GymMaster vs. Exercise.com’s All-In-One Fitness Business Software

GymMaster vs. Exercise.com’s All-In-One Fitness Business Software


Manage and Grow Your Fitness Business Better with Exercise.com. Learn more below.

Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head GymMaster software comparison and see for yourself. Get a custom web and smartphone app designed for your brand with additional customization available throughout your custom-built software. Grow your business, turn leads into clients, and increase revenue.

Features Exercise.com GymMaster
APPS APPS APPS
iPhone
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Android
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Web
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Fully-Customizable
(colors, language, features, custom dev, etc)
http://www.exercise.com/
Custom-built for your brand, so you’re always growing your business
http://www.exercise.com/
SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT
Phone
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Email
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Chat
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Knowledge Base
http://www.exercise.com/
Proven track-record working with fitness professionals in every niche with custom solutions to their problems
http://www.exercise.com/
FITNESS BUSINESS MANAGEMENT SOFTWARE MANAGEMENT MANAGEMENT
Save time managing your business from anywhere on your custom-branded apps
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Schedule Appointments & Classes
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Automate Payments Securely & Easily
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Online & In Person Booking
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Automated Email, Text, App Reminders
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Business Dashboard & Reports
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http://www.exercise.com/
Staff Roles, Permissions, and Schedules
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Endless Marketing Integrations
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Manage Unlimited Client Base
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Manage Software from Anywhere
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WORKOUT SOFTWARE WORKOUT WORKOUT
Fully-customizable workout library and automations to put workout delivery on autopilot
http://www.exercise.com/
Easy to Use Workout Routine & Plan Creator
http://www.exercise.com/
Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario
http://www.exercise.com/
Customize Your Own Exercise Library
http://www.exercise.com/
Client & Trainer Workout Logging App
http://www.exercise.com/
Workout Progress Made Easy
http://www.exercise.com/
Automated Workout Engagement
http://www.exercise.com/
E-COMMERCE SOFTWARE E-COMMERCE E-COMMERCE
Endless options to deliver workouts and increase revenue
http://www.exercise.com/
Sell Memberships/Training Packages
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Sell Single Workout Plans
http://www.exercise.com/
Deliver Individual Training
http://www.exercise.com/
Run Workout Challenges
http://www.exercise.com/
Sell Recurring Workout Memberships
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
PERFORMANCE HEALTH
ASSESSMENT SOFTWARE
PERFORMANCE HEALTH
ASSESSMENT
ASSESSMENT & HEALTH
Engage and retain your clients with smart data from custom-built and branded performance health software
http://www.exercise.com/
Turn Leads Into Clients
http://www.exercise.com/
Engage Clients via Assessments
http://www.exercise.com/
Track Measurement Data (injuries, etc.)
http://www.exercise.com/
Deliver Personalized Workouts
http://www.exercise.com/
Fully Customizable Assessments
http://www.exercise.com/
Nutrition
http://www.exercise.com/

There are many factors that go into running a successful fitness business, and choosing a good, quality software is imperative. You need to be sure to go with software that you trust, is easy to use, and helps take your business to the next level. We hope that by the end of this review, you see which program stands out.

This review is going to cover GymMaster’s management software. We will go over their company background, system, and features.

We will also tell you why Exercise.com can be the best program for your business. It is no wonder why some of the top fitness businesses and personnel use and trust our software. From seamless integrations and automation, to having your own customizable app and website, Exercise.com provides you with many tools that help elevate your business in ways others can’t. If you are ready to grow and manage your business, book a demo with the Exercise.com team today

Fitness Pros Who Trust Exercise.com

GymMaster Software Review

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Founded in New Zealand in 1996, GymMaster is a management software designed to manage gyms and health clubs. Operating under Treshna Enterprises, the software was originally used as a custom membership system for the YMCA organization.

Below, we will look at a couple of reviews for GymMaster and then discuss why Exercise.com is the better choice:

“You need better support. When you delay companies days of incoming revenue, you no longer are an asset but a huge liability that we are paying to have! Must do better! I am terribly terribly disappointed, and upset that I allowed our developer to present this as an option.” (Capterra)

“When I found issues with the system they tried to treat me like I was stupid and didn’t know the system, then come to find out (EVERY TIME) it was not me but the software. It has double charged members, deleted payments, failed to auto-bill for months at a time (So we lost thousands), and so much more. I can’t tell you enough, do NOT use this company for your sanity.” (Capterra)

GymMaster vs Exercise.com

The reviews above are very critical of GymMaster’s software and support service and have caused the loss of revenue for customers. As a business owner, this is something you don’t ever want to happen.

We here at Exercise.com have a hard-working development and support team to make sure this is never an issue. We have excellent customer support service through phone, email, and chat to ensure your questions or concerns are met promptly and effectively. We also have an advisory board comprised of some of the top fitness professionals to help ensure that necessary features are present in our system. This helps make certain that features are up to date and user-friendly.

As a whole, GymMaster appears to be capable of basic managing tasks. However, they lack key features and components that Exercise.com offers.

Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about Exercise.com’s All-In-One Fitness Business Management software platform.

Fitness Business Management (FBM)

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GymMaster has the capability of managing tasks such as memberships, online bookings, and online signups. Their software allows your members the freedom to book classes directly from the GymMaster app. With Exercise.com, we have a dedicated fitness business management (FBM) software that is built into the same platform that is used to build workouts. Our fitness business software makes it easy to organize and grow your business with client and class scheduling, check-ins, and billing — all in one place.

Calendars

Both GymMaster and Exercise.com allows for integration with Google calendar and iCal.

Accepting Payments Easily

GymMaster offers automated recurring payments. You are also able to utilize cash and card payments. However, they do not specify if you are able to use checks or if they offer single session payments. As a business owner, you need to know these important details.

With Exercise.com, you are able to bill customers for recurring sessions, packages, or a single session. We created our dedicated Fitness Business Management Software (FBM) in which you can access all of your payment tools in the same custom-branded web and mobile app both easily and securely. Clients will be able to pay a one-time or recurring price with cash, check, or credit card. Our software also allows you to be able to accept direct deposits.

Increase Business Efficiency With Easy Report Access

GymMaster allows for custom reporting. You are able to access detailed key performance data, summary reports, comprehensive billing information for accounts purposes, or customize a request for a specific demographic. They do not, however, specify details on the exact metrics that can be measured.

Exercise.com offers reports on various gym metrics in sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll all in one place. You can get reports in areas such as e-commerce commission reports, attendance and transaction tracking, revenue analysis, client training progress, and much more. You can also sort reports by client, location, or service.

Increase Revenue With Key Business Marketing Integrations

GymMaster is able to integrate with Zapier, Xero, Gymsales, MyWellness, Fitmetrix, GymLeads, eGym, Facebook, and Instagram. Exercise.com prides itself with endless integrations with not only well-known companies like Stripe, Vimeo, and Youtube but also:

  • MailChimp
  • ConstantContact
  • ConvertKit
  • Zapier
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixel
  • Instagram

It helps to be able to learn and put a system in place to say ‘We have this issue with the shoulder or this elbow pain, this hip internal rotation issue’ and we’ve gone through it with 25 other guys. We’ve had good success with 24 of them so we have a game plan in place.

The flip side is if you get stuck in a rut and your systems don’t work and are not scalable you’re just like why isn’t this working. You can’t see outside the box at all. Systems help eliminate problems.

Barrett Stover

Founder, Revolution Sports Performance

Custom-Branded Websites, Web, and Smartphone Apps

http://www.exercise.com/


GymMaster does not offer you your own custom branded website. They only allow their features to be integrated on your existing website. They also offer you your own custom-branded app. However, the customization of the app is very limited. You are only able to customize your company name, logo, and app template color.

With Exercise.com, you are able to have a responsive and SEO-driven website built to convert visitors to leads. You have customizable features at your disposal such as inputting a blog for posts, inputting sections for e-commerce, unlimited theme changes, and custom graphic work. You also have access to your own fully customizable app. You are able to showcase your brand and business the way you want to.

Automation From Your Own Custom Apps

GymMaster is able to mainly automate communications in areas such as memberships, reminders, and payments. With Exercise.com, you can automate and customize your communications with text, time of delivery, frequency, and mode of delivery. Our software is able to automate a wide range of areas, including:

  • Emails and Texts
  • Workout Delivery
  • Resource Delivery
  • Assessment Delivery
  • Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email

Security Features

GymMaster’s security policy is vague. They claim to employ multiple levels of security to your data but fail to specify the details of any technology used. Exercise.com’s websites and apps are SSL Secure and client information is protected with the Privacy Shield Framework. We also utilize Google Cloud for storing and transferring data. Security is an area of great importance to us and we want you to know that.

Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com

Workout Creation and Delivery

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GymMaster has no capability for workout creation and delivery. With Exercise.com, you have access to a simple workout plan creator and exercise manager. This provides flexible solutions that allow the delivery of custom workouts for any scenario such as:

  • Workout Planning-Personal Training
  • Nutrition Assistance
  • Goal Setting
  • Traveling Athletes
  • In-Person Clients
  • Trainer Logging
  • Online Clients
  • Hybrid Clients (in-person/online)
  • Busy Professionals

Customized Workout Design and Library

We have a dedicated workout plan creator which allows you to customize your own exercise library with videos, tips, steps, and notes. You are able to create workouts once and schedule any workout to clients, groups, or classes automatically. You can even automate delivery for PDFs, nutrition plans, and more. Workout progress data is also stored automatically with activity, performance records, workout snapshots, summaries, and leaderboards. You can also easily integrate with other systems such as Youtube to showcase the media or information you want. The opportunities to create and design your library are endless.

E-Commerce/Point of Sale

http://www.exercise.com/


GymMaster’s software only allows you to sell memberships and merchandise. Exercise.com allows you to not only sell memberships and merchandise but also sell pre-built single workout plans online. You can sell customized programs to suit a particular group of clients or to keep your clients engaged. There are many ways you can utilize this feature.

Below, we will visually highlight some ways that our software can set your business apart.

Sell Pre-Built, Single Workout Plans (Mike Boyle)

http://www.exercise.com/

Mike Boyle, of Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC), had over 700 clients within 12 months of releasing programming online using our software!

Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)

http://www.exercise.com/

Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships (Madeline Moves)

http://www.exercise.com/

Workout challenges are a great way to keep clients engaged and motivated!

Performance Assessments

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Performance assessments are important. Clients need to see they are improving and will be happy to continue to use your services when they see results. GymMaster’s lack of capability for performance assessments can potentially hinder your business from reaching new heights.

Exercise.com’s Performance Health Assessment area of your app is dedicated to helping your business run smoothly while increasing revenue easily.

You’ll be able to do the following with performance health assessments from your Exercise.com software:

    • Take clients through your custom assessment to automatically create personalized workouts based on the data important to their success.
    • Implement scalable processes that will sustain the progress of your business, so you don’t lose ground.
    • Easily show clients areas they can improve on from their assessment and turn them into leads

Our Performance Health Software allows you to deliver automated assessments to re-engage clients while also providing progress photos and measurements. That assessment can provide history, measurement data, injuries, photos/videos, and goals. You can also use the assessment to trigger a workout specifically developed for that client’s success based on smart data from their onboarding. You can put together a custom way of re-engaging clients how you deem fit.

GymMaster Pricing

Below is a table of GymMaster’s pricing tiers and features:

Package Price Features
Studio
(150 current members)
$85/monthly Unlimited Casual Members

Class Management, Bookings & Resource Scheduling

Automated Billing & Integrated Payment Processing

Online Signups

Online Member Portal

Comprehensive, Flexible Reporting in Real-time

Member Workouts & Measurements

Email Support + 4 Hours Training

Standard
(400 current members)
$99/monthly Includes all studio features

Single Door Access (24/7)

Member Mobile App (iOS & Android)

Push Notifications to Clients

Automated SMS and Emails

Point of Sale and Inventory Management

Embedded Timetable on Your Website

Paperless Signups with Digital Signatures and Waivers

Invoicing

Marketing Tools

Member Retention Tools
Automated Tasks & Events

Staff Time Sheet Tracking

Phone Support & Training

Professional
(1300 current members)
$189/monthly Includes all standard features

Unlimited Door Access (24/7)

Direct Bank Batch Processing

Xero Integration (Limited Beta)

API Access

Dual Billing Providers

Franchise Reporting

Enterprise
(Unlimited Members)
(not listed) Includes all professional features

Dedicated Hosting

Custom Development

SLA Agreement

GymMaster Software Competitors

Below is a table comprised of the starting and maximum prices for four common GymMaster competitors:

Competitor Minimum Starting Price Maximum Price
MindBody $129/monthly $349/monthly
Vagaro Fitness Software $25/monthly $85/monthly
Trainerize $0-$5/monthly $60/monthly
My PT Hub $0-$20/monthly $49/monthly

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

The features of a software are important and can go a long way into growing your business. You need to go with software specifically designed for your fitness business to ensure you are always equipped for any task at hand.

GymMaster Cons

GymMaster is missing key features that every fitness business should have at their disposal. Their lack of performance assessments, workout creation capabilities, e-commerce options, customizability, and the integration of a custom website doesn’t allow your fitness business to grow. These are key features that many of the top fitness professionals use because it helps their businesses to thrive.

Exercise.com Pros

Exercise.com is an all-in-one fitness business management software that features your app, your software, and your brand. It is the reason why some of the top fitness professionals of today trust our software and help advise on features, integrations, and more year-round. Exercise.com simply has many tools and custom options that you won’t find anywhere else. We are here to make sure we equip you with the necessary features to take your business to the next level.

What features are most important to you? Book a demo with Exercise.com today!



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Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Ranch

Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Ranch


We’re taking comfort food to the next level with these Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes.

Bacon, ranch, cheese and chives oh my.

When we say loaded, we really mean it! These garlicky mashed potatoes have it all. Slow cooked to buttery perfection and loaded with all the goods – crispy bacon, gooey cheese, creamy ranch and freshly chopped chives. So much flavor in every.single.bite.

Like, what more could you ask for?

It’s a side-dish everyone will love. You simply can’t beat a good ol’ scoop of loaded mashed potato to round out a meal. We like to pair these potatoes with a perfectly grilled grass-fed steak from Butcher Box and roasted broccoli or Brussels. Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes will make an ‘okay’ meal turn it into an incredibly delicious meal you’ll want to make again and again.

Cheese is recommended but optional.

If you are one that doesn’t tolerate dairy or maybe you’re currently eliminating it from your diet, than you can totally omit the cheese. They’ll still be awesome thanks to the ranch, bacon, garlic and chives, we promise.

 

So how do these Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes come together?

First, the cubed potatoes are tossed into the slow cooker with broth and garlic and let cook on high for 4 hours until tender and mashable. While the potatoes cook, we made our homemade ranch (you can use a pre-made one of you wish), cooked up a few strips of bacon, shredded some grass-fed cheddar cheese and chopped some fresh chives. All in all, it took only about 20 minutes to get this done.

When the potatoes were tender, we mashed them right in the slow cooker then stirred in the ranch, bacon, cheese and chives reserving some of each for adding on top.

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Slow Cooker Loaded Mashed Potatoes with Ranch

These fluffy mashed potatoes loaded with bacon, cheddar and chives topped with a creamy ranch dressing are pretty much a comfort food dream-come-true.

  • Author: Stacie Hassing
  • Prep Time: 20 mins
  • Cook Time: 4 hours
  • Total Time: 4 hours 20 mins
  • Yield: Serves 12 1x
  • Category: Side Dish, Slow Cooker
  • Cuisine: Slow Cooker

Ingredients

  • 4 pounds potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup chicken broth (or water)
  • ¼ cup ghee or butter (use ghee for Whole30-friendly)
  • 4 cloves of garlic, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 tsp. sea salt
  • 4 strips crisp cooked bacon, chopped
  • ½ cup homemade ranch or store-purchased
  • 6 oz. shredded cheddar cheese + additional for topping (1-1 1/2 cups)  (Omit for Whole30-friendly option or substitute ¼ cup nutritional yeast)
  • ¼ cup chopped chives

Instructions

  1. Halve or quarter potatoes into 1- to 1 ½-inch chunks. Place in slow cooker.
  2. Add ghee or butter, liquid, garlic and salt.
  3. Place lid on slow cooker and set heat to HIGH. Cook 4 hours or until potatoes are tender and mashable.
  4. Using a potato masher or immersion blender, mash potatoes adding additional water or broth as needed to achieve desired consistency.
  5. Add bacon, ranch dressing, cheese and chives and stir well to combine. Top with additional cheese, a drizzle of ranch and a sprinkle of bacon and chives if you’d like.
  6. Serve immediately or hold in slow cooker set to ‘Warm’ until ready to serve.

Notes

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Nutrition

  • Serving Size: 12th recipe
  • Calories: 296
  • Sugar: 2g
  • Sodium: 271mg
  • Fat: 13g
  • Carbohydrates: 41g
  • Fiber: 3g
  • Protein: 7g

Are you a Ranch fan, too? What’s your favorite comfort food side dish? We’d love to hear from you in the comments below.

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About Jessica Beacom

Jessica is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist living in Boulder, CO with her hubby and two daughters. She’s been described as a ‘real food evangelist’ and loves sharing her knowledge with others to help them break free of the diet mentality and find their own food freedom. In her spare time she enjoys CrossFit, telemark skiing, mountain biking, teaching herself how to play the banjo and camping out under the stars.





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