Best Pike13 Alternative: Exercise.com vs. Pike13

If you're looking for a Pike13 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: Oct 14, 2020

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Exercise.com: Your Pike13 Alternative

Fitness Software
Pike13
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. Pike13.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike Pike13, 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 Pike13, 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

Pike13 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 Pike13’s ecommerce features to sell online workout 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 Pike13’s ecommerce features to sell online workout 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

To access all assessments offered by Pike 13, it will cost an additional fee for Premium Reporting and integration with third-party software; that’s not the case with Exercise.com. Your clients will receive personalized assessments that deliver custom workouts for their individual needs – providing massive growth potential and saved time. All for one price. All on one platform.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

Pike13 has a different app for clients and staff and provides no options for custom websites. Exercise.com, however, offers fully-customized apps and websites 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

Pike13 has a different app for clients and staff and provides no options for custom websites. Exercise.com, however, offers fully-customized apps and websites 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 Pike13’s additional features stack up to Exercise.com software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is Pike13?

Pike13, formerly known as Front Desk Inc., was incorporated in 2011, founded in November of 2012, splashed onto the market in the spring of 2013, and formally changed its name to Pike13 in June of 2017.

A small venture-backed startup software company of under 50 employees, Pike13 supports several hundred business owners from their Seattle, Washington, headquarters. Compare that timeline to Exercise.com, which has been developing its all-in-one management software since 2010 with the help of trainers, fitness professionals, and health experts as users and colleagues.

The Exercise.com Vision:

“Our vision is to build an all-in-one fitness business management software that inspires fitness professionals to think big when it comes to growing their businesses, and exercise enthusiasts to pursue their fitness goals by logging one workout at a time.”

As you continue through this review of Exercise.com versus Pike13 software, you’ll see how we’ve helped some of the best in the industry grow their businesses with their own custom-branded workout apps on web, iPhone, and Android.

Exercise.com has developed several top-rated custom branded apps for clients over the past decade, uniquely customized to each business, streamlining functions and allowing for business growth at the same time.

This is a good, old-fashioned features comparison. We want to prove to you that Exercise.com is the only choice for managing your fitness business.

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

Fitness Business Management Software

Appointment, class-based fitness, and personal training facilities all need to make sure their paying clients can find their facility, classes or available bookings, and be able to pay online without any issues.

How does Pike13 stack up next to Exercise.com?

Pike13 does integrate the website and brand together so that clients can find businesses easily, but vendor prices for outside integrations will start to add up.

We bet you’d rather be spending your time working on growing your business. That’s why we’ve developed our All-In-One Fitness Business Management (FBM) software.

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

Both Exercise.com and Pike13 allow for client and class scheduling. With Exercise.com and Pike scheduling, you are able to sync Apple and Google calendars with both software.

However, how many more clients could you onboard, engage, and retain if you had an easy-to-use software to schedule and book clients?

Plus, what if that software was built into the same platform you use to build workouts, sell plans, and deliver assessments?

  • No more learning a dozen different software systems in order to run your business.
  • No more teaching a bunch of different systems to your staff.
  • No more confusion and fractured experiences for your clients.
  • It’s the same unified experience for your staff and clients from web to apps.

FBM will empower you to track visits, book classes and sessions, and engage your clients with recurring appointment reminders via email and text.

Every single class and appointment can be managed easily and efficiently, including the details like the trainer, location, and service offered, while allowing the client to book more than one session at a time.

Gym/Facility Management

Pike13 allows for gym/facility management features like creating client profiles, tracking attendance, and utilizing store payment methods.

Exercise.com’s gym/facility management has management features that can also be automated. You will also have access to sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. You will be able to sort reports by:

  • Client
  • Location
  • Services

Business Dashboard Reports

Pike13 has a number of business management features, but they come at a snowballing price. Reports like payroll, commissions, and insights are not available in the Business plan–you must purchase the more expensive Pro plan. Pike13 integrates with Looker so you can view your reports on a customizable dashboard, but this feature comes at $30/month. Finally, Pike13 offers a Franchise Site Manager to you a bird’s eye view of your business, but this feature costs $200/month.

With Exercise.com, everything is simple! You have access to dozens of standard and customizable reports so you can fully understand and analyze your business, from the tiny details to the big picture. These reports are displayed in a customizable business dashboard for quick and easy access. No add-ons, no premiums, no hidden fees–just everything you need for your business to succeed!

Client Automation

Exercise.com and Pike 13 both offer automation features. However, with Pike 13 you have to upgrade to get more automation features for an additional cost. With Exercise.com you will be able to automate a wide range of areas at no additional cost. You will be able to:

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

Dedicated Zapier Support

Both Pike13 and Exercise.com partner with Zapier.

Exercise.com has dozens of helpful and customizable platform features, but sometimes you need a little boost. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to integrate, automate, and innovate easily with over 2,000 applications so your platform is uniquely yours and runs at peak efficiency.

Dedicated Account Manager

Pike13 and Exercise.com both have account managers for customer service.

With Exercise.com, our dedicated account manager at your disposal. From redesigning your website to setting up an ecommerce store, you can be sure your dedicated account manager will get it done. With a world-class development team, we will help you every step of the way.

Customized Software

Having a fully customizable software can help attract more clients as your brand and image can be shown in your own unique way.

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

Both Pike13 and Exercise.com have custom-branded websites and apps. Exercise.com goes a step further an custom brands your software platform, as well.

iOs & Android Apps

Pike13 has several apps. The original Client App is free from your business to use, but there is no custom branding or customization; it is completely branded as Pike13 and must be used according to the standard specifications.

Pike13 also offers a Branded App as an add-on where you can upload your custom logo and colors, but still has no customization. There is a set-up fee of $500 and a monthly fee of $129 for iOS and Android. (An additional $1,500 per year!)

Exercise.com offers you your own fully customizable app on both iOS and Android. You can customize more than just colors and logos at no additional cost, there is no set-up fee, and no separate monthly fee!

Websites

Pike13 offers a website that allows your clients to sign waivers, purchase passes and plans, book appointments, and more.

Exercise.com software is fully custom-branded and customized so that your company is front and center exactly the way you want it. You can customize your website completely down to the words used in your site according to your industry. You will be equipped with an SEO-driven website and be able to customize it in ways such as inputting a blog for posts, having access to unlimited theme changes, or designing your website with custom graphic work — the choice is yours.

Security Features

Pike13’s security policy states to meet PCI standards. With Exercise.com you are being protected with security features that include:

  • SSL Security
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Marketing Integrations

Pike13 integrates with Emma, Zapier, Mailchimp, and ClassPass. With the exception of ClassPass, you must purchase the Pro package (more on pricing below) for access to the other integrations

Exercise.com powers your business with integrations that include:

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

These exceptional integrations come at no extra charge to you!

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Exercise.com is the best Pike13 alternative.

Workout Software

Being able to create, update, send, and track workouts and client progression can be a defining factor for your fitness business.

Workout Creator/Logger

Pike13 doesn’t have its own workout creator/logger. Instead, they partner with TrainHeroic so Pike13 trainers have access to TrainHeroic’s workout creator, logger, and exercise library. However, a business using Pike13 must have a separate subscription to TrainHeroic, which costs $10/month per trainer access and up to $200/month to manage clients.

With Exercise.com, you won’t need to pay an extra monthly fee for an add-on app to create workouts. Through the business app, Exercise.com provides its users with endless possibilities such as:

1-1 Training

By utilizing Exercise.com’s workout software, personal trainers can customize their one-on-one training sessions the way they want to.

Group Training

Our workout software also allows for customized seamless group training sessions.

Online Training

With the digital lifestyle more apparent than ever, online training has become more popular and widely used in recent years. Our workout software allows you to send workouts to anyone at any time. You are able to set up a custom way of sending specific workouts.

Exercise Library

With Exercise.com you have the ability to customize video libraries and exercises.

Custom Exercises

Although Pike13 users can use TrainHeroic’s exercise library to build workouts, this doesn’t include custom exercises.

With Exercise.com, you will be able to give your clients the best experience possible by using videos filmed at your business or any location, featuring you, your staff members, or anybody of your choice. You can also film videos that are unique to your business (like a custom variation on a standard exercise) or modified exercises for injury protocols. Custom exercise videos better promote your brand and build a strong gym community.

TV Workouts

With our software, exercise demos or content can be displayed onto gym television screens during group classes, one-on-one training sessions, or any scheduled appointment or activity you have in mind.

Ecommerce Software

Ecommerce can be a key revenue source for your business. That means using software that utilizes ecommerce easily and efficiently is of great importance.

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

Pike13 integrates with TransNational, Constellation, IntegraPay, PaySafe, and Evo Solutions for merchant processing as they do not have their own point-of-sale system. Payments can also be made directly through the app, but as a business owner, you will still be subject to the monthly subscription fee for the add-on partnership if you need various other processing systems.

With Exercise.com’s all-in-one software there are no additional costs for payment processing. You will be able to accept one-time payments for products or services, send recurring monthly membership invoices, sell packages for personal training or group classes, or combine all accrued payables into one monthly bill for customers.

Sell Products

Both Pike13 and Exercise.com provide users with ecommerce capabilities to sell non-service items. However, Pike13 customers are unable to view merchandise for sale on your website or purchase it for themselves. A staff member must complete the transaction for them in-person. Merchandise sales are only available in the higher-priced Pro plan.

Far better, Exercise.com allows you to list merchandise on your app and website so customers can purchase items whenever and wherever they want! There are no additional fees for selling products. Exercise.com’s merchandise approach substantially increases your ecommerce profit and keeps customers engaged with your brand.

Sell Workout Plans

While one-on-one, in-person training has, and will always have, a place in the health and fitness industry, many exercisers do not have the time or money to dedicate to personalized, in-person training. By selling workout plans to your clients and gym members, you are able to increase revenue while giving members the ability to follow those workout plans in their own way.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

Pike13 does not offer online workout memberships. Exercise.com can not only provide online workout memberships but also automated programming delivery. Workouts can be created in advance and be set to be automatically delivered to the client at whatever time you deem fit. Then, they are able to do these workouts in their own time at their location of choice. You can even sell specific workout challenges to add a personal touch and keep clients engaged.

Sell Workout Challenges

Community is an important piece of the fitness business puzzle. In order to foster a community within your fitness organization, gym challenges are always encouraged. Exercise.com’s ecommerce software provides trainers and fitness facilities to sell workout challenges that can be performed either online or in-person.

Assessment Software

Having a baseline for your clients along with the ability to constantly change that baseline can help optimize your clients’ health goals tremendously.

Our Assessment Software allows you to:

  • Turn leads into clients
  • Engage clients through assessments
  • Track measurement data, injuries, etc.
  • Optimize the delivery of personalized workouts and nutrition
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

Assessments are a signature feature from Exercise.com which is not available with Pike13.

Exercise.com makes collecting data from client assessments and using that data to customize tailored workouts easy and straightforward. If engagement is key, few things are better than reaching each and every client specifically and correctly; which helps them achieve their goals better, too!

The assessment for every client can be automatically inserted into a training regimen, helping to increase their performance or progress. With a neat, cleanly designed, functional, and customized webpage at your fingertips, the Exercise.com all-in-one software will enable you to focus on your main business while you help clients reach their goals

Performance & Measurement Reports

With Exercise.com, you can keep clients engaged with your business by automating your interactions with them. Our software allows you to deliver recurring assessments, progress photos, and measurements. Not only does this make life simpler for you but it also helps the retention of clients as they are able to see how and why they are progressing.

Nutrition

Pike13’s software does not provide you with nutritional content or features. As performance and nutrition can go hand in hand it is important that the software you use utilizes nutritional features and options. With Exercise.com, your clients can track their daily intake and you can see what they’re eating and whether they prioritize pre and/or post-workout meals.

Pike13 Pricing

Pike13 pricing is offered in three packages:

Business Plan – $129/monthPro Plan – $179/monthEnterprise Plan – Custom pricing for franchises
ReportingBusiness Plan features, plus:Pro Plan features, plus:
Staff schedule managementZapier integrationA site manager for a bird’s eye view of the business
Client schedule managementEmma integrationTools to quickly create new locations
Attendance TrackingA dedicated account managerReporting lets you see the performance of specific locations
Automated billing and paymentsWaiver e-signature collectionEasily manage multiple locations, franchisees, or licensees
Integrated merchant processingStaff payrollAnalytics to check the health of your entire business
Email reminders & notificationsInsights Dashboard
Custom branded Pike13 siteIn-store retail

You can also request a free Pike13 demo with one of the company’s specialists.

Pike13 Alternatives

Who else does Pike13 compete with? Here are some of Pike13’s biggest competitors excluding Exercise.com:

Of course, Exercise.com stands out as the best Pike13 alternative for our ability to add unlimited customizations focusing on building your brand and offer everything you need to run your business from the palm of your hands.

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Business management software that works for fully online fitness programs and for brick-and-mortar businesses is a necessity in this day and age. In fact, choosing the right software to run your business can mean the difference between success and failure. To achieve success, Exercise.com will always be the best choice.

Pike13 Cons

Pike13 is a solid software program. With that being said, it simply does not offer the wide-range of fully-customizable features that Exercise.com offers. Further, the need for a bounty of add-on integrations can be costly and disheartening for customers.

Exercise Pros

Exercise.com not only includes the same functions as Pike13 software but showcases them in a user-friendly format, enabling you with the tools you need to succeed all under one fully customizable app and software.

Backed by the decade of support the Exercise.com team has given to some of the top names in the health, wellness, and fitness industries, our ability to fully brand and customize your web and phone app, while giving you extra performance and revenue options, helps your back end run smoother while you assist your clients at the front end.

With local marketing enabled, you can increase your on-the-spot sales with everything that you offer for purchase outside of your facility. By editing the copy on your website to match your business and client base, you can be sure our customization team won’t have you feeling the need to integrate and pay for yet another application.

You have your hands full with running your business and getting revenue. Your custom software choice shouldn’t cause you to have to add more apps that must be subscribed to, paid for, and kept up-to-date.

If you’re ready to give the Exercise.com all-in-one business software solution a look, book a demo today.

See for yourself – Meet with the Exercise.com Team today.