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Best StudioBookings Alternative: Exercise.com vs. StudioBookings

If you’re looking for a StudioBookings 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 19, 2020

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Exercise.com: Your StudioBookings Alternative

Fitness Software
StudioBookings
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. StudioBookings.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike StudioBookings, 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 StudioBookings, 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

StudioBookings 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 StudioBookings's limited ecommerce features to sell training packages, workout challenges, or group training plans. 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 StudioBookings's limited ecommerce features to sell training packages, workout challenges, or group training plans. 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

StudioBookings lacks assessment software, but 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

StudioBookings's apps provide no options for designing custom exercises or websites. Exercise.com, however, offers apps that are fully customized 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

StudioBookings's apps provide no options for designing custom exercises or websites. Exercise.com, however, offers apps that are fully customized 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 StudioBookings’s additional features stack up to Exercise.com software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is StudioBookings?

StudioBookings is a web-based software platform that helps studio owners manage their businesses and members online. The company promotes itself by highlighting the high number of features, included in its software, and by letting potential customers know that all features are included at any given price level.

StudioBookings was first developed out of necessity in 2012. The creators were yoga studio owners who could not find software that met the needs of their businesses. Their solution was to create their own yoga class booking system that would fit the needs of their business, which they were sure also met the needs of other businesses.

Although the software is not just for yoga studios, StudioBookings’ website and descriptions show that yoga is where its roots still lie. In several places on its site, StudioBookings refers to its “Yoga management software” when speaking to the overall function. While the company does state that the software can be used for studios that offer other classes, the continual references to yoga management or yoga studio software could be confusing for potential customers.

StudioBookings places a heavy emphasis on member management and class scheduling features. These are certainly an important part of fitness businesses, but Exercise.com believes there is so much more and we make a point to include everything in our software. StudioBookings’ features perform fairly well, but there are some components missing that could help make a fitness business successful.

One noticeable difference between StudioBookings and Exercise.com is that Exercise.com is completely customizable for all of our users. This allows your business to receive a product that is molded specifically for you and the needs of your business. You have the exact fit and function you need to be successful, and we are always able to adapt, over time, as your business grows.

Exercise.com also includes some important features that you would not find with StudioBookings. We include workout software, an ecommerce platform, and performance health software. We also include a custom-built website, for all of our clients, which StudioBookings does not.

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

Fitness Business Management Software

Efficiency is an important part of increasing revenue and growing your business. Exercise.com promotes this efficiency because we are an all-in-one software platform that allows you to save time and money by managing everything from one spot, without the use of a third-party product. Our business management software is easy to use for your employees, but we also make it simple for members. There are places to schedule, track workouts, make payments, and run reports. As we stated before, StudioBookings cannot make an all-in-one claim, which leads to lower efficiency for your business.

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

Scheduling is a prominent feature for StudioBookings. Businesses who use this software can create schedules, record attendance, and accept payments. Exercise.com includes these same features, but we also offer more. Our software allows you to create schedules for any number of studios and formats you want. These schedules are easily viewable, by your members, and can be sorted by day, time, format, instructor, or any category you choose.

Our scheduling platform works equally as well for personal training, so you do not need to worry about that area being covered. Also, the price of our software stays the same, regardless of the number of trainers or instructors you have on staff. StudioBookings cannot say the same, as their prices increase with more staff members.

Gym/Facility Management

Gathering information is an important part of making sound business decisions, and Exercise.com wants to give you all the tools you need. Using our software platform, you can run custom reports on any aspect of your business that you would find useful. You can analyze active personal training clients to consider your staffing needs, run group fitness numbers to determine your class schedule, or view new membership to help with upcoming promotions. Whatever you feel is important can be run as a report so you can make the best decisions moving forward.

StudioBookings also has reporting features, but they are not customizable. Instead, the company gives you a pre-determined set of reports that contain certain information about your business. Essentially, they are deciding, in advance, what information should be important for you and expecting you to make decisions based on it. At Exercise.com, we think you should be the one to decide what is important.

Client Automation

Part of the efficiency that we have mentioned is the ability to save time on certain projects so you have more time to dedicate to others. Exercise.com has a wide variety of features that are automated so you can save time and shift focus to other areas. With our software, you can:

  • Automate 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 you to always be able to manage your business from one place, which is why we provide you with a plethora of integrations from the start. We realize, however, that sometimes you may want to use something extra, so we have partnered with Zapier to accommodate these situations. 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 get more done.

Our partnership includes dedicated Zapier support to help you through every step of the process. Zapier has over 2,000 apps to choose from, so you can always rest assured that your business’s website is as efficient and user friendly as possible.

Dedicated Account Manager

Customer service is very important to us at Exercise.com. For this reason, we provide all of our clients with a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process throughout our entire business relationship. While other companies might give you help at the beginning and leave you high and dry, we want to make sure you are always taken care of. If you want to redesign your website, your account manager will work with our development team to get it done. If you want to open an ecommerce store, your manager won’t hesitate to provide help. From the simple to the complex, we have you covered.

Customized Software

The look and function of your software should be unique to your business. You want your software, app, and website to display the look of your business, but you also want everything to function specifically for the needs of your staff and members.

The Exercise.com software platform accomplishes both of these items by allowing you to fully customize your software. Everything will include your brand and will include every feature you feel is important.

StudioBookings allows businesses to place a logo in their software and includes a StudioBookings app, but there is no website and there are no customizable features.

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

The fitness industry is littered with options. It seems like there is an option around every corner for people to improve their health. In order to grow your business, you need to make it stand out from the other options.

By developing a strong visual representation of your business, through the use of a logo and color scheme, you can help people form a positive opinion about your business from the start. Your app and website will include everything about your brand so that members and potential members can feel connected.

iOS & Android Apps

Exercise.com provides all of our customers with an app that is iOS and Android compatible and does not cost extra. We make sure your app looks great and provides the function your members are looking for. From the palm of their hand, members can reserve a spot in a group fitness class, book an appointment with a personal trainer, or view their personal account.

Websites

Websites are normally the first place someone goes when they want to find information about a business. This is important for you, as an owner, in regard to recruiting new members.

Exercise.com provides all of our customers with a website that is customized specifically for your business. Current members will be able to do all of the same things they can from your app, on your website, and prospective members will be able to see all the information they’re looking for. Our website features include:

  • Responsiveness
  • Built to convert visitors to leads
  • Google Certified Partner

Security Features

We want you to feel that your information is safe with us and that your member’s information is safe in your software. Security is very important to us, at Exercise.com, and we take every measure to ensure that you will never have any problems. Our security features include:

  • SSL Secure
  • Privacy Shield Framework
  • Google Cloud

Marketing Integrations

Business growth comes from the ability to recruit new customers and sell services to existing ones. Marketing is the key component of both of these actions. When you use the Exercise.com software platform, you have access to marketing integrations that will help you find new leads, convert those leads into customers, and sell services to those customers. We provide many integrations that are already built-in but remember that you can always use our partnership with Zapier if you have another platform in mind.

Some of our more popular integrations include:

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

Workout Software

Workout software is a large part of the Exercise.com software platform and is one that StudioBookings does not include. By using the Exercise.com workout software platform, you can both enhance the current services you offer and develop new ones that will help increase your revenue. Our platform includes a workout creator and logger, as well as an exercise library to help with the creator. You can use these tools to upgrade your individual, group, and online training programs. You can also use them to develop pre-built workouts, which you can use as part of the products and services you offer through ecommerce.

Workout Creator/Logger

Our workout creator allows your trainers to bring their workouts into the modern-day. Trainers no longer have to carry around a file folder, for every client, that contains every workout they’ve ever done. Instead, workouts can be created and stored within our software. Clients have the opportunity to log information about their workouts, in this same space, which helps them feel more connected to their program.

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

1-1 Training

Our workout creator and logger can provide an upgrade to your current method of one-on-one training. There is no more running to the copy machine to give a client their own copy of a workout. There is no more sifting through old paper workouts to find out information. Everything can be accessed, in our software, by the trainer and the client. The two sides can also communicate, within our software, so that everyone is on the same page but personal boundaries are also respected.

Group Training

There are many people who want to utilize the expertise of a personal trainer, but feel uncomfortable in a one-on-one setting. Group training is a great solution for these people and one that is easily accommodated with the Exercise.com software platform. All members of the group still have access to their workouts, can track information, and can communicate with their trainer.

Online Training

As our world is becoming more digital, the fitness industry is moving alongside and it is important that your business does not fall behind. Online training is becoming a big part of the fitness world, and Exercise.com can help your business mark it’s place. Our workout creator and logger are ideal for online training and the communication features are perfect for making sure online clients stay accountable and on track with their program.

Exercise Library

A large part of what makes our workout software so successful is the library of pre-built exercises that we include for our clients. This library includes explanations and demonstration videos for a ton of different exercises. Your trainers can easily search for exercises by name or muscle group and then drag them right into a workout template. The process couldn’t be any easier. If you can’t find the exercise you are looking for, we provide you with the opportunity to add your own.

Custom Exercises

Your business might include non-traditional forms of fitness or you might just want your own staff members to be the people your members see in demonstration videos. Whatever the reason, our software platform makes it easy for you to upload custom exercise videos to your library. This puts a unique twist on what your business is offering, and it helps show members and potential members that you are willing to go above and beyond to offer a high-quality product.

TV Workouts

Exercise demonstration videos are great for people following an online training program or using a workout-based product from your ecommerce store, but there are other ways your business can use these videos. During a training program or group class, you can cast these video demonstrations onto a TV screen so that your members can continually see the exercises as they workout. It also gives your trainers and instructors a nice reference point when they are explaining the exercise.

Ecommerce Software

As your business grows, you may decide that it would be beneficial to sell products and services online to your members. Products are a fun way for members to represent your business, and it can help you bring in extra revenue. The Exercise.com software platform makes it easy to set up an online store where your members can go and make purchases by themselves. StudioBookings does not have an ecommerce platform, but it can accept online payments for single classes or class packages.

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

Both Exercise.com and StudioBookings use Stripe to accept payments from customers. Exercise.com applies this to our ecommerce platform so that your software will safely and securely accept payments when your customers make purchases on their own. Using our software, your customers can buy a class package, pay for personal training sessions, pay for monthly membership dues, or make a payment for the combination of any expense they’ve accumulated.

Sell Products

As your membership grows and people feel connected to your business, they may want something to represent their affiliation. Selling products, that have your logo on them, is a great way to help people feel proud to show they belong to your facility. As an added benefit, and maybe a more important one, this also helps you bring in extra revenue. You can sell water bottles, tee shirts, sweat towels, or whatever else you like and can carry your brand. Our software also allows you to take things further.

Sell Workout Plans

When you utilize our workout software platform alongside our ecommerce platform, you can create a line of workout-based products that customers can purchase on their own. You start by creating an archive of pre-built workouts and then you can post them for sale in your ecommerce store. This is a great option because you can create such a wide variety of workouts and this will draw more people in. Best of all, you earn revenue every time a workout is sold and you only have to pay for the initial time investment it takes to create.

Offer Online Workout Memberships

Once you have a collection of pre-built workouts, you can offer online workout memberships to your customers. They would receive a new workout at regular intervals in exchange for a membership fee. Your customers would benefit because new workouts will help them avoid hitting a plateau in their training, and your business will benefit from the consistent income.

Sell Workout Challenges

Bringing your members together and getting them excited is great for the health of your business. You want to have people who are really happy to belong to your gym and want to keep coming back. Providing them with a challenge is a great way to foster excitement and bring new energy to your facility. Selling these challenges also creates revenue and allows you to promote your services by offering them as prizes to the winners.

Assessment Software

We have talked about the importance of seeing progress in regard to client retention. With the Exercise.com assessment software, it is easy to implement a system for tracking progress and showing the results to your clients. It starts with an initial assessment, followed by a secondary assessment, and then concludes with a performance report being delivered to the client. As he or she sees results, they will be motivated to continue using your services.

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

Establishing a starting point is the most accurate way to track progress, and Exercise.com provides you with a way to develop a customized assessment for everyone in a training program. Rather than assessing a runner on a bench press test or a weightlifter on a one-mile run test, you can create whatever tests you feel are most suitable to a given member or client. This makes the information more applicable to each person, which makes it easier for them to see the progress they are looking for.

Performance & Measurement Reports

Once you have completed a series of assessments with a client, you’ll want to show them the results. With our customized performance and measurement reports, you can automatically have results sent to your clients. You can choose from progress pictures, strength changes, endurance changes, weight loss, or whatever other metrics you decide. Your clients will find the progress motivating and they will be excited to continue on their program.

Nutrition

Any fitness-related goal is enhanced by proper nutrition. We know that you want your clients to be as successful as they can be, so we have included a nutrition tracker in our software. Your clients will be able to log their food and water intake so they can see the results when combined with their fitness program. Trainers also have access to these logs. They can offer support and guidance to clients so that the entirety of the program is successful.

StudioBookings Software Pricing

StudioBookings is a subscription-based software. They offer a free trial for two weeks, after which time your account is deleted. This can be beneficial; however, if you need extra time to weigh your options, it would be inconvenient to come back to StudioBookings after your information has been deleted. The price per month depends on the number of instructors on your staff.

1 Instructor2-5 Instructors6-10 Instructors11-15 Instructors15+ Instructors
$25.00/mon$45.00/mon$55.00/mon$75.00/mon$115.00/mon

StudioBookings Alternatives

Listed below are four main competitors, of the StudioBookings software platform, and the prices associated with each. The prices listed in the table are accurate at the time of writing this article.

CompetitorMinimum Starting PriceMaximum Price
Glofox$110.00/monN/A
Punchpass$39.00/mon$89.00/mon
Fitli$32.00/mon$90.00/mon
Vagaro$25.00/mon$85.00/mon

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

If you want to make your business as efficient as possible by running every aspect from the same place, Exercise.com is the right choice for you. While StudioBookings can meet your needs for scheduling and member management, it lacks other elements that are important for the growth of your business. These other areas would need to be run by third-party software, which means extra money spent and more time used to manage. Let’s take one last look at a few specifics.

StudioBookings Cons

StudioBookings is missing some key areas of fitness business management that will affect growth potential and efficiency. For starters, they do not have a workout platform within their software. This means that they don’t have a way to offer online training or even upgrade regular personal training for business. It also means that there is no possibility for the sale of workout-based products, which is a potential revenue stream for many businesses.

StudioBookings does not provide a website for its customers. That means potential customers have to incur another expense by purchasing a website through a third-party and then integrating it with StudioBookings. There are also not any customizable features with StudioBookings, so it is difficult to make a business stand out among its competitors.

Exercise.com Pros

Exercise.com is built especially for your business because we customize every part of our software to reflect your needs. Our fitness business management platform lays the groundwork by providing you with automated features, report generation, integrations, and top-notch customer support. Our development team will build you a high-quality app and website that make life simple for your staff and for your members.

Our workout software can provide your business with unlimited potential. Our workout creator, along with our exercise library, means you can add value to your current list of training services while also implementing new product sales. You can use our workout software alongside our ecommerce software to sell workout-based products. This can widen your market and increase your revenue. The possibilities are endless.

As your pool of clients gets deeper and more are wading into the water, you want to make sure you can retain them. Our performance health platform provides you with an easy way to implement a system of assessments and performance reports to help you show just how effective your services are at helping a client reach his or her goals. When clients see progress, they will continue to give you their business.

Overall, Exercise.com is the right choice for your business because we are committed to being your partner in success. Our customer support, including your dedicated account manager, will always make sure you have everything you need to drive your business into a successful future.

What elements do you consider important to the success of your business in the future?

If you want to work with a fitness business management software company that is dedicated to your success, both now and in the future, request a demo.

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