Every Virgin Active health club has several independent instructors that teach group exercise classes at the facility. The current method of communicating with staff is very archaic and can be greatly
improved upon. Not only in speed, but also potentially saving large amounts of money. Currently, there is no proper communication channel apart from SMS, IM, phone calls or the occasional email.
The aim of this project is to write and trial a mobile application running on the iOS platform to accommodate most instructors. This will allow the club to easily communicate with a large number of instructors without the need to phone them one at a time or have the possibility of double bookings occurring. With the majority of clubs scheduled to get Apple iPads, using the iOS platform to write an application is an excellent way for managers to communicate with their respective instructors when the latter cannot teach their class.
Thesis (B Eng. (Industrial and Systems Engineering))--University of Pretoria, 2012.