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ClubReady vs Exercise.com. Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head ClubReady 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 an all-in-one software to manage your business is a herculean task. But we want you to feel like you’ve tried Exercise.com and know exactly how we deliver results by the end of this comparison.
In covering topics such as company history, features offered, the top similar fitness market software competitors, and the bottom line on Exercise.com vs ClubReady, we aim to take you through a trial workout and make sure you know exactly what you are signing up for with ClubReady — and why you should ultimately choose Exercise.com.
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Founded in 2009 and incorporated as a full-fledged club management software application in 2014, ClubReady is a business-branded, web-based, fitness, health, and wellness club management platform. ClubReady is a mid-sized company of fewer than 200 employees. ClubReady is a privately held company out of Chesterfield, Missouri.
Exercise.com has a proven track record working with fitness business. Our vision is to build an all-in-one fitness business management software that allows both fitness professionals and exercise enthusiasts reach their goals one workout at a time.
Because our team customizes each businesses’ software to meet the needs their unique needs, we’ve been able to partner with standout professionals in the industry. Exercise.com has provided business support for some of the biggest and best for over a decade:
Get ready to dive into feature comparison.
ClubReady Features vs Exercise.com
While ClubReady offers great business convenience features, Exercise.com’s unique customization and dev team put your brand front and center in your custom-designed apps, making it easier for clients and customers to find you and trust your business.
With that in mind, let’s see how ClubReady’s custom software and features stack up to the customization features from Exercise.com.
– Fitness Business Management (FBM)
With ClubReady, clients are able to log in to member portals to sign up for classes, but ClubReady doesn’t provide the option individual workout plans (more on that later).
According to some clients, ClubReady platform seems to feel a bit clunky or unresponsive when it comes to needing access to concise movements when selling membership plans/options or checking in on clients. For example:
- “Club Ready had a lot of updates, which can be a good thing, but issues with CC payment processing before an update was a bit of a pain when you have customers waiting.” – Capterra Review
- “Custom membership options are difficult to piece together, and manual overrides for automated functions aren’t always easy to implement.”
– Capterra Review
- “System crashes quite often, not that user-friendly, not that great for auto-renewals.” – G2 Review
With Exercise.com’s FBM will empower you to track visits, book classes and sessions, engage your clients with recurring appointment reminders via email and text, and provide calendar integration with google and apple for easy management. With FBM’s calendar, you can also sort by:
FBM makes it easy to set up packages for your training where clients can pay a one-time or recurring price with cash, check, or credit card. Plus accept direct deposits and allow online purchasing of packages — all in one easy to use software. And you’ll have sales and business reports for all your clients, classes, and workout packages to make managing your business easy.
Managing a staff of any size is time-consuming but FBM saves you time with assignable staff roles, so you can put staff management on autopilot. Plus all your reports can be run in a single software. No more safaris for which software has which reports. Exercise.com’s Fitness Business Management (FBM) software makes reports easy — sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. Plus you can also sort reports by:
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. For your business’ marketing, automate your efforts by connecting to MailChimp, ConstantContact, ConvertKit, Zapier, Google Analytics, & Facebook Pixel.
– Custom-Branded Web and Smartphone Apps
When comparing custom-brand apps, Exercise.com is in a class of its own. You can custom more than just colors and logos. It’s your brand and each app has customization options for your workout library, client language, colors, integrations, performance health software, website, and a lot more.
On ClubReady’s app page, that deep customization isn’t one of their core features.
With ClubReady client apps will always say ClubReady. The difference is stark: Exercise.com empowers businesses to grow their brand. ClubReady is growing its brand through the businesses’ brand.
With Exercise.com, your dashboard would feature your logo, your name, your colors, so your engaging and growing with your clients.
Exercise.com doesn’t ever skimp on the customization needs of the professionals who choose us. Exercise.com has several software apps listed in the Top 15 in the fitness industry and here’s a big reason why:
From the creation of your custom logos or personally branded website – only YOUR business brand will be listed on the app – to helping you schedule clients, offer bookings, design group packages, and much more . . . from workout creation to client delivery it’s included in our all-in-one software.
Along with almost endless customization, the Exercise.com software allows for:
- Custom Development
- Scheduling and Booking options
- Performance Health Assesment options for client engagement
- Client workout creation and delivery with your own Exercise Library
Create your own workout plans, simplify your workout logging, and use your client data to engage, learn, and improve.
– Workout Creation and Delivery
ClubReady doesn’t allow for workout templates to be created and sent to clients via their software application; however, ClubReady partners with FitMetrix.
Exercise.com’s software, on the other hand, contains a powerful workout creator that also allows you to input your video of the exercise, without the need for a third-party software, making it easier for clients to understand and complete their workouts.
As professionals, we all know how difficult it can be to personalize workouts for each and every client. Having access to these templates allows even the most popular trainers to stay ahead and continue challenging all of their clients.
How much time could you save if you didn’t have to hunt down or interpret client or member data? What you need is a smart workout software with everything you need all in one place.
- View client’s scheduled workouts. Check.
- Create custom workouts. Check.
- View exercise history. Check.
- Add exercise and workout notes. Check.
Now 3 months, 1 year, or 10 years down the road. You’ve got everything you need to engage and retain clients in your custom-branded apps.
“Exercise.com has brought a whole new element to my programming. It has really expanded my capabilities with products and programs. I now offer several different components with programs, including e-books, full video tutorials, and bonus materials — plus the amazing features that come with the app. My programs are really comprehensive now, and I am able to design tons of great tools and provide support all through a single 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
As trainers, it can be difficult to write up a workout plan with exercises that are necessary for client use without having to demonstrate each exercise. This function from Exercise.com makes life easier for trainers and club managers alike whose goal is helping clients reach theirs.
All the workouts you use for social media like Instagram, Youtube, and Facebook, can be uploaded directly to your site and into your exercise library. When you put together workouts for your clients or a general workout for sale, the exercises can be linked, making your job much easier.
With Exercise.com, you will have access to an unlimited membership database, all of the above functions and an easy to use dashboard that switches you between functions seamlessly.
– E-Commerce and Point of Sale
E-commerce is an important part of business software, especially fitness and health businesses. After a trial workout or personal training session, the last thing a customer wants to do is sit around waiting for their information to be taken and then entered into the system for a sale.
Another reason why an easy-to-use POS system is always highly sought after is that a lot of high traffic and even moderately staffed clubs have difficulty keeping employees trained on the gym software.
Typically, most gym employees have little to no sales experience and even worse, don’t use the POS software regularly enough to learn to do it speedily for a tired and sweaty potential membership sale. Having an easily understood system helps employees to have some confidence when making a sale or assisting customers with various tasks.
Exercise.com excels when it comes to e-commerce. The system is simple to ease and significantly lowers the amount of training your staff will need because it’s the same software they use for workout delivery and to manage the day to day tasks of your business.
Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com
You can sell workout plans to in-person clients. For example, Ashton Roberts of AR Performance Training says:
“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.”
And that’s just one way to use your app to sell workouts to in-person clients.
You can also use your app to sell workouts online to clients who may never meet face-to-face. However, online training can also be a great downsell for gyms with clients who are churning. Your custom-branded app empowers you to train anyone, for any scenario, anywhere in the world.
Here are a few more examples of fitness professionals and how they sell workouts.
- Gym to celebrities like Ryan Reynolds – Don Saladino – sell single workout plans.
- Gym to athletes like Jordan Spieth – AMPD Performance – sells single workout plans and delivers custom programming.
- Gym to NBA pros like James Harden – PJF Performance – sells single workout plans and delivers automated monthly programming.
- Barbell Physio offers a database of workout plans for a membership.
- Madeline Moves offers a workout of the day membership and runs workout challenges.
- Personal Trainer – Dean Somerset – offers individual programming.
Here are testimonials from some of the clients above:
Here’s a short case study on how one of the most well-known names in the fitness business has used Exercise.com e-commerce:
MBSC had over twenty years of experience working with pro-level athletes but they wanted to grow their business and open up new avenues for revenue growth. They needed a solution to scale online to set up their business for future success. Within 12 months of releasing programming online, MBSC had over 700 clients and counting.
– Performance Assessments
ClubReady’s Performance Tracking systems allow club owners to track various metrics like heart rate and cycling stats.
First, take potential clients through a baseline assessment to show how you can help them achieve their goals and you can show them your successes by leveraging current customer data.
Second, people often have short memories, so a client assessment in tandem with our powerful smart performance tracking empowers you to show clients where they have improved.
Third, Exercise.com’s Performance Health Software allows you to deliver recurring assessments to re-engage clients and also provides progress photos, measurements like weight along their journey. Happy clients who can see their successes are clients that stick with you for the long haul.
Now you can show your clients where they have improved from previous assessment data. Performance tracking is important because clients can actually SEE how hard they are working, especially in comparison to everyone else. Just knowing that one’s information is on a screen for everyone to see typically causes a harder work ethic during classes or personal training sessions.
One of the most common reasons people stop working out or quit their health club membership is lack of engagement. Lack of accountability, lost or forgotten goals, and feeling uncomfortable are all reasons clients give up.
Last, Exercise.com Performance Health Assessment tracks metrics but because it’s fully customizable it’s not limited to what we think is important. You can automate assessments to onboard or engage clients and track any metrics you’d like.
That smart data can ensure you’re clients are completely engaged, and you’re delivering the right workout so they succeed. Every client gets to see where they start and hopefully where they will go with your business.
AMPD Performance uses a custom assessment to onboard their clients which also them to see where their clients and athletes are at physically and what specific areas they need to target for improvement.
They are also able to assign future assessments to engage and gauge client and athlete progress and make smart adjustments to the programming based on smart data.
That’s just one way you can use our customized Performance Health Software.
At this time, ClubReady has not made public its pricing for software. This includes base models and any customization upgrades that they may have available. ClubReady does offer a live demo for 30 days.
Top Direct Competitors
|Competitor||Min. Starting Price||Max Price|
|ZenPlanner||$99(software only)||$396-948(software, website, marketing)|
|Teamsnap||$9.99/month or $69.99/year||$17.99/month or $129.99/year|
|EZFacility||*n/a, contact||Free Trial then Subscription|
|ClubExpress||Min. $20/month Membership-based $20=50 members||$.40/member up to 100 then discounts for groups|
|10to8||$12/month||$50/month then customized pricing|
Exercise.com more than competes with ClubReady’s system with its own fully customizable software that allows you to do more, without needing more. Not only does our team LISTEN to your needs as a business owner, they also aim to find a solution that works for you, by creating it in the app.
Finding the perfect management software for your business can be a challenge. Fortunately, Exercise.com makes things easy by providing a wide range of features in a fully-customizable, easy-to-use format.
– ClubReady Cons
Although ClubReady is a highly rated all-in-one health and fitness club management software that allows the business owner to gain access to a ton of features, ClubReady isn’t built for customization.
One of the primary focuses of Exercise.com is customization. Our business platform gives you personalized POS options, automatic functions, workout and performance health assessments.
ClubReady is a functional system for franchise owners, but most of us in the industry need software tailored directly to our business. Thankful you don’t have to settle for functional.
Exercise.com’s all-in-one software will take on the look of your business, do what your business needs for it to do, and take the work out of the busy work for you. Plus, we will be there to help develop features to meet the exact needs of your fitness business.
– Exercise.com Pros
Exercise.com has every feature that ClubReady has and more. Our team is constantly making development improvements and seeking out new ideas from our clients. We are always coming up with innovative ways to help your business grow. If we haven’t created it yet, we will.
Here’s what some of our users have to say:
“Excellent support team. That’s why I chose Exercise.com over [their] competitor Trainerize.” – John Wood of JW Fitness
“Before I came across Exercise.com, the process I used to try and communicate a program with an athlete long distance was extremely cumbersome. I would have to save all the required videos into a folder for each day or phase to try and keep them somewhat organized. Then put all the individual folders of videos in a master folder . . . Those days are long gone, and I look forward to providing professional, clean, organized, and effective programs to clients for years to come.” – Chip Gosewisch, PMR Performance
Your business won’t have to adapt using Exercise.com’s software, as our tech team is built to adapt to you and your growing business needs on an individual to individual basis. We know your business isn’t exactly like anyone else’s, and we’re here to help your business stand out from the rest. We celebrate that uniqueness.
Exercise.com’s all-in-one business software can serve you in a variety of ways, the most important being to give you with the necessary tools to grow your business, deliver value to your clients while keeping them engaged, and automate as much as possible—making your life as a business owner that much easier.
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 a software that can be customized to your business, book a demo with Exercise.com.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are you guys, anyway?
The team at Exercise.com solves a major problem — how to grow your business without wasting time and losing money. We work with the real, confident decision makers — the best of the best — like James Harrison (Steelers great), Don Saladino, D1 Training, Fairchild Sports Performance, and Freestyle Connection — and offer our all-in-one fitness business software to simplify managing your business. The team at Exercise.com solves a major problem — how to grow your business without wasting time and losing money. We work with the real, confident decision makers — the best of the best — like Steelers great James Harrison, Don Saladino, D1 Training, Fairchild Sports Performance, and Freestyle Connection — and offer our all-in-one fitness business software to simplify managing your business.
What sets you apart from your competitors?
We turbocharge your business with our all-in-one fitness business software that’s custom branded for your business.• Efficiently schedule, view, and manage all appointments and classes — including by trainer, location, and service — with easy options for scheduling recurring events and availability.• Save time creating workouts with our simple workout plan creator and exercise manager and built-in integrations, tools, and more.• Sell your training three ways – group subscriptions, individualized training, and single workout plans – to increase revenue inside and outside your training walls.• Take clients through your custom assessments to automatically deliver personalized workouts based on the data important to their success.
Why not pay for custom development?
So many things could go wrong when building custom-branded apps. It's also expensive, takes years to develop, and requires trust with your developers. We have a proven track record delivering apps for top trainers around the world and remove the risks present when doing it on your own.
What if I'm not technical?
You don't need to be. Our dev team will build your custom-branded apps and take care of all the technical stuff so you can focus on what you do best.
What if I don't have a following?
Engaging the followers you have is paramount because you can instantly convert engaged followers into paying clients with your all-in-one fitness business software.
Is it hard to set up?
No, it's very easy. All you need to do is follow our success team’s proven process. We will deliver your custom-branded, all-in-one fitness business software, and you can do what you do best!
What if I wait to implement this solution?
If you wait, you will leave a lot of opportunity on the table to save time as you scale and manage your business with all-in-one software to engage and retain your clients. Whether you’re looking to bill customers on a recurring basis, single session, or package basis, do it all with a fully integrated, secure platform that can support in-person and online payments. This is a high-quality problem to solve. You shouldn’t wait to solve it.
What exactly do I get?
You get all-in-one fitness business software that does everything you need. No more having one software solution for doing personal training, another for booking and scheduling, something else for client assessments, and yet another pricey subscription for marketing and client communication. And then there are custom-branded iOS & Android apps. If you're tired of paying too much for too many moving parts, stop the hacks and demo the Exercise.com all-in-one fitness business software today. This all-in-one fitness business software will save you time running your business, handle everything in one place, provide endless opportunities to engage and retain your clients, and allow you to sell workout plans.
Will this really work for me?
Yes. We have a proven track record with fitness professionals like Ashley Borden, Just-Train, PJF Performance, Madeline Moves, and Fit Thrive. Our all-in-one fitness business software will allow you to grow your business as much as you want.
What are the next steps?
The next step is simple. Click “Get a Price” anywhere on this page and schedule a call with one of our team members.
Will this integrate with my other software?
Our software integrates with a variety of other software including Zapier, Stripe, YouTube, Vimeo, MailChimp, MyFitnessPal, ConvertKit, and more.
What if I don't have the budget?
This is an all-in-one fitness business software that allows you to grow your business as much as you'd like. You should strike while the iron is hot by investing in a workout platform that will help you scale your business, earn more revenue, retain and engage your clients, and save you time running your business.