Trainerize Comparison (Pricing, Features, & Benefits)

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Fitness Software
Trainerize
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

Choosing software to run your business is a big decision that can be overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be, and by the end of this Trainerize review we hope that the best choice stands out.

The digital age has taken many experiences and services online that were once limited to physical interaction in a 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 personal trainer 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 logo

What is Trainerize? 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 vs Exercise.com

Get ready for a fitness software showdown! How do these two programs stack up to one another? Let’s dive in.

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

Fitness Business Management Software

Trainerize and Exercise.com both provide clients with fitness business management software. However, Trainerize’s FBM does not include all of the features provided by Exercise.com unless you purchase an Enterprise-level plan. Essentially, how you use Trainerize and the features that come along with it, comes down to how much you are willing to pay.

Developing an easy intake system with my apps and ways to scale the delivery of workouts has been huge. Working with 20-30 individuals who each have specific goals and restrictions can be challenging, but your platform makes it easy to organize everyone’s programs and put a plan together that will get them the best results possible.
Dean Somerset 
We went live with our Fitness Business Management software at 4 locations. Everything is working great. The import and export are easy and the guys are really liking the look and convenience of the platform. From both my side and the user side the platform has exceeded our expectations.
FMSHS 
The simple, effective tools help expand and simplify my coaching process.
Dean Somerset 
Before I came across Exercise.com, the process I used to try and communicate a program with an athlete long distance was extremely cumbersome. Those days are long gone, and I look forward to providing professional, clean, organized, and effective programs to clients for years to come.
Chip Gosewich PMR Performance
The Exercise.com team is amazing, and their all-in-one software is more than we ever expected! All of this is made possible by a high-quality team.
Exercise.com makes my life easier by providing an all-in-one solution and the opportunity to help those who otherwise would never have access to my programming!
Tony Gentilcore Founder, Core Online

Client/Class Scheduling

The Exercise.com Business Management Software Platform gives you the capability to perform the vital task of scheduling as well as workout delivery. You and your staff will be able to schedule and manage all appointments and classes with options for one-time and recurring reservations. One of the best features for companies with multiple trainers is the option to set availability. This enables clients to book appointments online through your business’s custom-branded app.

Trainerize offers booking but does not clarify if clients are able to book appointments themselves or if trainers have to book appointments.

Gym/Facility Management

Managing a staff of any size is time-consuming but Exercise.com FBM saves you time with assignable staff roles, so you can put staff management on autopilot. And you’ll have sales and business reports for all of your clients, classes, and workout packages to make managing your business easy.

Plus, all of your reports can be run in a single software. No more safaris for which software has which reports. The Exercise.com Fitness Business Management (FBM) software platform makes reports easy — sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. Plus you can also sort reports by:

  • Client
  • Location
  • Services

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.

Trainerize, however, does not provide ample facility management features with its Fitness Club Plan. This plan has a cap of 30 clients and does not deliver business metrics unless you upgrade to the Enterprise Plan.

Client Automation

Trainerize offers automated program delivery and client communication so that Trainerize trainers can regularly connect with their clients through the Trainerize profiles that clients can create within the software.

Exercise.com has the features you need to engage your clients whether it’s manually with direct messaging or through automated notifications which you can customize to fit your unique brand persona. Use these to automatically send emails, texts, in-app notifications so clients get ongoing support and accountability to stay on track in training.

Dedicated Zapier Support

Exercise.com and Trainerize both partner with Zapier for added integrations and support.

Dedicated Account Manager

Trainerize provides priority support to its clients but does not highlight an assigned account manager to each account.

All Exercise.com clients are provided with a dedicated account manager for all of their software-related needs. From adding an online store to full website redesigns, your account manager is there to help you and your business succeed.

Customized Software

Custom software is very important as your apps and website are the first things many clients use and see when searching and communicating with your business. Exercise.com will fully customize your web and smartphone app to meet your appearance and functionality needs

All my clients are required to use my online training. When training with me personally face-to-face, they have my app. They train with me—let’s say two days—and then they have the app for one. So they’re constantly working out on their own or required to utilize the app logging so that I can now check on them
Ashton Roberts AR Performance Training
For a while now, we have been looking for a great way to provide an all-encompassing experience for basketball players. The customization features of the web platform and custom-branded apps have allowed us to do that, creating the perfect marriage between our expert content and all of the really cool features that help separate us from the rest of the competition.
Kyle Ohman Basketball HQ
Exercise.com has brought a whole new element to my programming. I am super jealous of my brand and make quite a few demands, um, suggestions for the app. They are always eager to work with me and go above and beyond to deliver. Truly a gold medal team!
Kellie Davis Fit Thrive
Developing an easy intake system with my apps and ways to scale the delivery of workouts has been huge. Working with 20-30 individuals who each have specific goals and restrictions can be challenging, but your platform makes it easy to organize everyone’s programs and put a plan together that will get them the best results possible.
Dean Somerset 
Exercise.com has allowed a lot of flexibility with integration, so I can better connect with my customers. They developed a way to integrate with my CMR so I can send email sequences after purchasing, and they also created an upsell option on the sales page that offers exclusive products to customers.
Kellie Davis 
The Exercise.com team is amazing, and their all-in-one software is more than we ever expected! All of this is made possible by a high-quality team.

Custom-Branded

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.

iOS & Android Apps

With its primary function of connecting trainers with clients remotely, Trainerize relies heavily on its mobile apps, the most recent version being Trainerize 6 (as of May 2020). 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 use their Trainerize login 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.

Exercise.com offers a fully customizable app with numerous features for managers, staff, personal trainers, and exercisers. Your business can have a cohesive look with your branding showcased on the mobile app and website. You don’t have to pay more for added features. Everything is included when you partner with Exercise.com.

Websites

Trainerize does not offer custom websites.

In addition to custom apps, Exercise.com users receive custom-designed websites as well. No cookie-cutter templates that merely plug in your brand’s colors and logo. Some features that our custom websites include are:

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

Exercise.com offers a secure platform with software that is SSL Secure, a Privacy Shield Framework, and access using Google Cloud.

Marketing Integrations

For your business’s marketing needs, Exercise.com software has an array of integrations that can be used to attract and retain clients and boost revenue. A few of those integrations include:

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

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Workout Software

Exercise.com 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.

Let’s look at the main differences between Exercise.com and Trainzerize when it comes to workout creation and delivery:

Workout Creator/Logger

Both softwares offer a workout creator but Exercise.com 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.

1-1 Training

This traditional method of personal training is still in high demand at most fitness centers. The Exercise.com system supports your trainers by organizing, communicating, and creatively managing multiple clients so they can deliver a quality training experience for every client.

Group Training

The Exercise.com group training feature provides the same resources and support as it does for one-on-one training but members benefit from the community and accountability of the group setting. Trainerize offers a similar feature where trainers can deliver group training programs online.

Online Training

Exercise.com and Trainerize both provide online training features. However, Exercise.com does not place a cap (30 clients for Trainerize’s Fitness Club package) on how many clients a trainer or fitness facility can have.

Exercise Library

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 allows trainers to not only customize their library videos, but each pre-filmed video in our library is demonstrated with proper form in mind.

Custom Exercises

As stated, the Exercise.com 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 the video into your library. Additionally, Exercise.com allows trainers to create training cycles and workouts based on their clients’ needs.

TV Workouts

Trainers and instructors can also cast Exercise.com exercise videos onto a TV screen during a group training session. This switches up the presentation style and adds a personal touch to a group workout.

E-Commerce Software

Both software systems provide e-commerce services, but Exercise.com stands out for the endless ways you can increase revenue and the ease with which you can take payments.

As an all-in-one solution for your fitness business, Exercise.com software provides E-Commerce tools that fit every kind of online and brick-and-mortar fitness business.

You can set up billing for in-person services on a one-time or recurring basis to get paid for your personal training or membership packages. Plus, our platform has been used by top coaches to open up their business for online sales to customers worldwide with online coaching and programs.

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 
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

The Exercise.com Fitness Business Management software platform 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.

Trainerize’s software does not come with payment processing. It is considered a package upgrade and users will be charged $7p/m for this feature.

Sell Products

Increase your revenue by selling products like branded apparel, water bottles, gear, and supplements. Unlike Trainerize, Exercise.com software is already built with e-commerce in mind. No package upgrades required.

Sell Workout Plans

Exercise.com client Mike Boyle, of Mike Boyle Strength & Conditioning (MBSC), had over 700 clients within 12 months of releasing programming online using our software!

Offer Online Workout Memberships

Offer online workout memberships to cater to traveling clients, stay-at-home moms, and any other target demographic that cannot find time to go to the gym with Exercise.com. Again, unlike Trainerize, there are no client caps or monthly e-commerce fees.

Sell Workout Challenges

Promote your brand and positive gym community by providing fun and engaging workout challengesExercise.com software effortlessly runs and manages workout challenges so they increase your revenue without increasing your workload. Customize your own challenges to fit the needs and preferences of your participants and let it run automatically!

Performance Health Software

Exercise.com and Trainerize both provide assessments.

Exercise.com assessment features are easy to complete so trainers stay productive and engaged with their clients. Keep reading to find out more about how our completely customizable forms and assessments help boost your trainers’ productivity and client engagement!

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

Trainerize’s assessments allow for collecting body stats, progress photos, nutrition tracking, the setting of fitness targets, and personal best monitoring.

Trainers using Exercise.com Performance Health Assessments can conduct custom assessments for new client onboarding and base their training on the actionable data collected via remote self-assessment or an in-person guided session.

With our software, you can even have training programs delivered automatically based on the assessment outcome; a major step in streamlining online training.

Performance & Measurement Reports

The Exercise.com Performance Health Software features allow you to follow up with repeat assessments that prove the efficacy of your training and solidify your client relationships. This too can be automated so that you engage clients and gain valuable data to evolve their training with no additional time-cost to you.

Nutrition

Trainerize and Exercise.com both provide trainers with the ability to set macronutrient (carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fat) goals with their clients. Clients can track their intake for trainers to view using MyFitnessPal and trainers can then provide assistance to help clients meet their health and fitness goals.

Trainerize Software Pricing

How much Trainerize costs is not black and white. While Trainerize is not free, there is not a set number until you speak directly with them. 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:

But Exercise.com is the only software offering complete custom-branding for your business’s online platform and mobile apps.

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Trainerize stacks up pretty well in the world of fitness business management software. With that being said, Exercise.com still has the advantage.

Trainerize Cons

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.

Exercise.com Pros

As 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 our 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

What is Exercise.com?

Exercise.com is a fitness business management software platform backed by a knowledgeable team of fitness and software experts whose main goal is to solve a common problem for personal trainers and fitness business owners: how to grow a fitness business without wasting time and money.

What sets Exercise.com apart from its competitors?

Exercise.com turbocharges your business with custom-branded, all-in-one, fitness business software. From managing and automating the scheduling of appointments and classes; to saving time creating workouts with our workout plan creator; to offering custom-branded iOS and Android apps; to selling memberships, workout challenges, group subscriptions, workout plans, one-on-one training, and merch; to increasing revenue outside of your training walls with fully-remote training capabilities; to taking clients through custom assessments to automatically deliver personalized workouts based on the data collected.

The software provided by Exercise.com offers more value and more features than the software provided by our competitors.

What if I’m not technical?

You don't need to be. The Exercise.com dev team will build your custom-branded apps and will take care of all of the technical stuff so you can focus on what you do best: managing your fitness business.

What if I don’t have many clients or a brick-and-mortar gym?

Properly engaging the clients you have with responsive, user-friendly business management software is paramount, with or without a physical space. By utilizing all-in-one fitness business management software, you are able to expand your reach by targeting and training potential clients all over the world ­– no brick-and-mortar gym needed.

Is fitness business management software 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 focus on generating revenue and growing your business. Additionally, for any questions you may have, you have access to a Dedicated Account Manager who can revise, update, or add to your software platform at any time.

Should I wait to implement fitness business management software?

No. Time-management is crucial as a business owner. Whether you’re looking to bill customers, automate assessments, schedule classes, or send out recurring workout plans, a fully integrated, secure platform that can support in-person and online payments, training, and scheduling can help you save time, increase revenue, and manage a higher number of clients.

Do any big names in the industry use Exercise.com?

Yes. We have a proven track record with fitness professionals like Mike Boyle, Carr Elite, Spartan Strong, PJF Performance, APEC, AMPD Performance, YMCA, D1 Training, & Tony Gentilcore.

How do I sign-up for the Exercise.com software platform?

Click “Book Demo” anywhere on this page to schedule a call with one of our team members.

Will Exercise.com integrate with other software?

Our software integrates with a variety of other software platforms including Zapier, Stripe, YouTube, Vimeo, MailChimp, MyFitnessPal, ConvertKit, and more.

How much does Exercise.com software cost?

This is an all-in-one fitness business software platform that allows you to grow your business as much as you'd like; so, price varies depending on your business’s needs. Book a demo today to discuss those needs with an Exercise.com sales team member.