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Best ABC Fitness Solutions Alternative: Exercise.com vs. ABC Fitness Solutions

If you're looking for an ABC Fitness Solutions alternative, see why fitness businesses and professionals upgrade to the fully-customized Exercise.com fitness business management software platform to attract more clients, increase revenue, and grow their fitness businesses.

UPDATED: Mar 1, 2021

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Exercise.com: Your ABC Fitness Solutions Alternative

Features
ABC Fitness Solutions
Nutrition
Dedicated Account Manager
Dedicated Zapier Support
Client Automation
Performance & Measurement Reports
TV Workouts
Offer Online Workout Memberships
Run Workout Challenges
Sell Workout Plans
Group Training
1-1 Training
Custom Exercises
Websites
Marketing Integrations
Custom Branded
iOS & Android Apps
Online Training
Sell Products
Payment Processing
Gym / Facility Management
Exercise Library
Assessments
Client / Class Scheduling
Workout Creator / Logger
Business Dashboard Reports

Why Choose Exercise.com?

Here are five reasons why fitness professionals use Exercise.com vs. ABC Fitness Solutions.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike ABC Fitness Solutions membership management software, Exercise.com software is specifically tailored to fitness businesses – making it easy to organize and grow your fitness business with client and class scheduling, check-ins, and billing — all from your custom-branded apps. 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike ABC Fitness Solutions member management software, Exercise.com software is specifically tailored to fitness businesses – making it easy to organize and grow your fitness business with client and class scheduling, check-ins, and billing — all from your custom-branded apps. 

Workout Software to Power Your Training

ABC Fitness Solutions offers workout software but is missing an exercise library and the option to create online workout plans. The Exercise.com workout plan creator and exercise manager provide flexible solutions to save you time creating workouts with built-in integrations, tools, and more.

Ecommerce Software to Increase Revenue

Fitness professionals cannot use ABC Fitness Solutions's limited ecommerce features to sell training packages, online training, or online memberships. Exercise.com, however, has full ecommerce capabilities allowing trainers to sell single workout plans, offer automated workout memberships, run workout challenges, and deliver individual training.

Ecommerce Software to Increase Revenue

Fitness professionals cannot use ABC Fitness Solutions's limited ecommerce features to sell training packages, online training, or online memberships. Exercise.com, however, has full ecommerce capabilities allowing trainers to sell single workout plans, offer automated workout memberships, run workout challenges, and deliver individual training.

Assessment Software to Improve Client Engagement and Retention

ABC Fitness Solutions lacks assessment software, but that’s not the case with Exercise.com. Take clients through your personalized assessment to deliver custom workouts for their individual needs – providing massive growth potential and saved time.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

While ABC Fitness Solutions's apps provide basic customizations and a branded web portal, there are no options for custom websites. Fortunately, Exercise.com does it all and offers fully-customized apps and websites built to make your life easier by providing your clients with a unified scheduling and workout experience with your brand displayed front-and-center.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

While ABC Fitness Solutions's apps provide basic customizations and a branded web portal, there are no options for custom websites. Fortunately, Exercise.com does it all and offers fully-customized apps and websites built to make your life easier by providing your clients with a unified scheduling and workout experience with your brand displayed front-and-center.

 

If you’re ready to get started with an easy-to-navigate, all-in-one fitness software, designed to fuel your business, request a demo with Exercise.com today.

And, if you want to see how ABC Fitness Solutions’ additional features stack up to Exercise.com fitness business software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is ABC Fitness Solutions?

ABC Fitness Solutions (formerly ABC Financial) was founded in 1981 by Jim Bottin. In January 2018, it was acquired by an affiliate of Thoma Bravo, LLC, and is currently headquartered in Sherwood, AR.

ABC Fitness Solutions is a payment processing and gym management software for use by health clubs and fitness facilities with three main products. The services that ABC Fitness Solutions provides are membership management, financial and billing features, employee management, member bookings, member check-ins, and limited workout features.

It is important to note that ABC Fitness Solutions is not BBB (Better Business Bureau) accredited and the ABC Fitness Solutions BBB page lists 267 complaints filed against the company in the past three years (as of May 2020). This may be because there was an ABC Fitness Solutions lawsuit claiming that the company was illegally charging its ABC Fitness Solutions partners month-to-month membership fees after their contracts had expired.

ABC Fitness Solutions has three main products:

  • DataTrak is the web-based club management software focused on payment collection, member check-ins, schedule management, electronic records, employee management, and dashboard.
  • MYiCLUBonline is an application focused on members and member management.
  • A branded mobile app is offered in partnership with FitMetrix and Netpulse.

It can get confusing with three different applications/software and which features are offered with each product within the ABC Fitness Solutions package. Some of the applications also seem to have overlapping features, so it can be difficult to make the distinctions among the products.

By contrast, Exercise.com offers all of these features, and more, in one package. No need to worry about integrations, partnerships, or the complexity of three separate products, applications, or systems.

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

Fitness Business Management Software

MYiCLUBonline and the mobile app allow exercisers to schedule and manage free or paid classes. MYiCLUBonline is integrated with DataTrak and is accessible through the website of your health club or fitness facility.

In comparison, The Exercise.com Fitness Business Management (FBM) software has a multitude of management features and you do not need another app to utilize them. These features include schedule management for classes, members, and employees, as well as billing, notifications, and reporting.

Developing an easy intake system with my apps and ways to scale the delivery of workouts has been huge. Working with 20-30 individuals who each have specific goals and restrictions can be challenging, but your platform makes it easy to organize everyone’s programs and put a plan together that will get them the best results possible.
Dean Somerset 
We went live with our Fitness Business Management software at 4 locations. Everything is working great. The import and export are easy and the guys are really liking the look and convenience of the platform. From both my side and the user side the platform has exceeded our expectations.
FMSHS 
The simple, effective tools help expand and simplify my coaching process.
Dean Somerset 
Before I came across Exercise.com, the process I used to try and communicate a program with an athlete long distance was extremely cumbersome. Those days are long gone, and I look forward to providing professional, clean, organized, and effective programs to clients for years to come.
Chip Gosewich PMR Performance
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.
Exercise.com makes my life easier by providing an all-in-one solution and the opportunity to help those who otherwise would never have access to my programming!
Tony Gentilcore Founder, Core Online

Client/Class Scheduling

ABC Fitness Solutions allows for client/class scheduling through their MYiCLUBonline Gym Software Application. With Exercise.com it is easy for managers and staff to set up class schedules and calendars for clients to easily book and manage classes or appointments through the mobile app or dashboard. Staff roles, permissions, and schedules are simple to manage and keep all of the employee management in one centralized location.

Gym/Facility Management

Both Exercise.com and ABC Fitness Solutions have the capability for gym/facility management.

Exercise.com gives you the capability to perform scheduling, business management, workout delivery, and more. You and your staff will be able to schedule and manage all appointments and classes with options for one-time and recurring reservations. For gyms with multiple trainers, you can set availability parameters for clients to book appointments through your business’s custom-branded app.

Business Dashboard Reports

Having your business reports all in one place helps you stay organized, gives an overview of your whole business, and lets you address priority issues immediately. ABC Fitness Solutions has a Member Dashboard and a Revenue Dashboard, but these aren’t customizable and have limited fields.

With Exercise.com, you get a customizable dashboard to display all your reports–you choose the layout and the reports you want to view! All of your reports can be run in a single software. No more safaris for which software has which reports. The Exercise.com software platform makes reports easy — sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. Plus you can also sort reports by:

  • Client
  • Location
  • Services

These reports empower you to have your finger on the pulse of your business and if you’re bringing on new trainers you’ll know how much to pay staff based on commissions.

Client Automation

ABC Fitness Solutions offers automatic billing and allows members to schedule future payments to be processed. For health club managers and staff, you can set up alerts for accounts that have become delinquent. You can send automatic texts for reminders, promos, and events.

Exercise.com has a myriad of automation features that include:

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

Dedicated Zapier Support

Exercise.com dedicated Zapier support allows you to take integration to another level. You are able to integrate, automate, and innovate with over 2,000 applications to choose from. ABC Fitness Solutions, on the other hand, does not have this capability.

Dedicated Account Manager

ABC Fitness Solutions provides standard customer support through phone and email.

Exercise.com takes customer service very seriously. When you partner with us, you’re given a dedicated account manager who monitors and assists with your account. Whether it’s a question about our software, updating your website or app, or adding additional ecommerce software features, your account manager takes care of it for you!

Custom Fitness Software

Custom-Branded

Being able to customize your software can help set your business apart and attract more potential clients.

ABC Financial claims they have custom branding through MYiCLUBonline but doesn’t give any specifics on what elements of the software can be branded. With Exercise.com software, you are given a fully custom-branded, SEO-optimized website, app, assessments, and more, which can be custom branded and customized to fit the needs and preferences of your business!

All my clients are required to use my online training. When training with me personally face-to-face, they have my app. They train with me—let’s say two days—and then they have the app for one. So they’re constantly working out on their own or required to utilize the app logging so that I can now check on them
Ashton Roberts AR Performance Training
For a while now, we have been looking for a great way to provide an all-encompassing experience for basketball players. The customization features of the web platform and custom-branded apps have allowed us to do that, creating the perfect marriage between our expert content and all of the really cool features that help separate us from the rest of the competition.
Kyle Ohman Basketball HQ
Exercise.com has brought a whole new element to my programming. I am super jealous of my brand and make quite a few demands, um, suggestions for the app. They are always eager to work with me and go above and beyond to deliver. Truly a gold medal team!
Kellie Davis Fit Thrive
Developing an easy intake system with my apps and ways to scale the delivery of workouts has been huge. Working with 20-30 individuals who each have specific goals and restrictions can be challenging, but your platform makes it easy to organize everyone’s programs and put a plan together that will get them the best results possible.
Dean Somerset 
Exercise.com has allowed a lot of flexibility with integration, so I can better connect with my customers. They developed a way to integrate with my CMR so I can send email sequences after purchasing, and they also created an upsell option on the sales page that offers exclusive products to customers.
Kellie Davis 
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.

iOs & Android Apps

ABC Fitness Solutions integrates with Club Apps to bring you a custom-branded and customized app. But Exercise.com includes a fully customizable and custom-branded fitness trainer app without the use of a third party!

Our apps have numerous features for managers, staff, personal trainers, and exercisers. Your business can have a cohesive look with your branding showcased on the mobile app and website. You don’t have to pay more for added features, and there are no restrictions on app revisions. Everything is included when you partner with Exercise.com.

Fitness Business Websites

ABC Fitness Solutions does not offer you your own custom branded website, but Exercise.com does! Exercise.com equips you with a custom-branded, SEO-optimized fitness business website with features such as inputting a blog for posts, inputting sections for e-commerce, unlimited theme changes, and custom graphic work.

Security Features

Both Exercise.com and ABC Fitness Solutions feature necessary security measures in Payment Card Industry (PCI) compliance and SSL (Secure Socket Layer) certification. Exercise.com also utilizes Google Cloud.

Marketing Integrations

ABC Fitness Solutions also has some integrations with other companies like GymSales to help improve client engagement in various categories like email, user reviews, rewards, and member retention.

At Exercise.com, we made sure to build all of our client engagement features into our all-in-one software. Trainers can chat with clients, send performance assessment data, create and deliver individualized workouts, create workout challenges, and develop leaderboards.

Additionally, we integrate with top marketing platforms for the best customer and client engagement:

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

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Exercise.com is the best ABC Fitness Solutions alternative.

Workout Software

ABC Fitness Solutions acquired mobile fitness solution Trainerize in September 2020. ABC Fitness Solutions users can access Trainerize’s workout software with “Trainerize powered by ABC.” However, this is an add-on module and ABC Fitness Solutions doesn’t disclose the price tag.

Even with Trainerize integration, Exercise.com still has better workout software. (To see how our software stacks up against Trainerize, read our article, “Best Trainerize Alternative: Exercise.com vs. Trainerize.)

With Exercise.com workout software, there’s no need for a third-party for workout software–or to pay extra fees! Our superb workout software is included in our comprehensive business platform and has everything your trainers and clients need to succeed.

Workout Creator/Logger

Both software offers a workout creator but Exercise.com stands out for its ease of use and customization. Our software enables trainers to build nearly any workout they can imagine.

Further, Exercise.com knows that workouts should not be stand-alone events but part of a larger program aimed at a defined goal. Our workout software built for fitness professionals allows trainers to begin at the base level of the program and then build the individual workouts that make it up.

Trainers can use our extensive exercise library inside to build workouts based on the target muscle groups, movement, and more. These personalized workouts are automatically sent to clients for them to access, perform, and log anytime, anywhere.

Trainerize powered by ABC and Exercise.com both supports 1-on-1 training, group training, and online training. Where Exercise.com stands apart from Trainerize is with its customization options for your Exercise.com library and what you can deliver along with your workouts.

1-on-1 Training

This traditional method of personal training is still in high demand at most fitness centers. The Exercise.com system supports your trainers by organizing, communicating, and creatively managing multiple clients so they can deliver a quality training experience for every client.

Group Training

The Exercise.com group training feature provides the same resources and support as it does for one-on-one training but members benefit from the community and accountability of the group setting. Trainerize offers a similar feature where trainers can deliver group training programs online.

Online Training Software

Exercise.com and Trainerize powered by ABC both provide online training software. Trainerize automatically creates a Trainerize.me profile for every trainer so they can sell their online personal training services and accept payments. However, Trainerize.me has thousands of profiles and is very competitive, so it is unlikely that this resource would be effective in generating revenue. It’s also unclear if Trainerize.me can be utilized with an ABC Fitness Solutions account.

Exercise.com, however, allows you to market your online training directly from your website. This drives member and non-member traffic directly to your business and boosts your revenue.

Exercise Library

The models/actors in the exercise videos for the Trainerize library demonstrate poor technique, especially in the weight training videos. But the videos from Exercise.com are of professional quality and demonstrate proper technique so your clients stay safe and yield effective results.

Custom Exercises

Both Trainerize and Exercise.com enable you to upload your own videos to the exercise library. With Exercise.com, you can add your videos directly into the platform and with ease by just copying and pasting a link to the video into your library. Additionally, Exercise.com allows trainers to create training cycles and workouts based on their clients’ needs.

TV Workouts

Exercise demos can be cast onto gym television screens. You will be able to create a customized experience for any training session or meeting.

Gym Ecommerce Software

MYiCLUBonline has features for current members to update account information, review billing history, check for payments due, make payments, and schedule future payments. Non-members or new clients are not able to purchase memberships, classes, personal training packages, or individual workout plans from MYiCLUBonline. It is for use by current members only.

Exercise.com has a number of ecommerce features built into its gym ecommerce software that can easily be implemented by personal trainers, health club managers, or fitness staff to create additional sources of revenue and manage current revenue.

My custom-branded apps have made my life easier and helped streamline my online training, which in turn has transformed into a pretty awesome additional revenue stream for me and my family.
Tony Gentilcore Founder, Core Online
Exercise.com has enabled our company to expand in ways we couldn’t imagine possible. As a Strength Coach that also manages the business this platform has made it much easier to get our programming out to not only our local clientele but also new clientele throughout the world as well as our professional athletes in different cities.
Eric Mahanke Carr Elite
I sold a workout program and matched my yearly salary of in-person training within two weeks of selling to my community.

Payment Processing

Both Exercise.com and ABC Fitness Solutions hold the necessary PCI-compliance measures for payment security and processing. With Exercise.com dedicated Zapier support, you will also be able to integrate with common payment processors such as Stripe.

Sell Products

With ABC Fitness Solutions you are not able to sell products. This is not the case with Exercise.com. Personal trainers, health clubs, and fitness facilities can sell products, memberships, training packages, single workout plans, and recurring workout memberships. Personal trainers who use the e-commerce features of Exercise.com can sell training packages to exercisers locally, as well as to virtual clients, which adds an additional source of revenue for trainers.

For trainers who have created specialized workout programs for sports or other specific fitness goals, Exercise.com can be used to sell those workout programs to clients anywhere in the world. Trainers can set up these workouts to be delivered on-demand or automatically. Imagine increasing your revenue while you are off the clock or sleeping!

Sell Workout Plans

With Exercise.com you have the ability to sell custom workout plans for customers. Whether it be users on social media looking for a specific workout plan or clients of yours that are traveling for an allotted time, you can create custom pre-built workout plans designed for any situation.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

With Exercise.com you also have the ability to offer and automate online workout memberships. Instead of sending a new workout regimen at the end of each cycle, workouts can be sent automatically at the designated time/situation for your client. They are then able to do workouts at any time and location.

Sell Workout Challenges

Trainers can also create special challenges for clients, like a six-week weight loss challenge. They can then communicate and deliver all materials and resources in one location through Exercise.com. This is an additional revenue stream for the trainer, enhances loyalty, and provides extra motivation for clients.

Fitness Assessment Software

Our fitness assessment software allows you to manage many key areas of your business such as assessments, reports, and nutrition.

Working with Exercise.com and their team has been an amazing experience and a dream come true in terms of accomplishing a vision! Their workout technology has helped us effectively engage our community, and I highly recommend Exercise.com to grow your business!
APMD Performance 

Assessments

ABC Fitness Solutions has no performance health assessment features. If a fitness facility or personal trainer would like to offer assessments to clients, they would need an additional program or software to complete and track these assessments.

Personal trainers and fitness staff would have to email the results separately to clients, print them on paper, or keep them in a file. This is more work and takes time away from working one-on-one with clients.

Performance & Measurement Reports

With Exercise.com, you are able to create custom assessments for your clients or members. Assessments can provide history, measurement data, injuries, photos/videos, and goals. You are also able to use an assessment to trigger a workout specifically developed for that client’s success based on smart data from their onboarding. With Exercise.com the possibilities for client re-engagement and progress are endless.

Nutrition

Nutrition and fitness can go hand in hand. It is important for your software to be able to incorporate an important component of your clients’ fitness health.

ABC Fitness Solutions offers nutrition tracking through Trainerize powered by ABC. Exercise.com also includes nutrition tracking but without a third-party. With Exercise.com, trainers have the ability to set macronutrient (carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fat) goals with their clients. Clients can track their intake for trainers to view using MyFitnessPal and trainers can then provide assistance to help clients meet their health and fitness goals.

ABC Fitness Solutions Software Pricing

There is no pricing information available online or on the ABC Fitness Solutions website. It’s likely that ABC Fitness Solutions charges additional fees for its many integrations with other companies, such as Trainerize and GymSales.

ABC Fitness Solutions Alternatives

If you are looking for an alternative to ABC Fitness Solutions, ABC Fitness Solutions’ top competitors are:

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

When it comes to your business, the less complicated a software system is, the better. The last thing that you want to do is juggle three different products solely to manage one business. Exercise.com takes the juggling out of software management and provides everything that you need in one software system.

ABC Fitness Solutions Cons

One of the biggest downsides to ABC Fitness Solutions is the use of three products (DataTrak, MYiCLUBonline, and the mobile app) with different features in each product, which can be confusing. The numerous integrations that offer services and features through ABC Fitness Solutions are not explained in detail on the website and leave many questions, like additional costs, ease of use, and functionality.

ABC Fitness Solutions relies heavily on third-party vendors to supply all the features that are included with one platform–Exercise.com. Our all-in-one software keeps things simple and straightforward, which makes you more productive and efficient and your clients more successful.

Exercise.com Pros

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

  • Scheduled appointments and classes can be easily viewed and booked
  • Process payments securely and easily
  • Manage your facility with business reports and management features
  • Client automation features
  • Endless integrations for your business
  • Easy-to-use workout software for clients and trainers
  • Custom-branded and customizable mobile app
  • Dozens of e-commerce revenue-boosters
  • Offer individual and custom workout programs
  • Create custom client assessments

Exercise.com offers every feature that ABC Fitness Solutions offers, plus custom websites, assessment software, better marketing integrations, and e-commerce software. Even better, Exercise.com is an all-in-one software platform so there’s no confusion about which product offers which features.

Hopefully, you see the benefit of not waiting to have a system and software in place that allows you to manage and grow your business for years to come.

What features are most important for your business?

If you’re ready to grow and manage your business with software that can be customized to your business, book a demo with Exercise.com.

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