Gymnasium Information Management System
OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
The objective of this project is to provide a system which handles the information of the people coming into the gymnasium and maintaining their health care. It is projected towards enhancing the relationship between customers and gymnasium management through the use of Gymnasium Management System. It takes care of all their health information. Data will be stored in the database. It also maintains the people’s attendance, gymnasium records. Also, to develop a user friendly system that requires minimal stress and will enable gymnasium managers to attend to many members or customers without being over worked. It also targets towards contributing to academic research work. It also helps the customer to know the kind of machine to work with after the registration has been done.
This chapter present a theoretical framework for the entire study. A review of related literature we considered relevant to design and implementation of a gym management system. This chapter will cover:
- Meaning of gymnasium
- History of gymnasium
- Gymnasium equipment
- Advantages of gymnasium to members etc.
MEANING OF GYMNASIUM
A gymnasium is an open air or covered location for gymnastics, athletics, and gymnastic services. The word is derived from the ancient Greek gymnasium. They are commonly found in athletic and fitness centers, and as activity and learning spaces in educational institutions. “Gymnasium” is also slang for “fitness center”, which is often an indoor facility.
Gymnasia apparatus such as bar-bells, parallel bars, jumping board, running path, tennis-balls, cricket field, fencing area, and so forth are used as exercises. In safe weather, outdoor locations are the most conducive to health. Gymnasium were popular in ancient Greece. Their curricula included Gymnastic military or self-defense, gymnastic medical, or physical therapy to help the sick and injured, and gymnastic athletic for physical fitness and sports, from boxing to dance.
Gymnasium also had instructors and philosopher. Community gymnastic events were done as part of the celebrations during various village festivals. In ancient Greece there was a phrase of contempt, “He can neither swim nor write.” After a while, however, Olympic athletes began training in buildings just for them. Community sports never became as popular among ancient Romans as it had among the ancient Greeks. Gyms were used more as a preparation for military service or spectator sports. During the Roman Empire, the gymnastic art was forgotten. In the Dark Ages there were sword fighting tournaments and of chivalry; and after gunpowder was invented sword fighting began to be replaced by the sport of fencing. There were schools of dagger fighting and wrestling and boxing.
In the 18th century, Salzmann, German clergyman, opened a gymnasium in Thuringia teaching bodily exercises, including running and swimming. Clias and Volker established gyms in London, and in 1825, Doctor Beck, a German immigrant, established the first gymnasium in the F. Kugemann discovered that in United States, It was found that gym pupils lose interest in doing the same exercises, partly because of age. Variety in exercises included skating, dancing, and swimming. Some gym activities can be done by 6 to 8 year olds while age 16 has been considered mature enough for boxing and horseback riding.
In Ancient Greece the gymnasium was a locality for both physical and intellectual education of young men. The latter meaning of intellectual education persisted in Greek, German and other languages to denote a certain type of school providing secondary education, the gymnasium, whereas in English the meaning of physical education was pertained in the word ‘gymnasium’.
Andrew and miller said that The Greek word gymnasium means “school for naked exercise” and was used to designate a locality for the education of young men, including physical education (gymnastics, i.e. exercise) which was customarily performed naked, as well as bathing, and studies. For the Greeks, physical education was considered as important as cognitive learning. Most Greek gymnasia had libraries that could be utilized after relaxing in the baths.
HISTORY OF GYMNASIUM
Miltgen, (2000) described that The evolution of fitness can be credited to man’s need for survival and can be traced back to the beginning of mankind where people would remain physically fit in order to hunt and survive.
The first gymnasiums in history were dated over 3000 years ago, in ancient Persia, where they were known as Zurkhaneh, as areas that encouraged physical fitness. But gymnasium formally came into existence in ancient Greece. Glison F. said that The word ‘gymnasium’ is derived from the Greek word ‘gymnos’, which means naked. Gyms were usually a locality for the education of young men, which included physical education and bathing and studying. The ancient Greek gymnasiums were places where athletes trained for public games such as the Olympics. After this, gymnasium disappeared for centuries. By the 19th century, schools and colleges started building gymnasium. The Yorks-Mav Cassic Association also built a number of gymnasium for physical exercise, social sports and games.
Palmer W., (1999) Discovered that In the year 1930s, boxing gymnasium came into existence, with the founding of Cus D’Amanto’s Gramercy Gym in Manhattan in 1939. These gymnasium aimed to train fighters and boxers and were not places for general exercise.
Between the 1960s and 1970s, gymnasium chains came into existence. In 1965, the Gold’s gym chain was founded by Joe Gold in Venice, California and it became a landmark for bodybuilders. By the 1980s, gymnasium were common and many gymnasium chains were founded, such as 24 Hour Fitness (1983) and LA Fitness (1984). It was in this era that corporate gyms came into existence as the employers were keen on getting their employees fit and healthy.
The gymnasium industry sprung up post the 1990s, where fitness was associated with gymnasium and people made it their priority. More gyms were founded, including Lifetime Fitness in 1990, Equinox Fitness in 1991, and Virgin Active in 1999.
Garrick J., (2004) Discovered that the National fitness campaigns were started in China prior to the 2008 Summer Olympics with the introduction of outdoor gymnasium. This gymnasium blended the ideas of jogging paths and obstacle courses, in addition to open areas where people could do a variety of exercises. Such gymnasium was widely accepted and over 37 million square feet of outdoor gymnasiums were built across China from 1998 to 2008. Participation levels in physical activity steadily increased since the outdoor gymnasium concept was introduced.
Ruth Hmar, (2004) discovered that The number of people joining gymnasium has increased over the years, proving a boon to the gymnasium industry. We have the best of equipment, which only gets better, and gyms seems to get more popular with each decade.
SYSTEM ANALYSIS AND DESIGN
This chapter deals with the various methods used in collecting data, designing and developing the new system, the input , output format, database structure, unified modelling language (UML) diagram and flowchart etc.
Procedures used in data collection and information gathering are here, outlined and analyzed. Data was carefully collated and objectively evaluated in order to define as well as ultimately provide solutions to the problems for which the research work is based.
During the research work, data collection was carried out in gym centres. In gathering and collecting necessary data and information needed for system analysis, two major fact-finding techniques were used in this work and they are:
a.) Primary source
b.) Secondary source
Primary source refers to the sources of collecting original data in which the researcher made use of empirical approach such as personal interview and questionnaires.
This involved series of orally conducted interviews with select clinicians in public and private healthcare practice on the diagnostic procedures they adopt. Also, some patients were interviewed with a view to getting information about their opinion on how medical diagnoses affected them.
Perusals through online journals and e-books as well as visits to relevant websites, medical dictionaries and other research materials increased my knowledge and aided my comprehension of diagnostic processes.
METHODS OF DATA COLLECTION
This was done between the researcher and the gym managers in the gymnasium used for the studies, and the members were also was interviewed. Reliable facts were got based on the questions posed to the gymnasium managers by the researcher.
Study of Manuals
Manuals and report based used by gymnasium managers were studied and a lot of information concerning the system in question was obtained.
Evaluation of Forms
Some forms that are necessary and available were assed. These include admission form, fitness form, payment card etc. These forms help in the design of the new system.
SYSTEM IMPLEMENTATION AND DOCUMENTATION
CHOICE OF PROGRAMMING LANGUAGE
This system “DESIGN AND IMPLEMENTATION OF AN ONLINE GYM MANAGEMENT SYSTEM” is window base system design and developed using (PHP) as the front end programming language and MYSQL as the backend. The programming language selected to accomplish this project is pre-hypertext processor Programming Language popularly known as PHP. The reason why this programming language was chosen is because the programming language has the advantage of easy development and flexibility. It also has the ability of providing the developer/programmer with possible hints. PHP can be used with a large number of relational database management systems, runs on all of the most popular web servers and is available for many different operating systems. Considering all these features and much more, the most preferred choice to use was PHP.
SUMMARY, RECOMMENDATION AND CONCLUSION
Gym Management System is a powerful window based and database program that keep records of members, their membership and allow users have quick and easy communication between gym manager and members. Our project, Gym Management System is a window based /standalone application developed with the intention to help the owners of gym and fitness center facilitate work involving the management of local gymnasium and fitness Centre. In the design of this system, PHP is used as the programming language and MYSQL as the database management system.
I strongly suggest that more time should be allocated to school project. This will go a long way to helping the student involved to truly participate actively in developing his work.
When using the gym management system, gym should make sure that there is steady power supply to power the servers and to enjoy the full benefit of the system.
Gym Management System allows the user to store the medical details, of people who are using the gym. This software package allows storing the details of all the data related to gymnasium. The system is strong enough to withstand regressive yearly operations under conditions where the database is maintained and cleared over a certain time of span. The implementation of the system in the organization will considerably reduce data entry, time and also provide readily calculated reports.
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