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Best FitDEGREE Alternative: Exercise.com vs. FitDEGREE

If you’re looking for a FitDEGREE 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 19, 2021

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Exercise.com: Your fitDEGREE Alternative

Features
fitDEGREE
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. fitDEGREE.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike fitDEGREE, 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 fitDEGREE, 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

fitDEGREE 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

Fitness professionals cannot use fitDEGREE’s limited ecommerce features to sell training packages, workout challenges, 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 fitDEGREE’s limited ecommerce features to sell training packages, workout challenges, 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

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

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

fitDEGREE’s apps provide no options for custom websites or custom exercises. Exercise.com, however, offers fully customized apps 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

fitDEGREE’s apps provide no options for custom websites or custom exercises. Exercise.com, however, offers fully customized apps 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 fitDEGREE’s additional features stack up to Exercise.com software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is fitDEGREE?

FitDEGREE was founded in 2014 with an initial focus on recreation centers but evolved into also serving yoga studios in 2018. FitDEGREE is headquartered in New Jersey. FitDEGREE has a 4.7 out of 5.0 rating on GetApp based on 19 reviews.

This socially-driven studio management software was designed specifically for boutique fitness studios and advertises as being “powerful, yet affordable and most of all, user-friendly.” They include studio management options, scheduling, payment processing, reporting, marketing, mobile apps, and client/member management. FitDEGREE does not have options for workout creation/delivery or performance assessments.

One unique feature of fitDEGREE is its focus on being socially-centered. Their software allows users to connect socially via the mobile app to meet new friends or workout with friends. There are also buttons within the app to share information via the user’s social media platforms.

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

FitDEGREE and Exercise.com have similar scheduling features for clients to book appointments with professionals, similar payment processing features, similar reporting options, and mobile apps. FitDEGREE falls short when it comes to workout creation/delivery and performance assessment features.

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

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

Fitness Business Management Software

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

FitDEGREE includes options for scheduling, payment processing, marketing, mobile apps, and reporting. Those are important options for all fitness businesses.

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

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

FitDEGREE and Exercise.com both have scheduling options for booking appointments, sessions, or classes. Calendars are intuitive to set up and allow members to book and manage their sessions. Members and clients can sort the calendar by instructor, class, or other variables.

Automatic notifications and reminders for appointments or classes can be set up with fitDEGREE or Exercise.com.

Gym/Facility Management

FitDEGREE allows you to view business insights such as gross sales and client check-ins, but you are unable to run customized reports. Exercise.com allows for similar reports, plus additional customization for reporting. With Exercise.com, it’s easy to set up staff roles and permissions for staff and professionals to access the features they need.

Business Dashboard Reports

Both Exercise.com and fitDEGREE offer business dashboard reports. FitDEGREE has options for the following types of reports: User, instructor, instructor earnings, class, and demographic information. However, the business dashboard of fitDEGREE is not customizable to your preferred presentation and there are no features that allow for customized reporting or additional reporting options.

The Exercise.com business dashboard is easily customizable, giving you the capability to view reports and information about your business the way you want. And whether you want to run custom reports on your revenue, staff, or clients, Exercise.com gives you the freedom and options to analyze how your business is doing.

Client Automation

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

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

  • 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 has a partnership with Zapier that includes dedicated Zapier support. With over 2,000 apps to choose from, the Exercise.com Zapier integration makes your company’s website as efficient and user-friendly as possible.

Dedicated Account Manager

Every Exercise.com client has a dedicated account manager that acts as their main point of contact for any and all software-related needs.

Customized Software

FitDEGREE provides options for mobile apps and website integration with their software. Customized mobile apps are available at an additional monthly cost and setup fee. Exercise.com also provides users with apps and websites but offers full customization at no additional charge.

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

For an additional monthly charge and a higher one-time setup fee, fitDEGREE offers a branded mobile app. This means clients and members would look for the mobile app specific to your business instead of the general fitDEGREE app.

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

iOS & Android Apps

FitDEGREE has a mobile app available for iOS and Android devices. The app has a rating of 2.5 out of 5.0 in the Google Play store based on 30 reviews. For Apple devices, the rating is a 4.2 out of 5.0 in the iTunes store based on 20 ratings. Positive comments include ease of use and functionality, whereas negative comments focus on the freezing of the app and the inability to integrate with calendars.

There is also a check-in app that clients can use to check-in from the app instead of from the front desk called Kiosk by fitDEGREE. This is a great option, but multiple mobile apps might be confusing for some members.

FitDEGREE also has a business app designed to be used by staff, employees, professionals, and managers called OnTheGo by fitDEGREE. This app allows access to business management and reporting features from a mobile app rather than a desktop or laptop.

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

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

Websites

FitDEGREE offers a link that you can add to your website and assists with this integration setup. However, fitDEGREE does not provide for a customized website. You must already have a website to use the code to integrate with fitDEGREE.

Exercise.com takes it a step further by offering fully customized SEO-optimized fitness business websites. You can add pictures, videos, documents, or anything else you dream of. Here are a few of our website features:

  • Responsive
  • Built to convert visitors to leads
  • Google Certified Partner

Security Features

It’s common to hear about data breaches and compromised data almost daily, so it’s important to ensure that your members’ data and your studio’s data is safe. FitDEGREE is a cloud-based software that mentions safe and secure data but does not give any additional information about its safety features. On the other hand, Exercise.com ensures the safety and security of user data with options like:

  • SSL Secure
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Marketing Integrations

FitDEGREE has created some of its own marketing options within the mobile app or online dashboard. There is an announcement board where you can post reminders, updates, or other important information. You can also choose to set up a welcome email that is sent when a new member joins your facility or studio.

Exercise.com has numerous marketing integrations that give your facility the option to customize or send a variety of marketing features. These integrations include:

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

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Exercise.com is the best fitDEGREE alternative.

Workout Software

While fitDEGREE has numerous studio management features, they are lacking in the workout creation and delivery features. Personal trainers and fitness professionals would need additional software to utilize these important features to engage and train clients.

Exercise.com’s workout software has robust features for workout creation and delivery, including delivery workouts for various types of clients, customized workout design, an exercise library, and automated delivery of files, plans, or documents.

Workout Creator/Logger

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

  • Workout Planning-Personal Training
  • Nutrition Assistance
  • Goal Setting
  • Traveling Athletes
  • In-Person Clients
  • Trainer Logging
  • Online Clients
  • Hybrid Clients (in-person/online)
  • Busy Professionals

1-1 Training

The Exercise.com workout creator allows trainers to send custom workout plans, performance reports, and more to clients for that personal touch.

Group Training

Offer group training packages at your facility or organize online group training sessions for added profit!

Online Training

Sell online training memberships to traveling clients or busy professionals who can’t commit to in-person training sessions.

Exercise Library

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

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

Custom Exercises

Exercise.com users can add their own custom exercises with videos directly to the exercise library for that added personal touch.

TV Workouts

Utilize Exercise.com workout software capabilities to cast videos onto gym television screens during group classes or one-on-one training sessions.

Gym Ecommerce Software

FitDEGREE offers some ecommerce/point of sale options, like selling gift cards, class packs, and retail items via the mobile app or website. However, their software platform lacks a dedicated feature to sell workout plans or customized workouts online.

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

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

FitDEGREE states to allow for subscription payments to be paid by credit card or ACH but does not expand further on payment processing on their website.

Exercise.com utilizes Stripe and you are able to access all of your payment tools in the same custom-branded web and mobile app. Clients are able to pay in-person or online and can pay a one-time or recurring price with cash, check, credit card, or direct deposits.

Sell Products

Both Exercise.com and fitDEGREE allow you to sell gym merchandise which is a great way for additional revenue.

Sell Workout Plans

Let’s say you have developed a great strength and conditioning program for youth soccer and have had some requests to get that out beyond your local area. Or you created a safe and effective prenatal workout plan for expectant mothers which provides exercises that can easily be done at home.  Exercise.com allows you to sell those online to reach clients all over the world at any time of day.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

This option is great if you have traveling athletes or exercisers that prefer to workout in a home gym or while on the road traveling for work. You can develop the program and set up automated delivery based on the needs of your clients.

Sell Workout Challenges

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

Fitness Assessment Software

FitDEGREE does not have any assessment features. This software has many options for studio management but no options for assessing and sharing this data with clients. Performance assessments are a great way to build client loyalty and help clients meet their fitness goals.

Exercise.com steps in to fill this void with numerous assessment options using our fitness assessment software.

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

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

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

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

Performance & Measurement Reports

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

Nutrition

Exercise.com uses MyFitnessPal for nutrition tracking, food database, meal planning, and reports. MyFitnessPal is one of the most popular diet tracking options out there and it is integrated right in there with the software.

fitDEGREE Pricing

FitDEGREE pricing starts at $100 per month or $80 per month annually. They also have a one-time setup fee starting at $100 and If you wish to have a branded app, it would be an additional $100 per month. All of these prices are for one studio.

Multi-location businesses would have to pay $200 per month for their first location, $175 per month for their second location, $150 per month for their third location, and if you have more than three locations, they ask for you to contact them.

fitDEGREE Alternatives

FitDEGREE software competitors include MindBody, WellnessLiving, Vagaro, Bookstream, and Pike13.

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

All-in-one fitness business management or studio management software should have all the important features needed to run and grow a successful business. It’s not efficient or necessary to have two or more software systems for employees, staff, and managers to use. One system should be able to do it all.

Exercise.com and fitDEGREE both have many important features for running a fitness business, but fitDEGREE falls short on features that personal trainers and other fitness professionals would use, like workout creation/delivery, selling workouts online, and performance assessments.

fitDEGREE Cons

FitDEGREE has great features for managing a fitness business, like a boutique fitness studio, yoga studio, or recreation center. Calendars, schedules, member management, ecommerce, reporting, payment processing, and check-ins are all attractive features that fitness businesses would use.

FitDEGREE falls short when it comes to features that fitness professionals and personal trainers would use. Any facility with personal trainers would have to have a separate system to create and deliver workouts, sell workouts online, and conduct performance assessments. Who wants to use two or more software systems where there are options out there that have all the features integrated into an all-in-one software option?

Exercise.com Pros

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

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

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