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|Fitness experts say the best
exercise program often is the simplest one, so when Life Time Fitness
needed an ID card printer, its information technology experts followed the
same advice and looked for one that was easy to operate.
Life Time Fitness is a privately held health, fitness and nutrition products and services company, with 26 multi-purpose sports and fitness centers in Arizona, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Minnesota, Ohio and Virginia. In addition to offering sports and equipment, Life Time Fitness locations provide group fitness classes and educational seminars; free child care, lockers and towels; full-service spas and cafés; and swimming, rock climbing and athletic leagues. The centers are open 24 hours a day for the convenience of their members.
Identification cards are used for several purposes. In addition to providing visual distinctions for eight membership categories, including sports, fitness and corporate, they also are used for access to Life Time Fitness facilities and to identify members for discounts at participating retailers and service providers through the Member Advantage program. A bar code on the card verifies a membership number as the card is swiped through a card reader at the entrance to a facility. The cards, which are punched with a hole after printing, also can be inserted into a locker to release an individual key.
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“Each additional club opening means printing 10,000 additional cards,” said Craig Nicko, Macintosh Technical Support for Life Time Fitness, “and Life Time Fitness opens three to six clubs every year.”
Life Time Fitness was a beta
test site for printing from the Macintosh platform, according to Patrick
Howard, Senior Sales Representative for ID
America. “The information technology people at Life Time developed
an interface to allow their software to capture the information,” he
said. According to Nicko, the software not only captures images to print
on cards, but also provides those images to the Life Time Fitness
nationwide database. Thus, a comparison can be made between an image on
the screen and the actual card and member when a card is swiped.
Extracted from www.fargo.com
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