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Choose the Exercise.com All-In-One Fitness Business Management Software Platform. Review our head-to-head StudioBookings 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.
Choosing software to run your business is a big decision that can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, and by the end of this StudioBookings review we hope that the best choice stands out.
In this article, we will be reviewing StudioBookings’ software and then comparing it with the Exercise.com. We will go through details about StudioBookings as a company, move on to features comparisons, and then wrap up with pricing information. At the end of the comparison, we’ll also give you insight into StudioBookings’ main competitors and their pricing structures.
As we go along, we will tell you how features in the Exercise.com software platform compare and why we think it is a perfect fit for your business. Our fully-customizable software ensures that you will get a product that is a perfect fit for you, rather than one that is a close fit or just good enough. We are also confident that the customer service you receive, with Exercise.com, will be unmatched by any other company and will lead to the successful growth of your business.
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StudioBookings Software Review
StudioBookings is a web-based software platform that helps studio owners manage their businesses and members online. The company promotes itself by highlighting the high number of features, included in its software, and by letting potential customers know that all features are included at any given price level.
StudioBookings was first developed out of necessity in 2012. The creators were yoga studio owners who could not find software that met the needs of their businesses. Their solution was to create their own yoga class booking system that would fit the needs of their business, which they were sure also met the needs of other businesses.
Although the software is not just for yoga studios, StudioBookings’ website and descriptions show that yoga is where its roots still lie. In several places on its site, StudioBookings refers to its “Yoga management software” when speaking to the overall function. While the company does state that the software can be used for studios that offer other classes, the continual references to yoga management or yoga studio software could be confusing for potential customers.
StudioBookings vs. Exercise.com
StudioBookings places a heavy emphasis on member management and class scheduling features. These are certainly an important part of fitness businesses, but Exercise.com believes there is so much more and we make a point to include everything in our software. StudioBookings’ features perform fairly well, but there are some components missing that could help make a fitness business successful.
One noticeable difference between StudioBookings and Exercise.com is that Exercise.com is completely customizable for all of our users. This allows your business to receive a product that is molded specifically for you and the needs of your business. You have the exact fit and function you need to be successful, and we are always able to adapt, over time, as your business grows.
Exercise.com also includes some important features that you would not find with StudioBookings. We include workout software, an e-commerce platform, and performance health software. We also include a custom-built website, for all of our clients, which StudioBookings does not.
When considering all of these factors, it’s easy to see that you can run every aspect of your business, from one place, using the Exercise.com software platform. In order to manage your entire business and use StudioBookings, you would need to employ at least one other third-party software. This would mean paying extra and making your business less efficient as you jump from software to software when different needs arise.
Let’s start to take a look at some features more closely.
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Fitness Business Management Software
Efficiency is an important part of increasing revenue and growing your business. Exercise.com promotes this efficiency because we are an all-in-one software platform that allows you to save time and money by managing everything from one spot, without the use of a third-party product. Our software is easy to use for your employees, but we also make it simple for members. There are places to schedule, track workouts, make payments, and run reports. As we stated before, StudioBookings cannot make an all-in-one claim, which leads to lower efficiency for your business.
Scheduling is a prominent feature for StudioBookings. Businesses who use this software can create schedules, record attendance, and accept payments. Exercise.com includes these same features, but we also offer more. Our software allows you to create schedules for any number of studios and formats you want. These schedules are easily viewable, by your members, and can be sorted by day, time, format, instructor, or any category you choose.
Our scheduling platform works equally as well for personal training, so you do not need to worry about that area being covered. Also, the price of our software stays the same, regardless of the number of trainers or instructors you have on staff. StudioBookings cannot say the same, as their prices increase with more staff members.
Gathering information is an important part of making sound business decisions, and Exercise.com wants to give you all the tools you need. Using our software platform, you can run custom reports on any aspect of your business that you would find useful. You can analyze active personal training clients to consider your staffing needs, run group fitness numbers to determine your class schedule, or view new membership to help with upcoming promotions. Whatever you feel is important can be run as a report so you can make the best decisions moving forward.
StudioBookings also has reporting features, but they are not customizable. Instead, the company gives you a pre-determined set of reports that contain certain information about your business. Essentially, they are deciding, in advance, what information should be important for you and expecting you to make decisions based on it. At Exercise.com, we think you should be the one to decide what is important.
Part of the efficiency that we have mentioned is the ability to save time on certain projects so you have more time to dedicate to others. Exercise.com has a wide variety of features that are automated so you can save time and shift focus to other areas. With our software, you can:
- Automate Emails and Texts
- Automate Workout Delivery
- Automate Resource Delivery
- Automate Assessment Delivery
- Automate Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email
Dedicated Zapier Support
At Exercise.com, we want you to always be able to manage your business from one place, which is why we provide you with a plethora of integrations from the start. We realize, however, that sometimes you may want to use something extra, so we have partnered with Zapier to accommodate these situations. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to integrate your web apps so they can share data, automate the passing of information between your apps, and innovate faster processes that get more done.
Our partnership includes dedicated Zapier support to help you through every step of the process. Zapier has over 2,000 apps to choose from, so you can always rest assured that your business’s website is as efficient and user friendly as possible.
Dedicated Account Manager
Customer service is very important to us at Exercise.com. For this reason, we provide all of our clients with a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process throughout our entire business relationship. While other companies might give you help at the beginning and leave you high and dry, we want to make sure you are always taken care of. If you want to redesign your website, your account manager will work with our development team to get it done. If you want to open an e-commerce store, your manager won’t hesitate to provide help. From the simple to the complex, we have you covered.
The look and function of your software should be unique to your business. You want your software, app, and website to display the look of your business, but you also want everything to function specifically for the needs of your staff and members. The Exercise.com software platform accomplishes both of these items by allowing you to fully customize your software. Everything will include your brand and will include every feature you feel is important. StudioBookings allows businesses to place a logo in their software and includes a StudioBookings app, but there is no website and there are no customizable features.
The fitness industry is littered with options. It seems like there is an option around every corner for people to improve their health. In order to grow your business, you need to make it stand out from the other options. By developing a strong visual representation of your business, through the use of a logo and color scheme, you can help people form a positive opinion about your business from the start. Your app and website will include everything about your brand so that members and potential members can feel connected.
iOS & Android Apps
Exercise.com provides all of our customers with an app that is iOS and Android compatible and does not cost extra. We make sure your app looks great and provides the function your members are looking for. From the palm of their hand, members can reserve a spot in a group fitness class, book an appointment with a personal trainer, or view their personal account.
Websites are normally the first place someone goes when they want to find information about a business. This is important for you, as an owner, in regard to recruiting new members. Exercise.com provides all of our customers with a website that is customized specifically for your business. Current members will be able to do all of the same things they can from your app, on your website, and prospective members will be able to see all the information they’re looking for. Our website features include:
- SEO optimized
- Unlimited theme changes
- Built to convert visitors to leads
- Custom graphic work
- Google Certified Partner
We want you to feel that your information is safe with us and that your member’s information is safe in your software. Security is very important to us, at Exercise.com, and we take every measure to ensure that you will never have any problems. Our security features include:
- SSL Secure
- Privacy Shield Framework
- Google Cloud
Business growth comes from the ability to recruit new customers and sell services to existing ones. Marketing is the key component of both of these actions. When you use the Exercise.com software platform, you have access to marketing integrations that will help you find new leads, convert those leads into customers, and sell services to those customers. We provide many integrations that are already built-in but remember that you can always use our partnership with Zapier if you have another platform in mind.
Some of our more popular integrations include:
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
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Workout software is a large part of the Exercise.com software platform and is one that StudioBookings does not include. By using the Exercise.com workout software platform, you can both enhance the current services you offer and develop new ones that will help increase your revenue. Our platform includes a workout creator and logger, as well as an exercise library to help with the creator. You can use these tools to upgrade your individual, group, and online training programs. You can also use them to develop pre-built workouts, which you can use as part of the products and services you offer through e-commerce.
Our workout creator allows your trainers to bring their workouts into the modern-day. Trainers no longer have to carry around a file folder, for every client, that contains every workout they’ve ever done. Instead, workouts can be created and stored within our software. Clients have the opportunity to log information about their workouts, in this same space, which helps them feel more connected to their program.
Our workout creator/logger provides users with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to clients in any scenario, including:
Our workout creator and logger can provide an upgrade to your current method of one-on-one training. There is no more running to the copy machine to give a client their own copy of a workout. There is no more sifting through old paper workouts to find out information. Everything can be accessed, in our software, by the trainer and the client. The two sides can also communicate, within our software, so that everyone is on the same page but personal boundaries are also respected.
There are many people who want to utilize the expertise of a personal trainer, but feel uncomfortable in a one-on-one setting. Group training is a great solution for these people and one that is easily accommodated with the Exercise.com software platform. All members of the group still have access to their workouts, can track information, and can communicate with their trainer.
As our world is becoming more digital, the fitness industry is moving alongside and it is important that your business does not fall behind. Online training is becoming a big part of the fitness world, and Exercise.com can help your business mark it’s place. Our workout creator and logger are ideal for online training and the communication features are perfect for making sure online clients stay accountable and on track with their program.
A large part of what makes our workout software so successful is the library of pre-built exercises that we include for our clients. This library includes explanations and demonstration videos for a ton of different exercises. Your trainers can easily search for exercises by name or muscle group and then drag them right into a workout template. The process couldn’t be any easier. If you can’t find the exercise you are looking for, we provide you with the opportunity to add your own.
Your business might include non-traditional forms of fitness or you might just want your own staff members to be the people your members see in demonstration videos. Whatever the reason, our software platform makes it easy for you to upload custom exercise videos to your library. This puts a unique twist on what your business is offering, and it helps show members and potential members that you are willing to go above and beyond to offer a high-quality product.
Exercise demonstration videos are great for people following an online training program or using a workout-based product from your e-commerce store, but there are other ways your business can use these videos. During a training program or group class, you can cast these video demonstrations onto a TV screen so that your members can continually see the exercises as they workout. It also gives your trainers and instructors a nice reference point when they are explaining the exercise.
As your business grows, you may decide that it would be beneficial to sell products and services online to your members. Products are a fun way for members to represent your business, and it can help you bring in extra revenue. The Exercise.com software platform makes it easy to set up an online store where your members can go and make purchases by themselves. StudioBookings does not have an e-commerce platform, but it can accept online payments for single classes or class packages.
Both Exercise.com and StudioBookings use Stripe to accept payments from customers. Exercise.com applies this to our e-commerce platform so that your software will safely and securely accept payments when your customers make purchases on their own. Using our software, your customers can buy a class package, pay for personal training sessions, pay for monthly membership dues, or make a payment for the combination of any expense they’ve accumulated.
As your membership grows and people feel connected to your business, they may want something to represent their affiliation. Selling products, that have your logo on them, is a great way to help people feel proud to show they belong to your facility. As an added benefit, and maybe a more important one, this also helps you bring in extra revenue. You can sell water bottles, tee shirts, sweat towels, or whatever else you like and can carry your brand. Our software also allows you to take things further.
Sell Workout Plans
When you utilize our workout software platform alongside our e-commerce platform, you can create a line of workout-based products that customers can purchase on their own. You start by creating an archive of pre-built workouts and then you can post them for sale in your e-commerce store. This is a great option because you can create such a wide variety of workouts and this will draw more people in. Best of all, you earn revenue every time a workout is sold and you only have to pay for the initial time investment it takes to create.
Offer Online Workout Memberships
Once you have a collection of pre-built workouts, you can offer online workout memberships to your customers. They would receive a new workout at regular intervals in exchange for a membership fee. Your customers would benefit because new workouts will help them avoid hitting a plateau in their training, and your business will benefit from the consistent income.
Sell Workout Challenges
Bringing your members together and getting them excited is great for the health of your business. You want to have people who are really happy to belong to your gym and want to keep coming back. Providing them with a challenge is a great way to foster excitement and bring new energy to your facility. Selling these challenges also creates revenue and allows you to promote your services by offering them as prizes to the winners.
Performance Health Software
We have talked about the importance of seeing progress in regard to client retention. With the Exercise.com performance health software, it is easy to implement a system for tracking progress and showing the results to your clients. It starts with an initial assessment, followed by a secondary assessment, and then concludes with a performance report being delivered to the client. As he or she sees results, they will be motivated to continue using your services.
Establishing a starting point is the most accurate way to track progress, and Exercise.com provides you with a way to develop a customized assessment for everyone in a training program. Rather than assessing a runner on a bench press test or a weightlifter on a one-mile run test, you can create whatever tests you feel are most suitable to a given member or client. This makes the information more applicable to each person, which makes it easier for them to see the progress they are looking for.
Performance & Measurement Reports
Once you have completed a series of assessments with a client, you’ll want to show them the results. With our customized performance and measurement reports, you can automatically have results sent to your clients. You can choose from progress pictures, strength changes, endurance changes, weight loss, or whatever other metrics you decide. Your clients will find the progress motivating and they will be excited to continue on their program.
Any fitness-related goal is enhanced by proper nutrition. We know that you want your clients to be as successful as they can be, so we have included a nutrition tracker in our software. Your clients will be able to log their food and water intake so they can see the results when combined with their fitness program. Trainers also have access to these logs. They can offer support and guidance to clients so that the entirety of the program is successful.
StudioBookings Software Pricing
StudioBookings is a subscription-based software. They offer a free trial for two weeks, after which time your account is deleted. This can be beneficial; however, if you need extra time to weigh your options, it would be inconvenient to come back to StudioBookings after your information has been deleted. The price per month depends on the number of instructors on your staff.
StudioBookings Software Competitors
Listed below are four main competitors, of the StudioBookings software platform, and the prices associated with each. The prices listed in the table are accurate at the time of writing this article.
If you want to make your business as efficient as possible by running every aspect from the same place, Exercise.com is the right choice for you. While StudioBookings can meet your needs for scheduling and member management, it lacks other elements that are important for the growth of your business. These other areas would need to be run by third-party software, which means extra money spent and more time used to manage. Let’s take one last look at a few specifics.
StudioBookings is missing some key areas of fitness business management that will affect growth potential and efficiency. For starters, they do not have a workout platform within their software. This means that they don’t have a way to offer online training or even upgrade regular personal training for business. It also means that there is no possibility for the sale of workout-based products, which is a potential revenue stream for many businesses.
StudioBookings does not provide a website for its customers. That means potential customers have to incur another expense by purchasing a website through a third-party and then integrating it with StudioBookings. There are also not any customizable features with StudioBookings, so it is difficult to make a business stand out among its competitors.
Exercise.com is built especially for your business because we customize every part of our software to reflect your needs. Our fitness business management platform lays the groundwork by providing you with automated features, report generation, integrations, and top-notch customer support. Our development team will build you a high-quality app and website that make life simple for your staff and for your members.
Our workout software can provide your business with unlimited potential. Our workout creator, along with our exercise library, means you can add value to your current list of training services while also implementing new product sales. You can use our workout software alongside our e-commerce software to sell workout-based products. This can widen your market and increase your revenue. The possibilities are endless.
As your pool of clients gets deeper and more are wading into the water, you want to make sure you can retain them. Our performance health platform provides you with an easy way to implement a system of assessments and performance reports to help you show just how effective your services are at helping a client reach his or her goals. When clients see progress, they will continue to give you their business.
Overall, Exercise.com is the right choice for your business because we are committed to being your partner in success. Our customer support, including your dedicated account manager, will always make sure you have everything you need to drive your business into a successful future.
What elements do you consider important to the success of your business in the future?
If you want to work with a fitness business management software company that is dedicated to your success, both now and in the future, request a demo.