My gym is making the sudden, arbitrary decision to switch from key tag access to digital access where members now need to download an app on their pho...

My gym is making the sudden, arbitrary decision to switch from key tag access to digital access where members now need to download an app on their phone just to gain entry into the gym. Realistically, what can I do to oppose this aside from backing out of my membership?

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    they should still have a way to get in otherwise, just try that

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      They're basically removing 24/7 access to the gym via the key tags and putting it behind an app. Staff has a schedule that they're supposed to be there, but its pretty intermittent. Not to mention my own schedule doesn't line up with theirs, staff are only in the gym up to like 3pm.

      Tell them your phone is provided by your work, and only allows managed applications to be installed on it for security purposes.

      Tell them you don't use a personal phone and as a paying member need to have other arrangements made or nullify your contract

      FRICK imposing mandatory apps/tech on you to go lift

      These two sound good in conjunction, but its a franchise-wide rollout they're doing. I really do doubt they'd be able to make an except for me as an individual, so it'd just end with me axing my contract.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        Then your choices seem to be..
        Roll over and take it / download the app
        Have your contract nullified and any funds prorated and returned
        Speak to owner about alternate arrangements
        Start going when it's staffed and you don't need your phone
        Cause a big stink on their google reviews/facebook/etc bringing attention to the fact that owning a cellphone and downloading their bullshit app is now necessary to go work out

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Cause a big stink on their google reviews/facebook/etc bringing attention to the fact that owning a cellphone and downloading their bullshit app is now necessary to go work out
          Thought about this. Especially since the gym I go to has a bunch of old members, it wouldn't be remiss of me to argue that older members probably have dumb phones instead of smartphones and are getting needlessly locked out of the gym outside of staffed hours.

          But just all round, the change is peak moron because it does nothing that the key tag system doesn't already, aside from keeping it behind their shitty in-house phone app.

          What is the actual apps function? Is it just broadcasting an NFC like the key tag would anyway?

          Assuming this is the case, and assuming your entry code never changes - you can write your NFC to a blank tag and continue using a tag, and then uninstall the app.

          >What is the actual apps function? Is it just broadcasting an NFC like the key tag would anyway?
          Yeah, it works like that.
          Do you have any guides on how to write an NFC signal to a keytag?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            >Do you have any guides on how to write an NFC signal to a keytag?
            I've not done it myself, but I know it's perfectly doable. I think probably just google it or youtube it. I think it's pretty simple though, you just buy a writeable tag, and then you can use a specific phone app to write to it via NFC.

            The trouble might be the app itself trying to read the tag from another app on your device. You might need to have a second phone to "read" it first, write down the code or whatever, and then write it manually to the tag.

            My advice may not be 100% accurate but this will get you on the right track.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        man, frick them. but yeah you have the choices other anons said, I guess. my gym always has staff at the front so I just get in with them instead of scanning a bunch of goy app bullshit.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >franchise wide
        Name names

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Zap Fitness in Australia.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Thanks, now when I want to rejoin a gym, I will go elsewhere.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              They're also related to Jetts as well, a bunch of Jetts gyms moved over to the Zap brand, I think both exist as subsidiaries under a generic named 'Fitness Lifestyle Group' according to their app page on Google Play.
              https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=com.fitlg.kubofitapp.zap

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tell them your phone is provided by your work, and only allows managed applications to be installed on it for security purposes.

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Tell them you don't use a personal phone and as a paying member need to have other arrangements made or nullify your contract

    FRICK imposing mandatory apps/tech on you to go lift

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      unless you live in a third world shithole this is a disability access thing for providing alternatives

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >I don't use a cellular phone, please arrange something for me to access your gym despite this as a paying long time member

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    >i cant afford a smart phone, why are you discriminating against low ses members?
    >is your corporate position that the health of the poor is unimportant?

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    What is the actual apps function? Is it just broadcasting an NFC like the key tag would anyway?

    Assuming this is the case, and assuming your entry code never changes - you can write your NFC to a blank tag and continue using a tag, and then uninstall the app.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    > A technological advance that appears not to threaten freedom often turns out to threaten it very seriously later on ... In many cases the new technology changes society in such a way that people eventually find themselves FORCED to use it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Rip my homie Ted.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I caved in and got a Smartphone couple of years ago

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Do you homosexuals really think the gym is going to stop their upgrade because of 1 anon?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I've got one life, its worth the try.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I'm with you Free Software bro. I'm not a FSF purist but I'm installing Qubes and use a Graphene Pixel, no social media and throwaway sims. Trying to learn the ins and outs of computers too. I love this cyberpunk dystopia but I don't want to be a slave to it...Which is why I love it so much.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Thanks for reminding me Agora Road exists, I haven't visited in a while.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >qubes
          >graphene pixel
          my homie. We on the same wavelength. You got two phones and a hardened Firefox profile too? Faraday bags? Using computers built to RISC-V standard? Monero only? Script blockers and homemade firewall?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Not everything yet but I'm getting there. I have no idea what RISC-V was but I'm interested in the phrase "open source instruction set." Reading SICP right now but I want to continue HTAOE when I get into the groove of SICP. Meme book, sure, but I said I'd do and and I'll finish what I start kek.

            • 1 month ago
              Anonymous

              Ngl, not familiar with those acronyms homie. I've just learned tools of the trade from growing up with it. Hoping society moves towards open source direct-democratic standards for more than just computing shit - if people actually looked at law, medicine, and governance the same way we look at technology, we would probably have fewer issues with them. Dunno though.

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                >Hacking The Art of Exploitation
                >Structure and Interpretation of Computer Programs
                IST stuff kek

              • 1 month ago
                Anonymous

                I've heard of them, just wasn't familiar with the acronyms. Don't browse IST I'm just a techgay.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Couple more years and police will be able to hijacke you car, lock your doors and make you tail the cops to the station

    Hope Ted knew he was right

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Just go to a different gym and save up for a home gym

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    jusy say you are not doing it and keep using the old system if not just leave

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    leave a shit on the bathroom floor with a message until they concede. doesnt have to be your shit btw

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    You can kill everyone in a ten mile radius with a thermonuclear device

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

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