Manage and Grow Your Fitness Business Better with Exercise.com. Learn more below.
Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head Pike13 software comparison and see for yourself. Get a custom web and smartphone app designed for your brand with additional customization available throughout your custom-built software. Grow your business, turn leads into clients, and increase revenue.
|Dedicated Account Manager|
|Dedicated Zapier Support|
|Performance & Measurement Reports|
|Offer Online Workout Memberships|
|Run Workout Challenges|
|Sell Workout Plans|
|iOS & Android Apps|
|Gym / Facility Management|
|Client / Class Scheduling|
|Workout Creator / Logger|
Exercise.com is the premier all-in-one software business solution from customization, to workout creation and delivery, e-commerce, health assessments, functionality, client engagement, and automation. In this comprehensive Pike13 software comparison, we will cover features, functions, and benefits, comparing them to our signature all-in-one software along the way.
Here’s the kicker:
We can’t claim software superiority without stacking our features next to the ones offered by our top competitors AND giving you our honest opinion on why Exercise.com is the ultimate choice (over any other software) for your fitness business needs.
For more information on the all-in-one Exercise.com business management software, schedule a demo today.
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Pike13 Software Review
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.” – Exercise.com
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.
Pike13 vs Exercise.com
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.
Both Exercise.com and Pike13 allow for client and class scheduling. You are also 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.
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:
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
Our partnership with Zapier allows you to integrate, automate, and innovate easily with over 2,000 applications.
Dedicated Account Manager
We provide a dedicated account manager at your disposal. From redesigning your website to setting up an e-commerce 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.
Having a fully customizable software can help attract more clients as your brand and image can be shown in your own unique way.
The utilization of custom-branded websites and apps can be very important in today’s social media era.
iOs & Android Apps
Pike13 offers a branded app only for clients booking themselves and does not support dependent relationships. The branded app is available as an add-on for Pike13 customers in the U.S. and Canada with a setup fee of $500 (USD) and a monthly fee of $129 (USD) for iOS and Android.
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.
Pike 13 allows for a branded client and staff website with your logos and colors. However, users have complained about the lack of customizability using Pike13’s software. One Pike13 reviewer had this to say about their full customization capabilities:
“…the mindset of being able to adapt the system to bring the best user experience to people of the business world of the Arts, such as music education, can be a struggle and I have asked for some changes in future upgrades but have yet to see them. For example – being able to edit naming like clients to students, or allowing automatic attendance taken, enabling the instructor to only need to manually change for cancellations, etc…” – Software Advice
Exercise.com’s custom software is fully 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.
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
Pike 13 allows for integrations namely using Brandbot but users have complained about the lack of integrational features:
“Again, no improvements in two years, hasn’t updated any feature for sales, integration, Zapier integration – poor leadership, went to report functions as their key improvement for past two years, but doesn’t work, integrate with Zapier or Google Sheets.” (Capterra)
“Doesn’t integrate with other services, particularly Zapier.” (Capterra)
Exercise.com powers your business with integrations that include:
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com
Being able to create, update, send, and track workouts and client progression can be a defining factor for your fitness business.
Pike13’s system for workout creation needs a partnership add-on with TrainHeroic, but 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:
By utilizing Exercise.com’s workout software, personal trainers can customize their one-on-one training sessions the way they want to.
Our workout software also allows for customized seamless group training sessions.
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.
With Exercise.com you have the ability to customize video libraries and 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.
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.
E-commerce can be a key revenue source for your business. That means using software that utilizes e-commerce easily and efficiently is of great importance.
Pike13 needs partners for some of its 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.
Both Pike13 and Exercise.com provide users with e-commerce capabilities to sell products online. However, you need to upgrade for an additional cost to sell products online with Pike13.
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 e-commerce software provides trainers and fitness facilities to sell workout challenges that can be performed either online or in-person.
Performance Health 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 Performance Health 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
Performance 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. Exercise.com’s performance health 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.
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 Software Pricing
Pike13 offers three pricing packages:
|Business Plan – $129/month||Pro Plan – $179/month||Enterprise Plan – Custom pricing for franchises|
|Business Plan features, plus:||Pro Plan features, plus:|
|Track attendance||Manage staff pay rates and run payroll||A site manager for a bird’s eye view of the business|
|Real-time reporting and analytics||Embed your schedule on your website||Tools to quickly create new locations|
|Manage your schedule||Digitally send and sign contracts||Reporting lets you see the performance of specific locations|
|Integrated merchant processing||Design and automate email marketing campaigns||Easily manage multiple locations, franchisees, or licensees|
|Brand your Pike13 site to your business||Customize the look and feel of your website||Analytics to check the health of your entire business|
|Automate billing and payments||Access to Insights reporting|
|Alerts and notifications||Sell merchandise in person|
Pike13 Software Competitors
Who else does Pike13 compete with? Here are some of Pike13’s biggest competitors excluding Exercise.com:
Of course, Exercise.com is the standout 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.
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,will always be the best choice.
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.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.
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Who are you guys, anyway?
The team at Exercise.com solves a major problem — how to grow your business without wasting time and losing money. We work with the real, confident decision makers — the best of the best — like James Harrison (Steelers great), Don Saladino, D1 Training, Fairchild Sports Performance, and Freestyle Connection — and offer our all-in-one fitness business software to simplify managing your business. The team at Exercise.com solves a major problem — how to grow your business without wasting time and losing money. We work with the real, confident decision makers — the best of the best — like Steelers great James Harrison, Don Saladino, D1 Training, Fairchild Sports Performance, and Freestyle Connection — and offer our all-in-one fitness business software to simplify managing your business.
What sets you apart from your competitors?
We turbocharge your business with our all-in-one fitness business software that’s custom branded for your business.• Efficiently schedule, view, and manage all appointments and classes — including by trainer, location, and service — with easy options for scheduling recurring events and availability.• Save time creating workouts with our simple workout plan creator and exercise manager and built-in integrations, tools, and more.• Sell your training three ways – group subscriptions, individualized training, and single workout plans – to increase revenue inside and outside your training walls.• Take clients through your custom assessments to automatically deliver personalized workouts based on the data important to their success.
Why not pay for custom development?
So many things could go wrong when building custom-branded apps. It's also expensive, takes years to develop, and requires trust with your developers. We have a proven track record delivering apps for top trainers around the world and remove the risks present when doing it on your own.
What if I'm not technical?
You don't need to be. Our dev team will build your custom-branded apps and take care of all the technical stuff so you can focus on what you do best.
What if I don't have a following?
Engaging the followers you have is paramount because you can instantly convert engaged followers into paying clients with your all-in-one fitness business software.
Is it hard to set up?
No, it's very easy. All you need to do is follow our success team’s proven process. We will deliver your custom-branded, all-in-one fitness business software, and you can do what you do best!
What if I wait to implement this solution?
If you wait, you will leave a lot of opportunity on the table to save time as you scale and manage your business with all-in-one software to engage and retain your clients. Whether you’re looking to bill customers on a recurring basis, single session, or package basis, do it all with a fully integrated, secure platform that can support in-person and online payments. This is a high-quality problem to solve. You shouldn’t wait to solve it.
What exactly do I get?
You get all-in-one fitness business software that does everything you need. No more having one software solution for doing personal training, another for booking and scheduling, something else for client assessments, and yet another pricey subscription for marketing and client communication. And then there are custom-branded iOS & Android apps. If you're tired of paying too much for too many moving parts, stop the hacks and demo the Exercise.com all-in-one fitness business software today. This all-in-one fitness business software will save you time running your business, handle everything in one place, provide endless opportunities to engage and retain your clients, and allow you to sell workout plans.
Will this really work for me?
Yes. We have a proven track record with fitness professionals like Ashley Borden, Just-Train, PJF Performance, Madeline Moves, and Fit Thrive. Our all-in-one fitness business software will allow you to grow your business as much as you want.
What are the next steps?
The next step is simple. Click “Get a Price” anywhere on this page and schedule a call with one of our team members.
Will this integrate with my other software?
Our software integrates with a variety of other software including Zapier, Stripe, YouTube, Vimeo, MailChimp, MyFitnessPal, ConvertKit, and more.
What if I don't have the budget?
This is an all-in-one fitness business software that allows you to grow your business as much as you'd like. You should strike while the iron is hot by investing in a workout platform that will help you scale your business, earn more revenue, retain and engage your clients, and save you time running your business.