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CASE

NOTES

Fit-4-Life Fitness Center

B
CASE NOTES
Fit-4-Life Fitness Center is a small, privately owned fitness spa. The steady growth of the
business has convinced the owners that they should implement a relational database
management system to replace the manual record keeping system currently being used.
The main business functions to be addressed include the tracking of: 1) Members of the
center, 2) Purchases by members of membership contracts and merchandise, 3) Enrollments by members in fitness classes, 4) Fitness courses offered as classes to the center
members, 5) Personnel, including those who teach fitness classes as well as those who
work as clerks in the center store, 6) Merchandise sold in the center store, 7) Vendors that
supply the merchandise for sale in the center store, 8) Orders placed with vendors for
merchandise, 9) Facilities (rooms) and exercise equipment used at the center, and 10)
Maintenance histories and work orders used to maintain the equipment.

POTENTIAL PROBLEM AREAS


Some students may be confused by the differentiation between Equipment Piece, representing a specific physical object (with a serial number) and Equipment Type, representing
a class of similar objects. Describing a similar example (e.g., a specific car versus a car
model) may be helpful here.
There may also be difficulty for some students in differentiating between Courses and
Classes. Consider describing the difference between these two concepts using their own
familiar university environment. Recognition of Membership as a separate entity from
Member is another important aspect of the analysis for students.
The determination of the fee paid when a member enrolls in a class must be identified as a
calculation involving the fee associated with the associated course and the discount to which
the client is entitled to because of his or her membership type.
Another calculation opportunity that may be missed is the automating of the scheduling of
routine maintenance for the exercise equipment, using the last maintenance date and
recommended maintenance interval. Member purchase totals and vendor order totals are
derived attributes and are shown on the ERD because students may elect to store those

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Case Notes for Case B: Fit-4-Life Fitness Center

values because they expect they will be referenced and should be accessible without
recalculation. This is a judgment call that the instructor may wish to discuss.
It may also be necessary to discuss how merchandise inventory control can be handled,
making use of the quantity on hand and reorder point attributes of the items in conjunction
with the quantities received from vendor orders and the quantities sold via member
purchases.

Suggested Reports
There are many reports that the instructor may want students to prepare, but here are some
suggestions for consideration:

Present revenues from sales of items in the center fitness store as a Monthly Store
Sales Report

Store Inventory Report could present a list of all inventory items along with quantityon-hand, unit valuation, and total valuation of each inventory item

Equipment Maintenance Report lists all equipment due for routine maintenance for
the upcoming month

Monthly Class Schedule which lists classes to be offered for the upcoming month,
including class description, time and days class will meet, location, and instructor

Class Roster of members enrolled in a particular class

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SUGGESTED DATA MODEL SOLUTION


F irst N a m e
M e m b e r s h ip
T ype

M em ber ID

R eo rder
P o in t

L a st N a m e

D ate

a c q u ir e s

M E M B E R S H IP

M EM BER

PURCHASE

m akes

G en der
D is c o u n t

P urch ase
T o tal

P hone

State
Street

F e e P a id

Q u a n t it y
R e c e iv e d

a s s is t s

C it y

CLASS

h o sts

C a p a c it y

D ays

Start D ate

P o s it io n
N am e

D ate
O rdered

VEN D O R
O RD ER

w r it e s

P hone

T im e

D ate
R e c e iv e d

c a r r ie s

O rde r
T o tal

Z ip

A ddress

F ir s t N a m e

o ffers

f ills
State

L ast N am e
Street

D u r a t io n

C o urse N o

su p p lie s

O rder N o

Status

EM PLO YEE

teach es

R eferen ce
N o

U n it C o s t

H ir e D a t e
E m p lo y e e I D

RO O M

Q u a n t it y
O rdered

Q u a n t it y

A ddre ss
e n r o lls

Room N o

IT E M

c o n t a in s

Z ip

Q u a n t it y
O n H and

Item ID

Jo in D a t e

J o in in g F e e

Stan dard
P r ic e

D e sc r ip t io n

A c t u a l P r ic e

T ra n sa c t io n
N o

B irt h D a t e

N am e

C it y

C o m p an y
N am e

V en do r ID

C o urse N am e

CO URSE

c o n t a in s

q u a lif ie s

P hone

VEN D O R

D e s c r ip t io n
C atego ry

r e q u ir e s

S e r ia l N o
P urch ase
D ate

E Q U IP M E N T
P IE C E

D ate

Fee

E q u ip m e n t
ID

E Q U IP M E N T
TYPE

re p re se n ts
L a st M a in t e n an ce D ate

M odel N o

D e s c r ip t io n

C it y

A ddress
Z ip

M AN UFACTURER

p r o v id e s

Street
State

C om pany
N am e

Z ip

A ddress

State

C it y

Stre et
M an ufacturer
ID

Fax

p erfo rm s

W o rk O rder
N o
D ate

W O RK
O RD ER
C h arge

M a in t e n a n c e
In terv al

P hone

Fax

s p e c if ie s

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