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Further growth for Viva Leisure with enhanced keyless club entry and launch of dedicated DAB+ radio station
Fast growing technology-focused fitness club owner Viva Leisure Limited has announced the launch of their Club Lime Member ID app for Apple Watch together with a significant upgrade to improve the keyless entry into its 24/7 clubs via member’s mobile phones and now Apple Watches.
First released in August 2019, Club Lime Member ID was an industry leading solution and part of Viva Leisure’s commitment to continually improve the member experience with an Android and iOS native app which allowed members to access any Club Lime and hiit republic facility by simply tapping their phone on the dedicated reader located at the entrance of each facility.
Receiving its full official launch today, having been in trial for several months, the new and improved Club Lime Member ID app on both Android and iOS now supports GPS (Global Positioning System) entry into all Club Lime and hiit republic facilities.
Apple Watch app launched
Also launched today, and again as an industry leading initiative, Viva Leisure has made available their Club Lime and hiit republic native Apple Watch app (Club Lime Watch ID), with GPS support for improving entry.
The Apple Watch app will detect the closest door, and subject to being within range, will allow the member to enter simply by pressing a button on their watch.
Members can now choose between their access pass, access key-tag, NFC chip on their mobile telephone, GPS option via their mobile phone, or GPS option via their Apple Watch.
Commenting on the technology launches, Harry Konstantinou, Chief Executive and Managing Director of Viva Leisure, stated “our members are enjoying being able to enter our facilities with just their mobile phones.
“Introducing another industry first today with GPS entry as well as a dedicated Apple Watch app shows our commitment to continually improve and streamline our members’ experiences.
“Shortly our members will not only be able to join 24/7 as they have been able to do for many years, they will also be able to have immediate access into our facilities within minutes of joining online, no matter what time of the day or night, using the Club Lime Member ID app, or the Club Lime Watch ID app.”
Club Lime Radio Launched
Viva Leisure has also announced the go-live of Club Lime Radio, broadcast on DAB+ in Canberra and online to all other areas via iHeartRadio - www.iheart.com.
The dedicated radio station has been setup in partnership with Canberra FM Radio, a joint venture between the Australian Radio Network (ARN) and Southern Cross Austereo (SCA).
Commenting on this innovation, Konstantinou stated “building a station from the ground up has meant the Canberra FM Radio and Viva Leisure teams have been able to curate a highly-targeted, hot and high energy music universe that our members are going to love. Club Lime Radio is another way our members across Australia can enjoy the Club Lime experience no matter where they are.”
Craig Wagstaff, General Manager of Canberra FM Radio, added “Club Lime Radio is a new and unique station with its highly-targeted and specific offering.
“Focused towards Club Lime members, it has been an exciting project, led by highly talented and driven members of our team together with long-time, close partners; Club Lime/Viva Leisure.”
While the station is launching today advertisement free, Viva Leisure will look to commercialise the station with the sale of dedicated on-theme and targeted advertising opportunities in the future.
Viva Leisure has also announced the completion of its acquisitions of eight and then a further two Healthworks locations in Queensland, we have now completed the acquisitions, with conversion of the clubs, including facility upgrades, now underway.
Locations and Membership
• As at today, location numbers have expanded by 40% to 56 locations (June 2019: 40) with a further four locations still scheduled to open before the end of December 2019;
• The pipeline of new sites continues to be strong and we have now secured a total of 85 locations, including the recently announced 13 FitnFast locations;
• Membership now exceeds 70,000, an increase of 30% since 1st July 2019;
• Hiit Republic membership continues to exceed expectations surpassing 1,900 members.
The updated iOS and WatchOS apps (for both Club Lime and hiit republic) are available on the Apple App Store from today. The updated Android app will be available later this week on the Google Play store.
For more information go to www.clublime.app/
Images: The Club Lime Member ID and Club Lime Watch ID app screenshots (top and middle) and Club Lime Conder (below).
28th August 2019 - Viva Leisure 2018/19 financial results exceed prospectus forecasts
8th August 2019 - Viva Leisure launches new app to offer keyless entry into clubs
10th May 2019 - Viva Leisure lodges prospectus and application for ASX listing
23rd January 2019 - Viva Leisure looks to continue fitness club expansion through 2019
15th May 2019 - Club Lime further expands ACT presence with Conder club opening
20th March 2019 - Club Lime announces acquisition of Goulburn health club Absolute Fitness
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