Membee Comparison (Pricing, Features, & Benefits)

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Features
Membee
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

Choosing software to run your business is a big decision that can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, and by the end of this Membee review we hope that the best choice stands out.

In this article, we will be taking a look at the product, Membee, a membership management software from Canada. We will tell you about the software company overall, provide information about its features, and discuss the different pricing options available and the differences between the options. Near the end, we will also show you pricing for a few of Membee’s main competitors so you can get a better idea of your choices.

As we go through some of Membee’s features, we will also provide you with other features to consider when choosing software to run your fitness business. We’ll tell you how Exercise.com compares to Membee in providing these features and will let you know why we think Exercise.com is the best choice for you. Our fully-customizable software really makes anything possible, so you know that the product you purchase will be built specifically for your business’s needs.

Our customization also allows you to keep up with an ever-changing fitness industry. Your current needs and future needs might not be the same as your business grows and changes, but you can rest assured that Exercise.com is capable of adapting to any new component you may need to put into place.

If you are ready to work with a fitness business management company whose software will always meet your needs, request a demo today.

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Membee Software Review

Membee was released in 2009 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of IRM-Systems, Inc. Already catering to over 400 client organizations, IRM-Systems created Membee as a fully web-based platform of the company’s membership management software. This release has helped move the company into several different countries around the world, as well as 48 of the 50 United States.

With its focus on building quality membership management software, Membee’s target market includes small staff associations and membership-based organizations. Unfortunately, for fitness business owners, there is not a single fitness facility on the list of featured customers on Membee’s website. This is certainly not to say they don’t exist, but Membee is not actively promoting itself as the right fit for gym management.

Membee aims to help both established businesses and start-ups by providing them with automated membership features and quality customer support. The company also works for customers that have an existing website and customers that need a site created, but this difference is reflected in the pricing structures. Either way, pricing is done on a subscription basis and is dependent on the number of administrators assigned, rather than the number of members being managed.

Membee vs Exercise.com

Exercise.com is a fitness business management software company that helps its customers create efficiency through an all-in-one platform. There are so many different departments within a fitness business that software must accommodate everything to be as functional as possible. Exercise.com was developed for fitness business owners, so we know everything that needs to be included in order to make you successful.

The main difference between Membee and Exercise.com is that Membee only handles a specific part of your business, and that is member management. It is fair to say that Membee does an adequate job with what it is built for, but, as an owner, you have far more to consider in the running of your business than just member management. You want to consider scheduling, personal training, workout platforms, and performance metrics to name a few. Exercise.com includes each of these and more.

As we begin to look at the details of these two software companies, keep in mind that some of the features are not applicable to Membee because the software is not built for purposes other than member management. Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about the Exercise.com software platform.

Fitness Business Management Software

When we refer to Exercise.com as “all-in-one software,” we literally mean that you can operate every element of your business through the use of our platform. You can generate schedules, run reports, create and log workouts, set up an e-commerce store, deliver assessments, and automate performance reports. Also, since our software is fully-customizable, we can create and mold our software to function however you want it to for your business. There is no need to use third-party software. Our platform is also simple to use for your staff, which saves you time and money, and for your members which will enhance their experience.

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

Membee does not contain a specific scheduling feature in its software, however, it does have an event platform. Sign-ups can be made and revenue can be collected within the platform, along with other processing features. It is worth noting that the events features appear to be more applicable to community-style events, rather than smaller-scale ones like classes or sessions in a gym.

Exercise.com offers a range of scheduling features that are easy to use for both staff and members. You can easily create schedules for personal training, group fitness, and other events at your facility. From there, you can make them available to your members and the activities can be sorted by the trainer, instructor, class, date, time, or any other category that you choose. Your members can book a spot in a class or with a trainer, and even pay for the service right from your website or app.

Gym/Facility Management

Making decisions for the growth of your business is easier when you have information that supports your decision one way or the other. With Exercise.com, you have access to customized reporting features so you can always find information that will help you make a sound business decision. Membee also contains reporting features in its software, but the capabilities are limited for fitness business owners because the reports will only reveal information related to member management.

Client Automation

Automation is one area where Membee could be useful to fitness business owners, however, there would still need to be third-party software in order to accommodate other needs. Regardless, Membee automates communication with members of an organization in a variety of ways. For example, members may receive an automated renewal notice, owners received an automated to-do list every morning, and the software automatically makes a note in members’ files about important changes.

Exercise.com has all of the same automated features, but we can do more because we have more available. Automatically communicating management aspects can be very helpful, but there are other areas of your fitness business than can benefit from automation. Some of our features include:

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

Dedicated Zapier Support

At Exercise.com, we feel very strongly about making sure you can manage all aspects of your business from one place, and that is why we provide you with so many integrations. We realize, however, that sometimes you want a bit of a boost; so we have partnered with Zapier to make sure you can continue using all of your favorite platforms within our software.

Zapier has over 2,000 apps to choose from, so you can be sure that your software will always be as efficient and user-friendly as possible. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to integrate your web apps so they can share data, automate the passing of information between your apps, and innovate faster processes that help you get more done. Best of all, you’ll never have to worry about confusion because you have Zapier support through every step of the process.

Dedicated Account Manager

We take customer service very seriously at Exercise.com, which is why we provide all of our customers with a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process. Your account manager will be with you throughout your entire relationship with Exercise.com, not just at the start. If your business model changes and you need to redesign your website, your account manager will get it done. If you want to set up products and services in an e-commerce store, your manager will not hesitate. Whatever you need to be done can easily be handled by our world-class development team.

For those looking for Membee help, the company has a full support page where clients can chat with the Membee support team and ask questions.

Customized Software

The standout feature for Exercise.com is our ability to customize our software. This is important, for you, because it means that you are partnering with a company that is providing software built specifically for your business. Sure, we’ve drawn the outline, but the shape of our software will be filled in based on the needs of your business. We will make your software function exactly how you need and we’ll also make sure it includes custom branding, apps, and websites, along with security features and marketing integrations.

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

Your brand says a lot about your business. Your logo, color scheme, and pictures will be the first features that help a potential customer form an opinion about your business. The same features will also help your current members and clients feel connected when they are utilizing your app and website. The Exercise.com software platform can be custom-branded from top to bottom to make your business stand out.

iOS & Android Apps

Unfortunately for potential Membee customers, there is no app included with the software. Those who choose to work with Exercise.com, however, are provided with a fully-customized app that is compatible with iOS and Android. The app allows your members to book classes, view their scheduled appointments with a trainer, and even pay their bill all from the palm of their hand.

Websites

As we stated at the beginning, Membee has website options for potential customers who currently have a website and for those who need one developed. These two options are reflected in the pricing structures offered by the company, but potential customers who need a new website have only three design choices.

Exericse.com includes a customized website for all of our customers at no added cost. We want to design a site you are proud of and one that helps facilitate your growth. Our sites look great and function perfectly so you can always trust they will be a worthwhile part of your business. Our websites are:

  • Responsive
  • SEO optimized
  • Unlimited theme changes
  • Built to convert visitors to leads
  • Custom graphic work
  • Google Certified Partner
Security Features

We place a high degree of importance on security at Exericse.com. When you feel that your information is safe, you will feel confident that we are also keeping your members’ information secure. Some of our software security features include:

  • SSL Secure
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Marketing Integrations

Growing your business takes more than simply managing your members. You also want to reach out to potential new members and sell more services to current ones. Both of these are accomplished through marketing. The Exercise.com software platform provides you with a variety of different marketing integrations to help you promote your business and services. Remember that you can also utilize our partnership with Zapier if you have another marketing platform, you want to use, that is not already integrated into our software.

Some of our more popular integrations include:

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

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Workout Software


Workout features are an important part of the Exercise.com software platform. Our workout creator and logger gives you the opportunity to add value to current services, like personal training, so that you can make your gym stand out from your competitors. It also can help you build new services, such as online training, or even develop workout based products for your e-commerce store. The possibilities are endless. Membee, unfortunately, does not have a workout platform within its software, so the following portion of the comparison will focus on Exercise.com.

Workout Creator/Logger

For trainers who are tired of tediously writing workouts with a pen and paper, our workout creator offers a quick and easy solution. Our creator is full of features and allows for the customization of your brand. The logger portion of our platform is perfect for helping clients track their progress, which is one of the most important elements in client retention. Our workout creator/logger provides users with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to clients in any scenario, including:

1-1 Training

One-on-one training already provides clients with accountability, motivation, and professionally designed workouts, so what can you do to go above and beyond to make your training department the best in the area? Using the Exercise.com software platform, you can make the process more interactive for your clients. You can communicate through the software, give your clients a peek at their workouts in advance, and give them the opportunity to log their own stats and notes from their workouts. The more involved a client is, the more likely they are to succeed. In the same way, the more success a client has, the more likely you are to retain them.

Group Training

Group training provides a certain level of comfort and extra motivation for some people. Training one-on-one may feel intimidating, but working out with a friend might be more fun and less nerve-wracking. The Exercise.com software platform allows you to provide this level of comfortability for your clients while still giving them access to the aspects of the workout software that help make them more interactive with their workouts.

Online Training

More and more fitness businesses are either shifting to an online format or adding online options to their current services. The Exercise.com software platform is perfect for online training because of the workout creator, workout logger, and communication features. We make it easy for trainers to hold their clients accountable, even though they are not there in person.

Exercise Library

A workout creator would not be very effective if clients weren’t able to understand how to do the exercises. This is why Exercise.com provides our customers with a pre-built library of exercises that trainers can use when creating a workout. They simply search an exercise by name or muscle group and then place it into their workout. The exercises in our library give instructions, as well as a video demonstration, on how to perform the movement. We even give you the opportunity to add your own personal touch.

Custom Exercises

Adding custom videos of exercise demonstrations is a nice way to add a more personal feel to the workouts you create for your clients. It is nice for them to be able to see a familiar face, and it works well for you to be even more directly involved in building a quality workout. If your facility focuses on a more non-traditional mode of fitness, adding custom videos is also a great way to make sure the exact exercises you need are in your library.

TV Workouts

Video demonstrations are a great way to make sure that your online clients can complete their workouts with confidence, but they can also be useful for in-person workouts. During a group class or training session, you can cast exercise demonstrations onto a TV screen so that your participants have a constant reminder of what proper form is supposed to be for any given exercise. It is also a nice point of reference, for trainers and instructors, while they are explaining the workout.

E-Commerce Software

Membee allows its customers to set up a small store of documents or products to sell to their members, but businesses must fulfill the orders themselves. The Membee software platform allows for both member and non-member pricing options and offers a purchase and transaction history.

At Exercise.com, we don’t want to limit your scale to a small store. We want to help you create any size store filled with whichever products or services you want. We will customize your store to reflect your brand and we offer outstanding support if you have questions. Your store will easily be able to process payments for products, but you can also use our workout creator to help you sell workout-based services.

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 
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

Using Stripe, Exercise.com can help you accept payments in a safe and secure manner. You never have to worry about information being compromised or having problems completing a transaction. Using our software platform you can collect payments for group classes, personal training, membership dues, products, or all total billable items in a given time period.

Sell Products

Selling products can do more for your business than just add extra revenue. It is also a great way to promote your business by branding the products, and it provides items that are convenient for your members. There are people who want to purchase a water bottle, specifically to keep in their locker, or a duffle bag so they can make sure to never forget their shoes. These are all things that can be branded for your business and provide value to your members.

Sell Workout Plans

Our workout creator can provide your fitness business with the unique opportunity to sell pre-built workout plans as part of your e-commerce store. This is beneficial for members who want a professionally built workout without spending the time or money on a personal trainer. It is also beneficial for your business because the single time investment to create the workout can be re-paid over and over again each time it is purchased.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

Once you have an archive of pre-built workouts, it could be beneficial for your business to offer online workout memberships. In this scenario, you would be using the workouts you’ve already created and sending them to clients at specific time intervals. In return, you would be able to collect recurring payments.

Sell Workout Challenges

One way to increase revenue and bring your members together as a community is to sell workout challenges. You have the freedom to run whatever format you choose with the Exercise.com software platform, and you can count on your members being excited and willing to join. These challenges also give you the opportunity to feature your other services by offering them as prizes for the winners.

Performance Health Software

No business wants to lose a client, and fitness businesses are no exception. You can help retain your clients by using the performance health aspect of the Exercise.com software platform. Keep your clients engaged by delivering recurring assessments, performance reports, and progress pictures. Once they see how they are progressing, your clients will be motivated to continue using your services, resulting in continued profits for your business.

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

In order to show your clients their progress, you have to have a baseline of where they started. Delivering an assessment to new members or current members who are starting a new training program is the ideal way to gather information. Using the Exercise.com software platform, you can customize your assessments so that each member receives useful information about their fitness level. Test a weightlifter on strength, a runner on endurance, and an athlete on agility. Whatever type of assessment you want to give can be accommodated in the Exercise.com software platform.

Performance & Measurement Reports

As your clients and members establish baseline data and then re-test against the results, you can show them their progress by giving automated performance reports. These customized reports can contain changes in weight, training statistics, body metrics, progress pictures, or any number of other measurements. As your clients see the progress they are making through these performance reports, they will be more than happy to continue paying to use your services.

Nutrition

Proper nutrition is an important element of any fitness goal and, because of this, Exercise.com felt it was important to include a nutrition platform in our software. Your clients are able to log their food and water intake so they can see how their diet and workout plans work together toward their goals. Your trainers also can view these food journals and give advice to clients, if applicable.

Membee Software Pricing

Pricing structures for the Membee software really come down to whether or not customers need a new website or have an existing one. Below, we’ve created a table that lists the different prices and features within each option.

PackageMembeeMembee Complete
Price$88.00/mon plus $66.00/mon per additional user$179.00/mon plus $44.00/mon per additional user
FeaturesKeep your existing websiteAll of Membee, plus:
Unlimited organizationNew website
New member sign-upContent management system
Automated membership renewalSite set up & content insertion
Automated renewal remindersUnlimited web pages, bandwidth, & storage
Event management & online registrationsNext generation content editor
Member-only event pricingBuilt-in SEO management
Donations & voluntary contributionsSecure sockets layer
Self-serve member profile managementGoogle analytics
Secured member-only content on websiteWebsite admin orientation
Public & exclusive member directories
Access to over 50 reports
Event & membership promo codes
MailChimp & Constant Contact integration
Online payment processing & payment gateway integration
Simple online store
Responsive design & mobile device capability
Secure data back-ups & data hosting
"Help from the hive" knowledge center
Live chat & customer support

Membee Software Competitors

Listed below are some of the main competitors of the Membee software platform. Pricing for each competitor is accurate at the time of writing this comparison (May 2020).

CompetitorMinimum Starting PriceMaximum Price
xCatalyst$250.00/monN/A
Naylor AMS Solutations$195.00/monN/A
i4a AMS$99/monN/A
AMO$95.00/mon$650/mon

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

At this point in our comparison, we hope we have shown you that Exercise.com is the clear choice to manage your fitness business. We offer everything you need in one place so that you do not need to make use of third-party software to manage other aspects of your business. The Membee software platform only deals with member management and, therefore, leaves out many important elements that you need to help run your business. Let’s do a final recap to help you feel confident in your decision.

Membee Cons

The Membee software platform does what it is intended to do; it manages members. The problem for you, as a fitness business owner, is that you need to consider many other elements of your business when choosing software. You have personal training, group fitness, and marketing when it comes to management, but you also need to consider your product sales, staying up to date with workout creation software, and customizing reports so that you can generate the exact information you need to make important decisions.

Even though Membee could help you manage your members, it cannot help with the other areas of your business. This means that you would have to use third-party software to manage everything else. This could cause you headaches, cost you time, and force you to spend more money. It does not seem like a wise decision when you could purchase software that allows you to manage everything from one place.

Exercise.com Pros

Exericise.com is truly all-in-one fitness business management software that makes it easy for you to run your business as efficiently as possible. Avoiding the use of third-party software saves you time and money, and it also allows you to focus your attention on other areas of your business. Our automated features save you even more time, as do our built-in marketing integrations.

Any fitness business would benefit from the full-customization offered by Exercise.com. Instead of finding software that most closely fits your business needs, you can trust that we provide you with software that is the perfect fit. Your brand will stand out in all areas of your software, including your customized app and website.

We provide you with a built-in workout platform to help you create workouts and give your clients an area to track their progress. This helps you to interact with your clients, retain them through visible progress, and offer additional products and services like pre-built workouts and online memberships. The sale of these is made possible through our e-commerce platform and secure payment processing.

As your clients make use of your services, you can help show them their progress through our performance and measurement software. Provide assessments, deliver reports, and retain your clients over the long-term by delivering easy-to-read progress reports. Every element of this platform is fully-customizable, so you can ensure a unique experience for your members and clients.

Finally, your dedicated account manager is there for you every step of the way. From beginning to end, your manager will work with our top-notch development team to deliver products and services that meet your exact needs. You never have to worry about a thing. We are always here for you.

Exercise.com is the clear choice to manage your fitness business because we craft our software just for you. We want you to be satisfied from start to finish, and we are committed to making this happen. We want to partner with you for the long-term and ensure our mutual success.

What software elements are important to you and your business?

If you want to work with a fitness business management company that is fully committed to your success, request a demo today.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

What is Exercise.com?

Exercise.com is a fitness business management software platform backed by a knowledgeable team of fitness and software experts whose main goal is to solve a common problem for personal trainers and fitness business owners: how to grow a fitness business without wasting time and money.

What sets Exercise.com apart from its competitors?

Exercise.com turbocharges your business with custom-branded, all-in-one, fitness business software. From managing and automating the scheduling of appointments and classes; to saving time creating workouts with our workout plan creator; to offering custom-branded iOS and Android apps; to selling memberships, workout challenges, group subscriptions, workout plans, one-on-one training, and merch; to increasing revenue outside of your training walls with fully-remote training capabilities; to taking clients through custom assessments to automatically deliver personalized workouts based on the data collected.

The software provided by Exercise.com offers more value and more features than the software provided by our competitors.

What if I’m not technical?

You don't need to be. The Exercise.com dev team will build your custom-branded apps and will take care of all of the technical stuff so you can focus on what you do best: managing your fitness business.

What if I don’t have many clients or a brick-and-mortar gym?

Properly engaging the clients you have with responsive, user-friendly business management software is paramount, with or without a physical space. By utilizing all-in-one fitness business management software, you are able to expand your reach by targeting and training potential clients all over the world ­– no brick-and-mortar gym needed.

Is fitness business management software 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 focus on generating revenue and growing your business. Additionally, for any questions you may have, you have access to a Dedicated Account Manager who can revise, update, or add to your software platform at any time.

Should I wait to implement fitness business management software?

No. Time-management is crucial as a business owner. Whether you’re looking to bill customers, automate assessments, schedule classes, or send out recurring workout plans, a fully integrated, secure platform that can support in-person and online payments, training, and scheduling can help you save time, increase revenue, and manage a higher number of clients.

Do any big names in the industry use Exercise.com?

Yes. We have a proven track record with fitness professionals like Mike Boyle, Carr Elite, Spartan Strong, PJF Performance, APEC, AMPD Performance, YMCA, D1 Training, & Tony Gentilcore.

How do I sign-up for the Exercise.com software platform?

Click “Book Demo” anywhere on this page to schedule a call with one of our team members.

Will Exercise.com integrate with other software?

Our software integrates with a variety of other software platforms including Zapier, Stripe, YouTube, Vimeo, MailChimp, MyFitnessPal, ConvertKit, and more.

How much does Exercise.com software cost?

This is an all-in-one fitness business software platform that allows you to grow your business as much as you'd like; so, price varies depending on your business’s needs. Book a demo today to discuss those needs with an Exercise.com sales team member.