The Insite was very excited when I learned I no longer needed my membership card to check in the gym.
It’s part of a new system 24 Hour Fitness has installed at all of its clubs nationwide.
Instead of turning in that membership card all you have to do is type in a 10 digit number and scan your finger. Now, those digits for many have been your phone number but some people get paranoid when they have to scan their finger.
Some have said they don’t want their gym with a file of their fingerprint. Others have said this is a way big brother is monitoring you through your unique identification.
But the Insite began digging and I learned some interesting facts.
When you scan your finger at the computerized device, it’s not checking your fingerprint at all. It’s actually examining certain points on your print that match uniquely with that number you key in.
Also, if you’re still paranoid you can always opt-out and just show your state issued identification card because the membership cards will no longer be honored. More on the process: