at functional.