Our new auto-rotate feature means hassle-free variety in your virtual classes

Wexer Blog

12 June 2020

Did you know, members are typically happy to do the same in-club virtual class eight times before they look for something new? This is what our stats show.

However, we also know that satisfaction levels will be even higher if you mix things up for people, giving them new content, new challenges, within their chosen discipline.

This is the thinking behind our new auto-rotate tool, which harnesses the strength in depth of our virtual class library – all without adding to your timetabling workload.

Say you’re scheduling an off-peak class, mid-morning on a Tuesday, and you know yoga is a popular option among your members. Attendance levels will mean virtual classes – through Wexer Virtual – are the best option. However, this time slot regularly attracts the same group of members, and you don’t want them to get bored by doing the same class week after week.

What do you do? Do you go through the calendar, scheduling a different virtual yoga class to run each week? That’s going to take time…

Thankfully, with Wexer Virtual, the answer is ‘no’ – and that’s thanks to our new auto-rotate feature.

In a nutshell, this new feature allows you to schedule a virtual session on the timetable – in this case, yoga – and then leave it to your Wexer Virtual player to automatically rotate all relevant classes, playing a different one each week. The name you give the session on the timetable is up to you.

The only parameters you have to set are Type (Rotate or always play the Newest class in the category) and Duration: 0-15, 15-30, 30-45 or 45-60 minutes. But of course, just focusing on these two settings doesn’t pin things down enough for our scenario, where you’re specifically looking for yoga classes. In this case, you’ll need to select the Provider too.

Let’s look at an example. Say you select Rotate, 15–30 minutes, and My Yoga Works as the provider. As at 1 June 2020, this will identify 11 possible classes. That’s 2.5 months of a different yoga class every Tuesday morning, automatically rotated without you having to do anything more.

You can also specify experience level if you’d like.

It’s a great way to keep workouts fresh for your members, without creating a scheduling headache for you. Even better, it all works seamlessly as part of our ‘drag and drop’ timetabling software, which allows you to quickly and simply pull both live and virtual classes together into one online timetable – and then schedule the virtual classes to start at the specified time.

For more information please contact us at info@wexer.com

AuthorKim Napolitano