Great to see so many of you! Please feel free to post your questions in the chat
Cytilife is doing that with Duke and other campuses… giving you real time availability of equipment and utilization
I don't believe we will even know what enrollment will look like until Universities make their final decisions about opening/ being remote, etc..
In regards to BUDGET as we head towards July 1, KRUActive is a virtual fitness platform that has invested to create a customized campus channel for each college and university for sharing campus fitness programming to students and staff. Your customized channel and the KRUPlatform can be licensed to your community and alumni to create revenues to ADD to your recreation center budget!! We are currently working with several colleges and the potential revenues look AMAZING!
00:47:47Kelley Hungerford - NIRSA HQ
My contact email is firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested in learning how KRUActive can assist you please email me and I am happy to discuss your needs and see if KRUActive is a good solution for you
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Pam what is the name of Trever's business. I missed it
Would love to share about Geex.gg, remote digital recreation, and laying a foundation to use esports as you move into the future (while also considering health and wellness of "gamers")! Chris@geex.gg
00:50:44Kelley Hungerford - NIRSA HQ
InnoSoft Clients/ Fusion Family, we are joining as many of your webinars as we can and are available to brainstorm and help you make the most of the tools you already have. We have created videos, a dedicated webpage to assist you, and increased our remote availability for Zooms to help you configure. Here is a link to see our latest moves to assist you https://bit.ly/FusionReOpeningTools most specifically with capacity tracking, contactless payments, and access control, and upcoming Zoom and Virtual integration with program registration and attendance tracking.
As Ryan mentioned with F45, KRU also does a revenue partner program. We offer professional fitness content to coincide with your own fitness content so this can be an immediate solution for offering seamless transitions between virtual classes and group classes once recreation centers re-open
Ryan Mueller with F45 Training. email@example.com or 805 452 2935. Would love to hear from you and what you are dealing with to offer virtual solutions, and if F45 can be a good fit for your team!
00:53:27Leah Hall Dorothy
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firstname.lastname@example.org smart and safely opening Rec Centers and Athletic areas
For facilities with climbing walls, Head Rush Technologies, who makes the TRUBLUE auto belay put together a list of suggestions for climbing gyms getting restarted. This can certainly apply here. https://trublueclimbing.com/blog/climbing-gyms-getting-started-again.html
Once facilities open, I assume it is going to be super important to find ways to get students and staff safely socializing again- re-engaged in your beautiful centers. Connecting students with other students with creative exercise programs. Would facilities be open to customized programs on Expresso bikes like we created with the Fall Frenzy? We would be willing to activate a special college facility challenge when appropriate.
KRU is currently offering FREE registration and access to the entire KRU platform complete with PowerMusic, Billy Blanks, INDURO Virtual, just to name a few. Contact me for your campus affiliation code for immediate access to virtual professional fitness videos and customize your own channel to begin streaming, live streaming, and offering on demand videos of your instructors! We encourage engagement for your students, staff and community. www.kruactive.com. Once registered you will see campus channels that we are onboarding and working with to create great content!
@Mark Urlage we would!
Sarah with CHAARG here! CHAARG is a female focused health + wellness group that is run by students on different campuses. As a national community, we are really focusing on online workouts through different platforms [zoom, etc] + how we can collaborate with rec centers on promoting the classes they are offering virtually + increasing engagement amongst students for those classes.
For those of you that have CHAARG Chapters already on your campuses -- we’d love to connect with how the Chapter can promote things the rec center is offering + how to increase engagement during this time.
For those who don’t know a lot about CHAARG -- you can learn more here: chaarg.com/chaarg-on-campus You can reach us at Chapters@CHAARG.com if you want to connect!
Lastly, once your channel has been created KRU has a complete catalog of synch music right music that is high quality and available in 15, 30, and 45min soundtracks for all genres of fitness programming! You can also work with single tracks. We encourage multi-department collaboration with the marketing departments, alumni, media (video / I.T), and music departments so students can contribute music to the music channel for the fitness instructors!
We are also finding we are engaging some non-typical participants
When you return, would you consider outside classes while you can (weather) to enforce social distancing but still create community?
Yes - that is definitely something we are considering
@Carolyn...i love that idea!
we will use our roof!
Sherry Woosley (email@example.com), company website is www.Skyfactor.com. Would love to talk to anyone interested in student surveys, student data, what we're learning about student experience in the remote environment, and how we could help.
Core Health & Fitness has a roundtable series partnering with some on this call engaging discussion around these kinds of topics and some solutions to consider as a part of reopening. We are happy to share more info with anyone interested in joining or hearing previous sessions. firstname.lastname@example.org
Marc Iturriaga from Bonobo Consulting - helping recreation foster a sense of Belonging - where students and participants feel Invited, Welcome and Included in your programs, facilities, and opportunities.
BELONGING in Sport and Recreation can have stronger recruitment and retention of participants leading to:
- Sustainable revenue through membership sales and program registration
- Higher participation rates and word of mouth marketing
- Diverse programs and opportunities
- Stronger connection to community
Essentially, we help institutions shift the lens to PEOPLE over place and programs leading to transformative, sustainable change. We'll help you serve your current students plus understand how to connect and engage with who isn't engaged with you who want to be. contact info: email@example.com
For those with climbing walls, auto belays can help contribute to social distancing on climbing walls in the new normal. If anyone would like to discuss I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org
So true @Derek, I have 2 high school boys in my home and they are looking forward to collegiate activities
Would you consider students buying their own small accessible equipment so they can still do classes that require equip and so they do not have to share equipment.
IS anyone considering "checking out" fitness gear to students? My local gym does that and it was really helpful during this time
@Carolyn, yes we spoke today about possibly requiring students to bring their own GX equipment, basketballs, etc.
01:04:59Max-Swarthmore College (he/him)
Are there any companies putting together a discounted package for college students that can be shipped to their house? (Foam roller, yoga mat, resistance bands, etc.)
It would be great to hear from all sizes of schools as to what travel to Regionals or conferences like your partners at AB?
@Max, yes Commercial Fitness (CFE Services sister company) has put together a package of foam rollers, bands etc that can be used as ‘checkout’ or shipped directly to students. You can email me at email@example.com and I’ll make sure it gets routed correctly if you are interested
Have the Regionals been postponed or cancelled. This information would allow us to shift our budgets to do some of the swag items Laurie talked about sooner then later.
Fullcirclepadding.com has just reopened and been declared an Essential Business to help provide fitness centers with access to replacement padding and parts so equipment can be cleaned properly before opening. Website is user friendly with 1000’s of pics for easy order confirmation.
@John I believe some are cancelled. We have a travel freeze and I do not think that will be lifted for the fall. Region VI is still on to date but I will not be able to attend
01:09:38Max-Swarthmore College (he/him)
Region 1 Conference has been canceled for 2020.
Region 2 has been cancelled for 2020 as well
Only Region VI is currently still on.
@jerrod beat me to it
The freezes to travel budgets for the upcoming year was a large factor is us deciding to postpone the Region II Conference.
thank you all on the cancellations as I said the information would allow us to change our budgets to help with some of you. I would really like to hear what other ideas you might have for those things Jbrey@truefitness.com
As a way for alumni and community to give to their college, KRU offers each subscriber (Alumni / Community member) a 70% discount. So the $19.98./mo to the entire platform AND your customized channel is only $5.98!! We give $2 per subscriber back to the college for their admin and marketing. This works as a great partnership! An example is 500 subscribers becomes a $1000/mo revenue for your facility!! The can do this while offering students and staff access to the platform. The opportunities and revenues are endless. It really is a perfect business model as it is a win-win-win for everyone.
we're partnering on that step challenge as well as one in Michigan to donate Schwinn bike for winner(s)
@Max-swarthmore college - yes, F45 offers small equipment packs, that go in conjunction with our workouts, but can be used for other workouts as well. I can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 8054522935 if you have any questions/want to see the equipment list.
Great point Pam! I am healthier for this.
01:14:24Mary Catherine Martinez
I have worked out more after the pandemic than in the previous few years :) The virtual programming is soooo much easier for me to join!
As an aside and Curtis’s comments about nutrition, the F45 Challenge App provides meal plans and Nutrition, an accountability tracker, access to blogs from certified nutritionalists, workouts and sports specific training - all on demand.
My Zone competition between campuses across the country... They would totally do it
And maybe a virtual workout with Mark Whalberg lol!
Bravo @Chris Allison - that bridge is ESSENTIAL if Rec chooses to be facilitators of esports.
I would be happy to be on a group chat about what we can do as a group to help support Regionals now that they will be cancelled for this year.
Maybe Physical Fitness Scoring that then gets you add ons or upgrades in various games??
A partner of ours, Holofit, has a cool device for a VR experience on stationary equipment
VR workouts could be a great bridge
Our students at Xavier love the Expresso bikes for gaming and working out together in the rec!
Trying to find ways to connect enthusiastic Fifa players with your enthusastic soccer players on campus might be a solid first start
01:24:55Josh Downing - Butler University
Gaming and TikTok is that generations social network. Huge opportunities!
01:25:19MC Martinez - Innosoft Fusion
Recreating a TikTok dance is definitely exercise, lol!
I am going to repurpose our weekly help webinar for a discussion on this next Thursday - brainstorm some ideas together. Feel free to join at https://zoom.us/webinar/94706796465 !
Chris@geex.gg for anyone that wants to connect!
@chris what time?
I think something that also is missed is esports is quite ethnically diverse.
@Andrea great point!
01:28:00Leah Hall Dorothy
Yeeeees^^ Video games cross social, gender, ethnic, etc. divides in an unprecedented way :)
@Jeff great point. we "plan" to film our classes so people can attend in person or in their res hall with their roommates
01:29:03Leah Hall Dorothy
Great point! and there is such a sense of community in the gaming industry - we need to learn from them
My first IHRSA call. Thank you for all you are doing to support colleges. If IDEA can help you, please reach out email@example.com.
Roundtable series with next session on mental health & wellbeing next week:
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Please let us know if another roundtable like this would be helpful to you!