The first fitness centre, Zest Abasota, opened its doors in 1989 with an area of 4000 m². Due to the great demand, by and by three further fitness studios followed, in Fuenlabrada, Villalba and Guadalajara. The facilities are very varied and include squash halls, heated swimming pools, steam baths, group training rooms, weights rooms, Pilates areas, sunbeds, cosmetic centres and restaurants. They also have a children's area and an Internet zone.
In order to meet the needs of their members and run the sports facilities optimally, the team at Zest rely on an access and locking system based on the contactless Smart Card technology from LEGIC.
Chris Dedicik, Managing Director of Zest, explains that the same system is used in all four fitness studios. "The studios have more than 400 lockers and turnstiles with 2 scanners each which are located at the entrance to each studio. At Zest Abasota there are access terminals at the reception instead of turnstiles. As each member comes in, its card is activated so that he can use the lockers. The card enables both access to the studio and also a free choice of lockers."
|Turnstiles with LEGIC readers are located in the entrance area of the latest Zest studios|
Staff also have a contactless pass, which at the same time serves as a time and attendance recording medium and is connected to an IT system which stores various information about the fitness studio staff. All staff also have their own locker, which can be locked with the same card.
Chris Dedicik is very satisfied with the cooperation with Gantner and LEGIC: "The system functions reliably and the customer support is always efficient. The fact that our facilities are optimally equipped is welcomed by our members, attracts customers and creates long-term loyalty. The investment has been fully justified by the benefits we have gained".
|The facilities are very varied: heated swimming pool, steam bath, squash hall, weights room|