How Nottingham City Gymnastics Club is expanding with support from ClassForKids
From the get-go, David and the team at Nottingham City Gymnastics Club had the ambition of creating a club with a difference, a space where fun and community played a significant role.
Fifteen years later, NCGC is one of the largest non-competitive gymnastics clubs focused on developing children’s gymnastics skills, regardless of their age or ability. Thanks to their bold vision, they now see 1200+ kids every week across three venues.
In the past year, NCGC has grown by a staggering 15%. But what’s the secret to their success?
Nurturing gymnastics skills contributing to phenomenal growth
Initially operating in one location to provide non-competitive gymnastics classes, NCGC soon realised there was a demand for classes with a difference. Investing in and nurturing their community became a priority.
Fast forward a few years; word of mouth in parent networks has propelled the demand for classes at NCGC. Despite moving to a larger venue with more space, along with a surge in demand for classes, came difficulty in managing day to day tasks.
Paper registers were stacking up, booking processes were clunky, and payment management became a complete nightmare. What once started out as a passion for coaching and inspiring kids across communities became hours spent on admin tasks. To achieve their goals, an addition to the team would change everything.
“We wanted an admin system that did everything for us… ClassForKids saves us so much time, and it’s so easy to use.” David, Nottingham City Gymnastics Club
From chaos to organised and efficient
Since ClassForKids joined the squad, the days of scattered customer data, wasted hours on admin, and clunky booking experiences have disappeared! Now managing bookings and payments is a seamless process.
Processing payments through monthly subscriptions have revolutionised the way NCGC manage their time. Now, payments are taken every month from their customers, giving regular cash flow throughout the year.
But it’s not just payment processing the ClassForKids system has changed for the better. Registers are easier to manage; important information like medical information and notes are accessed instantly, and they can communicate with customers at the touch of a button.
Improved processes fuelling growth with the ClassForKids software
Growing and scaling the gymnastics club was also a goal David and the team had their eyes set on.
Word of mouth and social media has played a significant role in the club's recent growth, so having streamlined growth processes was a must. Through the ClassForKids system, NCGC has used waiting lists to test demand in areas before making a financial investment.
Trials quickly became a dream process to manage through the system, too. Gauging interest and booking customers into the rest of the term was a nightmare process. Now it's a simple follow up process through the ClassForKids system with instant access to what parents want to do.
One eye on the future with ClassForKids
With such rapid success and demand for classes, David is now focusing on the exciting journey ahead. In the next three years, David hopes to see the club operating in more venues across the city and potentially expanding into new areas.
The ClassForKids gymnastics club software will play a vital role in supporting the club achieve its goals. With better capabilities for tracking finances, David can fully understand what classes are performing better, suitable areas or investments or where there’s room for growth.
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