If there’s one thing that scares people from using a gym, it’s contracts. Most people don’t want to feel bound by an agreement written up by the very institution that’s charging them to exercise; and you shouldn’t be. You should be able to exercise when you want, where you want. Each gym has its pluses and minuses, and clients should have the ability to choose to do a yoga class at one gym and strength training at another, if that’s what works best for them.
Now, you can do so, easily, using Esquared. It’s an app that lets you search amongst participating gyms in a designated area, based on all sorts of search criteria. Once you find what you are looking for, you can choose to book some time and go in. As I described earlier, Esquared is all about hooking you up with the right class or exercise session, no matter where it’s being held and without the restriction of requiring a membership.
An added benefit to Esquared is the ability to open up to a community of fitness enthusiasts, including your friends, so you can make your workout session a socializing session, too. Keeping fit is easier when you’ve got a partner. Once you complete your session, you can rate the gym and class to help others in deciding if it’s a class they’d like to take and to help the gym and instructor make needed improvements.
Basic features of the app include:
- Bookings: find and book a class or 2-hour workout session on-demand. This allows you to find classes that fit your schedule.
- In app Payment: pay for your session from within the app. All you have to do is get to the gym, workout, and go. Check in is easy with the app. All you do is show them your confirmation code.
- Group Training: invite friends to workouts or find existing users of the app to meet and exercise with.
The types of classes offered are based on what the gyms have posted, but most users will find what they are looking for. Some common examples would be classes like yoga, pilates, dance, toning, swimming, boxing, resistance interval training, cardio and indoor cycling.
The search function to find gyms is super easy. It takes advantage of your current location to pull up gyms that are close by, first. Then, if you are looking to find a gym in another area, let’s say you need something for this evening that’s close by to a place you’ll be having dinner, you can punch in the zip or town and Esquared will provide a list that’s in that vicinity.
Overall, the app is very easy to use and it opens up a variety of places at which you can get in a workout. This not only provides variation to your routine, but also helps you find better classes and suit your needs. I would love to see an option where you can suggest gyms you like to become future partners on the app.
If you are looking for a change in your workout routine and are not sure how to find it, I highly recommend downloading Esquared.
Rating: 8/ 10