Provide Secure Storage

In recent years, usage patterns have changed at fitness facilities. Many patrons and members are now choosing to bypass the locker room. Instead, they come in, work out and head home to hit the showers. But they still need somewhere to secure personal items while they take part in programs or work out on the equipment.

Q: We are upgrading our facility, and want to attract new people to participate in our fitness offerings. What are some simple options?

A: With many exercisers choosing to forgo the locker room, it is important to provide a way for patrons to secure their personal items outside of the locker rooms. Many fitness facilities are now offering small lockers where members can store their personal items. And, with many people carrying personal electronic devices, from smartphones to tablets and even laptops, you need to make sure that these spaces are secure.

Look for solutions that will reliably provide security for these users. For example, you can find locks designed specifically for day-use lockers. In this scenario, the user chooses an available locker and operates the lock with a self-selected code. Once the user has removed their items from the locker, it becomes available for a different user.

Q: We'd like to provide lockers outside of the locker rooms, but are concerned about the difficulty of managing these spaces. What should we consider?

A: With many locks, you can choose between Shared Use, meant for day-use lockers, and Assigned Use, which are designed primarily for rental lockers. Some locks offer dual function and can be changed from Shared to Assigned and back. Assigned Use is a good revenue generator, but Shared Use are the most commonly used and simplest for staff to manage because they don't have provide credentials to each user who wants to secure their items. In addition, because the code changes with each use, members will feel comfortable securing important items, like electronic devices.