RhinoFit vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software

RhinoFit 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 RhinoFit 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 RhinoFit
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/
Email
http://www.exercise.com/
Chat
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
http://www.exercise.com/
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/
Automated Email, Text, App Reminders
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Business Dashboard & Reports
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Staff Roles, Permissions, and Schedules
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Endless Marketing Integrations
http://www.exercise.com/
Manage Unlimited Client Base
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Manage Software from Anywhere
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
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/
http://www.exercise.com/
Track Measurement Data (injuries, etc.)
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Deliver Personalized Workouts
http://www.exercise.com/
Fully Customizable Assessments
http://www.exercise.com/
Nutrition
http://www.exercise.com/

Choosing a managing software for your fitness business can be difficult. There are many different software programs out there and you want to choose a program that can help elevate your business. We hope that by the end of this review, you see which program stands out.

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

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

RhinoFit Software Review

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RhinoFit is a gym management software focused on managing different aspects for a business such as digital waivers, appointments, and product management.

RhinoFit was created in 2012 as a Crossfit gym management software but has grown to manage gyms, dojos, clubs, and fitness studios. While catering to a variety of niches, RhinoFit is not without its faults. Some reviews highlight the lack of user-friendliness and the lack of customer support:

“The app is not user friendly. You have to sign in every time, the buttons are hard to push because they are so tiny. The email does not have spell check, there is a lot of room for error when sending out mass emails.”(Capterra)

“Tried calling multiple times for help and no answer also set an email but it’s been over a week with no response.”(Capterra)

RhinoFit vs Exercise.com

The reviews above that say the app is not user-friendly and that their customer service is inadequate can be a bit concerning for a fitness business owner. Aside from a hard-working development team, Exercise.com has 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. We also have excellent customer support service through phone, email, and chat to ensure your questions or concerns are met.

Overall, it seems that the majority of users that use RhinoFit’s system say that, for the most part, its software system performs to their basic needs. The problem, however, is that you need more than just a system to manage and grow your business. You need a fully customizable software to tend to YOUR specific business needs — something that Exercise.com provides while having the support system you can count on.

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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RhinoFit’s software is able to manage basic key areas such as attendance, class scheduling, and electronic payments. 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. There is no need to learn different systems of software as everything you need is conveniently in one place.

Calendars and Booking

RhinoFit’s software is able to schedule individual or class appointments but is missing a key integrational feature — syncing with third-party calendars:

“I don’t like that there is no direct link to my phone from the RhinoFit Calendar to my google calendar. We live by our phones so this is a MUST HAVE feature.”(Capterra)

Our software at Exercise.com has the ability to integrate with not only Google calendar but Apple calendar as well. Our software also allows for public booking on your web, iPhone, and Android apps.

Accepting Payments Easily

RhinoFit allows for recurring or one-time payment options through credit card or ACH payments automatically. With Exercise.com, 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 and allow online purchasing for packages.

Increase Business Efficiency with Easy Report Access

RhinoFit offers streamlined reporting to organize information for your business. Exercise.com also offers reports on various gym metrics in sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll all in one place. You can also sort reports by client, location, or service.

Increase Revenue with Key Business Marketing Integrations

Integration with other companies is important. RhinoFit prefers that you use Gulf Management Systems for processing, but allows other options such as Authorize.Net, Beanstrea, and more. Exercise.com prides itself with numerous integrations with not only companies like Stripe, Vimeo, and Youtube but also:

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

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

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Rhinofit provides a mobile app that is compatible with iOS and Android. However, their mobile app is not fully customizable to your specific business. Exercise.com’s, however, is.

Fully Customized to Your Brand

As mentioned above, RhinoFit is missing the importance of featuring your brand and business on your apps and websites. Exercise.com offers you your own fully customizable app. You won’t be searching for a fitness software brand to find your app. It is your specific brand and business and it will be featured as such.

Automation from Your Own Custom Apps

RhinoFit allows automation in different areas such as messaging and payments.
Exercise.com also allows you to automate a wide range of areas, including:

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

Custom-Designed Website

RhinoFit’s lack of a fully customizable website and app can lessen the marketability of your brand. With Exercise.com, you are able to have a responsive and SEO-driven website with customizable features such as inputting a blog for posts, inputting sections for e-commerce, unlimited theme changes, and custom graphic work.

Security Features

Both RhinoFit and Exercise.com feature necessary security measures in SSL (Secure Socket Layer) and Payment card industry (PCI) compliance standards.

Integrations and Add-ons

With RhinoFit you are able to integrate your own custom product page, student sign-in, or membership store into your gym website. On top of including the integrations provided by RhinoFit, Exercise.com powers your business by connecting to Zapier, Stripe, YouTube, Vimeo, MailChimp, ConvertKit, ConstantContact, Refersion, Intercom, and more.

Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com

Workout Creation and Delivery

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Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario

RhnoFit’s website doesn’t mention specifically its software capability for workout creation. 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
  • Plans for 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.

E-Commerce/Point of Sale

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RhinoFit’s software allows you to streamline your product online. Exercise.com allows you to sell pre-built single workout plans to your clients easily online as well. Selling online can be great for your business and having your products advertised specifically to your custom standards can set you apart. For example, Mike Boyle, of Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC), had over 700 clients within 12 months of releasing programming online using our software. Below, we will visually highlight some ways that our software can set your business apart.

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

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Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)

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Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships (Madeline Moves)

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Performance Assessments

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Complete Assessments for Clients

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. According to RhinoFit’s website, its software allows for performance and commissionable sales tracking and benchmarks. They also have a rank and belt progression feature specifically for martial arts clients.

With Exercise.com, you are able to create custom assessments for your clients or members. 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.

Automate Client Engagement with Assessments

Exercise.com’s Performance Health Software allows you to deliver recurring assessments to re-engage clients while also providing progress photos and measurements. You can put together a custom way of re-engaging clients how you deem fit. Rhinofit’s software is able to set up automatic reservation reminders and custom messages; however, there is no automation feature pertaining to assessments.

RhinoFit Software Pricing

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

Package Start-up Standard 24/7 Door Access Control
Price $0 $57 Monthly $149 Monthly
Features Free version of RhinoFit

When your gym gets over 20 active members, processes over $2500 in payments, OR starts processing payments through Gulf Management Systems, you move into the Standard pricing tier

Maximum Storage

Unlimited Members

Unlimited Admin/Staff
Accounts

Unlimited SMS and Email Messages

Mobile App for
Members and Staff

Interactive Dashboard

Comprehensive Reports

Hardware included in the monthly cost

All Standard Features

Fully Connected

Member Database

Mobile Key Tags

Visitation Pattern Tracking

Taxes and shipping for the hardware package (door access controller, scanner, power cord and USB scanner cord)
(A total of $150.00 is due for these products at the time of shipment)

RhinoFit Software Competitors

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

Competitor Minimum Starting Price Maximum Price
MindBody $129/monthly $349/monthly
ZenPlanner $117/monthly $1074/monthly
Pike13 $129/monthly $179/monthly
WellnessLiving $39/monthly $599/monthly

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

You need to be sure to go with an up to date software that won’t limit but enhance your business growth. Here are a few pros and cons to round out this review.

RhinoFit Cons

RhinoFit’s software is capable of managing your business in the basic sense but it is not designed for YOUR business. You do not have your own fully custom branded app or website and, in essence, it may feel like your business is being plastered on their software. You need to be able to utilize software that is designed to promote your brand and business the way you want it to. With RhinoFit, there can be a lack of customizability and marketability in an age where marketability can make or break your business.

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 new features, integrations, and more year-round. With seamless integrations and a myriad of ways you can customize your brand, Exercise.com is the best choice for your business.

We don’t merely give you a software to use. We give you YOUR fully customizable software while helping you navigate and reach your goals every step of the way.

Do you want to learn more about the features of our software? Book a demo with Exercise.com today!



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Glofox vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software

Glofox 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 Glofox 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 GloFox
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/
http://www.exercise.com/
Custom-built for your brand, so you’re always growing your business
http://www.exercise.com/
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/
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
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
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
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Staff Roles, Permissions, and Schedules
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Endless Marketing Integrations
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Manage Unlimited Client Base
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
Manage Software from Anywhere
http://www.exercise.com/
http://www.exercise.com/
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/
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/
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/

Gone are the days of paper-and-pen management styles. In order to keep up with competitors in this tech-savvy society, you need a reliable business program that merges business-growing management features and integrations with an eye-catching design.

Finding the right software to manage your business can be overwhelming. Many times it feels like your ideal program doesn’t exist; like no one has a program that’s just right for your business needs. After sifting through countless features, pros and cons, and price points, the programs begin to meld together. Even after you’ve made your decision, it’s easy to second guess yourself and wonder if another program would have been a better fit.

We’re here to help you wade through the sea of fitness management software so you can find the one that helps your business succeed! In this review, we will examine Glofox and compare its design and features with Exercise.com’s All-in-One Business Platform. While Glofox is a highly-rated management program, in the end, it’s clear to see that Exercise.com’s carefully personalized platform will give your business the tools it needs to grow for years to come. Book a demo today to learn more!

Fitness Pros Who Trust Exercise.com

Glofox Software Review

Founded in 2014, Glofox is a club management system that manages daily mundane admin tasks, handles scheduling and booking services, performs basic reporting, processes payments, customizes your website and app, sends automated push notifications and emails, and more. Glofox is targeted towards gyms, health and fitness centers, and specialized fitness boutiques.

Glofox allows members to make e-commerce payments for memberships and service credit packs. Memberships allow unlimited bookings within a billed time period. Service credit packs are one-time purchased credits that are only applied to certain classes, courses, or appointments. Memberships allow convenience to use any service, while credit packs allow members to only pay for services they want.

Glofox’s website and app are very visually-appealing and easily catch the eye. User reviews remark on how their customers are pleased with the overall look of the website and app. But do the features perform reliably, or does the visual appeal cover up underlying glitches and shortfalls? Keep reading to find out!

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

Glofox vs Exercise.com

At first glance, Glofox might seem like a top contender for your business platform, but let’s dig a little deeper into the features offered.

Like many business platforms, Glofox has three tiers of provided features. But Glofox is careful to not let this or their prices be obvious to potential customers. Glofox lists out all available features on its website, but reviews reveal that users must pick one of three packages. Here’s a list of the provided features under the Silver, Gold, and Platinum package:

Silver Package – $110/month Gold Package – $170/month Platinum Package – $220/month
Member Management Member/Admin Apps Check-In Kiosk
Class Scheduling Basic Push/Email Messaging Alerts Store
Event Scheduling Access Monitoring Class Performance Insights
Payment Processing Mailchimp Integration Trainer Performance Insights
Website Integration Member Insights Retention Tools
Basic Transaction Reporting Revenue Analysis Targeted Push Messaging Alerts
Attendance Tracking Targeted Email Alerts
Social Booking Links Member Community/News
Family Accounts Language Localization

[Table from G2]

As seen in the table above, Glofox’s Silver package barely covers the basics of scheduling and booking. An app isn’t available under the Silver package, so all scheduling, booking, and payments, as well as viewing the calendar must be done on a computer or web browser. Email and push notifications aren’t included. The only included reporting feature is for monetary transactions; all other reports, such as memberships, marketing trends, and check-ins aren’t included in the Silver package.

The Gold package is definitely an improvement on the Silver package, but it is still missing many essential elements to effectively run a business. For example, e-commerce, targeted notifications, and trainer and class performance insights aren’t included.

The Platinum package offers the most features but is still not a comprehensive package. This means you must pay for other programs and apps to manage these business areas. Alternatively, Exercise.com’s complete software includes everything Glofox has to offer plus:

  • Customizable workout and nutrition plan creation
  • Extensive video and instructional libraries
  • Endless marketing integrations
  • Reporting for all aspects of your business
  • Endless options to deliver workouts and increase revenue
  • Performance assessment customization and automated delivery

These features set Exercise.com apart from (and above) Glofox. Not only does Exercise.com take care of managers by freeing up their time with reliable and automated services, but it’s also a system that trainers and customers love, too. With workouts that are easy to create and follow, accessible performance assessments and resources, and quick secure payments, trainers and clients have everything they need in one spot.

Let’s take a look at each of these areas in more detail.

Fitness Business Management (FBM)

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How effectively Glofox might manage your business depends on what package you purchase. As outlined above, the Silver package doesn’t offer much business support. While the Gold package is a step in the right direction, it’s still missing key elements to manage a business. This means the (most expensive) Platinum package is Glofox’s best option. So how does the Platinum package compare with Exercise.com’s all-inclusive platform?

Calendars and Booking

Glofox has many standard calendar and booking features like other competitors, such as adding and managing classes, trainers, events, and membership details. However, a quick skim of reviews on Capterra will show that one of the most common glitches with GloFox is its calendar and booking system.

Some examples Glofox users share include: scheduled classes and events randomly disappear, deleted or expired sessions randomly reappear, current member information will be lost or deleted member information will reappear. More than one review reported the trainers and staff randomly disappear from the system!

Not only are these glitches confusing to staff and customers alike, but they can also cost a business or a trainer a lot of time and money! Imagine the frustration of losing profit over a scheduled class that the system randomly deleted, or the time spent re-entering staff or customer information. Managers don’t have time to double-check that everyone and everything is correctly recorded in the calendar! Your calendar and booking feature should be completely accurate and reliable.

Other reviews on Glofox’s calendar report that the center can’t block off days that the gym is closed, like for holidays or staff training. There are no recurring appointment features; members who come for their same session at the same time every week must always manually book their session–and trainers know how a “stolen” session can be very upsetting to some members!

Finally, each class must be manually added and deleted in the calendar. If you had a new HIIT class scheduled every Wednesday at 6 PM for 12 weeks, you would have to manually enter each of those 12 classes into the schedule with all the class information. If the class was retracted from the schedule, you must manually delete each of the 12 classes. Or perhaps the instructor got the flu and had to cancel a class last minute, Glofox users report there’s no way to message participants through the app of the change and must be contacted via the information provided in their member profile.

While Glofox may have a seemingly on-par calendar and booking system as their competitors, it’s actually riddled with glitches that make it unreliable. Some of the scheduling inadequacies could confuse or frustrate customers, or not save you much time at all.

On the other hand, Exercise.com’s platform is the reliable software that puts you at ease. View and book appointments on your up-do-date schedule from anywhere, on any device. All staff and member information are securely stored so it’s not lost or randomly deleted. And communicate instantly with individual or group clients easily through your custom-branded app!

Best yet, your calendar layout and features can easily be personalized to your style and preferences. With Exercise.com’s customizable platform, you can choose the scheduling features you want to help effectively manage your business!

Accepting Payments Securely and Easily

Both Glofox and Exercise.com use Stripe, a secure and reliable third-party payment processor, to accept automatic payments and e-commerce purchases. But multiple reviews show that Glofox suffers from payment glitches, such as billing customers following the completion of their pay period, billing previous clients, and class credits disappearing after payment was processed. Maggie R. writes,

Glofox has double-charged MULTIPLE students with no evidence on our end. Students have come up to me and shown me bank statements that I had 2x charges that were invisible from my side of the world. Scary.

Although Exercise.com uses Stripe to process payments, Exercise.com’s programming avoids these glitches so customers can confidently make payments in your app or website. This will increase customer satisfaction and encourage more purchases!

Increase Business Efficiency With Easy Report Access

Glofox offers several types of reporting, such as trainer and class insights, member insights, revenue analysis, transaction tracking, and attendance tracking. With these reports, managers can track which trainers and classes are consistently booked, what members have completed payments, which memberships are soon to expire, how often members check in, and track and analyze revenue.

While Glofox offers more reports than some of its competitors, it still only offers the most basic reports. Any manager knows that a plethora of reports are needed to examine a business from all angles so it can be the most profitable, and GloFox users acknowledge these reporting deficits.

Glofox user reviews note that the provided reports are very basic and their businesses would benefit from more detailed reports. Even more concerning, several users confirm that the reports are inaccurate:

All the reports are completely wrong. From revenue generation, to members, to leads, to no shows, literally nothing works… We have a huge discrepancy in our revenue. 2/3 of the revenue reported by Glofox is wrong.

Inaccurate reporting creates significant problems for a business! Reports not only help you manage your current business size, but they also help you make smart decisions to grow your business. Inaccurate and misleading reports can be detrimental! In order to ensure reliability, managers need to double-check Glofox’s reports, adding another managerial duty to their plates.

But with Exercise.com, you get tons of easy-access, accurate reports for sales, subscriptions, and charges. Exercise.com goes beyond Glofox’s basic reports with business management reports for all of your services, training, staff and clients, tax and payroll reports, shared packages report, e-commerce commission reports, and more! Most importantly, our reports are trustworthy–the way reports should be–so you can make the best decisions for your business.

Increase Revenue With Key Business Marketing Integrations

Glofox only integrates with 20% of the most popular marketing integrations: Facebook, MailChimp, Stripe, and your fitness center’s website. But many fitness centers use other programs for marketing and member management. If you currently use a program not listed by Glofox, you must convert all of your information into a program Glofox integrates in order to benefit from Glofox’s integration features. That’s a lot of program changes!

With Exercise.com, we make the transition to our platform easy by seamlessly integrating Facebook, MailChip, and your personalized website, plus:

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

We integrate more programs to help you succeed!

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

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Glofox and Exercise.com are proud to offer fully customizable websites and smartphone apps for your fitness center. Keeping your customers engaged with your individual brand is key to growing your business. Let’s examine the ways Exercise.com emphasizes and prioritizes customization so you can confidently grow your business!

Fully Customized to Your Brand

Highlight your unique brand and help it stand out in a highly competitive fitness market with your own customized website and app! Our comprehensive platform is completely customized to your needs, preferences, and style. Have your brand name and company’s motto front and center, your staff and classes professionally presented, multiple social media plug-ins, testimonials, and more!

Fine-tune the details so your website and app feel authentically yours with custom colors, language, integrations, features, custom dev, and so much more. Having a personalized, professional website and app boosts customer loyalty by keeping your customers engaged in your brand as they access their fitness plans and make payments.

Automation From Your Own Custom Apps

Effortlessly stay in control of scheduling and membership renewals by utilizing Exercise.com’s automatic notification settings. These push notifications can be sent through the app, text, and/or email, or a customizable combination. Additionally, Exercise.com’s software automatically:

  • Sends clients workout plans, videos, and more
  • Sends resources and files for easy client access
  • Sends clients their fitness assessments
  • Charges and receives payments 
  • Sends reminders and alerts for appointments or classes via app, text, and email

If done manually, these mundane tasks eat away at your valuable time and make trainers less productive. Exercise.com’s software performs these tasks automatically, which significantly frees up your schedule and keeps trainers engaged with their clients. Personalized notifications remind customers of their appointments, inform members of new classes, or to pay a due balance at their convenience with the privacy and security of Stripe.

Custom-Designed Website

With Exercise.com’s software, we help you build a secure, SEO-optimized website that converts visitors to leads and keeps members engaged with your brand.

Independently designing and managing your own website can be a headache, so many managers outsource to a web design professional. But with Exercise.com’s all-inclusive package, we’re here to assist you every step of the way! Enjoy creating and personalizing your website with unlimited theme changes, custom graphic work, colors, features, custom dev, and more. We’re also a Google Certified Partner!

Security Features

Exercise.com emphasizes using the highest standard of security for payment processing and storage of clients’ health information and assessments. Our websites and apps are SSL Secure, client information is protected with the internationally-secure Privacy Shield Framework, and we utilize Google Cloud for storing and transferring data. We also use Stripe for secure online and in-app purchases and transactions. 

Integrations and Add-ons

Other management programs may require you to sort through a list of add-ons for an extra charge. Not so with Exercise.com’s software! There’s no need to purchase pricey add-ons or wonder if you’re wasting money on program features you don’t use. Exercise.com’s platform is completely customizable, so you choose all the features you need! Additionally, we offer easy integration with other management or social media platforms for increased productivity and profit.  

Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com

Workout Creation and Delivery

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A key difference between Glofox and Exercise.com’s management software is our workout and creation delivery system. Glofox does many things to help manage a business, but it has no features to support personal trainers with their clients. There is no workout creation, nutritional plan, performance assessment, or delivery system in Glofox’s Platinum package.

Investing in Glofox means personal trainers (and their clients) must use a second program–or go old-school with paper handouts–to create and follow their workout and nutritional plans. This is not only an inefficient use of funds (as managers must invest in a second software for workouts) but can also be frustrating and confusing for clients to switch between apps or keep track of their papers.

With Exercise.com, you have a streamlined and professional package where everything is in one place! Clients can view the class and appointment schedules, securely pay for their slot, have access to all their workouts, nutrition plans, and performance assessments, and message with their personal trainer, all in the same custom-branded app! Best yet, there’s no need to invest in another program, which saves you money in your bottom line.

Let’s check out the exciting features of Exercise.com’s workout delivery system!

Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario

Exercise.com’s versatile software allows trainers to fully engage each unique client so they can reach their maximum potential. Whether a client is in-person, online, a traveling athlete, a busy professional, or a hybrid client (in-person/online), every client receives the highest standard of personalized care through communication in the Exercise.com app. Trainers can easily send workout and nutrition plans and updates, videos, resources, and more!

Communication between trainer and client is crucial to answer questions, maintain accountability, and boost motivation. While this is especially helpful for retaining traveling clients or busy professionals, everyone appreciates instant communication with their trainer! Our app’s custom messaging feature keeps trainers in contact with clients for increased customer satisfaction. 

Customized Workout Design and Library

Exercise.com’s software sets you apart from competitors through our customized workout designs and extensive exercise video and instructional libraries. Easily integrate the platform with your YouTube or Vimeo account for a personalized touch. Create your own exercise descriptions and instructions with pictures of proper form. These files are saved in your workout database for easy client assignments, saving you valuable time!

Trainers customize their clients’ next set of workouts with our workout plan creator to best fit the client’s needs and goals. Choose from your library of instructional methods, such as videos, pictures, intervals, alternates, blocks, modifications, descriptions, individualized instructions and reminders, and notes. 

These plans are easy for trainers to create and clients to follow! With our smart delivery feature, workout plans are sent to clients in your custom-branded app. With our on-the-go accessibility, clients can perform and log their workouts anywhere! Trainers can fully support and engage their clients by seeing a client’s logged workouts and fitness progress.  

While the workout creator helps in-person or hybrid clients stay on track, it’s particularly helpful for training and retaining traveling or online clients. With a few clicks, trainers can provide a variety of workouts to keep clients engaged and motivated while also being performed anywhere. Clients can use the messaging feature to ask trainers questions, and trainers can moderate the logged workouts.

Again, this customized workout design and library is not supported by Glofox. It’s a feature you only get with Exercise.com!

Automated Delivery PDFs, Nutrition Plans, and More to Your Clients

Fitness experts know that while workouts are crucial to achieving fitness goals, it’s only a piece of the puzzle. Diet, nutrition, education, and incorporating consistent healthy habits are essential to transforming a client’s life with lasting health results. Exercise.com’s software goes beyond workout creation to support all aspects of improving client health!

Exercise.com’s software enables trainers to automatically send PDFs, resources, nutrition plans, and more to their clients. Everything is kept in one place so customers can easily access all their health and resource information. Customers will be highly satisfied as they see more holistic results, aiding in customer retention.

E-Commerce/Point of Sale

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Glofox has limited e-commerce and point of sale opportunities: customers can make payments for memberships, appointments, or classes, and gyms can sell physical items through a store feature. However, the store only allows one transaction to be made at a time. This inconvenience minimizes the effectiveness of the store feature and does little to sustainably grow your business.

On the other hand, Exercise.com also accepts online and mobile payments, but our program grows your business with sustainable profit and customer engagement! How is this done? Check out some of the most popular ways our customers use Exercise.com’s e-commerce feature.

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

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For many reasons, some clients may need to take a break from regular gym attendance. Maybe their job hours changed, maybe they had a new baby, or maybe they are stretched too thin in their personal life. Some might stop working out altogether, hoping to get back to it someday, while others might try a home-based workout program. Unfortunately, both of these options often result in membership attrition.

With Exercise.com’s platform, you can prevent attrition and keep your members engaged in your brand by building and selling your own customized workout programs and plans. When time allows, members can be welcomed back to their fitness center family without skipping a beat.

These programs are also an excellent alternative for members who need extra guidance, accountability, or motivation but can’t afford a personal trainer. Offer a variety of levels, styles, and lengths to keep customers interested! The more options you offer, the more you increase customer engagement and lower your rate of attrition. Not to mention, it boosts your business revenue!

Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)

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As previously mentioned, Exercise.com’s software allows you to personalize programming for each individual client. Choose to automatically deliver workouts or nutritional plans to clients on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis, which takes another managerial load off of your back!

Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships (Madeline Moves)

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Members can receive a motivational “Workout of the Day” sent automatically to their inbox that delivers high levels of accountability, workout creativity, and fitness engagement. Further engage your customers by utilizing Exercise.com’s exclusive groups where members enrolled in the same fitness program can motivate and encourage one another. This builds your revenue and positive gym culture!

Run Workout Challenges (Madeline Moves)

Retaining members is the key to a profitable fitness center, but membership retention is often illusive. What is the most effective way to retain members? By creating a positive gym culture.

One of the best and most popular ways to build a positive gym culture (and thereby build customer loyalty) is to run frequent workout challenges. These are a fun way for gym members to catch a competitive spirit and cheer for other gym members. The more loyalty members have to your fitness center’s brand, the more your business will grow.

Exercise.com’s software makes workout challenges easy through customization and automation! All you have to do is award the winner!

Performance Assessments

The Value of Assessments

Performance assessments are not only essential to membership retention but are a huge part of a personal trainer’s job! They ensure safety, aid in creating effective workouts, and track progress. Without them, trainers and clients alike will feel lost.

Performance assessments are taken at the beginning of a fitness journey and periodically through a training period. These allow clients to see their baseline, need for improvement, goals that have been and are yet to be met, and progress made. Performance assessments are the objective data used to motivate your clients!

Glofox can store members’ personal data in their system to process payments and schedule appointments, but it doesn’t track or save performance assessments. Exercise.com’s platform aids in membership retention by helping clients stay on track to meet their goals. Put another way: the performance assessments in our software help your business grow! This is another way Exercise.com supports business growth where Glofox does not.

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Complete Assessments for Clients

Exercise.com’s software provides a simple layout for trainers to easily record standard or customized performance assessments so trainers spend less time inputting data and more time with their clients.

Once completed, trainers use the gathered data to adjust their clients’ workout and nutritional plans for increased effectiveness. With automated delivery, trainers can further engage and motivate their clients by sending performance assessment results to their clients’ inbox!

Software Glofox Pricing

As shown in the chart above, Glofox has a three-tiered pricing system:

  • Silver Package: $110/month
  • Gold Package: $170/month
  • Platinum Package: $220/month

Whatever your budget can afford, it’s important to remember that Glofox is not as comprehensive as it appears. At a minimum, you’ll still need other programs to deliver and save workout programs, nutritional plans, and performance assessments. But other provided features that aren’t up to par (like reporting and e-commerce) may require additional programs in order to capitalize on opportunities.

This isn’t the case with Exercise.com! With dozens of automated and customized services, our comprehensive program includes everything you need to grow your business.

Glofox Software Competitors

Besides Exercise.com, other competitors to Glofox include:

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Choosing the right management software can be the difference between a thriving, growing business and one that doesn’t gain any momentum. While Glofox has many important management features, it’s not the comprehensive package of Exercise.com. Our platform is here to help your business flourish! It’s easy for managers, trainers, and customers to use, which boosts customer satisfaction, aids in retention, and creates raving fans.

Glofox Cons

Glofox has the right ideas by offering scheduling, reporting, and complete customization for websites and apps. Unfortunately, there are many glitches with programming that leads to staff and client frustration. The reporting features are basic, inaccurate, and unreliable, the software frequently has trouble processing payments, and it only integrates a few common marketing programs.

But what’s more important than potential programming glitches is what Glofox doesn’t offer, such as workout creation, nutritional planning, performance assessments, and dozens of e-commerce opportunities. Glofox might manage your business well if you escape glitches, but it’s Exercise.com’s software that will grow your business.

Exercise.com Pros

Exercise.com’s All-in-One platform takes the brunt of managerial duties, encourages staff and trainer productivity, and avoids any client frustration of switching between apps. Additionally, Exercise.com’s software aids your business by:

  • Increasing your business’s efficiency and revenue through easy-access reporting and unlimited marketing integrations.
  • Engaging customers with your custom-branded website and app.
  • Customizing workout and nutritional plans for every client to maximize their fitness potential.
  • Capitalizing on every e-commerce opportunity to better engage members.
  • Providing an easily-accessible scheduling and booking experience for your staff and customers.

Exercise.com is the platform that helps you manage and grow your business for years to come. Streamline your business with the convenience of one software that delivers a professional, personalized customer experience every time. Interested in learning more? Book a demo today!



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Wodify vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software

Wodify 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 Wodify 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 Wodify
APPS APPS APPS
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Fully-Customizable
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SUPPORT SUPPORT SUPPORT
Phone
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Email
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Knowledge Base
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Proven track-record working with fitness professionals in every niche with custom solutions to their problems
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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
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Automate Payments Securely & Easily
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Online & In Person Booking
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Automated Email, Text, App Reminders
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Business Dashboard & Reports
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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
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Easy to Use Workout Routine & Plan Creator
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Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario
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Customize Your Own Exercise Library
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Client & Trainer Workout Logging App
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Workout Progress Made Easy
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Automated Workout Engagement
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E-COMMERCE SOFTWARE E-COMMERCE E-COMMERCE
Endless options to deliver workouts and increase revenue
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Sell Memberships/Training Packages
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Sell Single Workout Plans
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Deliver Individual Training
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Run Workout Challenges
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Sell Recurring Workout Memberships
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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
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Turn Leads Into Clients
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Engage Clients via Assessments
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Track Measurement Data (injuries, etc.)
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Deliver Personalized Workouts
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Fully Customizable Assessments
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Nutrition
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When it comes to choosing which software to utilize in managing your fitness business, there is no doubt that you have a wide variety of options. Each company offers services that appeal to one or more areas of your business, but we believe there is a choice that stands out as the all-inclusive option.

Before revealing our pick, we will be providing a review of the Wodify system. We will provide an overview of the company, insight into the features provided by Wodify, and information on the target audience to whom it markets.

We will also take a look at the pricing options offered by Wodify, competitors in the same market, and anything else you might need to know in order to help you make your decision.

Along the way, we will also inform you how Exercise.com compares to Wodify from various different angles and how we believe Exercise.com can meet the needs of your business.

Today’s fitness industry has many moving parts and having a software company that only can handle a few parts at a time will slow your business’s growth. If you are ready to see how to put Exercise.com to work for your business, request a demo today.

Fitness Pros Who Trust Exercise.com

Wodify Software Review

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After taking his first CrossFit class, Wodify founder and CEO, Ameet Shah, realized that part of the class’s success had to do with the competition among the participants. This competition was promoted by recordings on a whiteboard for the entire class to see and then more recordings by many individuals to keep track of their own results.

The online and in-app features of Wodify allow CrossFit athletes to track their workouts, log their diet, and view their progress. From an owner’s perspective, Wodify attempts to automate class scheduling and building, as well as allow coaches to configure workouts in advance and track various metrics of the athletes.

While Wodify touts itself as gym management software, it is fairly clear that they are content and committed to serving the CrossFit market. Even Shah was quoted, in regards to CrossFit, “That is our addressable market, as we don’t intend to expand into other markets.”

Even in their own niche, Wodify is not necessarily useful to everyone in the market. In 2016, CrossFit Fringe decided to take its business to another company:

“From the spinning wheel of death to frequent down times, Wodify has been suffering from some growing pains, and it’s been hurting us as a gym.”

When a business focuses on a very specific section of the market, it is imperative that they excel in all areas in order to be successful. Clearly, upon review of previous customers, there is some work to be done.

With Exercise.com, you have a team working to customize a platform specifically for your business. That means fewer growing pains and a more friendly and successful experience for you.

Wodify vs Exercise.com

A list of available features is great but it also does not mean a whole lot if you cannot make them work for your business. At Exercise.com, our software is entirely customizable to your business so that, whatever features you need, we can deliver them specifically to cater to your business.

We want you to succeed in all aspects of your business and that means you should have as much information at your disposal as possible. Listed below are some key areas in which we feel exercise.com can give your business an advantage.

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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Running a business is hard enough without having to use multiple platforms or types of software to encompass all aspects of your day-to-day and overall operation. Exercise.com allows you to do everything in one place. You and your staff no longer have to learn multiple programs to provide exceptional service to your customers. From booking to billing and everything in between, Exercise.com provides you with a one-stop-shop to fit your needs.

Not only can you find everything you need in one place, but the features are very user-friendly, meaning you and your employees will not need to spend countless hours trying to figure it out. This ease of use also translates into a better experience for their customers. They are easily able to view their progress and track their workouts without the hassle of learning a complicated app.

Let’s take a more specific look at the features of Exercise.com compared to Wodify.

Calendars and Booking

Wodify was originally created for CrossFit boxes and, therefore, the features reflect the needs of those gyms. Despite offering the ability for gyms to schedule classes and participants to book their spot in advance, Wodify was not built for facilities that offer multiple classes running at the same time in different studios.

Exercise.com, on the other hand, is built for your business. The software easily displays multiple studio locations, allows owners and managers to create visually appealing schedules, and provides members access to book their spot in advance.

The software provided by Exercise.com also is useful for personal training. Schedules can be sorted by trainer, client, or overall schedule to easily see when there are openings. Trainers are also able to schedule recurring appointments for their clients who come in during the same timeframe every week.

Accepting Payments Securely and Easily

Both Wodify and Exercise.com utilize Stripe to accept payments, however, it is not clear as to whether or not Wodify software easily accommodates different forms of billing.

With the Exercise.com software, gym owners have the ability to bill members in multiple ways, depending on the type of service they are using. You can make a one-time sale, send a monthly invoice, and set up custom payments for bundled services or packages.

A gym is able to sell products utilizing a single payment option, memberships using automated billing, or personal training packages with varying price tags and payment options. Best of all, Exercise.com allows you to view all of your invoices in one place so you can easily keep track of your revenue.

Increase Business Efficiency With Easy Report Access

Earning revenue is great, but if you aren’t able to interpret what that revenue can do for your business, you are missing out on ways you can make your company more efficient.

With the business dashboard in the Exercise.com software, you are able to generate reports on more than a dozen different categories in whatever timeframe you choose. Not only are you able to view a report on your overall revenue, but you can also get reports on various types of client activities to get a better idea of what services are receiving a higher usage rate.

Information on specific reporting features of the Wodify software was not immediately available at the time this article was written.

Increase Revenue With Key Business Marketing Integrations

Your business may have tools already in use that you have found to be successful parts of your business. Exercise.com makes it easy to integrate these tools into our software to provide a seamless transition to continue the success you already have while addressing other issues that your current software cannot rectify. Here are a few popular examples of resources that can be integrated to maximize your marketing potential.

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

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

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Successful businesses have one or more qualities that set them apart as a unique establishment. In order for people to see these qualities, you need to promote them. There is no better way to do that, within your business software, than to customize your website and smartphone app.

When people are searching the web for information on a gym, are they more likely to spend more time on a website with a generic look or one that is fully branded to reflect the mission, vision, and unique qualities of that facility? The answer seems pretty straightforward, and it’s one that Exercise.com is happy to provide.

It is also can be very beneficial for owners to be able to manage their business from anywhere using their app. This is not a feature that Wodify provides to its customers.

Fully Customized to Your Brand

Wodify got its start when it’s founder recognized that there was a more efficient way to post and record workouts rather than using a whiteboard and a notebook. This is certainly true and there have obviously been other companies, including Exercise.com, which have launched programs to accommodate these needs.

What Exercise.com has done better, however, is customize the template to be specific to your brand. People are no longer talking about the workout they just did at “the gym,” they are talking about the workout they did at your gym. Why? Because by customizing your brand, you are building a community. When people feel they are accomplishing something within a community, there are excited to talk about it and invite others to join their community.

By having software that is customized, you are not only visually marketing your brand but you are also encouraging others to market for you by word of mouth.

Automation From Your Own Custom Apps

Once your custom app is complete, Exercise.com offers automation options to simplify the running of your business. A few of these options include:

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

Custom-Designed Website

Websites have almost completely taken over phonebooks, newspapers, or other methods from which to gather information about a business. With this in mind, you want a website that delivers all of the information someone may need while giving them a visual representation of your company. That is why a custom-designed website, with the following features, can be so useful for your business.

  • Responsive
  • SEO optimized
  • Unlimited theme changes
  • Built to convert visitors to leads
  • Custom graphic work
  • Google Certified Partner

Security Features

With the amount of sensitive information contained in a software program, you want to make sure it is not going to fall into the wrong hands. For this reason, Exercise.com has the following security measures:

  • SSL Secure
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Integrations and Add-ons

Wodify currently offers three different software levels with the same four add-ons available to each level. These add-ons range from $49-$119 in price depending on what you want to do. Having options can be great, but in scenarios like this, you may be paying for services that you don’t need. For example, if your business requires only a part of two different add-ons, you have to pay for both even though you are not utilizing all aspects of those two add-ons.

This is where the customization aspect of Exercise.com is, once again, beneficial. You are able to select everything you need for your business without paying for a myriad of other things you don’t.

More than just add-ons, Exercise.com provides customization to the integrations it offers. Ready to see our software in action? Fill out the form below for a demo.

Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com

Workout Creation and Delivery

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Many gyms and trainers are now trying to optimize their business by providing workouts to their clients or members outside of their time in a class or training session. For these purposes, Exercise.com provides creation and delivery methods to ensure that your workouts are easy to design and even easier to deliver.

Wodify is more limited in its offering for workout creation. Not only are exercise libraries not as customizable, but they are not applicable to all scenarios, given that the software was initially designed to be used for CrossFit.

Clients are more likely to stay on track and continue utilizing your services if they are having success. By sending them custom workouts and giving them an avenue to track their progress and see success, you are also setting up your business for long-term success. Exercise.com’s workout creation and delivery features can help with:

  • 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

Within the Wodify software, you have the option (for a fee) to receive weekly workouts published into your account. You are then able to tweak these programs to fit the needs of your clients.

There are two main problems with this idea. The first is that, by giving your clients workouts made by a third party, you are not selling your business. You are giving them someone else’s design featuring videos or pictures with employees from another company. This does nothing to promote brand loyalty and, in fact, may show your customers that they can find a quality service somewhere else.

The other problem is that, while you may save time utilizing this strategy with only a few clients, you will end up spending more time as your client-base grows and you need to tweak each workout more times to accommodate more people.

With Exercise.com, you can skip the problems. You can build your own custom workouts to deliver to clients. Upload your own videos to promote your business, employees, and show customers why your business is better than the other options they have. A few other features are:

  • Workout Plan Creator
  • Intervals
  • Alternate
  • Block
  • Smart Delivery
  • Custom Exercise Library
  • Easily Embed Your Videos into Your Platform
  • Your Descriptions, Workouts, etc

E-Commerce/Point of Sale

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While Wodify software does offer the option for sales to be made either in person or online, it is not clear, at the current time, exactly what types of products or services can be accommodated in this system.

On the other hand, Exercise.com provides a platform to increase your revenue through multiple different services. Here are a few examples.

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

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There is a large market, in most gyms, for people who are looking for a workout to follow but also do not want to utilize the services of a personal trainer. For these people, purchasing a pre-built workout plan is a great option.

This is a workout, available within your software, that people have access to for life once they make the purchase. You can choose to make the workout look however you’d like, but once the sale is made, it is on the individual to perform it. This could also lead to revenue in the future, once individuals see the benefit of the workouts put together by your personal training team.

Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)

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Rather than having individuals purchase a pre-made plan, you could also give an option for a program custom-designed to them, which is automatically delivered to them. This gives the client a workout program individualized for them that can also be done at their convenience, rather than on the schedule of a trainer.

Deliver Automated Monthly Programming (PJF Performance)

Somewhat a combination of the two above options, Exercise.com also allows for your business to offer pre-built workouts to be automatically delivered to clients on a monthly basis. This can be beneficial for all involved. You optimize your business by having the same workout available for purchase by multiple customers, and these customers receive a high-quality program at an interval that allows them to track their progress.

Deliver Annual Programming (Barbell Physio)

If you have a customer committed to long term success, Exercise.com gives you the option to provide annual programming. This gives you an opportunity to gain a customer for a year at a time and also helps that customer stay committed and hopefully sign-up for additional services either during the program or after it is complete.

Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships (Madeline Moves)

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Many people have the commitment to attending their gym on a daily basis but would prefer to not have to make their own decisions on what they should do once they get there. With Exercise.com, you can provide a solution for these individuals.

By offering them membership into a workout of the day program, you can deliver high-quality programming to the portion of your members who do not need the accountability of a personal trainer but would still like the instruction.

Run Workout Challenges (Madeline Moves)

Competition can be a motivator for many people, and capitalizing on that can be a great move for your business and your members. Having a challenge also promotes a sense of community within a friendly competition, which is good for business.

Exercise.com’s software provides a platform to both promote the challenge and also accept payments that come in for it from customers.

Performance Assessments

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In order to know where you’re going, you have to know where you’re starting. This is equally as true in fitness as in any other area of our lives. This where having a performance health assessment at your facility becomes a valuable asset.

The Wodify software program offers a workout tracker in its three base programs (Engage, Grow, and Promote) but they each lack a customizable fitness assessment. In order for that access, customers are required to pay $119 per month for a website add on plus a $399 site launch fee.

With Exercise.com, everything is included in one flat price. We tailor our software to your program to meet your needs. Performance assessments can provide tremendous value to your business, and therefore are included in our pricing.

The Value of Assessments

Assessments provide value to both businesses and customers; let’s start with the latter.

An assessment gives individuals the opportunity to establish baseline metrics when they begin a fitness journey. The items being assessed can and should be changed, depending on the client’s goal, and that is why the customization offered by Exercise.com is so important.

Having a baseline allows clients to see exactly what they have accomplished since starting on their fitness journey. It provides motivation to continue on a program when they can see tangible results. It is much easier for clients to see results in an assessment tracker than trying to remember baseline numbers by themselves.

From a business perspective, many customers don’t even know certain areas they may need improvement. Providing an assessment for these individuals allows for an opportunity to discuss how your facility and staff can help correct imbalance, achieve goals, and provide a better overall experience.

Complete Assessments for Clients

Some performance health assessments look at the same metrics over and over for any client that walks in the door. For example, if a new member walks in for his assessment and explains to a staff member that he just finished shoulder surgery, it would be of no value to have this member perform the push-up test that is part of every assessment.

Instead, it might be more beneficial to test this member’s range of motion before the point of discomfort. Measuring this would be far more applicable to his current state of fitness while still giving him a baseline to measure against.

The customization offered by Exercise.com allows your facility to give a complete assessment specific to each member that walks in your door. Instead of giving a one-size-fits-all assessment that includes push-ups, wall-sits, and a plank, you can provide something specific to each individual. This will help the customer become more successful, and will also lead to revenue for your business.

Automate Client Engagement With Assessments

It is much more difficult to acquire a new customer than to retain an existing one. For this reason, it is important to keep your clients engaged and mindful of their goals and progress. This can be a tedious process, but Exercise.com makes it easy by automating interactions with your clients.

Exercise.com’s performance health software allows you to deliver recurring assessments, progress photos, and measurements to promote client re-engagement and retention.

Wodify Software Pricing

We have touched on certain elements of the Wodify software options and minimally on price, but here is a more comprehensive breakdown of what the company offers. Please note that, in the features portion of the table, the Grow option also contains everything from the Engage option, and the Promote option also includes everything from the Grow and Engage options.

Package Engage Grow Promote
Price $79/mon $149/mon $299/mon
Features Billing
Class Scheduling
Member & Admin Mobile Apps
Appointments
Membership Management
Retain Point of Sale
Wodify Blueprint Access
Digital Contract & Waivers
Online Sales
Lead Management & Mass Emails
Membership Enforcement
Waitlists
Insights Dashboards
Zapier Integration
Dedicated Account Manager
SMS Messaging
Groups
Shared Payments
Payroll Tracking
Shopify Integration
Custom Segments
Quickbooks Integration
Zapier Integration (leads)

There are four add-ons available that can be applied to each of the three core options listed above. These add-ons are not inclusive of each other, meaning that they are priced individually and each add-on contains separate components from the others.

Add-On Function Price
Wodify Perform Workout tracking system for clients $49/mon
Wodify Pulse Real-time heart rate training for members $99/mon
WOD Marketplace Automatically delivered programming $109/mon
Wodify Sites Fully integrated, hosted, and supported website $119/mon

Wodify Software Competitors

The needs of businesses in the fitness industry are constantly evolving and, as long as this is the case, more and more competitors will try to find their way into this space. Below, we have listed a few of Wodify’s competitors. All pricing is based on available information at the time of writing.

Competitor Minimum Base Price Maximum Base Price
GloFox $110/mon n/a
MINDBODY $129/mon $349/mon
PT Distinction $19.90/mon $80/mon
Zen Planner $117/mon $964/mon

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Choosing the right software is important to the success of your business. It could mean the difference between just staying afloat or increasing your revenue. Despite the importance of this decision, it does not have to be a difficult one.

We believe that Exercise.com provides the most inclusive option for businesses, and we are confident that it is the clear choice for you.

Wodify Cons

One of the most prominent downsides to Wodify is that it was built for CrossFit box gyms and that remains its identity today. While many of the features may apply to facilities in more broad or other niche markets, a software designed specifically for one niche will always have a difficult time meeting the needs of a wide range within the market.

It is also difficult to purchase everything you need, with Wodify, without paying for features that you don’t need. While the minimum price tag is $49 per month, it is unlikely that this option will meet all of your needs. If you were to utilize every add-on available with Wodify, you could end up paying up to $755 per month, as well as a $399 website launch fee.

Finally, Wodify also lacks unlimited client management, automated workout engagement, and has limited integration options without taking advantage of an add-on.

Exercise.com Pros

Exercise.com is set apart from its competitors, particularly Wodify, by the full customization offered within the software. Your company’s brand can be represented with a custom app and website utilizing your logo and colors, but you can also customize the function of the software to make it work specifically for your business.

You have the opportunity to customize performance health assessments, automate emails and workouts to engage clients, and access reports to help grow your business.

Best of all, Exercise.com includes all of its features at one price. You tell us your needs and your business vision and we will deliver software to provide you with the best opportunity to succeed. There are no add-ons to deal with or decisions to make as to whether you can get by without a specific service because it costs extra. There are no guessing games with Exercise.com. You get everything you need without having to pay for anything you don’t.

Now that you have the details, you can make the best, informed choice for your business. You certainly have options when it comes to choosing your path for success, but we believe that Exercise.com is the clear favorite to help your business reach its goal.

Does Exercise.com provide the services and features that you consider to be most important to your business?

If, after reading the details above, you feel that Exercise.com could provide benefits for your business, request a demo today.



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Booksy 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 Booksy 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.

Exercise.com’s all-in-one fitness business management software is the gold-standard in the industry; from full app customization to workout creation, delivery, and management, e-commerce capabilities, performance health assessments, endless integrations, client engagement, and automation, we’ve made sure to cover all of our bases.

But, that’s not enough.

We can’t claim to be the best without pitting our features up against one of our competitors, Booksy. We want to provide you with our honest opinion on why our software is the ultimate choice (over all fitness business management software options) for your company’s needs.

In this review, we will compare the Exercise.com app features to Booksy’s software features so that you will have all of the information needed to choose Exercise.com for your business management software needs.

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Booksy Software Review

Booksy is an appointment scheduling app for beauty professionals, personal trainers, health professionals, pet services, and home services. Booksy lists the available professionals, their schedule, and available services via the Booksy website or mobile app. Clients are then able to make an appointment, purchase a package of sessions, or leave reviews for professionals on the mobile app or website.

Some examples of professionals that can use Booksy include:

  • Personal trainers
  • Massage therapists
  • Hairstylists and barbers
  • Makeup artists
  • Nail salons
  • Tattoo/piercing artists
  • Beauty salons
  • Pet grooming
  • Spas
  • Personal grooming
  • Registered dieticians

According to Capterra, Booksy is rated a 4.8/5.0 based on 226 reviews. Some of the pros include ease of use, customer service, automated appointment reminders, and accessibility. Some of the cons include the user-friendliness of the gallery pictures, small photos of users (making it difficult for professionals to recognize a new customer from a small photo), and no waiting list option.

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

Booksy vs Exercise.com

Booksy and Exercise.com have similar scheduling features for clients to book appointments with professionals.

The benefits of Exercise.com are numerous; here’s what Exercise.com users can expect with our software:

  • Schedule appointments and classes
  • Process payments securely and easily
  • Online booking
  • Staff roles and permissions
  • Automated email and text reminders
  • Endless integrations for your business
  • Easy to use workout plan creator
  • Deliver workouts for any scenario
  • Client and trainer workout logging via the app
  • Smart performance analysis made easy
  • Enhance client retention
  • Automated workout engagement
  • Sell plans anywhere in the world
  • Run workout challenges
  • Put recurring workouts on autopilot
  • Offer individual and custom workout programs
  • Capture smart performance data
  • Create custom client assessments

Fitness Business Management (FBM)

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An all-in-one Fitness Business Management (FBM) software should have key features that provide all the features you need to successfully run and manage a business from your fingertips 24/7. Important FBM features include scheduling features, payment processing features, reporting, and alternate revenue streams.

Booksy includes options for scheduling, payment processing, and reporting but does not include options for alternate revenue streams. The sole focus of Booksy is appointment scheduling and management and payment processing.

With Exercise.com, you will find a true all-in-one software options that can be used by managers, staff, employees, clients, and members. The features are endless to grow and manage your fitness business.

Calendars and Booking

Booksy is geared toward professionals that use appointments for services like beauty services, health professionals, massage, and others. Booksy provides these professionals with an option to set up availability for clients to be able to book and manage appointments.

Clients can use the mobile app or Booksy websites to search for professionals near them or professionals they have used in the past. Booksy also automatically sends reminders to the clients once the appointments are confirmed. Currently, there is no waiting list option with Booksy.

Exercise.com also offers similar options for scheduling and calendars, like booking and managing appointments and services. You can also set up automatic reminders and notifications via email, text, or from the mobile app.

Accepting Payments Securely and Easily

Booksy allows professionals the ability to set up payment processing. Clients can pay using a credit card directly from the mobile app or website. Credit card information can be saved for future use and receipts are sent by Booksy after a purchase.

The receipt is also sent to you following the client’s purchase. Professionals can also set up features to allow you to charge for no shows or late cancellations. Professionals can also track payments and run reports to see cash flow.

Exercise.com uses a number of features to allow clients to securely pay via the mobile app, dashboard, or in-person. Payment processing is safe and easy with Exercise.com.

Increase Business Efficiency With Easy Report Access

Booksy allows professionals to run reports on business activity, booking statistics, individual staff performance, sales revenue, and client payment history.

Exercise.com allows you to customize the reports you need. You can also set up staff roles and permissions to give employees the access they need on a daily basis.

Increase Revenue With Key Business Marketing Integrations

Booky has some limited marketing features, including the ability to email or text clients with promotions or notifications, templates that you can customize to send marketing information to clients, and a client review system.

Exercise.com takes it a step further with numerous marketing integration, including:

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

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.

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Founder, Revolution Sports Performance

Custom-Branded Websites, Web, and Smartphone Apps

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The only customization options within the Booksy app are the ability to add photos, the ability to connect to social media accounts, and the addition of your contact information. There are no options to customize text, logos, or branding.

In comparison, Exercise.com offers fully customizable and branded mobile apps for our clients and can match colors, logo, and verbiage across platforms for a consistent look with websites, dashboards, and mobile apps. We also offer custom dev tools for clients.

Exercisers can view schedules, book classes, view workouts, track or highlight workouts, view and enter challenges, monitor progress toward goals, and more. Staff and trainers can also use the app to create, plan, and deliver workouts, add exercises or notes, track progress, engage with clients, automate reminders and notifications, and more.

Fully Customized to Your Brand

Branding is a key component of any marketing that your fitness business will do. Imagine your own customized app that can easily be recognized in the app store by any of your clients with your colors, logo, photos, graphics, and text. This is all possible with Exercise.com. Your dashboard and mobile app will look consistent with your brand.

Automation From Your Own Custom Apps

Automation options allow your software to work for you, even when you aren’t on your laptop or phone. Booksy automates reminders for appointments through text messages and the mobile app.

Exercise.com allows for these reminders, but also much more. You can automate emails, workout programs, nutrition plans, and other documents easily. These are some of the automated features of Exercise.com:

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

Custom-Designed Website

Your website may be the first contact many of your potential clients or customers will see, so it must showcase your brand, your services, and the great things about your business.

Booksy only allows professionals to create a contact page on the Booksy website but it’s very basic. Customers and clients can find you on there, but there is no customization or addition of extra information, just contact information, pictures, and available appointments. Customer reviews also show up on this page.

Exercise.com allows a fully customized website. You can add pictures, videos, documents, or anything else you dream of. Here is what Exercise.com offers:

  • Responsive
  • SEO optimized
  • Unlimited theme changes
  • Built to convert visitors to leads
  • Custom graphic work
  • Google Certified Partner

Security Features

In this era of almost daily occurrences of compromised data, it is vital that you are protecting your facility and staff data, as well as your client’s personal and financial data. Exercise.com is safe and secure with features like:

  • SSL Secure
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Integrations and Add-ons

Booksy has a few marketing integrations, but limited integrations outside of this and no additional add-ons. Exercise.com offers marketing integrations as listed above, but also integrations with YouTube, Vimeo, Zapier, and many others.

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Workout Creation and Delivery

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Booksy has no options for workout creation and delivery. This software focuses solely on scheduling and payment processing.

In comparison, Exercise.com has a number of workout creation and delivery features to allow personal trainers and fitness professionals the ability to develop and share this information with anyone.

Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario

Personal trainers and fitness professionals can create and deliver workouts for any type of clients whether they are in-person or online. This allows additional revenue streams because you can reach clients that you would not otherwise have access to in a face-to-face scenario. Here are some of the options for workout creation and delivery:

  • 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

An exercise library is a vital part of any workout software. Exercise.com offers a robust exercise library and numerous features to allow the creation of effective workout programs to help your clients meet their health and fitness goals. These are just a few of the options that personal trainers can use to build workout programs:

  • Workout Plan Creator
  • Intervals
  • Alternate
  • Block
  • Smart Delivery
  • Custom Exercise Library
  • Easily Embed Your Videos into Your Platform
  • Your Descriptions, Workouts, etc

Automated Delivery PDFs, Nutrition Plans, and More to Your Clients

Exercise.com allows for automated delivery of any type of file to your clients. You can send workout files, videos, nutrition plans, assessment files, and more. Let’s say you have a stay-at-home mom who wants to work out in her home gym during naptime. You can send workouts, videos, and her nutrition plan all via the mobile app. It’s a win-win for both of you!

E-Commerce/Point of Sale

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Booksy offers some e-commerce/point of sale options, like selling packages or sessions via the mobile app or website. Booksy also allows you to set up no-show or late cancellation fees to help keep clients accountable when they make an appointment.

Exercise.com offers numerous e-commerce and point of sale features, including the ability to sell single workout plans, the option to deliver custom programming, the ability to sell monthly or annual programming, the option to deliver a workout of the day program, or to provide workout challenges. These features allow you to meet the needs of any type of client and the ability to add additional revenue streams to support your business and your family.

Here are some examples of how other fitness professionals have used Exercise.com to grow and manage their businesses.

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

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Have you created any successful single workout programs that focus on a specific goal or sport? Exercise.com allows you to sell those online to reach clients all over the world at any time of day.

Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)

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Dean Somerset (AMPD) offers individualized coaching both online or in-person. This option is great if you have traveling athletes or exercisers that prefer to workout in a home gym or while on the road traveling for work. You can develop the program and set up automated delivery based on the needs of your clients.

Deliver Automated Monthly Programming (PJF Performance)

Advanced athletes can benefit from the monthly programming from PJF Performance. They offer a successful vertical jump and explosiveness online program, which gives step-by-step instructions. This program can be anywhere from one month to one year to help athletes meet their fitness goals.

Deliver Annual Programming (Barbell Physio)

Barbell Physio offers annual programming to help increase performance and reduce injuries. They offer a monthly or annual membership, but the annual membership comes at a significantly reduced rate.

Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships and Run Workout Challenges (Madeline Moves)

Madeline Moves has built a successful online presence and following with her workout of the day memberships and workout challenges. She offers an 8-week workout program with five new workouts each week. All of these workouts can be completed at home with a few pieces of exercise equipment.

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Performance Assessments

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Because Booksy focuses on scheduling and payment processing, there are also no performance health assessment features. Exercise.com easily meets this need with a variety of features to emphasize and utilize performance health assessments.

The Value of Assessments

There are multiple reasons why assessments are useful. Personal trainers can use assessments to gather baseline information about a client in order to develop an effective fitness program tailored to their abilities and goals. They can also be used to categorize or compare exercise enthusiasts or athletes with others of the same age and sex by using criterion-referenced standards.

When assessments are repeated, trainers and clients can see their progress over time. For example, if a client completed 1.0 mile in a 12-minute run/walk for distance assessment the first attempt and then completed 1.15 miles after three months of a training program, that is a remarkable improvement.

Clients can also use assessments as a way to stay motivated toward reaching their health and fitness goals.

Complete Assessments for Clients

There are so many different types of health and fitness assessments that can be used with clients and members to assess cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, or body composition. There are also assessments to test power, agility, stability, and balance.

With Exercise.com, the good news is there is no need for paper and pen assessments. The assessment results can easily be added to your client’s profile for you and the client to view electronically. If you have an intake or assessment form, you can easily share that with clients.

Automate Client Engagement With Assessments

Assessments help develop a relationship and create a sense of loyalty between the trainer and client. Personal trainers can give appropriate feedback and instructions after reviewing assessment information and clients can use this to communicate their health and fitness goals with their trainer

Booksy Pricing

Pricing for Booksy starts at $29.99 per month. It is an additional $10 a month to add each additional staff member. Unlimited pricing with unlimited staff starts at $119.99 a month.

If you exceed 500 text messages (which are used for confirmations and reminders) you will be charged $0.04 per text message. There is a free two-week trial of Booksy if you provide basic contact information.

Booksy Competitors

Other appointment management and payment processing software similar to Booksy include MindBody, BookStream, Reservio, SimplyBook.me, Wellness Living, and Vagaro.

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Booksy has features that are useful to many professionals, including hairstylists, makeup artists, massage therapists, or nail salons who only need scheduling, appointment management, payment processing options, and basic payment processing.

Personal trainers, gym managers, and other fitness professionals would need another system to use workout creation and delivery features, performance health assessment features, customization of mobile apps and websites, and robust e-commerce options, like selling personal training online. This is where Exercise.com provides all the features you need to grow and manage your fitness business.

One software is all you need for calendars and booking, workout creation and delivery, customized website and app, member management, administrative functions, e-commerce, and health performance assessments. Exercise.com gives you all of this for one price and one package.

Booksy Cons

Booksy does not contain any features for workout creation and delivery or performance health assessments. Personal trainers and fitness professionals would need another software option in order to use their features. Who wants to learn and use two different systems when one software could give you all of those options?

Exercise.com Pros

Exercise.com truly is an all-in-one fitness business management software that will help you manage and grow every aspect of your business. Investing in a reputable and effective fitness business management software is an investment in your business.

You can build your client base locally, nationally, or even internationally with the e-commerce and workout creation/delivery features. You can enhance client loyalty with performance assessments, mobile apps, workout creation/delivery, and e-commerce features. Exercise.com makes your life and your client’s lives happier and healthier.

This comparison has described the all-in-one software features of Exercise.com. Which features would be most helpful to you?

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Fitness Business Management Software [Everything You Need to Know]


Get the Basics…

  • Fitness business management software, like Exercise.com, provides a helpful solution to manage all aspects of your gym, fitness facility, clinic, or health club and makes your life easier.
  • The software does require an investment, but the payback in time saved and additional revenue is well worth the investment.
  • Exercise.com provides the features needed to successfully manage a fitness or health business.
  • Facilities that specialize in health clubs, gyms, sports performance, personal training businesses, boutique fitness studios, or physical therapy clinics will find the features of Exercise.com helpful in maximizing their potential.

Every fitness facility, health club, personal training business, gym, or clinic should have some type of management software to manage the facility, classes, and members efficiently. One system can provide the tools needed to manage members, process payments, maintain classes/calendars, manage employees, and assist with administrative functions.

Ultimately, fitness business management software helps you deliver an excellent customer service experience, which impacts the success of your business. There are numerous software options available for fitness businesses to choose from in this competitive and saturated software market. It’s important to choose the one that fits your budget but also offers all the features you need and will use on a daily basis.

Ready to see how Exercise.com’s all-in-one software can help you manage and grow your fitness business? Schedule a demo today.

Overview of Exercise.com Features

Fitness Business Management

All fitness businesses need management features to successfully organize and manage all administrative options. Using an all-in-one software makes it easy to have all of these features in one location, rather than in multiple programs or locations. Calendars and booking, payment processing, and increasing efficiency and revenue are important features your software should contain.

Exercise.com has useful options for managers including calendar and scheduling management, payment processing, membership management, and custom-branded apps. Growing your business by adding and onboarding new clients is much easier with a fitness business software like Exercise.com.

Clients can book classes and services, pay for classes or services, set up automatic payments, and manage all of this from the easy-to-use mobile app. No need for trainers to have separate personal trainer software for their workout and fitness needs. Exercise.com has a number of useful features for personal trainers and fitness professionals.

– Calendars and Booking

Managers and staff can manage classes and services to make scheduling easy. With Exercise.com, clients and members can view updated calendars, book classes, appointments, or services, manage these classes, appointments, or services, and make payments, all through the online dashboard or mobile app.

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– Accepting Payments Securely and Easily

Exercise.com uses integrations with companies like Stripe to access and process payments safely and efficiently. Payments can be accepted from clients via the mobile app, dashboard, or also in-person for staff to enter.

– Increase Business Efficiency and Revenue

Having all of these options within one software means less administrative time to manually post and edit schedules online and manually enter payment information. This frees up staff to interact with clients, improve marketing efforts, or focus efforts on increasing membership.

Custom-Branded Web and Smartphone Apps

The option to have customized web dashboard and smartphone mobile apps is a great feature that should be included with your all-in-one fitness business management software. Your web dashboard and mobile apps should be useful to management, staff, trainers, clients, and members with options for automation, integration, and vital security features.

Exercise.com offers full customization, not just your logos and colors, but also the ability to match your logo, text, and color scheme to your current brand for consistency. The dashboard and mobile app allow for automated functions, security and privacy, and integration.

Custom AMPD Apps

– Automation

Automated functions are helpful to save time and deliver workouts, videos, or files on-demand, once automatically, or on an automatic schedule. This a great time saver for management, staff, and personal trainers.

For example, you have a client who would like to set up training sessions with you three times a week but travels for their job every week. This client has access to a hotel gym when traveling, so you decide to meet with them once a week on the weekend, but then automate the delivery of workouts twice a week to the mobile app. You can attach workout videos or other files as part of this workout delivery so the client can complete and log those workouts from the hotel gym.

Exercise.com also allows the option to set up automated emails or text messages. Want to remind current members of an upcoming promotion? You can set this up ahead of time so no concern with forgetting to do it in advance of the promotion.

– Security Features

When using a fitness business management software, you want assurance that the data from your business and your client’s personal information and payment information is safe and secure.

Exercise.com is SSL secure, has a privacy shield framework, and uses Google cloud to keep your data and your client’s data secure.

– Fully Customized

The ability to customize your features, web dashboard, and mobile apps is critical. Managers and staff need easy access to the functions they will use the most and the ability to customize some of those features. Users and members want to easily find your mobile app in the app store and see colors, logos, and graphics that match your brand.

Exercise.com offers you all this, and more, including custom dev work. There is also the option of custom performance health assessment software, which allows trainers to collect data about your clients that will help inform their workout program. This information can be shared easily with members and clients to keep them motivated in reaching their health and fitness goals.

Trainers can also customize the exercise library. If they have exercises they use frequently, like bodyweight squats, push-ups, or planks, they can set these up to find quickly and easily. It’s also easy to embed videos in the exercise library and workout creator.

– Integrations and Add-ons

Integrations and add-ons make it easy to have access to additional features or services that help your business run smoothly. Marketing features, payment processing software, and other platforms are accessible at the touch of your fingertips.

Zapier makes it easy to connect with thousands of web apps. Payment processing software like Stripe can also be integrated to keep everything in one location and you do not need to have multiple software or platforms to access.

Do your trainers use a lot of YouTube videos? Exercise.com makes it easy to integrate YouTube right into your dashboard or mobile app. Need to use some additional marketing features? Exercise.com integrates ConstantContact, MailChimp, or other platforms that will improve your marketing efforts.

Workout Creation and Delivery

– Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario

Personal trainers and strength and conditioning staff should have the ability to develop and deliver workouts for any type of athlete or exercise enthusiast with an extra trainer software. Workout creation and delivery can be used for face-to-face clients, traveling exercisers/athletes, online clients, or hybrid clients (a mixture of face-to-face and online).

Exercise.com offers all that and more. Members can set up fitness goals, view workouts, and log workouts right from the mobile app on their phone. No more carrying around printed copies of workout programs.

One great way to optimize an additional source of revenue is by selling workouts online. If this is an area that your personal trainers have not expanded into, Exercise.com gives you the options needed to be successful with online personal training.

– Customized Workout Design and Library

Personal trainers, strength and conditioning coaches, physical therapists, and group fitness instructors will benefit from a workout plan creator. This enables professionals to design effective workouts and fitness programs for a variety of clients that can be delivered easily.

Fitness professionals can customize workout options like intervals, alternates, or blocks to customize the workouts to help meet the fitness and sports goals for all clients with Exercise.com. No more paper workout plans or logbooks to view and track workouts.

Professionals can also customize the exercise library, add personal descriptions, and integrate videos into the platform. Exercise enthusiasts, clients, members, and athletes can view the workouts, videos, and files right from their mobile app.

Automated Delivery

Automated delivery makes it easy to set up files, documents, plans, or workouts to be delivered straight to clients on a specified schedule. Trainers and fitness staff can set this up once a week, once a month, or on their schedule and then the software does the hard work to send it all out to clients.

This a huge time saver and makes sending out numerous files more efficient and manageable. Exercise.com allows delivery of workout plans, workout files like pdf documents or exercise videos, nutrition plans, and more to clients.

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E-Commerce/Point of Sale

E-commerce and point of sale offer a way to increase revenue without just selling more memberships. You can sell single, weekly, or monthly custom workout plans, a workout of the day, or individualized personal training plans.

Here are some examples of Exercise.com users who have successful e-commerce options in place:

  • AMPD Performance (gym to athletes) sells single workout plans and delivers custom programming.
  • PJF Performance (gym for professional athletes) sells single workout plans and delivers automated monthly programming.
  • Barbell Physio offers a database of workout plans for a membership fee.
  • Madeline Moves offers a workout of the day membership and runs workout challenges.
  • Dean Somerset offers individual personal training programming.

The options are endless to increase your revenue while engaging with clients and providing a valuable and convenient solution for them.

Performance Assessments

Performance fitness/health assessments are useful for personal trainers and fitness staff for a number of reasons:

  • To gather baseline information about a client.
  • To develop an effective fitness program based on their goals and assessment results.
  • To re-assess clients to see how they are progressing toward their health and fitness goals.
  • To celebrate successes with clients.

If trainers are not using assessments with clients, they are missing out on a great opportunity to motivate, engage, and retain clients. Assessment data can also be shared with clients for them to view right from the mobile app or web dashboard.

Performance assessments should go beyond height, weight, and other biometric measurements. Exercise.com allows you to customize the assessments that you use with clients. You can add assessments for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular fitness, flexibility, balance, or body composition right into the software.

Assessment data can be shared with clients to see areas where they can improve with Exercise.com. After the baseline assessments are completed, clients can see their progress and stay motivated to reach their goals.

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Exercise.com for Health Clubs

Fitness business software is helpful for health club staff and managers because it’s easy to manage class schedules and calendars for trainers or group exercise classes, manage appointments like massages, and e-commerce and point-of-sale options like apparel, water bottles, or even food/beverages.

Personal trainers will find software like Exercise.com useful because they can create and share workouts for clients, collect fitness assessment data, and share videos or files with clients.

Exercise.com for Gyms

Larger gyms and fitness centers will find Exercise.com helps with the management of numerous administrative tasks and functions. Class schedule and class management, trainer schedules management, member check-ins, and payment processing are included as just a few of the available options of Exercise.com.

Trainers and fitness professionals can use Exercise.com to work with their clients. Clients and members can book group fitness classes, schedule sessions with their personal trainer, and view and log workouts from the mobile app. They can also set up automatic payment and notifications/reminders for upcoming classes or training sessions.

Exercise.com for Sports Performance Facilities

Exercise.com offers numerous options for sports performance facilities, including automatic workout delivery for face-to-face clients and traveling athletes, delivery of files like nutrition plans or performance health assessment data, and workout challenges to build motivation and morale.

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Exercise.com for Personal Training Businesses

For those who own personal training businesses, smaller fitness studios, or are working as independent contractors, business management can take a lot of your time. Why not implement an all-in-one software, like Exercise.com, that takes many of the administrative tasks off your plate? With this extra time, you can work on marketing efforts or focusing your time on working directly with clients.

You can post your schedules for clients to book personal training sessions, buy individual sessions, purchase packages, or even sell online personal training packages. You can also send workouts directly to clients that travel for work or would like to workout from home. Workout delivery can be sent on-demand or set up for automatic delivery.

Nutrition plans, videos, health/performance assessment data, and other documents can also easily be shared with clients. Clients can easily book sessions according to their availability, manage those appointments, pay directly from the mobile app, view workouts, view workout videos, or set up reminders and notifications.

Exercise.com can make life easier for you and your clients.

The Exercise.com team is amazing, and their all-in-one software is more than we ever expected! All of this is made possible by a high-quality team.

Mike Boyle

Co-Founder, Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning

Exercise.com for Boutique Fitness Studios

Boutique fitness studios are all the rage right now. Staff and managers can manage calendars and class schedules, engage with members via social media, process payments, and track information for workout challenges.

Members can book and manage classes, set up reminders for upcoming classes, purchase sessions or packages, view workout summaries, or set up automatic payment options. Exercise.com makes it easy for boutique studios to keep up with current technology and trends to keep their studio growing and thriving.

Exercise.com for Physical Therapy Clinics

Physical therapy clinics have a great opportunity to use fitness business management software to help manage their facility operations. Staff and managers can set up schedules and set availability for physical therapists, assistants, or other therapists that might come in as needed, like occupational therapists or exercise physiologists.

Physical therapists can share exercise or flexibility videos directly with clients to use outside of the clinic. Let’s say you recommend a client to participate in yoga once a week. You could send the YouTube link for Yoga with Adrienne straight to their mobile app once a week on Tuesday so they remember to do the yoga video that day.

Clients can book appointments with their therapists straight from the dashboard or mobile app. They can also view flexibility exercises or exercise videos to do on their own outside of the clinic. Exercise.com provides features to meet all of these needs.

Why Do I Need Gym Management Software?

If you are wondering why you need a fitness business or gym management software, you are not alone. The software you choose should be a one-stop-shop to make your life easier by helping make administrative tasks easy and efficient. This frees up time for you to work directly with members and clients and less time coordinating tasks that could be done for you.

Let’s face it, clients and members are busy people, too. They want the easiest way to schedule, manage, and pay for classes, appointments, or services without a lot of extra time or work from a mobile app or web-based solution.

Customers want a memorable customer service experience. If they aren’t getting it from your business, they will seek other options.

Exercise.com also provides many e-commerce opportunities to increase your revenue without increasing your workload. For example, Madeline Moves offers workout challenges, which is a great opportunity to engage and retain current clients but also add new clients. Exercise.com is a win-win for everyone.

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Things to Consider Before Purchasing Gym Management Software

First, consider what features are more useful or most important for your business and your budget. Keep in mind current trends in fitness, like social media, mobile apps, workout videos, streaming workouts, and online personal training. Are there any ideas you could capitalize on with a new software investment?

Next, consider the benefits of using this software. With many administrative tasks off your to-do list and the ability to set up automated processes, your time is now free to interact with staff, members, and clients. Your staff will also have more time to work on membership sales or generate additional sources of revenue for your business.

Security and safety is a vital feature of any business software. You are collecting and using a variety of personal information, including demographic information, medical information, and payment information. You and your clients need assurance that this information is protected.

If there are other web-based applications that would be helpful in managing your fitness business, you should also consider a software program that offers app integration like Zapier. Payment processing solutions and marketing platforms can also be integrated to truly give you an all-in-one fitness business software option.

A free demo is usually available for most software options to give you an opportunity to try the features to see if they meet your needs. Customer support and customer service is a vital part of any software.

An all-in-one fitness business management software purchase is an investment, but consider it an investment into your business. The return on investment is worth its weight in gold.

Trends for Gym Management Software

Social media is one of the most inexpensive and effective ways to interact with clients, market your fitness business, and share information quickly and easily. If your team is using social media effectively it can also help increase revenue by bringing in new members and clients.

Staff and members want and need 24/7 access. This is why a web-based software with online booking that uses cloud technology benefits all users. No need to be on a specific device or machine, gym management software should be accessible from anywhere at any time.

App integration is also a hot trend in fitness business management software. Zapier is one platform that allows integration with thousands of web-based apps that staff, trainers, or clients may find useful.

Exercise.com allows for social media integration, cloud computing, and app integration to help keep your business on-trend and competitive in this saturated fitness market.

The Bottom Line

In conclusion, you want a fitness business software that matches your budget, has the management features you need and helps grow your business. Personal trainers and fitness professionals can use fitness business software to engage with clients and help them meet their health and fitness goals. Customers need software that makes their lives easier and provides an engaging customer service experience.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

– How do I figure out what features I need in a fitness business management software package?

Talk to staff, talk to personal trainers, and talk to members to see what would be important and useful to them. Make a list of the features available in all fitness business software, then narrow from that list. Make sure to take advantage of a free demo to see if the features meet your needs.

– How difficult is fitness business management software to use?

Most of the software options out there are user-friendly, but it’s important to choose an option with outstanding customer service and support in case issues do come up. Check to see if the software company offers training or includes training manuals or videos for staff and users.

– Can fitness business management software keep me ahead of the game?

Yes! Everyone seems to be health-conscious and the fitness industry is saturated, so it’s important to stay competitive in this market. The right fitness business software will give you the features and options you need to keep members engaged and keep your administrative tasks as streamlined as possible.

Exercise.com provides the all-in-one software option your fitness business needs. Ready to see how Exercise.com can help you grow your business? Schedule your free demo today.



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Gymcatch vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software

Gymcatch 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 Gymcatch 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.

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APPS APPS APPS
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Save time managing your business from anywhere on your custom-branded apps
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Endless Marketing Integrations
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Manage Software from Anywhere
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WORKOUT SOFTWARE WORKOUT WORKOUT
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Workout Progress Made Easy
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E-COMMERCE SOFTWARE E-COMMERCE E-COMMERCE
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ASSESSMENT SOFTWARE
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ASSESSMENT & HEALTH
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If you’ve ever tried to find a management platform for your business, then you can relate to feeling lost and overwhelmed in the sea of options. Most platforms offer similar features, but how do you know if an essential feature is missing? Which features are crucial or optional? Are you paying for services you won’t use? At the end of the day, you might feel like throwing up your hands in frustration or flipping a coin.

We’re here to help you find the right business management software by taking an in-depth, easy-to-understand analysis of the management program Gymcatch and comparing it to Exercise.com. While Gymcatch has some commendable scheduling features, it’s Exercise.com’s software that will actually help your business grow. Book a demo today and keep reading to learn more!

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Gymcatch Software Review

Founded in 2015, Gymcatch is a software program designed for freestanding fitness businesses. Its primary focus is booking and customer management services for classes and appointments, making it ideal for group instructors at boutique studios and gyms.

Gymcatch offers a number of features that managers and customers alike have come to expect from management software, such as scheduling private sessions and classes, payment processing, waitlist management, personalized discount codes, website integrations, and a mobile app.

While Gymcatch might pique your interest with their positive reviews and promises of outstanding customer service, let’s take a closer look at how the features compare with Exercise.com’s comprehensive and personalized platform.

All information about Gymcatch in this review was compiled via the Gymcatch website.

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Gymcatch covers all the basics of booking and scheduling services. It offers most types of scheduling features, secure payment processing, and website and mobile access points under its brand. However, Gymcatch quickly and openly admits that it is only a booking and management software.

Because Gymcatch only covers one aspect of business management, gaping holes must be filled with other apps, programs, or personnel on all other areas of business management, such as:

  • Reporting
  • Marketing integrations
  • Website design and moderating
  • Workout creation and delivery
  • E-commerce opportunities
  • Performance assessments

Piecing together various programs or delegating responsibilities to other employees can be a headache, and in the end, may not even save you money.

Additionally, Gymcatch doesn’t adhere to the personalization and customization of your fitness brand: it is a one-size-fits-all standard package with a handful of add-ons for an additional charge each. Managers must defer to Gymcatch’s website and app in order to book clients and send reminders instead of keeping their customers engaged on their own website or app.

This may not initially seem like a big deal, but personalization through customized services wins customer loyalty and increases revenue. So while Gymcatch may deliver an excellent scheduling system, it doesn’t deliver the personalized features that convert visitors to customers or grow your business.

However, Exercise.com’s software solves these problems! Our comprehensive platform is completely customized to your needs, preferences, and style. It helps efficiently manage every aspect of your business so you save time and money! We work with you to personalize a website and app that keeps your customers engaged in your brand as they access their fitness plans and make payments.

Not to mention, our software also provides booking and scheduling services that trainers, staff, and customers can access any time, anywhere!

Let’s examine each of these categories more thoroughly.

– Fitness Business Management (FBM)

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Gymcatch offers the following booking and scheduling management features:

Included Features – $20/month Add-Ons – $4 each/month
Web, iOS and Android client apps Auto refunds in line with cancellation policy
Unlimited class, event, and appointment scheduling Customized waivers and personal information requirements
Payment processing with Stripe (excludes Stripe standard fees) Website integration code
Customer management portal Courses
Online support Coming Soon: Memberships
Automated wait lists, reminders
Customer and admin auto and push email notifications
Facebook integration for client community and social booking
Unlimited team members
Marketing materials

One key area to note is that Gymcatch does not currently offer membership package payment processing. This means that membership payments must be paid separately–and not through Gymcatch’s payment processor. This splitting of payments could be confusing and frustrating for employees, trainers, and customers.

However, Exercise.com’s comprehensive platform allows you to stay in one place for all managerial duties and payments. Seamlessly transition between inputting new member information and taking payments all on the same system, making it easy on your staff and giving a professional, hassle-free experience that impresses your new customers.

– Calendars and Booking

Gymcatch includes standard calendar and booking features that are compatible with other scheduling platforms’ layout and features. However, there is one major obstacle: users must manually add people to classes and delete bookings on a computer. This creates a huge inconvenience for employees, where almost everything is available on a mobile device!

Due to the on-the-go nature of their jobs, trainers are most productive when they can access their schedule and communicate with their clients on a mobile device versus a computer. Gymcatch is a hindrance to productivity and communication in this area. 

This is not the case with Exercise.com’s software! Every member of the team can view, edit, and add to the schedule in real-time–and on any device! This saves time, boosts productivity, and allows trainers and employees to stay engaged with customers for greater customer satisfaction.

– Accepting Payments Securely and Easily

Both Gymcatch and Exercise.com use Stripe to accept payments both on web and mobile devices. Stripe is a popular and reliable third-party payment processor. The only difference is that with Exercise.com, you keep customers engaged with your brand by paying through your personalized website and app; whereas, with Gymcatch, customer engagement is reduced as they must pay through Gymcatch’s website and app. 

– Increase Business Efficiency with Easy Report Access

Gymcatch doesn’t include any reporting features. But in order to successfully run a business, every manager knows they must keep a close eye on inventory, sales, and membership reports! This leaves you to either manually create, track, and analyze reports, invest in another reporting software, or delegate this crucial task to another staff member.

But with Exercise.com’s easy report access, you can increase the efficiency of your business by having all your business data securely and accurately documented and analyzed. This saves you time and money, with the potential to make even more profit!

– Increase Revenue with Key Business Marketing Integrations

Gymcatch doesn’t offer any marketing integration features. This means you must find another program, professional, or time in your own schedule to analyze the efficacy of marketing integrations to make smart adjustments.

There’s a better way than piecing together various management tactics! Exercise.com’s software handles all of your marketing integrations so that you can make wise decisions to grow your business! We effectively integrate:

  • MailChimp
  • ConstantContact
  • ConvertKit
  • Zapier
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixel
  • And more!

Exercise.com prioritizes your brand’s personalization. Set up as many integrations as you need and don’t worry about paying for features you don’t use! Painlessly adjust your marketing integrations as needed; plus, Exercise.com’s online support is always ready to assist you!

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.

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Founder, Revolution Sports Performance

– Custom-Branded Websites, Web, and Smartphone Apps

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Another major difference between Gymcatch and Exercise.com is the emphasis on personalization. While Gymcatch’s customers must use Gymcatch’s website and app in order to access the booking and scheduling services, Exercise.com celebrates your fitness center’s brand! Only with Exercise.com can you get a fully customized website and mobile device app that keeps your customers engaged with your brand!

– Fully Customized to Your Brand

Gymcatch doesn’t provide any brand customization; it’s a generic booking and customer management platform that doesn’t highlight your unique fitness center or help it stand out in a highly competitive market. Members of your fitness center will always go to Gymcatch’s website or app and must use the features provided by Gymcatch. The bottom line: your fitness center’s brand is second to Gymcatch.

This is not the case with Exercise.com. We work with you to completely personalize your business platform, highlighting your business to keep it front and center. Instead of downloading Gymcatch’s app, members will download an app with your gym’s name and logo and will have access to all of your resources and policies. Because your platform is customized for your business, you get to decide what gets featured!  

– Automation from Your Own Custom Apps

Gymcatch and Exercise.com both deliver automated scheduling. However, Exercise.com offers additional automations that Gymcatch does not, like:

  • Automatically send clients workout plans, videos, and more
  • Automatically send resources and files for easy client access
  • Automatically send clients their fitness assessments
  • Automatically charge and receive payments securely and easily
  • Automatically send reminders and alerts for appointments or classes via app, text, and email

The automation services of Exercise.com’s platform will save you time and money rather than performing these tasks manually. If you have another program that automatically sends out notifications, consider the streamlined efficiency of all automatic notifications to be managed and sent from one program! Best yet, these notifications come directly from your custom brand so members stay engaged with your business.

– Custom-Designed Website

Because Gymcatch is a booking and management software, it does nothing to support your brand’s website. In fact, using Gymcatch may detract from your website, since members must use Gymcatch’s website in order to access their scheduling and payments. Instead, you must pay another source (or use your valuable time!) to develop and manage your gym’s website.

With Exercise.com’s software, we help you build a secure, SEO-optimized website that converts visitors to leads and keeps members engaged with your brand instead of bouncing to another website. Enjoy creating and personalizing your website with unlimited theme changes, custom graphic work, colors, features, custom dev, and more. We’re also a Google Certified Partner!

– Security Features

Gymcatch doesn’t explicitly advertise any security features, but one can hope that scheduling and client information is kept private. Payments are processed through Stripe, which is generally a reliable and secure third-party payment processor. 

However, Exercise.com emphasizes providing the highest standard of security for payment processing and storing clients’ health information. Our websites and apps are SSL Secure, client information is protected with the internationally-secure Privacy Shield Framework, and we utilize Google Cloud for storing and transferring data.

– Integrations and Add-ons

Gymcatch has a minimal list of add-ons for $4 each:

  • Auto-refunds that align with the cancellation policy
  • Customized waivers and personal information
  • Website integration code
  • Courses

Users of Gymcatch note that auto-refunds come with an extra fee, which is more money out of your pocket. Several other reviews commented that the messaging system is word-limited and made communication with clients difficult.

There is no additional fee for refunds with Exercise.com’s software. Our messaging service isn’t limited by word count so you can stay in unlimited contact with your clients. This boosts customer engagement and client satisfaction.

Gymcatch’s website states that the only integration that is included in its software is Facebook. For additional integrations, users must pay an added fee. Exercise.com’s software allows for an array of integrations at no added cost, because everything is customized to your unique needs! 

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– Workout Creation and Delivery

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Another major difference between Gymcatch and Exercise.com’s platforms is that Gymcatch doesn’t offer any workout or nutritional plan capabilities. This means trainers and clients must use more than one app (or go old-school with paper hand-outs) to create workout and nutrition plans, track progress, and offer support.

Why not streamline your business and avoid any confusion or frustration of switching between apps by using the All-In-One Platform from Exercise.com? Keep reading to see the versatility and interactive nature of Exercise.com’s software — because our user-friendly software makes every aspect of your business easier, your trainers and clients won’t want to use anything else!

– Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario

Every fitness center is comprised of members with varying degrees of time, money, and physical commitment. Exercise.com’s software allows trainers to fully engage each client so they can reach their maximum potential. With the versatility of our software, traveling athletes, in-person clients, hybrid clients (in-person/online), and busy professionals all receive the highest standard of personalized care.

Easily send workout and nutrition plans and updates, videos, resources, and more! Stay in contact with clients (this is especially helpful for traveling clients or busy professionals) to answer their questions, maintain accountability, and boost motivation. 

– Customized Workout Design and Library

Exercise.com’s software will set you apart from competitors through our customized workout designs and extensive exercise video and instructional libraries. Trainers use the workout plan creator to customize their clients’ next set of workouts with various features, including videos, pictures, intervals, alternates, blocks, descriptions, instructions, and notes.

These are not only easy for trainers to create, but they’re also easy for clients to follow. Progress is easily tracked, allowing trainers to fully support and engage their clients on their fitness journeys.  

Again, this customized workout design and library is not supported by Gymcatch. It’s a feature you only get with Exercise.com.

– Automated Delivery PDFs, Nutrition Plans, and More to Your Clients

As if it could get any better, Exercise.com’s software allows trainers to automatically send PDFs, resources, nutrition plans, and more to their clients! Everything is kept in one place so customers can easily access all their information. This improves client program adherence by reducing the frustration of switching between apps to find different information or forms. In turn, customers will be highly satisfied as they see more results through better program adherence. 

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While Gymcatch may adequately manage your scheduling and booking, it won’t grow your business like Exercise.com’s platform. A huge reason for this is because Gymcatch doesn’t offer any e-commerce or point of sale options. These missed opportunities are the difference between surviving and thriving businesses.

Exercise.com has dozens of features that will grow your revenue and your customer base.

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

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Everyone experiences a life season when they’re too busy to make it to the gym, so they try a trendy home-based workout program. This is normal, but membership attrition often results after members lose the rhythm of attending the gym.

Prevent attrition and keep your members engaged in your brand by building and selling your own customized workout programs and plans. Offer programs like cardio, core recovery, flexibility, high-intensity training, kickboxing, or countless other courses. The more options you provide, the more opportunities you have to increase customer engagement and lower your rate of attrition. Not to mention, it boosts your business revenue.

Additionally, our messaging features let trainers stay in communication with clients during the workout program. This allows trainers to encourage and motivate clients to achieve their fitness goals, even though they’re not stepping foot in the gym. And when participants are able to attend the gym more regularly, they will still feel like a part of your gym family.

These programs are also an excellent alternative for members who need extra guidance, accountability, or motivation without the cost of hiring a personal trainer. They keep your members engaged by providing exciting options for meeting their fitness goals, which ultimately brings you more profit.

– Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)

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As previously mentioned, Exercise.com’s software allows you to design custom programming that fits the preferences, style, and needs of each individual client. These workout or nutritional plans can be delivered automatically to clients on a daily, weekly, monthly, or annual basis, which takes another managerial load off of your back.

– Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships (Madeline Moves)

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Members who desire that extra push to meet their fitness goals can receive an automatic “Workout of the Day” delivered right to their inbox! These memberships provide high levels of accountability, workout creativity, and fitness engagement. Take customer engagement one step further by utilizing Exercise.com’s exclusive groups where members enrolled in the same fitness program can motivate and encourage one another.

– Run Workout Challenges (Madeline Moves)

Profitable fitness centers are those with high levels of member retention. How do fitness centers retain members? By creating a positive gym culture.

One of the best (and most popular) ways to build a positive gym culture, community, and loyalty is to run frequent workout challenges. These are a fun way to both encourage a competitive spirit and cheer other members on. The more buy-in and commitment members have to your fitness center’s brand, the more your business will grow.

Workout challenges are easily customized and automated in Exercise.com’s software, so all you have to do is award the winner!

– Performance Assessments

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– The Value of Assessments

Performance assessments are critical to membership retention and are a huge part of a personal trainer’s job to ensure safety, create effective workout strategies, and track progress.

At the beginning of a fitness journey, performance assessments help clients see their strengths and weaknesses in black and white. They can see what changes need to take place in order to accomplish their goals. As time goes on, periodic performance assessments allow clients to see when their goals are achieved and to take stock of areas that need improvement. They help clients get back on track, adjust their exercise strategy, or renew their motivation. Simply put: performance assessments help your business thrive.

While Gymcatch does store members’ personal data in their system for the purpose of processing payments and scheduling appointments, it doesn’t have features to save or track performance assessments. Exercise.com’s platform provides a simple layout for trainers and clients to both easily record and access performance assessments from anywhere, on any device.

– Complete Assessments for Clients

Choose to use standard fitness and performance assessments or customize your own! Either way, Exercise.com’s software makes gathering client data easy so trainers spend less time inputting data and more time with their clients.

Once completed, trainers can use these performance assessments to adjust their clients’ workout and nutritional plans for increased effectiveness. Better yet, trainers can further engage and motivate their clients by automatically sending performance assessment results to their inboxes!

Software Gymcatch Pricing

Gymcatch offers a 3-month free trial of its complete software package. After the 3-month trial, the software is $20 a month with a $4 charge for each additional add-on. At maximum, the whole package costs $36 a month.

This might seem like a steal, but keep in mind that Gymcatch only manages scheduling and booking. There’s a lot more to effectively managing a business than scheduling and booking! This means additional time and money must be invested in website design and management, workout creation and delivery, performance assessments, e-commerce and point of sale, advertising and marketing, and all the nitty-gritty details.

However, Exercise.com’s software is comprehensive, so you don’t need a conglomeration of different programs to manage your business. With dozens of automated features and the convenience of having all your data in one place, you have more time to do what you love!

Gymcatch Software Competitors

Competitor Focus Price
TSheets Automated/group scheduling for freelancers $6.40/month per user
Housecall Pro Automated appointment scheduling for home services $49/month
Wrike Scheduling for mid-sized companies $9.80/month per user
Booker Scheduling for salons $129/month
Doodle International employee/group scheduling $49/year per user
Acuity Scheduling Automated group/facility scheduling $15/month
MINDBODY Scheduling/support for fitness businesses $129/month
UpKeep Appointment scheduling for any business $35/month per user
UltiPro Employee scheduling for large businesses N/A; contact vendor
mHelpDesk Automated scheduling/organization $169/month

[Table from Capterra]

Although Gymcatch is intended to be used by fitness businesses, you may notice that Gymcatch’s competitors are mostly generic scheduling and payment processing services. This is because Gymcatch doesn’t offer unique fitness-related features like Exercise.com. In theory, Gymcatch could be used by any business that needs a booking and scheduling program.

However, Exercise.com is the superior booking and scheduling program because it is tailored for your fitness business. And not just any fitness business, but your fitness business. Instead of being required to use Gymcatch’s standard layout system, with Exercise.com you can personalize the layout and booking options to your preferences and needs. And that doesn’t include the other customizable features which empower you to grow and manage your business with confidence!

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Choosing the right management software is a critical business decision. It can be the difference between a thriving, growing business and one that checks all the right boxes but doesn’t gain any momentum. While it’s commendable (and necessary) to save money where you can, investing in Gymcatch won’t cut many corners. You may have a great scheduling software platform, but you’ll need to piece together various programs in order to effectively manage every other aspect of your business.

With Exercise.com, all you need is one software! Our platform is here to help your business flourish. It’s easy for managers, trainers, and customers to use, which boosts customer satisfaction, aids in retention, and creates raving fans.

– Gymcatch Cons

Gymcatch isn’t a bad booking and scheduling platform. In fact, it has dozens of highly positive reviews with satisfied customers. However, it’s key to remember that because it’s primary function is scheduling, Gymcatch lacks features that are crucial to managing and growing a fitness business, such as:

  • Fitness centers must use Gymcatch’s one-size-fits-all website and app, not their personalized brand. Gymcatch’s brand takes front and center.
  • It doesn’t offer reporting or marketing integration features that help manage and grow your business. These must be done manually or with another program.
  • It doesn’t offer any personal trainer features such as workout creation, exercise library, nutrition plans, performance assessments, or client resources. Trainers and clients must use multiple software platforms, which can be confusing and frustrating for some clients.
  • It doesn’t offer any e-commerce capabilities, leaving you with missed opportunities to engage members and grow your business.

It’s clear to see that while Gymcatch may do a wonderful job of keeping your schedule organized, it won’t grow your business. In order to stand out in a sea of fitness centers, you must invest more time and money to fill these gaps with other apps, programs, or personnel. Otherwise, your business may remain stagnant.

– Exercise.com Pros

Instead, choosing Exercise.com’s All-in-One platform takes the brunt of managerial duties so you can spend more time equipping your staff and building relationships with customers. It encourages staff and trainer productivity by staying in one program and avoids any client frustration of switching between apps. Additionally, Exercise.com’s software aids your business by:

  • Boosting your business’s efficiency and revenue through easy-access reporting and unlimited marketing integrations.
  • Keeping customers engaged with your brand by using your completely custom-designed website and app.
  • Letting you keep the full profit of your services through our private payment processor.
  • Completely customizing workout and nutritional plans for every client with videos, personalized instructions, initial and periodic performance assessments, and resources.
  • Capitalizing on every opportunity to engage members through countless e-commerce and POS customizations
  • AND providing a hassle-free scheduling and booking experience for your staff and customers that can be accessed anytime, anywhere, on any device.

While Exercise.com provides an easy and reliable scheduling layout, it does so much more than that! Our platform helps you manage and grow your business for years to come. The convenience of needing only one software is unbeatable, and you can depend on Exercise.com to deliver a professional, personalized customer experience every time. Interested in learning more? Book a demo today!



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