How studios are reopening in the Covid-19 world

OurPeople has been indispensable during this pandemic! We have three studios and our team is geographically dispersed

Jeff Shumway

About the business

Business type: Pilates Studio – Group and Private Class
Locations: 3
Staff: 25+

Jeff Shumway is a multi-unit owner of Club Pilates, a nationally recognized leader in the practice of Pilates and boutique studio franchising, based out of Irvine, California. Jeff has been using OurPeople with his growing team, which are spread out over his 3 studios in the Dayton, Ohio area.

 

Jeff learned about OurPeople through other owners in the same franchise group that have been using the software. The OurPeople App has been a crucial piece of his operations, team communications, and training tasks. OurPeople has helped his team stay connected, cover their classes easily, and respond to the ever-changing industry.

Since the launch of OurPeople within his studios, he has seen an incredible response from his team being so engaged in the App. His team has sent over 190 broadcasts and 70+ classes have been covered for his instructors. The ROI the software has had for him and his team is invaluable, especially since March of 2020.

 

“OurPeople has been indispensable during this pandemic! We have three studios and our team is geographically dispersed. Since we can’t meet in person, OurPeople has been our primary tool for team updates and communications”, said Jeff.

[OurPeople] was key so that the team could respond when members ask questions. Also, comment [cards] are handy to allow the team to provide their feedback

Everything Jeff broadcasted to his team during these chaotic times, he knew they received and read each message. Using his App or his Manager Console, OurPeople gives him actionable insights for his team with each broadcast. Ensuring peace of mind, knowing that he has reached his entire team with important and rapidly changing updates.

 

Jeff comments that “while we were closed, we used OurPeople to provide all of the updates about the state health guidance and communicate what we were doing to help the team. We provided unemployment updates with links and many other resources. It was very helpful!”

As he reopened his studios in compliance with local regulations, OurPeople was a pivotal tool to help him do it safely. As he would share new health and safety mandates – he was able to track and collect e-signatures, allowing him to have a record of historical data if ever needed for his business.

 

Jeff shares, “Our studios reopened May 26, 2020, and we used OurPeople extensively to inform the team about the timing and our expectations. We use it, with the survey tool, to establish team availability and collect their feedback using comment boxes. We also use it to cover our teaching schedule when scheduling issues arise.”

With the world constantly changing, keeping his team connected through OurPeople will continue to help Jeff deliver for his members, his team, and drive a great business for years to come.

 

“Now that we are open, we use OurPeople when our local health department makes periodic changes to health policies. For example, one of our counties just required masks for all indoor activities while we are at a level 3 health alert. We used OurPeople to communicate the changes and provided links to guidance and other key information that supports the ability to wear masks while working out. This was key so that the team could respond when members ask questions. Also, comment [cards] are handy to allow the team to provide their feedback.”

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