ClubExpress vs. Exercise.com’s All-In-One Fitness Business Software
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Having the right software is an important building block for your fitness business. The right software can not only bolster your success and help increase revenue, but it can also build a sense of trust and connection with clients.
In this review, we will cover ClubExpress’s company background as well as information about their system, features, pricing, and their top competitors.
We will also tell you why Exercise.com is the best choice for your fitness business. With features such as customizable web and apps, workout creation/delivery, e-commerce, and plenty more, our software will not only help set your business apart from the rest but will give you the tools to manage and grow your business easily and efficiently.
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ClubExpress Software Review
Founded in 2002, ClubExpress was developed by Gembrook Systems, LLC, a software development firm based in Schaumburg, Illinois. They claim their developmental team has been involved in computer clubs, community service clubs, entrepreneurial groups, and various outdoor clubs for many years. Their software is designed for the management of clubs and organizations.
ClubExpress generally has positive reviews but users commonly complain about user interface and intuitiveness.
“It’s very clunky and not intuitive.” (Capterra)
“User interface is extremely unfriendly” (Capterra)
“It is not user friendly, administrative nightmare, not intuitive.” (Capterra)
With many negative reviews being common, it can be concerning for a fitness business to trust software that has issues with some of the main components people look for.
In addition, ClubExpress does not have enough features to effectively run a fitness business. We here at Exercise.com created our all-in-one software with a holistic approach. Our features are well rounded to ensure that you have the tools to manage and grow your business. With an advisory board comprised of some of the top fitness professionals and the many notable fitness businesses that use our software, you can be sure that we are the right choice for your business.
ClubExpress vs Exercise.com
ClubExpress is focused more so on the management of clubs, groups, and communities through the creation of a personal website. However, even for the management of clubs, groups, or communities, they seem to be lacking in features that are needed in today’s modern age. With Exercise.com there is no need to worry that you will get left behind. Our all-in-one software is designed with your success in mind for now and the future.
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
We know how hard it can be to manage many areas of your business. That is why we here at Exercise.com created our Fitness Business Management Software (FBM). FBM is capable of managing features such as scheduling management for classes, members, and employees as well as workout creation and delivery, billing, notifications, assessments, nutrition, and reporting. You will not have to manage these many areas on different systems as everything is operable in one place.
As ClubExpress touts itself as a membership management software it is important to note their lack of features when it comes to client/class scheduling and gym management. Below, we will go into more detail.
There is no capability for client/class booking with ClubExpress. The only means of scheduling with their software is by setting the date of an event on the event calendar and reminding your registrants about the upcoming event by targeted emails. It is also unclear whether their calendar can be integrated with Google and Apple calendars.
calendar features allow you to track visits, book classes and sessions, enable recurring appointment reminders via email and text, and the ability for calendar integration with Google and Apple. With our calendars, you can also sort by:
To operate a fitness business it is important to manage your staff and analyze how operations of your business are affecting your revenue. The only type of facility management ClubExpress offers is the ability to name and sort members of a club and name users as officers or administrators.
On the other hand, there are many gym/facility management features with Exercise.com. Assignable staff roles, availability, sales and business reports, and permissions can all be accessed within our system’s dashboard.
Customized reports can be sorted by:
Our management features allow you to keep your business organized and ensure you are on the right track.
The only types of automation ClubExpress offers are reminders and payments. We here at Exercise.com know hard it can be managing a business which is why it was important to add a full range of automation capabilities in our software. Automation saves time and allows you to focus on growing your business.
With our software, you will be able to automate a wide range of areas that include:
- Emails and Texts/Other Automatic Features
- Workout Delivery
- Resource Delivery
- Assessment Delivery
- Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email
Dedicated Zapier Support
At Exercise.com, we provide our clients with a plethora of integrations – but, sometimes, you want a bit of a boost. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to, in Zapier’s words, “Integrate (link your web apps with a few clicks, so that they can share data), Automate (pass info between your apps with workflows called Zaps), and Innovate (build processes faster and get more done – no code required).
Part of this partnership includes dedicated Zapier support to help you through every step of the process. With over 2,000 apps to choose from, you can rest assured that your company’s website is as efficient and user-friendly as possible.
Dedicated Account Manager
At Exercise.com, we take customer service very seriously; which is why we provide our clients with a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process – indefinitely. If you want to redesign your website, your account manager will get it done. If you want to set up an e-commerce store, your account manager won’t blink twice. Whatever you need, our world-class dev team will come through. From the mundane to the complex, we have you covered.
One of the first things people will come across with software is how it looks. Having the ability to customize your software to showcase your brand is an important factor. You want your brand and your business to be unique, and the first impression can be paramount.
ClubExpress allows for basic layout and color scheme customization, as well as the ability to add a custom logo, text, and background.
With fully customize and brand your websites and apps with not just colors and logos but verbiage, integrations, custom videos, and more.you can
iOS & Android Apps
Both Exercise.com and ClubExpress allow for branded iOS and Android apps. The difference, however, is that with Exercise.com’s apps you have the ability to access all of your tools in one place. Whether it is billing, workout creation, or assessments, you can continue to manage your business on the go just as your clients are able to engage with content on your app on the go as well.
Both Exercise.com and ClubExpress allow for a branded website. ClubExpress’s websites, however, are more focused on paying for club memberships and viewing news feeds and dates for events.
Just like our apps, Exercise.com allows you to manage all of your tools in one place. Our websites are:
- SEO optimized
- Google Certified Partnered
ClubExpress features security measures in SSL Security, PCI Compliance, and the Automated Clearing House (ACH) system for transferring funds.
Exercise.com’s security measures include:
- SSL Security
- Privacy Shield Framework
- Google Cloud
- Stripe for processing payments
The only integrational options ClubExpress offers are integration with major social media platforms such as Twitter and Instagram.
With Exercise.com you have many integrational options that help you stay connected in many ways. You can not only connect to media platforms like Twitter and Instagram but many others as well. Some of our more popular integrations include:
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
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For a fitness business, having workout capabilities in your software can be a game-changer. Software capable of creating, updating, sending, and tracking workouts and client progression is sure to help your business grow. ClubExpress does not offer any workout creation/logging features.
We here at Exercise.com know these features can be a staple for fitness businesses. We’ve made it a point for our software to have numerous workout creation options allowing you to engage with clients in many ways.
Our workout creator/logger provides users with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to clients in any scenario, including:
With one-on-one training being very common, the software you use has to have the capability to individualize every client’s workout journey. Our software allows personal trainers to fully customize their one-on-one training sessions in person and/or online.
Group training sessions are also a common occurrence in the fitness world. Every group training program can be different due to the type of group of clients involved. With our software, customized group training sessions can be created allowing you to specifically design workouts for a group of clients in person and/or online.
Many businesses across the world are taking advantage of online training. The internet has allowed people to engage with millions of users. With our software, you can take advantage of this opportunity. Not only can you engage with and train people from across the globe but you can also train your own in-person clients online as well.
you will have a pre-built library of exercises at your disposal. These exercises can be used to create customized workouts for your clients and include video demonstrations, tips, location of muscles worked, and more.
If there are specific types of exercises you wish to show clients, custom exercises can be added to the library as well. Custom exercises can be filmed at any location and can feature you and/or anybody of your choice to fit the needs of the exercise.
Aside from providing clients with the ability to watch demos of the exercises you’ve sent them within their workout plans, gyms can use the exercise library as well as a great way to cast exercise demos onto gym television screens during group classes or one-on-one training sessions.
This is a great way to provide that “personal touch” so many people look for when choosing a gym.
The only e-commerce feature that ClubExpress offers is payment processing targeted for club membership. As e-commerce can be a driving force of revenue, it is important for your software to be well-rouned in this area.
Exercise.com not only has the capability for payment processing but also allows for many other e-commerce and point-of-sale options.
ClubExpress allows payments for memberships with credit card, cash, check, and Paypal.
Exercise.com’s FBM software allows you to access all of your payment tools in the same custom-branded web and mobile apps. Clients can pay a one-time or recurring fee or membership with cash, check, credit card, or direct deposit online or in-store. As we are Zapier partnered, you have access to various payment applications such as Paypal, Square, Stripe, and many more.
Our software allows for products to be sold online and/or in-store. The combination of product sales, workout content, etc., allows for multiple streams of revenue.
Sell Workout Plans
Many people are looking for workout plans to get more fit. With our software, specialized or customized workout plans can be sold to anyone, anywhere. Whether it is users you meet on Twitter or Instagram or even your in-person clients, you can be sure they have the option to purchase your customized plans.
Offer Online Workout Memberships
Online workout memberships can also be sold in which memberships can be sent automatically at a designated time/situation. For example, if a client online liked your workout plan and wanted to continue working with you you can offer a workout membership. They can be put on an automated workout schedule that can be customized to fit the needs of the client.
Sell Workout Challenges
With our software, you have the ability to sell workout challenges which are great for engaging clients and attracting potential ones.
Performance Health Software
Aside from reports, ClubExpress does not feature any performance assessment and nutritional tracking capabilities within their software. They only allow custom Ad-Hoc reports if you pay an annual fee of $200-$300.
Our Performance Health Software allows you to:
- Reengaging Clients Through Automated Assessments
- Retain Clients by Showing Journey
- Track measurement data, injuries, etc.
- Optimize the delivery of personalized workouts and nutrition
With all of these features operable within our web and mobile apps, you will easily be able to create individualized fitness plans for clients.
Oftentimes, there are hindrances within a client that can not only cause injuries but prevent them from reaching their goals and full potential. It is important to assess clients and show them any type of imbalance or issues they may have so that they can fully understand the fitness journey ahead.
With Exercise.com, custom assessments can be created and these assessments can automatically trigger custom workouts based on the data acquired. This allows you and your client to be on the same page, which is a very important factor when it comes to trainer-client relationships.
Performance & Measurement Reports
Your custom assessments can provide history, measurement data, injuries, photos/videos, and goals. You have many performance and measurement options to choose from such as weight, height, activity level, distance runs, power output, range of motion measurements, and others.
As every client is different you can build custom assessment and performance/measurement reports to align with the needs of any client.
With nutrition being an important component of one’s overall health and fitness lifestyle, being able to track the eating habits of your clientele can be very beneficial. Withyou are able to monitor your client’s eating habits. You can set caloric goals and track nutrients such as carbs, fat, protein, etc. You are also able to upload meal plans, files, and pictures.
ClubExpress Software Pricing
The minimum monthly housing fee for ClubExpresss is $24 if you have 60 members/clients or less in your club. Then, $0.40 per member per month is then charged up to 100 members/clients with discounts for larger groups.
There are also one-time setup fees ranging from $150 to $4550 depending on the level of configuration needed for the website.
Lastly, there are many other features and modules that need to be paid for in order to utilize. Features such as custom design, an SSL certificate, banner advertising, and more are priced anywhere from $45-$5000 one-time, monthly, or yearly depending on the feature/module chosen.
ClubExpress Software Competitors
Some of the top competitors of ClubExpress include:
The software you use is often one of the most important factors when it comes to running your business. Software that equips you with a wide range of features and options that can be used to help grow and set your business apart is the one you would want to choose. Thankfully, Exercise.com is that software.
As ClubExpress is focused more on the management of members for clubs, there are many features they lack. They claim to be able to help manage fitness and active lifestyle clubs but lack the necessary features to do so.
Features such as workout creation/logging, nutrition, performance assessments, and e-commerce are non-existent which can make running a fitness business almost impossible in today’s modern world. Their many fees for their different features and the number of reviews that have a common disdain for their software’s intuitiveness is also concerning.
Features such as workout creation/logging, e-commerce capabilities, custom assessments, numerous integrational options, and more are included in our software because they help pave the road to success.
With an all-star advisory board and a world-class development team that caters to your needs, empowers you with all the necessary tools and guidance to take your business to the next level.
What features are most important for your business?
Take the next step in reaching your business goals by booking a demo with Exercise.com today.