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Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head GymMaster 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.
|Dedicated Account Manager|
|Dedicated Zapier Support|
|Performance & Measurement Reports|
|Offer Online Workout Memberships|
|Run Workout Challenges|
|Sell Workout Plans|
|iOS & Android Apps|
|Gym / Facility Management|
|Client / Class Scheduling|
|Workout Creator / Logger|
There are many factors that go into running a successful fitness business, and choosing a good, quality software is imperative. You need to be sure to go with software that you trust, is easy to use, and helps take your business to the next level. We hope that by the end of this review, you see which program stands out.
This review is going to cover GymMaster’s management software. We will go over their company background, system, and features.
We will also tell you why Exercise.com can be the best program for your business. It is no wonder why some of the top fitness businesses and personnel use and trust our software. From seamless integrations and automation, to having your own customizable app and website, Exercise.com provides you with many tools that help elevate your business in ways others can’t. If you are ready to grow and manage your business, book a demo with the Exercise.com team today.
Fitness Pros Who Trust Exercise.com
GymMaster Software Review
Founded in New Zealand in 1996, GymMaster is a management software designed to manage gyms and health clubs. Operating under Treshna Enterprises, the software was originally used as a custom membership system for the YMCA organization.
Below, we will look at a couple of reviews for GymMaster and then discuss why Exercise.com is the better choice:
“You need better support. When you delay companies days of incoming revenue, you no longer are an asset but a huge liability that we are paying to have! Must do better! I am terribly terribly disappointed, and upset that I allowed our developer to present this as an option.” (Capterra)
“When I found issues with the system they tried to treat me like I was stupid and didn’t know the system, then come to find out (EVERY TIME) it was not me but the software. It has double charged members, deleted payments, failed to auto-bill for months at a time (So we lost thousands), and so much more. I can’t tell you enough, do NOT use this company for your sanity.” (Capterra)
GymMaster vs Exercise.com
The reviews above are very critical of GymMaster’s software and support service and have caused the loss of revenue for customers. As a business owner, this is something you don’t ever want to happen.
We here at Exercise.com have a hard-working development and support team to make sure this is never an issue. We have excellent customer support service through phone, email, and chat to ensure your questions or concerns are met promptly and effectively. We also have an advisory board comprised of some of the top fitness professionals to help ensure that necessary features are present in our system. This helps make certain that features are up to date and user-friendly.
As a whole, GymMaster appears to be capable of basic managing tasks. However, they lack key features and components that Exercise.com offers.
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Fitness Business Management Software
GymMaster has the capability of managing tasks such as memberships, online bookings, and online signups. Their software allows your members the freedom to book classes directly from the GymMaster app. With Exercise.com, we have a dedicated fitness business management (FBM) software that is built into the same platform that is used to build workouts. Our fitness business software makes it easy to organize and grow your business with client and class scheduling, check-ins, and billing — all in one place.
Both GymMaster and Exercise.com allows for integration with Google calendar and iCal.
Exercise.com’s calendar 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. You can also sort by:
GymMaster allows for custom reporting. You are able to access detailed key performance data, summary reports, comprehensive billing information for accounts purposes, or customize a request for a specific demographic. They do not, however, specify details on the exact metrics that can be measured.
Exercise.com offers reports on various gym metrics in sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll all in one place. You can get reports in areas such as e-commerce commission reports, attendance and transaction tracking, revenue analysis, client training progress, and much more. You can also sort reports by client, location, or service.
GymMaster is able to mainly automate communications in areas such as memberships, reminders, and payments. With Exercise.com, you can automate and customize your communications with text, time of delivery, frequency, and mode of delivery. Our software is able to automate a wide range of areas, including:
- Emails and Texts
- Workout Delivery
- Resource Delivery
- Assessment Delivery
- Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email
Dedicated Zapier Support
has many business management integrations already built into our software, but we didn’t stop there. We partner with Zapier so that your business can have access to any tool it needs for a fully customizable, immersive, user-friendly experience.
Dedicated Account Manager
Providing our clients with exceptional customer service is very important to us, which is why every Exercise.com client receives a dedicated account manager for all of their software-related needs.
If you want to add an online store for increased revenue, or if you want to rebuild your website to attract more customers, your account manager will get the job done.
Customized software is important to the success of your brand. Clients and potential clients want to feel that personal touch; they want to feel like they are working with a trainer or fitness facility that truly cares. Let’s look at how Exercise.com excels in app and web customization.
Exercise.com’s clients receive fully customized apps and websites for all of their business-related needs. GymMaster’s clients do not receive full custom branding.
iOS & Android Apps
GymMaster offers a custom-branded app. However, the customization of the app is very limited. You are only able to customize your company name, logo, and app template color.
With Exercise.ccom, you also have access to your own fully customizable app. You are able to showcase your brand and business the way you want to.
GymMaster does not offer you your own custom branded website. They only allow their features to be integrated on your existing website.
With Exercise.com, you are able to have a responsive and SEO-driven website built to convert visitors to leads. You have customizable features at your disposal such as inputting a blog for posts, inputting sections for e-commerce, unlimited theme changes, and custom graphic work.
GymMaster’s security policy is vague. They claim to employ multiple levels of security to your data but fail to specify the details of any technology used. Exercise.com’s websites and apps are SSL Secure and client information is protected with the Privacy Shield Framework. We also utilize Google Cloud for storing and transferring data. Security is an area of great importance to us and we want you to know that.
GymMaster is able to integrate with Zapier, Xero, Gymsales, MyWellness, Fitmetrix, GymLeads, eGym, Facebook, and Instagram. Exercise.com prides itself with endless integrations with not only well-known companies like Stripe, Vimeo, and Youtube but also:
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com
GymMaster has no capability for workout creation and delivery. With Exercise.com, you have access to a simple workout plan creator and exercise manager. This provides flexible solutions that allow the delivery of custom workouts for any scenario such as:
- Workout Planning-Personal Training
- Nutrition Assistance
- Goal Setting
- Traveling Athletes
- In-Person Clients
- Trainer Logging
- Online Clients
- Hybrid Clients (in-person/online)
- Busy Professionals
Exercise.com has a dedicated workout plan creator which allows you to customize your own exercise library with videos, tips, steps, and notes. You are able to create workouts once and schedule any workout to clients, groups, or classes automatically. You can even automate delivery for PDFs, nutrition plans, and more. Workout progress data is also stored automatically with activity, performance records, workout snapshots, summaries, and leaderboards. You can also easily integrate with other systems such as Youtube to showcase the media or information you want. The opportunities to create and design your library are endless.
One-on-one training is a staple in gyms and fitness facilities, and fitness software needs to provide trainers with services that make one-on-one training as simple as possible; Exercise.com’s software does just that.
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.
With Exercise.com, personal trainers can sell training programs online for added profit.
Because GymMaster does not have a workout creation option for its clients, an exercise library is also not provided. Exercise.com has an exercise library with instructions, videos, muscles worked, and sample workouts. Trainers can also add custom exercise demo videos for clients to view.
Exercise.com’s workout customization options include:
- Workout Plan Creator
- Smart Delivery
- Custom Exercise Library
- Easily Embed Your Videos into Your Platform
- Your Descriptions, Workouts, etc
Clients in busy group sessions can see you performing the movements along with them by casting your custom exercise videos directly onto gym television screens.
GymMaster’s software only allows you to sell memberships and merchandise. Exercise.com allows you to not only sell memberships and merchandise but also sell pre-built single workout plans online. You can sell customized programs to suit a particular group of clients or to keep your clients engaged. There are many ways you can utilize this feature.
Below, we will visually highlight some ways that our software can set your business apart.
GymMaster offers automated recurring payments. You are also able to utilize cash and card payments. However, they do not specify if you are able to use checks or if they offer single session payments. As a business owner, you need to know these important details.
With Exercise.com, you are able to bill customers for recurring sessions, packages, or a single session. We created our dedicated Fitness Business Management Software (FBM) in which you can access all of your payment tools in the same custom-branded web and mobile app both easily and securely. Clients will be able to pay a one-time or recurring price with cash, check, or credit card. Our software also allows you to be able to accept direct deposits.
Boost your company’s revenue by selling products in your e-commerce store. Products like branded apparel, water bottles, gear, supplements, and more can all be sold in your Exercise.com-built e-commerce store.
Sell Workout Plans
Exercise.com client Mike Boyle, of Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC), had over 700 clients within 12 months of releasing programming online using our software!
Offer Online Workout Memberships
Exercise.com also allows trainers or coaches to sell workouts online. This boosts revenue and can help retain gym members who may move too far away from your location to maintain a brick-and-mortar gym membership.
Sell Workout Challenges
Workout challenges are a great way to keep clients engaged and motivated!
Performance Health Software
Performance assessments are important. Clients need to see they are improving and will be happy to continue to use your services when they see results. GymMaster’s lack of capability for performance assessments can potentially hinder your business from reaching new heights.
Exercise.com’s Performance Health Assessment area of your app is dedicated to helping your business run smoothly while increasing revenue easily.
You’ll be able to do the following with performance health assessments from your Exercise.com software:
- Take clients through your custom assessment to automatically create personalized workouts based on the data important to their success.
- Implement scalable processes that will sustain the progress of your business, so you don’t lose ground.
- Easily show clients areas they can improve on from their assessment and turn them into leads
Performance & Measurement Reports
Our Performance Health Software allows you to deliver automated assessments to re-engage clients while also providing progress photos and measurements. That assessment can provide history, measurement data, injuries, photos/videos, and goals. You can also use the assessment to trigger a workout specifically developed for that client’s success based on smart data from their onboarding. You can put together a custom way of re-engaging clients how you deem fit.
With Exercise.com, trainers can also set macronutrient goals with their clients and can view clients’ daily intake in order to provide assistance to help clients meet their health and fitness goals.
Below is a table of GymMaster’s pricing tiers and features:
|Enterprise (Unlimited Members)||(not listed)||Includes all professional features Dedicated Hosting Custom Development SLA Agreement|
|Professional (1300 current members)||$189/monthly||Includes all standard features Unlimited Door Access (24/7) Direct Bank Batch Processing Xero Integration (Limited Beta) API Access Dual Billing Providers Franchise Reporting|
|Standard (400 current members)||$99/monthly||Includes all studio features Single Door Access (24/7) Member Mobile App (iOS & Android) Push Notifications to Clients Automated SMS and Emails Point of Sale and Inventory Management Embedded Timetable on Your Website Paperless Signups with Digital Signatures and Waivers Invoicing Marketing Tools Member Retention Tools Automated Tasks & Events Staff Time Sheet Tracking Phone Support & Training|
|Studio (150 current members)||$85/monthly||Unlimited Casual Members Class Management, Bookings & Resource Scheduling Automated Billing & Integrated Payment Processing Online Signups Online Member Portal Comprehensive, Flexible Reporting in Real-time Member Workouts & Measurements Email Support + 4 Hours Training|
GymMaster Software Competitors
Below is a table comprised of the starting and maximum prices for four common GymMaster competitors:
|Competitor||Minimum Starting Price||Maximum Price|
|My PT Hub||$0-$20/monthly||$49/monthly|
|Vagaro Fitness Software||$25/monthly||$85/monthly|
The features of a software are important and can go a long way into growing your business. You need to go with software specifically designed for your fitness business to ensure you are always equipped for any task at hand.
GymMaster is missing key features that every fitness business should have at their disposal. Their lack of performance assessments, workout creation capabilities, e-commerce options, customizability, and the integration of a custom website doesn’t allow your fitness business to grow. These are key features that many of the top fitness professionals use because it helps their businesses to thrive.
Exercise.com is an all-in-one fitness business management software that features your app, your software, and your brand. It is the reason why some of the top fitness professionals of today trust our software and help advise on features, integrations, and more year-round. Exercise.com simply has many tools and custom options that you won’t find anywhere else. We are here to make sure we equip you with the necessary features to take your business to the next level.
What features are most important to you? Book a demo with Exercise.com today!
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.