upace announced that its two-sided platform for university fitness centers has gained more than 5,000 active users from its three initial launch partners — Rutgers University (NJ), Johnson C Smith University (NC), and Grand Prairie Regional College (Canada).
upace launched Fall 2015 an initial set of features and benefits for members and fitness centers at universities of different sizes. In addition to a fully implemented platform and marketing support, university partners were able to request specific added features for their needs.
The upace platform enables fitness centers to customize the software to their universities culture to best communicate with participating members through mobile technology. The platform seamlessly captures data about peak hours, preferred fitness classes and cardio equipment usage, which helps facilities optimize their planning and operations. No other platform allows universities to fully control data collection with custom mobile technology.
“We are always looking for innovative ways to serve the needs of our diverse student body”, said Stacy Trukowski, Interim Executive Director at Rutgers University, New Brunswick. “That is why we chose the upace software platform for our centers. Students like checking the hours of operation, usage, seeing daily schedules of fitness classes and even making reservations for cardio equipment.”
“We created upace after research showed that high volume wait times at university gyms causes major frustrations for students and discourages members from coming back,” said Rachel Koretsky, upace founder and CEO. “It is rewarding to see how upace is making a difference for members to find optimal workout times and make fitness a part of their weekly schedules.”
upace is a management mobile downloadable app and web-based platform that allows university members to find the optimal time and resources to live a healthier lifestyle on campus. The software allows the university to customize the app to fit their specific needs as well as collect data to better make informed decisions. upace is available in Apple and Google Play stores.