According to the dictionary, automation is the technique of making an apparatus, a process, or a system operate automatically. It is a technology that allows the performance of a process or a procedure with minimal human input.
Why should you automate your business processes?
Automating certain operations results in higher productivity, reliability, availability, improved performance, and reduced cost operations.
Automation in business is crucial in helping companies do more with less by introducing smart workflows and removing redundant tasks. It also increases the visibility of what happens in your daily operations, freeing up even more time to focus on critical business matters.
Many fitness businesses and fitness coaches worldwide have started live streaming workout sessions on platforms like Zoom, Instagram, Facebook, and more.
To live stream workout sessions on Zoom, fitness coaches who are part of a fitness business usually generate a unique link each time they host a session. Clicking on this link should direct you to the live stream session. It is emailed to all the members who are to join the session.
Notice how the whole procedure is prone to errors and composed of repetitive tasks that can frustrate both a fitness coach and a member.
Emailing a new Zoom link for every session would flood a member’s inbox with Zoom link emails, each becoming useless when a live session ends.
To keep all the risks and problems at bay, Inqline Fit automates this entire process. As soon as a member logs into their account on the virtual platform, they are shown an interface where all live session details appear, like what you can see in the image below.
The gif above is a snippet taken from Inqline Fit. Each live session’s details are displayed. When it is the time for the live workout session, the “waiting” status changes to “Join Class,” and clicking on this button directs you to a live session.
Inqline Fit uses YouTube for on-demand videos. The interface provided to a member as soon as they log in also has details and an option to click that directs them to a YouTube video. Zoom allows you to record each session and keep it saved so that anyone who misses the live session can access its recording.
Inqline Fit eliminates the need for human input in this entire process. Live sessions are automatically saved on the server, and from there, they are uploaded on YouTube as on-demand videos that are accessible to all members.
Inqline Fit uses stripe to collect payments and automates payment collection and record keeping. It allows members to pay with a credit card. All a member has to do is enter their credit card details on the virtual platform to make their first payment, and these details are saved for the following payment cycles.