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Best ClubExpress Alternative: Exercise.com vs. ClubExpress

If you’re looking for a ClubExpress 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 3, 2021

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Exercise.com: Your ClubExpress Alternative

Features
ClubExpress
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. ClubExpress.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike ClubExpress, Exercise.com software is designed to have all components needed to run a fitness business in one place – making it easy and efficient 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 ClubExpress, Exercise.com software is designed to have all components needed to run a fitness business in one place – making it easy and efficient 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

ClubExpress does not offer workout software – an essential component for running a fitness business. 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

Other than processing payments, ClubExpress has no viable ecommerce platform. 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

Other than processing payments, ClubExpress has no viable ecommerce platform. 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

ClubExpress's assessment software lacks the ability to track nutrition, but that's not the case with Exercise.com. Take clients through personalized assessments to deliver custom workouts and nutrition notes for their individual needs – providing massive growth potential and saved time.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

ClubExpress's apps provide no options to create custom exercises. Exercise.com, however, 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

ClubExpress's apps provide no options to create custom exercises. Exercise.com, however, 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 ClubExpress’s additional features stack up to Exercise.com software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is ClubExpress?

Founded in 2002, ClubExpress was developed by Gembrook Systems, LLC, a software development firm based in Schaumburg, Illinois. They claim their developmental team has been involved in computer clubs, community service clubs, entrepreneurial groups, and various outdoor clubs for many years. Their software is designed for the management of clubs and organizations.

ClubExpress is focused more so on the management of clubs, groups, and communities through the creation of a personal website. However, even for the management of clubs, groups, or communities, they seem to be lacking in features that are needed in today’s modern age. With Exercise.com’s gym management software there is no need to worry that you will get left behind. Our all-in-one software is designed with your success in mind for now and the future.

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 Software

We know how hard it can be to manage many areas of your business. That is why we here at Exercise.com created our Fitness Business Management Software (FBM). FBM is capable of managing features such as scheduling management for classes, members, and employees as well as workout creation and delivery, billing, notifications, assessments, nutrition, and reporting. You will not have to manage these many areas on different systems as everything is operable in one place.

As ClubExpress touts itself as a membership management software it is important to note its lack of features when it comes to client/class scheduling and gym management. Below, we will go into more detail.

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

ClubExpress has limited scheduling features such as making reservations for clubhouses, tennis courts, canoes, and more. The Resource Scheduling feature is an add-on for ClubExpress and charges a one-time activation fee of $500.

With Exercise.com our calendar features allow you to track visits, book classes and sessions, enable recurring appointment reminders via email and text, and the ability for calendar integration with Google and Apple. With our calendars, you can also sort by:

  • Trainer
  • Location
  • Service
  • Recurring
  • Time
  • Availability

Gym/Facility Management

To operate a fitness business it is important to manage your staff and analyze how the operations of your business are affecting your revenue. The only type of facility management ClubExpress offers is the ability to name and sort members of a club and name users as officers or administrators. ClubExpress also has an Ad Hoc Reporting add-on for custom reports for $300/year.

On the other hand, there are many gym/facility management features with Exercise.com. Assignable staff roles, availability, sales and business reports, and permissions can all be accessed within our system’s dashboard.

Business Dashboard Reports

With Exercise.com, all of your reports can be run in a single software. No more safaris for which software has which reports. The Exercise.com Fitness Business Management (FBM) 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. Exercise.com has a customizable business dashboard to display all your most frequented reports, but ClubExpress doesn’t have a dashboard.

Client Automation

The only types of automation ClubExpress offers are reminders and payments. We here at Exercise.com know hard it can be managing a business which is why it was important to add a full range of automation capabilities in our software. Automation saves time and allows you to focus on growing your business.

With our software, you will be able to automate a wide range of areas that include:

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

Dedicated Zapier Support

At Exercise.com, we provide our clients with a plethora of integrations – but, sometimes, you want a bit of a boost. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to, in Zapier’s words, “Integrate (link your web apps with a few clicks, so that they can share data), Automate (pass info between your apps with workflows called Zaps), and Innovate (build processes faster and get more done – no code required).

Part of this partnership includes dedicated Zapier support to help you through every step of the process. With over 2,000 apps to choose from, you can rest assured that your company’s website is as efficient and user-friendly as possible.

Dedicated Account Manager

At Exercise.com, we take customer service very seriously; which is why we provide our clients with a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process – indefinitely. If you want to redesign your website, your account manager will get it done. If you want to set up an e-commerce store, your account manager won’t blink twice. Whatever you need, our world-class dev team will come through. From the mundane to the complex, we have you covered.

Customized Software

One of the first things people will come across with software is how it looks. Having the ability to customize your software to showcase your brand is an important factor. You want your brand and your business to be unique, and the first impression can be paramount.

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.

Custom-Branded

ClubExpress allows for basic layout and color scheme customization, as well as the ability to add a custom logo, text, and background.

With Exercise.com you can fully customize and brand your websites and apps with not just colors and logos but verbiage, integrations, custom videos, and more.

iOS & Android Apps

Both Exercise.com and ClubExpress allow for branded iOS and Android apps. The difference, however, is that with Exercise.com’s branded app for personal trainers, you have the ability to access all of your tools in one place. Whether it is billing, workout creation, or assessments, you can continue to manage your business on the go just as your clients are able to engage with content on your app on the go as well.

Websites

Both Exercise.com and ClubExpress allow for a branded website. ClubExpress’s websites, however, are more focused on paying for club memberships and viewing news feeds and dates for events.

Just like our apps, Exercise.com allows you to manage all of your tools in one place. Our custom fitness website designs are:

  • Responsive
  • SEO optimized
  • Google Certified Partnered

Security Features

ClubExpress features security measures in SSL Security, PCI Compliance, and the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system for transferring funds.

Exercise.com’s security measures include:

  • SSL Security
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud
  • Stripe for processing payments

Marketing Integrations

The only integrational options ClubExpress offers are integration with major social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.

With Exercise.com you have many integrational options that help you stay connected in many ways. You can not only connect to media platforms like Twitter and Instagram but many others as well. Some of our more popular integrations include:

  • MailChimp
  • ConstantContact
  • ConvertKit
  • Zapier
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixel
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Exercise.com is the best ClubExpress alternative.

Workout Software

For a fitness business, having workout capabilities in your software can be a game-changer. Software capable of creating, updating, sending, and tracking workouts and client progression is sure to help your business grow. ClubExpress does not offer any workout creation/logging features.

We here at Exercise.com know these features can be a staple for fitness businesses. We’ve made it a point for our workout creating and logging software to have numerous workout creation options allowing you to engage with clients in many ways.

Workout Creator/Logger

Our workout creator/logger provides users with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to clients in any scenario, including:

1-1 Training

With one-on-one training being very common, the software you use has to have the capability to individualize every client’s workout journey. Our software allows personal trainers to fully customize their one-on-one training sessions in person and/or online.

Group Training

Group training sessions are also a common occurrence in the fitness world. Every group training program can be different due to the type of group of clients involved. With our software, customized group training sessions can be created allowing you to specifically design workouts for a group of clients in person and/or online.

Online Training

Many businesses across the world are taking advantage of online training. The internet has allowed people to engage with millions of users. With our software, you can take advantage of this opportunity. Not only can you engage with and train people from across the globe but you can also train your own in-person clients online as well.

Exercise Library

With Exercise.com you will have a pre-built library of exercises at your disposal. These exercises can be used to create customized workouts for your clients and include video demonstrations, tips, location of muscles worked, and more.

Custom Exercises

If there are specific types of exercises you wish to show clients, custom exercises can be added to the library as well. Custom exercises can be filmed at any location and can feature you and/or anybody of your choice to fit the needs of the exercise.

TV Workouts

Aside from providing clients with the ability to watch demos of the exercises you’ve sent them within their workout plans, gyms can use the exercise library as well as a great way to cast exercise demos onto gym television screens during group classes or one-on-one training sessions.

This is a great way to provide that “personal touch” so many people look for when choosing a gym.

Gym Ecommerce Software

The only ecommerce feature that ClubExpress offers is payment processing targeted for club membership. As e-commerce can be a driving force of revenue, it is important for your software to be well-rounded in this area.

Exercise.com’s gym ecommerce software not only has the capability for payment processing but also allows for many other e-commerce and point-of-sale options.

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

ClubExpress allows payments for memberships with credit card, cash, check, and Paypal.

Exercise.com’s FBM software allows you to access all of your payment tools in the same custom-branded web and mobile apps. Clients can pay a one-time or recurring fee or membership with cash, check, credit card, or direct deposit online or in-store. As we are Zapier partnered, you have access to various payment applications such as Paypal, Square, Stripe, and many more.

Sell Products

Our software allows for products to be sold online and/or in-store. The combination of product sales, workout content, etc., allows for multiple streams of revenue.

Sell Workout Plans

Many people are looking for workout plans to get more fit. With our software, specialized or customized workout plans can be sold to anyone, anywhere. Whether it is users you meet on Twitter or Instagram or even your in-person clients, you can be sure they have the option to purchase your customized plans.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

Online workout memberships can also be sold in which memberships can be sent automatically at a designated time/situation. For example, if a client online liked your workout plan and wanted to continue working with you you can offer a workout membership. They can be put on an automated workout schedule that can be customized to fit the needs of the client.

Sell Workout Challenges

With our software, you have the ability to sell workout challenges which are great for engaging clients and attracting potential ones.

Fitness Assessment Software

Aside from reports, ClubExpress does not feature any assessment and nutritional tracking capabilities within their software. They only allow custom Ad-Hoc reports if you pay an annual fee of $200-$300.

Exercise.com’s fitness assessment software allows you to:

  • Reengaging Clients Through Automated Assessments
  • Retain Clients by Showing Journey
  • Track measurement data, injuries, etc.
  • Optimize the delivery of personalized workouts and nutrition

With all of these features operable within our web and mobile apps, you will easily be able to create individualized fitness plans for clients.

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

Oftentimes, there are hindrances within a client that can not only cause injuries but prevent them from reaching their goals and full potential. It is important to assess clients and show them any type of imbalance or issues they may have so that they can fully understand the fitness journey ahead.

With Exercise.com, custom assessments can be created and these assessments can automatically trigger custom workouts based on the data acquired. This allows you and your client to be on the same page, which is a very important factor when it comes to trainer-client relationships.

Performance & Measurement Reports

Your custom assessments can provide history, measurement data, injuries, photos/videos, and goals. You have many performance and measurement options to choose from such as weight, height, activity level, distance runs, power output, range of motion measurements, and others.

As every client is different you can build custom assessment and performance/measurement reports to align with the needs of any client.

Nutrition

With nutrition being an important component of one’s overall health and fitness lifestyle, being able to track the eating habits of your clientele can be very beneficial. With Exercise.com via MyFitnessPal, you are able to monitor your client’s eating habits. You can set caloric goals and track nutrients such as carbs, fat, protein, etc. You are also able to upload meal plans, files, and pictures.

ClubExpress Software Pricing

The minimum monthly housing fee for ClubExpresss is $24 if you have 60 members/clients or less in your club. Then, $0.40 per member per month is then charged up to 100 members/clients with discounts for larger groups.

There are also one-time setup fees ranging from $150 to $4550 depending on the level of configuration needed for the website.

Lastly, there are many other features and modules that need to be paid for in order to utilize. Features such as custom design, an SSL certificate, banner advertising, and more are priced anywhere from $45-$5000 one-time, monthly, or yearly depending on the feature/module chosen.

ClubExpress Alternatives

Some of the top competitors of ClubExpress include:

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

The software you use is often one of the most important factors when it comes to running your business. Software that equips you with a wide range of features and options that can be used to help grow and set your business apart is the one you would want to choose. Thankfully, Exercise.com is that software.

ClubExpress Cons

As ClubExpress is focused more on the management of members for clubs, there are many features they lack. They claim to be able to help manage fitness and active lifestyle clubs but lack the necessary features to do so.

Features such as workout creation/logging, nutrition, performance assessments, and e-commerce are non-existent which can make running a fitness business almost impossible in today’s modern world. Their many fees for their different features and the number of reviews that have a common disdain for their software’s intuitiveness is also concerning.

Exercise.com Pros

At Exercise.com, we know how important your business is to you. We know that you want to grow and manage your business easily and efficiently. That is why we include features known to do just that. Features such as workout creation/logging, e-commerce capabilities, custom assessments, numerous integrational options, and more are included in our software because they help pave the road to success.

With an all-star advisory board and a world-class development team that caters to your needs, Exercise.com empowers you with all the necessary tools and guidance to take your business to the next level.

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