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Dear Karen

I Feel every Gymnasium and Health Fitness Centers should provide a
Membership or Identity card for Gymnasium members similar to college identity cards, where only and only if the identity cards are shown by the member before entering the Gym or Fitness center,
then the member is allowed to use the facilities of the Health fitness centers or Gymnasiums.

It is the responsibility of the Gym/Fitness center owners to manufacture those identity cards.

Do you feel this should become a compulsory or mandatory rule or policy made by the Gym/Fitness center owners ?

Awaiting your reply,

Thanks & Regards,
Prashant S Akerkar

That is a nice feature and we have that in one of the facilities we own. It was like that when we bought the gym. As a matter of fact you can't get in the door without using your card to open the door...much like a hotel room.  Anyway, the cost of converting is too much for our other facility. So while its nice, I don't think it should be mandatory.  
Be well! Karen

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