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Trainerize vs Exercise.com. Choose Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Management Software. Review our head-to-head Trainerize 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.
Creator / Logger
|Client / Class|
|Gym / Facility|
|iOS & Android|
|Sell Workout Plans|
|Run Workout Challenges|
|Offer Online Workout Memberships|
|Performance & Measurement Reports|
|Dedicated Zapier Support|
|Dedicated Account Manager|
The digital age has taken many experiences and services online that were once limited to physical interaction in the customer’s local area. Personal training is no exception and while it may not have been the first field to take advantage of the possibilities of this era, online training and consulting are now a huge segment of the fitness industry.
Its meteoric rise in popularity is credited mainly to the additional opportunities and convenience it provides both clients and trainers:
Whereas a client seeking a personal trainer was once limited to those within the distance they could drive, he or she now has access to some of the best in the world with no geographic constraints.
While a trainer once struggled to fill unpopular workout times, sometimes even discounting their services to do so, they can now use such times to interact with clients remotely, create training programs, and check up on clients’ progress.
Gone are the days when online training pioneers were obligated to use a complex, self-invented web of organization to manage all the tasks related to remote training: a website to advertise their service, Skype to talk to clients, Paypal to collect payments, emailing clients their workouts, and innumerable spreadsheets for tracking business and workout data.
The growth of the field has brought a variety of useful solutions in the form of software platforms that streamline all these tasks (and more) by combining them in one highly efficient system. One such product is Trainerize and in this comparison, we will cover everything you need to know about this tool for personal training and how it stacks up to the business management software offered by Exercise.com.
If you’re ready to start saving time and money today, book your demo with the Exercise.com team right now.
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Trainerize Software Review
Trainerize is a software company founded in 2012 and located in Vancouver, British Columbia. According to the most recent available data, their software is utilized by 75,000 gyms and independent trainers.
While that figure represents the number of direct subscribers to the service, Trainerize further estimates that an additional 300,000 people use the platform as clients of those gyms and trainers.
According to business information resource Owler.com, Trainerize has approximately 185 employees and generates $3.5 Million in annual revenue.
Trainerize Features vs Exercise.com
Get ready for a fitness software showdown!
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 (FBM)
FBM will empower you to track visits, book classes and sessions (see image below), engage your clients with recurring appointment reminders via email and text and provide calendar integration with google and apple for easy management. With FBM’s calendar, you can also sort by:
FBM makes it easy to set up packages for your training where clients can pay a one-time or recurring price with cash, check, or credit card. Plus accept direct deposits and allow online purchasing of packages — all in one easy to use software.
And you’ll have sales and business reports for all your clients, classes, and workout packages to make managing your business easy.
Managing a staff of any size is time-consuming but FBM saves you time with assignable staff roles, so you can put staff management on autopilot.
Plus all your reports can be run in a single software. No more safaris for which software has which reports. Exercise.com’s Fitness Business Management (FBM) software makes reports easy — sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. Plus you can also sort reports by:
These reports empower you to have your finger on the pulse of your business and if you’re bringing on new trainers you’ll know how much to pay staff based on commissions. For your business’ marketing, automate your efforts by connecting to MailChimp, ConstantContact, ConvertKit, Zapier, Google Analytics, & Facebook Pixel
Are you catching the pattern?
- Implement systems that save you time
- Have all your management tools in one software
- Manage your business from anywhere
Now you might be able to do these things on your own or maybe with another software, but that’s the hard way. Building software is expensive and can take years.
Exercise.com’s Fitness Business Management software provides all the necessary tools within a single app. No more guesswork. No wasted time or money.
Custom-Branded Websites, Web, and Smartphone Apps
With its primary function of connecting trainers with clients remotely, Trainerize relies heavily on its mobile apps. The recommended best practice for utilizing the software effectively is for you, as the trainer, to access the full version via laptop or desktop computer while clients make use of the app exclusively to log their workouts.
While trainers may log in through the mobile app to view client data and even build/adjust workouts, the full array of capabilities and intuitive design of the full browser version absolutely make it the best option.
Though Trainerize offers custom-branding of its app, a certain caveat should be pointed out:
Even after purchasing the one-time customization setup fee of $99, your clients will not immediately see the app as yours. They will still need to search for and download the app and only after logging in will they be identified as your customer and shown your customizations.
After having logged in for the first time, clients should permanently see your chosen app icon and your logo on the loading screen and header. This is essentially the full extent of the custom-branding as all interactive portions of the app will keep the default appearance and function of the basic Trainerize app.
No one beats Exercise.com when it comes to Custom-branded Apps! Our service goes way beyond simply skinning the app with your logo. Your clients won’t be searching for Exercise.com to find your app. It’s your brand, your app from A to Z.
We can custom everything from colors and logos to client language to your Performance Health Assessment software to your workout library. And it’s not just iPhone and Android apps, we fully custom a web app to manage your business and a website to match.
The possibilities are endless with your Exercise.com custom-design apps and more.
Workout Creation and Delivery
Both softwares offer a workout creator but Exercise.com’s stands out for its ease of use and customization. As a fitness business-focused platform, how workouts are built and distributed to clients may be the most important factor of all in judging overall quality.
This software enables trainers to build nearly any workout they can imagine. Before we get ahead of ourselves though, let’s look at the overall structure of how it operates:
Any serious professional knows that workouts should not be stand-alone events but part of a larger program aimed at a defined goal. Trainers will, therefore, appreciate that Exercise.com works the same way; beginning at the level of the program then building the individual workouts that make it up.
The nuts and bolts of designing a workout are very simple. You can use the extensive exercise library which can be searched by exercise name directly or sorted by target muscle group, movement, etc.
Where Exercise.com stands apart from Trainerize is with its customization options for your exercise.com library and what you can deliver along with your workouts.
For example, when adding an exercise from the library, Trainerize automatically includes their brief instructional video of the movement.
But here’s the issue with the built-in videos:
The technique demonstrated and described by the Trainerize staff actors/models just isn’t very good. For many videos, particularly those for weight training, it appeared the model had little or no experience in the movement prior to the demonstration. Certainly, he did not have the proficiency to be used as an example of how these movements are performed.
Exercise.com’s video library is fully customizable. You can add your videos directly into the platform and with ease by just copying and pasting a link to video into your library. Your clients, your demo means increased revenue because you know they’re performaing every exercise correctly. Additionally, Exercise.com allows trainers to create training cycles and workouts based on their clients’ needs.
Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario
- Workout Planning-Personal Training
- Nutrition Assistance
- Goal Setting
- Traveling Athletes
- In-Person Clients
- Trainer Logging
- Online Clients
- Hybrid Clients (in-person/online)
- Busy Professionals
Exercise.com’s workout creation and delivery features provide easy to use, flexible solutions to save you time and make it simple for clients to receive their training plan and log their workouts. Exercise.com has a leg up on Trainerize because our workouts can be automated in a variety of ways including attached to a fully customized Performance Health Assessment.
Manage and grow your business with Exercise.com
E-Commerce/Point of Sale
Both software systems provide e-commerce services, but Exercise.com’s stands out for the endless ways you can increase revenue and the ease with which you can take payments (see the FBM section above).
Exercise.com’s e-commerce capabilities are endless. Users can deliver automated monthly and/or annual programming, run workout challenges for their clients in the gym and online, and more. Check out some of the ways Exercise.com clients have increased their revenue by using Exercise.com’s e-commerce features:
Sell Pre-Built, Single Workout Plans (Mike Boyle)
Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)
Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships (Madeline Moves)
Trainerize Software Pricing
Trainerize determines the cost of your subscription on the basis of how many clients you’ll manage through the platform and your choice of paying on a month-to-month or annual schedule.
Trainerize Software Competitors
In the web-based training software category, Trainerize’s biggest competition comes from these companies:
|Competitor||Min. Starting Price||Max Price|
|ZenPlanner||$99(software only)||$396-948(software, website, marketing)|
|Teamsnap||$9.99/month or $69.99/year||$17.99/month or $129.99/year|
|EZFacility||*n/a, contact||Free Trial then Subscription|
|ClubExpress||Min. $20/month Membership-based $20=50 members||$.40/member up to 100 then discounts for groups|
|10to8||$12/month||$50/month then customized pricing|
But Exercise.com is the only software offering complete custom-branding for your business’s online platform and mobile apps.
Trainerize stacks up pretty well in the world of fitness business management software. With that being said, Exercise.com still has the advantage.
From a technical standpoint, Trainerize does have a few wrinkles to iron out to improve the reliability of its mobile apps which are heavily used by clients for workout tracking and communication. All-in-all, glitches and basic web-design place Trainerize’s offerings below the library of benefits offered by Exercise.com.
As an all-in-one fitness business management software that will allow you to grow and manage your business with ease, Exercise.com is the perfect solution to a fitness business owner’s management needs.
We build your web and smartphone apps with your brand in mind. We do not stick out logo at the bottom. We do not merely slap your brand’s colors on a webpage and call it a day. It’s your app, your software, and your brand front and center.
Hopefully, you see the benefit of not waiting to have a system and software in place that allows you to manage and grow your business for years to come.
What features are most important for your business?
If you’re ready to grow and manage your business with a software that can be customized to your business, book a demo with Exercise.com.
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.