Training in Cookeville for two seasons meant Nisler went back and forth between Cookeville and Minneapolis to help run her affiliate Timberwolf Fitness, a gym she bought in April 2019. It was a go, go, go life that was hard to sustain.
So most recently, after returning home from the Games and then getting married, Nisler decided she needed to do something to make both staffing her gym and accommodating her members a little bit easier.
Nisler signed up for HybridAF and began offering 24/7 access to her members, a decision that has been “a relief” to her as a gym owner, and an “added bonus” for her experienced members.
Before HybridAF, Nisler’s gym offered a lot of open gym times, but being a competitor and not being around as much made it hard to staff those time slots.
“So going into a 24/7 access gym just kind of took the stress off trying to staff the gym all the time, and it has actually been amazing,” she said. “I just feel so at ease, because I felt bad when people couldn’t utilize their membership, so knowing they can now makes me happy.”
Nisler especially likes that she can see who is accessing the gym, and sometimes she even pops on the camera to greet the member virtually, helping her keep in touch with her members, she explained.
“I’d rather see everyone in person, of course, but knowing I can just pop on the camera and say hi gives it a more personal feel still to keep that CrossFit-type family, community vibe going,” she said.
Further, HybridAF means she can leave the gym and run an errand if need be, and she can even let a UPS or FedEx employee in if need be.
“It’s so great. We can talk through the cameras. You don’t have to race to the gym for a package delivery,” she said.
And from the member’s end, Nisler said HybridAF has gone a long way in allowing those who want to come in on a weekend the ability to do so, “and some members just want to go to the gym on their own, too,” she said.
“To go to an empty gym by yourself for an hour, sometimes that’s a form of meditation for some people,” she added.