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Best Memberplanet Alternative: Exercise.com vs. Memberplanet

If you’re looking for a Memberplanet 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: Nov 17, 2020

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Exercise.com: Your Memberplanet Alternative

Features
Memberplanet
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. Memberplanet.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike memberplanet, 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 memberplanet, 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

Memberplanet 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 the limited ecommerce features of memberplanet to sell workout plans, offer group training, or run workout challenges. 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 the limited ecommerce features of memberplanet to sell workout plans, offer group training, or run workout challenges. 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

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

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

Memberplanet apps provide no options to design 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 featuring customizable exercises with your brand displayed front-and-center.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

Memberplanet apps provide no options to design 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 featuring customizable exercises 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 Memberplanet’s additional features stack up to Exercise.com software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is Memberplanet?

Memberplanet is a membership software company that serves a variety of different types of organizations. Included in its target market are educational foundations, non-profits, faith-based organizations, associations, schools, booster clubs, and fraternal groups. The company aims to automate membership, increase efficiency, and simplify the day-to-day operations of the organizations they serve.

Though Memberplanet caters to many different businesses, the lack of focus in one area can make things more complicated. Each type of organization has specific needs for their memberships, so asking one software to accommodate them all can be tricky. This was reflected in the experience of one customer:

“There are just too many steps involved in the majority of functions I wish to do. Simply adding a member requires multiple steps to provide all contact information. My last platform had everything in one screen and made data entry/recording of a contact take less than a minute. With this platform it takes me up to 4 times as long between all of the different tabs I have to get to.” (Source)

One of the goals for Memberplanet is to offer all of the services that an organization may need in one place. Some of these features include communication, websites, apps, and online payment. The company is largely able to accomplish this goal, however, the software may not work exactly right for every organization because it is created to be used by any organization. Businesses should strive to choose software that is specifically built for the industry that they are a part of.

There is a distinct difference between member management and fitness business growth, which is represented in the comparison between Memberplanet and Exercise.com. While member management software such as Memberplanet can certainly help a business run efficiently, it is not built for the growth of a business because it is not built for all departments. As a fitness business owner, your facility has a variety of operational needs including member management, personal training, group fitness, and ecommerce.

Many features are similar between the two companies in this comparison, but it is important to remember that Memberplanet is built for member management for organizations in general, whereas Exercise.com is built for the management and growth of fitness businesses specifically. Let’s start to take a look at some comparisons.

Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about the Exercise.com software platform.

Fitness Business Management Software

Both companies in this comparison make a claim to being all-in-one software, but only Exercise.com holds up to that standard from a fitness business standpoint. Our software manages all aspects of your fitness business, rather than just the member features offered by Memberplanet.

Our software is easy to use for employees and members, and we offer a wide variety of features including scheduling, workout creation, payments, report generation, and program integration.

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

The Exercise.com software platform makes it easy for you to schedule personal training clients and group fitness classes. Our easy-to-read schedules can be sorted by the trainer, instructor, studio, day, time, class modality, or any category you choose. Your members will find it easy to sort through schedules in the same way, and they can even book their spot in a class or with a personal trainer from your app or website.

Gym/Facility Management

To successfully manage any business, you need to know how it is running, which areas are successful, and which areas need improvement. Both Exercise.com and Memberplanet offer reporting features to give you an idea of how your business is functioning.

With Exercise.com, you can fully-customize your reports to give you the exact information you’re looking for, rather than choose from pre-set reports.

Client Automation

Both Exercise.com and Memberplanet have automated features that a business can use with its members, but, because Exercise.com has more overall features that can all be customized, our software offers more automated options. Some of our automated features include:

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

Dedicated Zapier Support

At Exercise.com we want our clients to have access to all the tools they need to succeed, which is why we provide so many integrations in our software. We realize, however, that sometimes you want a bit of a boost; so we’ve partnered with Zapier to give you more opportunities to access everything you need from one place.

With over 2,000 apps to choose from, you can rest assured that your company’s website will be efficient and user-friendly. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to integrate your web apps so they can share data, pass information between your apps, and innovate faster processes.

Dedicated Account Manager

At Exercise.com, customer service is something we take very seriously which is why we provide all of our clients with a dedicated account manager who is committed to assisting in every step of the process. If you need to redesign your website to reflect new offerings, your account manager won’t hesitate. If you want to introduce an ecommerce store into your business, your account manager won’t think twice. Whatever you need to be done can be accomplished, whether its simple or complex, by our world-class development team.

Customized Software

Memberplanet has customizable aspects of its software, but the overall function remains the same for all customers. Put differently, Memberplanet allows its customers to customize the look of many areas of their software, through branding or color schemes, but the actual function of the software will not be unique.

Exercise.com offers full customization of its software in both look and function. You can add a logo, specific colors, and pictures to all parts of your software, but you can also choose how that software functions. For example, you can set up your app so members can make payments or design your website to accommodate class bookings. Not only will everything have the look you want for your business, but all aspects will function specifically to meet your needs.

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

As we mentioned, both companies offer custom branding in their software. This is important for you, as a business owner, because your brand is the most recognizable aspect of your business from a visual perspective. Having the right logo and color scheme is important for making your business stand out so that people who have never even walked in your doors know exactly who you are and what your business does.

iOS & Android Apps

Memberplanet and Exercise.com both provide their customers with apps for iOS and Android, but only the app offered by Exercise.com is fully-customizable.

Members can use the app to book classes, check their schedules for personal training, and even make payments on products or services. In addition to the functions, you can be sure than your app will be custom branded as well.

Websites

Both companies also provide their customers with websites, however, the important distinction is that Memberplanet provides a website builder for its customers to build a Memberplanet site, whereas Exercise.com develops the website on behalf of our customers. Not only does Exercise.com save you a lot of time and hassle, but our websites can be customized so that your business stands out among your competitors. The websites created by Exercise.com are:

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

Security Features

At Exercise.com, we are committed to keeping your information safe and doing the same for your members. Our security features include:

  • SSL Secure
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Marketing Integrations

Marketing is a big part of the growth of your business. You need to get your name out in the community in order to recruit new members, and you need to effectively communicate with your current members in order to promote your products and services. Exercise.com offers a wide range of marketing integrations to help your business meet its needs. You can also keep in mind that, if we don’t already include an integration you’re looking for, our partnership with Zapier is there to make it work for you.

Some of our more popular integrations include:

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

Workout Software

Memberplanet is built for member management and, therefore, does not include a workout platform in its software. This is an example of how having too broad of a focus can negatively impact the functionality of given software. Since Memberplanet does not include workout software, we will focus on Exercise.com for this portion of our comparison.

With the workout platform offered by Exercise.com, fitness businesses can maximize their potential by expanding their offerings and creating more value with current ones. Our workout creator and logger allows for services like personal and online training to thrive but also opens the door for ecommerce features, which we will get to later. We also have a great built-in exercise library to go along with our workout creator, and you can even customize the library to contain your own exercises. Let’s take a closer look.

Workout Creator/Logger

Writing workouts with paper and a pencil may not be completely outdated, but it can be time-consuming and offers little added value to your customers. Using the Exercise.com software, you can create workouts that can be used for a variety of different services. Just as important is the ability to track these workouts. Seeing progress is one of the biggest components of client retention, so we have put this at the forefront of our workout platform.

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

1-1 Training

Personal training in a one-on-one setting is a key revenue stream in most facilities and yours is probably one of them. You can set your training services apart from your competition by using our workout creator to increase engagement with your clients by showing them their workouts ahead of time. Once a workout is completed, your clients can enter their stats so they can track their progress and remain interactive with their training program.

Group Training

Some people in your facility will likely feel more comfortable training in a group setting than alone. The Exercise.com software platform can easily accommodate these people so that they receive all the physical benefits of training without missing out on the things that add extra value. Workouts can still be viewed in advance and numbers can still be entered in our workout logger so that group clients are able to see their progress over time.

Online Training

Online training is a great option for people who want the guidance of a personal trainer but do not want to commit to scheduled appointment times. The Exercise.com software platform can easily help your gym to offer online training as a supplement to in-person appointments. Trainers will develop workouts using our creator and then will be able to see the results as clients enter them into the workout logger. Both trainers and clients can easily communicate within the software so there is no confusion.

Exercise Library

Workout software would not create the same value for your business if the exercises listed in a workout were not accompanied by instructions and demonstrations. Exercise.com gives you a complete pre-built library of exercises to make workout creation easy for your trainers.

Exercises can be searched by name or muscle group and then easily dragged and dropped into a workout template. Each move has a description along with a video demonstration so clients can feel confident they are performing a move correctly. To go above and beyond, Exercise.com also gives our users the opportunity to upload custom exercises into their library.

Custom Exercises

Some facilities focus on a more specific type of fitness that involves exercises that may not be contained in a pre-built library. Other gyms may simply want to give video demonstrations that feature their own staff members. The Exercise.com software platform works perfectly for either situation by allowing you to upload custom exercises with video demonstrations. This way, you can be sure that your clients are seeing the exact exercise you want them to complete all while seeing a familiar face performing the demonstration.

TV Workouts

Being able to watch video demonstrations on their own is a great benefit for clients but, as a gym owner, you can capitalize on that portion of the software in other ways. The Exercise.com software platform allows you to cast video demonstrations onto a TV screen so that participants in a class or training session can see proper form for an exercise at all times. It also provides some help to trainers and instructors because they have a visual reference for form as they are giving cues.

Ecommerce Software

Much like the workout platform, Memberplanet does not provide its customers with a method of setting up an ecommerce store. The company does have a platform that allows for payment processing, so we will touch on that when appropriate, but there is nowhere to set up an online store where members can purchase products of services.

Exercise.com, on the other hand, does give its customers the opportunity to set up an ecommerce store. This is beneficial for selling products that are convenient for your members and help promote your brand, but it also gives you another opportunity. By utilizing our workout software, you can sell workout-based products in your ecommerce store. This can include pre-built plans, workout memberships, or challenges. You can be sure that purchases will be made smoothly thanks to our payment processing system.

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

Using Stripe, Exercise.com is able to accept payments for products and services in a safe and secure manner. Your customers are able to purchase products from the palm of their hand, by using your app, or from the comfort of their home on your website. Payments can also be processed for personal training, group fitness, membership fees, or an accumulation of all payments put into one bill.

It is unclear exactly what platform Memberplanet uses to collect payments, but their software is able to collect invoices, online payments, mobile payments, multiple payments, and recurring payments. Exericse.com is also able to perform all of these functions and can customize them to fit the exact needs of your business.

Sell Products

Selling products is a great way to have convenient items available for your members while simultaneously promoting your brand. The member who forgets their water bottle at home can easily purchase a reusable bottle, with your gym’s logo on it, that they keep in their locker. A different member may prefer to bring their own sweat towel to the gym and then take it home to wash. You can make towels available for purchases so that your logo is following that member around all over your gym.

Sell Workout Plans

Many people are interested in following a professionally developed workout but don’t want to spend the time or money on meeting with a personal trainer. Rather than write these people off, you can market to them by selling pre-built workout plans.

You can offer a wide range of plans from chest day to cardio endurance to core strength and beyond. Choose whatever type of plan that you feel works for your members, but it is a great benefit for your business because the time spent creating the plan is paid off over and over every time the plan is purchased.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

People with a general knowledge of fitness know that following the same program will result in a plateau after a period of time. You can reach this group by offering an online workout membership. You will use your archive of pre-built workouts to send your online members new workouts at regular intervals of your or their choice. This does not cost any additional money, for your business, because you are reusing workouts that have already been created, but you can add to your revenue stream with this service.

Sell Workout Challenges

If you want to bring the members of your gym together while also generating extra revenue, consider selling a workout challenge. This is a great way to get members excited about what’s going on at your gym. You can offer a challenge where members compete against each other or against themselves toward the same goal, but both options will result in a sense of community being developed among everyone involved. You can also showcase the services you offer by giving them away as a prize to the winners.

Assessment Software

Part of being a great fitness business owner is establishing a baseline fitness level for your members and challenging them to improve it over time.

Using the assessment platform in the Exercise.com software, you can help your members and clients improve their overall fitness level by providing them with data to gauge their progress. Our software can also help you turn leads into clients, increase client engagement, and optimize the delivery of workouts and progress reports.

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

To help your clients and members track their progress, you must first establish baseline information about their fitness level in relation to their goals.

With Exercise.com, it is easy to deliver appropriate assessments because each assessment can be customized to the participant. This means that you can assess a runner on muscular endurance, a weightlifter on strength, and an athlete on speed or agility. The results are an assessment that contains more valuable information for the member, rather than one that consists of the same tests for anyone.

Performance & Measurement Reports

As time passes and you reassess your clients, you will want to show them how they have progress. The Exercise.com software platform allows you to automatically deliver customized performance and measurement reports. These reports can contain progress pictures, performance metrics, weight changes, or any other information that the client would find useful.

Nutrition

Any fitness goal will be reached more easily with proper nutrition and Exercise.com wants to make sure clients have every opportunity to succeed. We have included a nutrition tracker, in our software, so that your clients can enter their food and water intake and see how it interacts with their workout routine. Trainers can also see the entries and communicate, within the software, to give feedback.

Memberplanet Pricing

Throughout our comparison, we have expanded on the features contained in various portions of the Memberplanet software. Listed below is a table with Memberplanet’s four pricing tiers and the features included with each of them.

PackageBasicEssentialsProPremium
PriceFree (4% platform fee)$50.00/mon (2% platform fee)$100.00/mon (1% platform fee)$175.00/mon (1% platform fee)
FeaturesUnlimited AdminsSame as Basic, plus:Same as Essentials, plus:Same as Pro, plus: 10,000 email credits 2,500 group text credits VIP support Board training sessions
Unlimited Members1,000 Email Credits5,000 Email Credits10,000 Email Credits
100 Group Text Credits300 Group Text Credits750 Group Text Credits2,500 Group Text Credits
Basic WebsiteAdvanced Directory SearchVIP Support
Standard SupportCustom Text Phone NumberBoard Training Sessions
Online Support ResourcesSmart List Functionality
Basic Directory SearchPriority Support

There is a Memberplanet tutorial and interested clients can test out a free group website with a demo before committing to a purchase.

Memberplanet Alternatives

Below is a list of a few of Memberplanet’s main competitors and the price ranges associated with each. Please note that prices are accurate at the time of writing.

CompetitorMinimum Starting PriceMaximum Price
MemberClicks$238.00/monN/A
SkillStart$200.00/mon$550.00/mon
MemberLeap$50.00/mon$800.00/mon
StarChapter$44.00/mon$165.00/mon

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

This comparison comes down to your needs as a fitness business owner. Memberplanet has plenty of features that assist with managing a base of members, like their group management website and online membership groups, but they have such a broad reach that they cannot offer the focus you need on areas like personal training and group fitness.

In contrast, Exercise.com is built to function at a high level within the fitness industry, so it takes all the potential needs of a fitness business into account. Still, we want you to be happy with your choice, so let’s review some of the key points of our comparison.

Memberplanet Cons

The most prominent flaw in Memberplanet’s software, for a fitness business, is that they simply do not have platforms that reflect the needs of a gym. Personal training is such a large revenue stream for most gyms that it does not make sense to utilize software that does not contain a workout platform or even the ability to schedule an appointment. In the same way, group fitness classes require scheduling and booking features, which are not included in Memberplanet’s software.

The company also misses the boat by failing to provide an ecommerce platform, which means that fitness businesses are missing out on opportunities to provide products and services to their clients that would promote their brand and bring in extra revenue. Memberplanet also does not have performance health software, meaning that it is not only difficult for users to track their client’s goals, but it is also more challenging to deliver the results.

Exercise.com Pros

When Exercise.com makes the claim to be all-in-one software for your fitness business, it fully rings true. We have everything you need to make your business successful, whether we have built it ourselves or provided you with integrations. Our software is fully-customizable, so we can take our software and make it fit for whatever needs your business may have.

Our workout platform is one of our strongest features because it has so many positive results for your business. You can enhance your personal and group training by providing your clients with workouts in advance and allowing them to enter their numbers. You can also reach a more broad range of clients through the use of online training. Additionally, when combined with our ecommerce platform, you can use our workout platform to sell pre-built workouts, online workout memberships, and online challenges.

The performance health platform we provide helps you to reach new clients and keep current clients engaged with their training programs by showing them results along the way. Clients are more likely to continue utilizing your services if they can see their success, so being able to show them that progress in an easy-to-read report adds a great deal of value for your business.

Finally, we give all of our customers a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process. Some software companies provide their clients with an account manager to get them started and then leave them on their own; but, at Exercise.com, we want to make sure you know you have our full support. When you combine your account manager with our high-level development staff, you are set up with a team ready to help you succeed.

Exercise.com can meet all the needs of your fitness business. From our customization to our dedicated support, we are committed to your success. We are built for the fitness industry and we know we can help you succeed in the fitness industry. We are committed to partnering with you for the long-term and we know that, together, we can achieve mutual success.

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