Memberplanet vs. Exercise.com All-In-One Fitness Business Software
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Choosing software to run your business is a big decision. There is so much to consider, especially in regard to a fitness business, that the decision sometimes can be overwhelming. By the end of this Memberplanet review, we hope to put your mind at ease and help you make a clear and confident choice.
This comparison will focus on Memberplanet, a membership software company. We’re going to start by telling you a little bit about the company, move on to their target markets, and then discuss their features. We will wrap things up with a review of their pricing structures as well as some insight into their competition.
As we give you the rundown on Memberplanet, we will also show you how Exercise.com compares. We believe that Exercise.com has all of the tools that your fitness business needs in order to operate efficiently. From our full-customization to our dedicated staff, we are confident that our software can help grow your business.
In an ever-changing fitness landscape, you need to make sure the software you choose will benefit you both currently and in the future. This is an area where the customizable features of Exercise.com play a large role. We are also specifically dedicated to business in the fitness industry, which helps us remain at the forefront of any changes.
If you are ready to work with a software company that will be there for you now and in the future, request a demo today.
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Memberplanet Software Review
Memberplanet is a membership software company that serves a variety of different types of organizations. Included in its target market are educational foundations, non-profits, faith-based organizations, associations, schools, booster clubs, and fraternal groups. The company aims to automate membership, increase efficiency, and simplify the day-to-day operations of the organizations they serve.
Though Memberplanet caters to many different businesses, the lack of focus in one area can make things more complicated. Each type of organization has specific needs for their memberships, so asking one software to accommodate them all can be tricky. This was reflected in the experience of one customer:
“There are just too many steps involved in the majority of functions I wish to do. Simply adding a member requires multiple steps to provide all contact information. My last platform had everything in one screen and made data entry/recording of a contact take less than a minute. With this platform it takes me up to 4 times as long between all of the different tabs I have to get to.” (Source)
One of the goals for Memberplanet is to offer all of the services that an organization may need in one place. Some of these features include communication, websites, apps, and online payment. The company is largely able to accomplish this goal, however, the software may not work exactly right for every organization because it is created to be used by any organization. Businesses should strive to choose software that is specifically built for the industry that they are a part of.
Memberplanet vs Exercise.com
There is a distinct difference between member management and fitness business growth, which is represented in the comparison between Memberplanet and Exercise.com. While member management software such as Memberplanet can certainly help a business run efficiently, it is not built for the growth of a business because it is not built for all departments. As a fitness business owner, your facility has a variety of operational needs including member management, personal training, group fitness, and e-commerce.
Exercise.com is built to handle every area of your fitness business. Not only does our software have a platform for each area of your business, but it is completely customizable so that these platforms can reflect the specific needs of your facility. Our software is also built specifically for the fitness industry, so you can rest assured that we are aware of the features gyms are looking for in management software.
Many features are similar between the two companies in this comparison, but it is important to remember that Memberplanet is built for member management for organizations in general, whereas Exercise.com is built for the management and growth of fitness businesses specifically. Let’s start to take a look at some comparisons.
Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about the Exercise.com software platform.
Fitness Business Management Software
Both companies in this comparison make a claim to being all-in-one software, but only Exercise.com holds up to that standard from a fitness business standpoint. Our software manages all aspects of your fitness business, rather than just the member features offered by Memberplanet.
Our software is easy to use for employees and members, and we offer a wide variety of features including scheduling, workout creation, payments, report generation, and program integration.
The Exercise.com software platform makes it easy for you to schedule personal training clients and group fitness classes. Our easy-to-read schedules can be sorted by the trainer, instructor, studio, day, time, class modality, or any category you choose. Your members will find it easy to sort through schedules in the same way, and they can even book their spot in a class or with a personal trainer from your app or website.
To successfully manage any business, you need to know how it is running, which areas are successful, and which areas need improvement. Both Exercise.com and Memberplanet offer reporting features to give you an idea of how your business is functioning.
With Exercise.com, you can fully-customize your reports to give you the exact information you’re looking for, rather than choose from pre-set reports.
Both Exercise.com and Memberplanet have automated features that a business can use with its members, but, because Exercise.com has more overall features that can all be customized, our software offers more automated options. Some of our automated features include:
- Automatic 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 our clients to have access to all the tools they need to succeed, which is why we provide so many integrations in our software. We realize, however, that sometimes you want a bit of a boost; so we’ve partnered with Zapier to give you more opportunities to access everything you need from one place.
With over 2,000 apps to choose from, you can rest assured that your company’s website will be efficient and user-friendly. Our partnership with Zapier allows you to integrate your web apps so they can share data, pass information between your apps, and innovate faster processes.
Dedicated Account Manager
At Exercise.com, customer service is something we take very seriously which is why we provide all of our clients with a dedicated account manager who is committed to assisting in every step of the process. If you need to redesign your website to reflect new offerings, your account manager won’t hesitate. If you want to introduce an e-commerce store into your business, your account manager won’t think twice. Whatever you need to be done can be accomplished, whether its simple or complex, by our world-class development team.
Memberplanet has customizable aspects of its software, but the overall function remains the same for all customers. Put differently, Memberplanet allows its customers to customize the look of many areas of their software, through branding or color schemes, but the actual function of the software will not be unique.
Exercise.com offers full customization of its software in both look and function. You can add a logo, specific colors, and pictures to all parts of your software, but you can also choose how that software functions. For example, you can set up your app so members can make payments or design your website to accommodate class bookings. Not only will everything have the look you want for your business, but all aspects will function specifically to meet your needs.
As we mentioned, both companies offer custom branding in their software. This is important for you, as a business owner, because your brand is the most recognizable aspect of your business from a visual perspective. Having the right logo and color scheme is important for making your business stand out so that people who have never even walked in your doors know exactly who you are and what your business does.
iOS & Android Apps
Memberplanet and Exercise.com both provide their customers with apps for iOS and Android, but only the app offered by Exercise.com is fully-customizable.
Members can use the app to book classes, check their schedules for personal training, and even make payments on products or services. In addition to the functions, you can be sure than your app will be custom branded as well.
Both companies also provide their customers with websites, however, the important distinction is that Memberplanet provides a website builder for its customers to build a Memberplanet site, whereas Exercise.com develops the website on behalf of our customers. Not only does Exercise.com save you a lot of time and hassle, but our websites can be customized so that your business stands out among your competitors. The websites created by Exercise.com are:
- SEO optimized
- Unlimited theme changes
- Built to convert visitors to leads
- Custom graphic work
- Google Certified Partner
At Exercise.com, we are committed to keeping your information safe and doing the same for your members. Our security features include:
- SSL Secure
- Privacy Shield Framework
- Google Cloud
Marketing is a big part of the growth of your business. You need to get your name out in the community in order to recruit new members, and you need to effectively communicate with your current members in order to promote your products and services. Exercise.com offers a wide range of marketing integrations to help your business meet its needs. You can also keep in mind that, if we don’t already include an integration you’re looking for, our partnership with Zapier is there to make it work for you.
Some of our more popular integrations include:
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
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Memberplanet is built for member management and, therefore, does not include a workout platform in its software. This is an example of how having too broad of a focus can negatively impact the functionality of given software. Since Memberplanet does not include workout software, we will focus on Exercise.com for this portion of our comparison.
With the workout platform offered by Exercise.com, fitness businesses can maximize their potential by expanding their offerings and creating more value with current ones. Our workout creator and logger allows for services like personal and online training to thrive but also opens the door for e-commerce features, which we will get to later. We also have a great built-in exercise library to go along with our workout creator, and you can even customize the library to contain your own exercises. Let’s take a closer look.
Writing workouts with paper and a pencil may not be completely outdated, but it can be time-consuming and offers little added value to your customers. Using the Exercise.com software, you can create workouts that can be used for a variety of different services. Just as important is the ability to track these workouts. Seeing progress is one of the biggest components of client retention, so we have put this at the forefront of our workout platform.
Our workout creator/logger provides users with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to clients in any scenario, including:
Personal training in a one-on-one setting is a key revenue stream in most facilities and yours is probably one of them. You can set your training services apart from your competition by using our workout creator to increase engagement with your clients by showing them their workouts ahead of time. Once a workout is completed, your clients can enter their stats so they can track their progress and remain interactive with their training program.
Some people in your facility will likely feel more comfortable training in a group setting than alone. The Exercise.com software platform can easily accommodate these people so that they receive all the physical benefits of training without missing out on the things that add extra value. Workouts can still be viewed in advance and numbers can still be entered in our workout logger so that group clients are able to see their progress over time.
Online training is a great option for people who want the guidance of a personal trainer but do not want to commit to scheduled appointment times. The Exercise.com software platform can easily help your gym to offer online training as a supplement to in-person appointments. Trainers will develop workouts using our creator and then will be able to see the results as clients enter them into the workout logger. Both trainers and clients can easily communicate within the software so there is no confusion.
Workout software would not create the same value for your business if the exercises listed in a workout were not accompanied by instructions and demonstrations. Exercise.com gives you a complete pre-built library of exercises to make workout creation easy for your trainers.
Exercises can be searched by name or muscle group and then easily dragged and dropped into a workout template. Each move has a description along with a video demonstration so clients can feel confident they are performing a move correctly. To go above and beyond, Exercise.com also gives our users the opportunity to upload custom exercises into their library.
Some facilities focus on a more specific type of fitness that involves exercises that may not be contained in a pre-built library. Other gyms may simply want to give video demonstrations that feature their own staff members. The Exercise.com software platform works perfectly for either situation by allowing you to upload custom exercises with video demonstrations. This way, you can be sure that your clients are seeing the exact exercise you want them to complete all while seeing a familiar face performing the demonstration.
Being able to watch video demonstrations on their own is a great benefit for clients but, as a gym owner, you can capitalize on that portion of the software in other ways. The Exercise.com software platform allows you to cast video demonstrations onto a TV screen so that participants in a class or training session can see proper form for an exercise at all times. It also provides some help to trainers and instructors because they have a visual reference for form as they are giving cues.
Much like the workout platform, Memberplanet does not provide its customers with a method of setting up an e-commerce store. The company does have a platform that allows for payment processing, so we will touch on that when appropriate, but there is nowhere to set up an online store where members can purchase products of services.
Exercise.com, on the other hand, does give its customers the opportunity to set up an e-commerce store. This is beneficial for selling products that are convenient for your members and help promote your brand, but it also gives you another opportunity. By utilizing our workout software, you can sell workout-based products in your e-commerce store. This can include pre-built plans, workout memberships, or challenges. You can be sure that purchases will be made smoothly thanks to our payment processing system.
Using Stripe, Exercise.com is able to accept payments for products and services in a safe and secure manner. Your customers are able to purchase products from the palm of their hand, by using your app, or from the comfort of their home on your website. Payments can also be processed for personal training, group fitness, membership fees, or an accumulation of all payments put into one bill.
It is unclear exactly what platform Memberplanet uses to collect payments, but their software is able to collect invoices, online payments, mobile payments, multiple payments, and recurring payments. Exericse.com is also able to perform all of these functions and can customize them to fit the exact needs of your business.
Selling products is a great way to have convenient items available for your members while simultaneously promoting your brand. The member who forgets their water bottle at home can easily purchase a reusable bottle, with your gym’s logo on it, that they keep in their locker. A different member may prefer to bring their own sweat towel to the gym and then take it home to wash. You can make towels available for purchases so that your logo is following that member around all over your gym.
Sell Workout Plans
Many people are interested in following a professionally developed workout but don’t want to spend the time or money on meeting with a personal trainer. Rather than write these people off, you can market to them by selling pre-built workout plans.
You can offer a wide range of plans from chest day to cardio endurance to core strength and beyond. Choose whatever type of plan that you feel works for your members, but it is a great benefit for your business because the time spent creating the plan is paid off over and over every time the plan is purchased.
Offer Online Workout Memberships
People with a general knowledge of fitness know that following the same program will result in a plateau after a period of time. You can reach this group by offering an online workout membership. You will use your archive of pre-built workouts to send your online members new workouts at regular intervals of your or their choice. This does not cost any additional money, for your business, because you are reusing workouts that have already been created, but you can add to your revenue stream with this service.
Sell Workout Challenges
If you want to bring the members of your gym together while also generating extra revenue, consider selling a workout challenge. This is a great way to get members excited about what’s going on at your gym. You can offer a challenge where members compete against each other or against themselves toward the same goal, but both options will result in a sense of community being developed among everyone involved. You can also showcase the services you offer by giving them away as a prize to the winners.
Performance Health Software
Part of being a great fitness business owner is establishing a baseline fitness level for your members and challenging them to improve it over time.
Using the performance health platform in the Exercise.com software, you can help your members and clients improve their overall fitness level by providing them with data to gauge their progress. Our software can also help you turn leads into clients, increase client engagement, and optimize the delivery of workouts and progress reports.
To help your clients and members track their progress, you must first establish baseline information about their fitness level in relation to their goals.
With Exercise.com, it is easy to deliver appropriate assessments because each assessment can be customized to the participant. This means that you can assess a runner on muscular endurance, a weightlifter on strength, and an athlete on speed or agility. The results are an assessment that contains more valuable information for the member, rather than one that consists of the same tests for anyone.
Performance & Measurement Reports
As time passes and you reassess your clients, you will want to show them how they have progress. The Exercise.com software platform allows you to automatically deliver customized performance and measurement reports. These reports can contain progress pictures, performance metrics, weight changes, or any other information that the client would find useful.
Any fitness goal will be reached more easily with proper nutrition and Exercise.com wants to make sure clients have every opportunity to succeed. We have included a nutrition tracker, in our software, so that your clients can enter their food and water intake and see how it interacts with their workout routine. Trainers can also see the entries and communicate, within the software, to give feedback.
Throughout our comparison, we have expanded on the features contained in various portions of the Memberplanet software. Listed below is a table with Memberplanet’s four pricing tiers and the features included with each of them.
There is a Memberplanet tutorial and interested clients can test out a free group website with a demo before committing to a purchase.
Memberplanet Software Competitors
Below is a list of a few of Memberplanet’s main competitors and the price ranges associated with each. Please note that prices are accurate at the time of writing.
This comparison comes down to your needs as a fitness business owner. Memberplanet has plenty of features that assist with managing a base of members, like their group management website and online membership groups, but they have such a broad reach that they cannot offer the focus you need on areas like personal training and group fitness.
In contrast, Exercise.com is built to function at a high level within the fitness industry, so it takes all the potential needs of a fitness business into account. Still, we want you to be happy with your choice, so let’s review some of the key points of our comparison.
The most prominent flaw in Memberplanet’s software, for a fitness business, is that they simply do not have platforms that reflect the needs of a gym. Personal training is such a large revenue stream for most gyms that it does not make sense to utilize software that does not contain a workout platform or even the ability to schedule an appointment. In the same way, group fitness classes require scheduling and booking features, which are not included in Memberplanet’s software.
The company also misses the boat by failing to provide an e-commerce platform, which means that fitness businesses are missing out on opportunities to provide products and services to their clients that would promote their brand and bring in extra revenue. Memberplanet also does not have performance health software, meaning that it is not only difficult for users to track their client’s goals, but it is also more challenging to deliver the results.
When Exercise.com makes the claim to be all-in-one software for your fitness business, it fully rings true. We have everything you need to make your business successful, whether we have built it ourselves or provided you with integrations. Our software is fully-customizable, so we can take our software and make it fit for whatever needs your business may have.
Our workout platform is one of our strongest features because it has so many positive results for your business. You can enhance your personal and group training by providing your clients with workouts in advance and allowing them to enter their numbers. You can also reach a more broad range of clients through the use of online training. Additionally, when combined with our e-commerce platform, you can use our workout platform to sell pre-built workouts, online workout memberships, and online challenges.
The performance health platform we provide helps you to reach new clients and keep current clients engaged with their training programs by showing them results along the way. Clients are more likely to continue utilizing your services if they can see their success, so being able to show them that progress in an easy-to-read report adds a great deal of value for your business.
Finally, we give all of our customers a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process. Some software companies provide their clients with an account manager to get them started and then leave them on their own; but, at Exercise.com, we want to make sure you know you have our full support. When you combine your account manager with our high-level development staff, you are set up with a team ready to help you succeed.
Exercise.com can meet all the needs of your fitness business. From our customization to our dedicated support, we are committed to your success. We are built for the fitness industry and we know we can help you succeed in the fitness industry. We are committed to partnering with you for the long-term and we know that, together, we can achieve mutual success.
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