FROM 4H OF ADMIN EACH DAY
Wendy, a former gymnast and Active Schools coordinator, has a passion for gymnastics and wanted to make sure that everyone had access to the sport, no matter the skill level or background. Along with former Commonwealth gymnasts and Wendy’s former coach, Ruth Gibson, the two collaborated and established a brilliant club known as Hamilton Gymnastics in 2007.
From starting their small-scale idea of hosting gymnastic classes at Hamilton College with only 20 children, to having over 1400 children attending their classes per week and essentially becoming one of the leading gymnastics clubs in Scotland with a huge venue of their own at Blantyre Industrial Estate, there’s no way anyone can stop the rapid growth of Hamilton Gymnastics!
With such accelerated expansions of the club and with constantly increasing interests from parents and children, comes a waiting list that’s longer than their floor areas and spreadsheets that pile up to be taller than their unit in Blantyre! Awesome and promising, but also so insane! No worries though, that’s where we come in!
“One of our biggest headaches before adopting the system was keeping track of waiting lists! We grew so fast at Hamilton Gymnastics Club that it was really hard to keep track and ensure that children got into the club and create order" says Wendy.
Spending 30 minutes before every class to collect payments, to collect medical information and to check the attendance of all students was a huge task for all coaches that the gym. Although it seemed like a simple chore, imagine having 8 classes a day and spending 240 minutes/4 hours on admin per day! That’s crazy and such a waste of valuable time that you could be using to focus on coaching the children in your club. The coaches at Hamilton Gymnastics know this and understand why ClassForKids saved the day!
ClassForKids' Solution and the Results
Wendy, Ruth and her team at Hamilton Gymnastics are superstars at utilising ClassForKids as their digital admin assistant. With so much growth over the passed few years, it’s only natural that the team need a hand with their admin work and booking management. The children benefit from the time coaches spend focusing on coaching, coaches benefit from instant payment transactions and easy management of information, and the parents benefit from seamless online payments and booking processes! It’s a perfect 10 across the board!
“My favourite feature is Email and SMS so I can send messages to all 1400 of our members if I wanted to. We can now email out everybody at once, and it's just brilliant." says Wendy.
We’re so glad to work with our ambassador Wendy and other Head Coach Ruth, to enhance the work that they do and essentially elevate the experience that the coaches and parents go through when booking classes with Hamilton Gymnastics.
“As a club, our recreational and our pre-school programmes are very important and the aim for these gymnasts is that they eventually get to compete. So now that I have more time, it means that myself and the other Head Coach, Ruth, can actually spend more time in the gym coaching and help produce champions! We’re relieved that we have this quality system that works all the time!”
- Wendy about ClassForKids
Gymnast Wendy and her former coach Ruth decided to start running classes to promotes a healthily lifestyle for kids. Now after 10 years, Hamilton Gymnastics is an extremely successful business with more than 1400 students.
We feel relieved that we now have a quality system that works all the time"- Wendy, Hamilton Gymnastics