Follow me if you will, on a journey, a journey filled with wonder and fantasy to a place in the very near future. Most of us in the health and wellness industry find ourselves in a very important place in the history of scientific evolution. Our industry is one of the fastest growing and most profitable in the service centered fields and this puts us in that sweat spot to affect the innovations of tomorrow. The idealism of the next generation and the will of the enormous aging population has taken what was two separate fields and blended them into one. A seamless symbiotic relationship between strength and health that has changed how our industry will need to view its future. As a populous in whole we have begun the tremendous shift to automation, be it at fast food restaurants or grocery stores and those who are last to the autonomous party will be stuck paying the bill for those who get there first. My vision of a future health and wellness facility starts with the automation of all functions that can be automated. No front desk attendants instead you will have rfid readers that prompt an AI to great you at the door by name. Accessing your smart device / chip in your wrist etc. to gather information then asking the member to use the facial recognition function on there mobile application to unlock the facility. Non-members will still be scanned and asked to install the application and purchase a day pass, sent via push notification.
The member will pull up their personalized work out, likely on smart glasses and begin the warmup section of the prescription. Once they reach the first exercise location the AI will recognize, via entire facility rfid location sensors, that they arrived and begin playing the personal trainer video on the members smart glasses, wall display, or a personal display located on the work out machine. At the same time the nonmember was prompted by the facility to head to the assessment room. Here they will be instructed to begin a barrage of tests completed on IOT devices that instantly push the data to the club’s software for evaluation. Each of these tests will be explained by the AI personal trainer on a display for the nonmember to follow. Once complete the data from the tests will be extrapolated and a customized work out plan will be prescribed to the prospective member based on the guest’s goals and the results of their testing. Of course, a suggested timeline and appropriate membership will be offered to the nonmember at this time. Upon acceptance of the membership contract via DocuSign type technology on the new members smart device the facilities software will begin completion of required waivers as well as a complete parq and nutrition questionnaire. A comprehensive dietary plan will be built based on the results of all the questions and tests so the new member will have a complete health and wellness plan moving forward to achieve the goals set by the new member.
As our two members move through their workout routine they will be constantly pushed by the AI trainer and tracked by the smart facility to insure accurate work outs and data analytics. As members progress and gain strength and lose weight, the system will track the improvements and keep them updated within there member portal application. Complete with a personalized avatar that represents their current physique and changes as they do. As their work outs come to fruition they will be prompted to head over to the recovery room where mechanized massage stations will perform full body massages. Recovery shakes will be available from an automated vending machine that can be purchased directly through the mobile application simply by passing the imbedded rfid chip across a payment pad. Merchandise is also available for purchase on the mobile application and can be picked up at the facility from the merch vending machines located throughout the facility. The IOT enabled hardware throughout the facility will perform self-diagnostics hourly and upload information into the software for monitoring. On the way out the members smile and wave to the sole employee who is steadily cleaning the work out equipment.
This may seem far fetched but here at Visual ClubMate we expect to have these technologies completed within 3-5 years. Many of these functions are already developed and the remainder are in development now. Visit our website and request a demonstration if you are interested in doubling your retention and new memberships while demolishing your bottom-line!