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Sports Fitness Workplace Trends
Business Growth

3 Unmissable Workplace Trends for 2021

Despite recent good news surrounding the COVID-19 vaccine advancements, we still have some time before the world returns to pre-pandemic normalcy.  However, as organizations formulate their return to work strategies, technological advancements will continue to drive innovation and success, supporting a seamless integration of remote and in-person work. As we look ahead to 2021, it is necessary to understand how the landscape of the workplace has changed, and where workplace trends are headed.

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Business Growth

How Baseball Training Facilities Can Offer a Low-Touch Client Experience

As COVID continues to affect our world, now more than ever sports facilities are responsible for ensuring player and staff safety. As part of initiatives to maintain social distancing and mitigate risk of COVID transmission, these facilities are encouraged to offer low-risk and low-touch workflows for their athletes. This means minimizing time spent at the front desk completing tasks that can be optimized for quick and efficient digital capabilities.

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Business Growth

6 Ways to Provide Value to Clients During COVID-19

Gym-goers and fitness enthusiasts have been forced to find continue finding alternative ways to stay healthy and active during the coronavirus pandemic. While most sports and fitness businesses have been forced to shut their doors, there are numerous ways to still add value to clients without seeing them. From live-streamed workout classes to using video analysis tools, we’ve compiled six ways trainers and businesses can continue to engage with clients during this period of uncertainty

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Video Analysis Software Tools
Business Growth

3 Reasons Why You Should Incorporate Video Analysis During COVID-19

Now is the time to invest in this  technology, as your clients rely on virtual connections to engage with your business. Plus, this new revenue stream will continue to grow with your business as you reopen, setting yourself up for future success. Here are a few key reasons why you should incorporate video analysis technology into your business today.

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Business Growth

How Fitness Studios Can Sustain Operations during COVID-19

With the stay-at-home mandate extending to the month of May, franchise studios everywhere are finding themselves navigating unknown territory caused by the current pandemic. While COVID-19 has forced nearly all fitness studios and gyms across the U.S. to close their doors in an effort to “flatten the curve,” it doesn’t mean the businesses have to close – it just means you have to adapt. 

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Business Growth

How Sports Venues Can Prepare for Viral Outbreaks Now and in the Future

While the world scrambles to find solutions and formulate a vaccine, sports venues can prepare themselves by finding alternative roads for revenue outside their traditional events, as well as ways to integrate new regulations to ensure health and safety throughout the venue. We can’t know how long closures and/or social distancing will last, or if the virus will rebound, so it is essential to take the steps we can.

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Business Growth

What Your Clients and Members Think About Re-Opening

As studios, gyms, and sports facilities begin reopening, an important element for owners and operators to know–in order to set their business up for success– is new expected consumer behavior. We surveyed 1,200 consumers who frequently train at local sports or fitness businesses to gain insights into their thoughts and feelings about reopening.

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Business Growth

7 Resources to Help Re-open Your Business After COVID-19

Our team has been hard at work creating the resources you’ll need to fine-tune your re-opening strategy. Our checklists, guides, research briefs, and templates are built on a foundation of meaningful consumer behavior insights and valuable industry leader expertise, and will arm you with the tools you need to make important decisions for your business in the coming days and weeks.

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D-BAT Video Analysis
COVID-19

Customer Story: New Video App Helps D-BAT Keep Training

D-BAT is one of the top indoor baseball and softball training franchises in the country, aiming to provide quality teaching environments and high quality instruction for athletes of all ages, from little league to the pros. When their franchise locations temporarily closed due to COVID-19, Upper Hand understood the importance of continuing to provide quality training to athletes, and immediately began working on a solution for the business.

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Business Growth

Adapting Your Offerings to Handle Uncertainty

Although studios and gyms will soon reopen, the lessons taken from this pandemic, if implemented effectively, can strengthen offerings moving forward. Based on the insights from our Product team who worked quickly to pivot their daily operations in the face of COVID-19, we compiled 5 ways to adapt your offerings now to prepare for whatever the future may hold.

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