Lifestyle Fitness has integrated ievo® fingerprint readers into gym sites across the UK. With a focus on keeping costs low but maintaining a high spec gym, Lifestyle Fitness have invested in fingerprint access-control pods across the UK to improve the efficiency within their gyms. The highly successful fitness chain has four sites within the UK with the new access control system already installed, with three more scheduled in the near future.
Lifestyle Fitness required a new system that was not only easy to use and highly reliable but one that was more secure than PIN or tokens. The access system works by the member registering their print upon signing up with Lifestyle Fitness. This print now acts as the identification method, replacing the traditional membership card. The ievo® reader was installed in order to improve access control in terms of ease of use and quickness for members.
The previous system required members to wait until a member of staff was available to register them. The gym had further problems of members losing their membership cards which again cost Lifestyle Fitness both time and money producing new cards. The new system has now eliminated the need for cards.
Gordon Hall, Managing Director of Lifestyle Fitness Clubs, said "The new system is great, we are thrilled with the results. The system looks fantastic and our members have all expressed their positive feelings towards it. I have never seen gym access like this before, I love it. It is much easier for gym users as we never have to worry about remembering our membership cards, I can use my fingerprint to gain access".