SugarWOD is geared towards mobile usage, rather than at a kiosk.
We've experimented with both, and in our experience, the mobile apps get used much more throughout the day. Our usage stats show that people open up the app 4-6x/ day, everyday! Athletes continuously open up the app to check the workout, a leaderboard, give a fist bump to a friend or watch a video.
Being mobile-centric also emphasizes a culture of accountability and preparation. We have found that athletes looking up PRs and previous scores right before and during class from a kiosk takes valuable time away. With SugarWOD, the athlete has the capability to 'prepare' before they come to class to check PRs, previous scores and notes taken the last time they completed the workout.
Athletes also have the ability to log their score immediately after class on their phone with the notes fresh in their mind. What we see is less time standing in a line with the potential to leave things out so they can allow time for the next athlete in line their turn.
Can coaches log scores for their athletes?
We've considered having coaches enter results for athletes, but we've found a few drawbacks with it:
- Coaches have enough to do already without being data entry clerks. They coach, encourage, keep your athletes safe, communicate and enforce proper movement, and make sure your athletes are hitting the stimulus. Whew! That's a lot to do!
- Athletes have more "ownership" over their numbers when they enter it themselves
- They're more likely to add valuable notes for next time. E.g. "Coach Greg told me to focus on staying in my heels!" Or, "Last set of the front squat was easy, start higher on the next 5x5!"
Some gyms have put an iPad with our app near the front desk or kiosk area for those that want to log in and use it.
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