Membee vs. Exercise.com All-In-One Fitness Business Software
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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 Membee review we hope that the best choice stands out.
In this article, we will be taking a look at the product, Membee, a membership management software from Canada. We will tell you about the software company overall, provide information about its features, and discuss the different pricing options available and the differences between the options. Near the end, we will also show you pricing for a few of Membee’s main competitors so you can get a better idea of your choices.
As we go through some of Membee’s features, we will also provide you with other features to consider when choosing software to run your fitness business. We’ll tell you how Exercise.com compares to Membee in providing these features and will let you know why we think Exercise.com is the best choice for you. Our fully-customizable software really makes anything possible, so you know that the product you purchase will be built specifically for your business’s needs.
Our customization also allows you to keep up with an ever-changing fitness industry. Your current needs and future needs might not be the same as your business grows and changes, but you can rest assured that Exercise.com is capable of adapting to any new component you may need to put into place.
If you are ready to work with a fitness business management company whose software will always meet your needs, request a demo today.
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Membee Software Review
Membee was released in 2009 as a wholly-owned subsidiary of IRM-Systems, Inc. Already catering to over 400 client organizations, IRM-Systems created Membee as a fully web-based platform of the company’s membership management software. This release has helped move the company into several different countries around the world, as well as 48 of the 50 United States.
With its focus on building quality membership management software, Membee’s target market includes small staff associations and membership-based organizations. Unfortunately, for fitness business owners, there is not a single fitness facility on the list of featured customers on Membee’s website. This is certainly not to say they don’t exist, but Membee is not actively promoting itself as the right fit for gym management.
Membee aims to help both established businesses and start-ups by providing them with automated membership features and quality customer support. The company also works for customers that have an existing website and customers that need a site created, but this difference is reflected in the pricing structures. Either way, pricing is done on a subscription basis and is dependent on the number of administrators assigned, rather than the number of members being managed.
Membee vs Exercise.com
Exercise.com is a fitness business management software company that helps its customers create efficiency through an all-in-one platform. There are so many different departments within a fitness business that software must accommodate everything to be as functional as possible. Exercise.com was developed for fitness business owners, so we know everything that needs to be included in order to make you successful.
The main difference between Membee and Exercise.com is that Membee only handles a specific part of your business, and that is member management. It is fair to say that Membee does an adequate job with what it is built for, but, as an owner, you have far more to consider in the running of your business than just member management. You want to consider scheduling, personal training, workout platforms, and performance metrics to name a few. Exercise.com includes each of these and more.
As we begin to look at the details of these two software companies, keep in mind that some of the features are not applicable to Membee because the software is not built for purposes other than member management. Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about the Exercise.com software platform.
Fitness Business Management Software
When we refer to Exercise.com as “all-in-one software,” we literally mean that you can operate every element of your business through the use of our platform. You can generate schedules, run reports, create and log workouts, set up an e-commerce store, deliver assessments, and automate performance reports. Also, since our software is fully-customizable, we can create and mold our software to function however you want it to for your business. There is no need to use third-party software. Our platform is also simple to use for your staff, which saves you time and money, and for your members which will enhance their experience.
Membee does not contain a specific scheduling feature in its software, however, it does have an event platform. Sign-ups can be made and revenue can be collected within the platform, along with other processing features. It is worth noting that the events features appear to be more applicable to community-style events, rather than smaller-scale ones like classes or sessions in a gym.
Exercise.com offers a range of scheduling features that are easy to use for both staff and members. You can easily create schedules for personal training, group fitness, and other events at your facility. From there, you can make them available to your members and the activities can be sorted by the trainer, instructor, class, date, time, or any other category that you choose. Your members can book a spot in a class or with a trainer, and even pay for the service right from your website or app.
Making decisions for the growth of your business is easier when you have information that supports your decision one way or the other. With Exercise.com, you have access to customized reporting features so you can always find information that will help you make a sound business decision. Membee also contains reporting features in its software, but the capabilities are limited for fitness business owners because the reports will only reveal information related to member management.
Automation is one area where Membee could be useful to fitness business owners, however, there would still need to be third-party software in order to accommodate other needs. Regardless, Membee automates communication with members of an organization in a variety of ways. For example, members may receive an automated renewal notice, owners received an automated to-do list every morning, and the software automatically makes a note in members’ files about important changes.
Exercise.com has all of the same automated features, but we can do more because we have more available. Automatically communicating management aspects can be very helpful, but there are other areas of your fitness business than can benefit from automation. Some of our features include:
- Automatic Emails and Texts
- Automated Workout Delivery
- Automated Resource Delivery
- Automated Assessment Delivery
- Automated Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email
Dedicated Zapier Support
At Exercise.com, we feel very strongly about making sure you can manage all aspects of your business from one place, and that is why we provide you with so many integrations. We realize, however, that sometimes you want a bit of a boost; so we have partnered with Zapier to make sure you can continue using all of your favorite platforms within our software.
Zapier has over 2,000 apps to choose from, so you can be sure that your software will always be as efficient and user-friendly as possible. 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 help you get more done. Best of all, you’ll never have to worry about confusion because you have Zapier support through every step of the process.
Dedicated Account Manager
We take customer service very seriously at Exercise.com, which is why we provide all of our customers with a dedicated account manager to help them through every step of the process. Your account manager will be with you throughout your entire relationship with Exercise.com, not just at the start. If your business model changes and you need to redesign your website, your account manager will get it done. If you want to set up products and services in an e-commerce store, your manager will not hesitate. Whatever you need to be done can easily be handled by our world-class development team.
For those looking for Membee help, the company has a full support page where clients can chat with the Membee support team and ask questions.
The standout feature for Exercise.com is our ability to customize our software. This is important, for you, because it means that you are partnering with a company that is providing software built specifically for your business. Sure, we’ve drawn the outline, but the shape of our software will be filled in based on the needs of your business. We will make your software function exactly how you need and we’ll also make sure it includes custom branding, apps, and websites, along with security features and marketing integrations.
Your brand says a lot about your business. Your logo, color scheme, and pictures will be the first features that help a potential customer form an opinion about your business. The same features will also help your current members and clients feel connected when they are utilizing your app and website. The Exercise.com software platform can be custom-branded from top to bottom to make your business stand out.
iOS & Android Apps
Unfortunately for potential Membee customers, there is no app included with the software. Those who choose to work with Exercise.com, however, are provided with a fully-customized app that is compatible with iOS and Android. The app allows your members to book classes, view their scheduled appointments with a trainer, and even pay their bill all from the palm of their hand.
As we stated at the beginning, Membee has website options for potential customers who currently have a website and for those who need one developed. These two options are reflected in the pricing structures offered by the company, but potential customers who need a new website have only three design choices.
Exericse.com includes a customized website for all of our customers at no added cost. We want to design a site you are proud of and one that helps facilitate your growth. Our sites look great and function perfectly so you can always trust they will be a worthwhile part of your business. Our websites are:
- SEO optimized
- Unlimited theme changes
- Built to convert visitors to leads
- Custom graphic work
- Google Certified Partner
We place a high degree of importance on security at Exericse.com. When you feel that your information is safe, you will feel confident that we are also keeping your members’ information secure. Some of our software security features include:
- SSL Secure
- Privacy Shield Framework
- Google Cloud
Growing your business takes more than simply managing your members. You also want to reach out to potential new members and sell more services to current ones. Both of these are accomplished through marketing. The Exercise.com software platform provides you with a variety of different marketing integrations to help you promote your business and services. Remember that you can also utilize our partnership with Zapier if you have another marketing platform, you want to use, that is not already integrated into our software.
Some of our more popular integrations include:
- Google Analytics
- Facebook Pixel
Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com
Workout features are an important part of the Exercise.com software platform. Our workout creator and logger gives you the opportunity to add value to current services, like personal training, so that you can make your gym stand out from your competitors. It also can help you build new services, such as online training, or even develop workout based products for your e-commerce store. The possibilities are endless. Membee, unfortunately, does not have a workout platform within its software, so the following portion of the comparison will focus on Exercise.com.
For trainers who are tired of tediously writing workouts with a pen and paper, our workout creator offers a quick and easy solution. Our creator is full of features and allows for the customization of your brand. The logger portion of our platform is perfect for helping clients track their progress, which is one of the most important elements in client retention. Our workout creator/logger provides users with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to clients in any scenario, including:
One-on-one training already provides clients with accountability, motivation, and professionally designed workouts, so what can you do to go above and beyond to make your training department the best in the area? Using the Exercise.com software platform, you can make the process more interactive for your clients. You can communicate through the software, give your clients a peek at their workouts in advance, and give them the opportunity to log their own stats and notes from their workouts. The more involved a client is, the more likely they are to succeed. In the same way, the more success a client has, the more likely you are to retain them.
Group training provides a certain level of comfort and extra motivation for some people. Training one-on-one may feel intimidating, but working out with a friend might be more fun and less nerve-wracking. The Exercise.com software platform allows you to provide this level of comfortability for your clients while still giving them access to the aspects of the workout software that help make them more interactive with their workouts.
More and more fitness businesses are either shifting to an online format or adding online options to their current services. The Exercise.com software platform is perfect for online training because of the workout creator, workout logger, and communication features. We make it easy for trainers to hold their clients accountable, even though they are not there in person.
A workout creator would not be very effective if clients weren’t able to understand how to do the exercises. This is why Exercise.com provides our customers with a pre-built library of exercises that trainers can use when creating a workout. They simply search an exercise by name or muscle group and then place it into their workout. The exercises in our library give instructions, as well as a video demonstration, on how to perform the movement. We even give you the opportunity to add your own personal touch.
Adding custom videos of exercise demonstrations is a nice way to add a more personal feel to the workouts you create for your clients. It is nice for them to be able to see a familiar face, and it works well for you to be even more directly involved in building a quality workout. If your facility focuses on a more non-traditional mode of fitness, adding custom videos is also a great way to make sure the exact exercises you need are in your library.
Video demonstrations are a great way to make sure that your online clients can complete their workouts with confidence, but they can also be useful for in-person workouts. During a group class or training session, you can cast exercise demonstrations onto a TV screen so that your participants have a constant reminder of what proper form is supposed to be for any given exercise. It is also a nice point of reference, for trainers and instructors, while they are explaining the workout.
Membee allows its customers to set up a small store of documents or products to sell to their members, but businesses must fulfill the orders themselves. The Membee software platform allows for both member and non-member pricing options and offers a purchase and transaction history.
At Exercise.com, we don’t want to limit your scale to a small store. We want to help you create any size store filled with whichever products or services you want. We will customize your store to reflect your brand and we offer outstanding support if you have questions. Your store will easily be able to process payments for products, but you can also use our workout creator to help you sell workout-based services.
Using Stripe, Exercise.com can help you accept payments in a safe and secure manner. You never have to worry about information being compromised or having problems completing a transaction. Using our software platform you can collect payments for group classes, personal training, membership dues, products, or all total billable items in a given time period.
Selling products can do more for your business than just add extra revenue. It is also a great way to promote your business by branding the products, and it provides items that are convenient for your members. There are people who want to purchase a water bottle, specifically to keep in their locker, or a duffle bag so they can make sure to never forget their shoes. These are all things that can be branded for your business and provide value to your members.
Sell Workout Plans
Our workout creator can provide your fitness business with the unique opportunity to sell pre-built workout plans as part of your e-commerce store. This is beneficial for members who want a professionally built workout without spending the time or money on a personal trainer. It is also beneficial for your business because the single time investment to create the workout can be re-paid over and over again each time it is purchased.
Offer Online Workout Memberships
Once you have an archive of pre-built workouts, it could be beneficial for your business to offer online workout memberships. In this scenario, you would be using the workouts you’ve already created and sending them to clients at specific time intervals. In return, you would be able to collect recurring payments.
Sell Workout Challenges
One way to increase revenue and bring your members together as a community is to sell workout challenges. You have the freedom to run whatever format you choose with the Exercise.com software platform, and you can count on your members being excited and willing to join. These challenges also give you the opportunity to feature your other services by offering them as prizes for the winners.
Performance Health Software
No business wants to lose a client, and fitness businesses are no exception. You can help retain your clients by using the performance health aspect of the Exercise.com software platform. Keep your clients engaged by delivering recurring assessments, performance reports, and progress pictures. Once they see how they are progressing, your clients will be motivated to continue using your services, resulting in continued profits for your business.
In order to show your clients their progress, you have to have a baseline of where they started. Delivering an assessment to new members or current members who are starting a new training program is the ideal way to gather information. Using the Exercise.com software platform, you can customize your assessments so that each member receives useful information about their fitness level. Test a weightlifter on strength, a runner on endurance, and an athlete on agility. Whatever type of assessment you want to give can be accommodated in the Exercise.com software platform.
Performance & Measurement Reports
As your clients and members establish baseline data and then re-test against the results, you can show them their progress by giving automated performance reports. These customized reports can contain changes in weight, training statistics, body metrics, progress pictures, or any number of other measurements. As your clients see the progress they are making through these performance reports, they will be more than happy to continue paying to use your services.
Proper nutrition is an important element of any fitness goal and, because of this, Exercise.com felt it was important to include a nutrition platform in our software. Your clients are able to log their food and water intake so they can see how their diet and workout plans work together toward their goals. Your trainers also can view these food journals and give advice to clients, if applicable.
Membee Software Pricing
Pricing structures for the Membee software really come down to whether or not customers need a new website or have an existing one. Below, we’ve created a table that lists the different prices and features within each option.
Membee Software Competitors
Listed below are some of the main competitors of the Membee software platform. Pricing for each competitor is accurate at the time of writing this comparison (May 2020).
At this point in our comparison, we hope we have shown you that Exercise.com is the clear choice to manage your fitness business. We offer everything you need in one place so that you do not need to make use of third-party software to manage other aspects of your business. The Membee software platform only deals with member management and, therefore, leaves out many important elements that you need to help run your business. Let’s do a final recap to help you feel confident in your decision.
The Membee software platform does what it is intended to do; it manages members. The problem for you, as a fitness business owner, is that you need to consider many other elements of your business when choosing software. You have personal training, group fitness, and marketing when it comes to management, but you also need to consider your product sales, staying up to date with workout creation software, and customizing reports so that you can generate the exact information you need to make important decisions.
Even though Membee could help you manage your members, it cannot help with the other areas of your business. This means that you would have to use third-party software to manage everything else. This could cause you headaches, cost you time, and force you to spend more money. It does not seem like a wise decision when you could purchase software that allows you to manage everything from one place.
Exericise.com is truly all-in-one fitness business management software that makes it easy for you to run your business as efficiently as possible. Avoiding the use of third-party software saves you time and money, and it also allows you to focus your attention on other areas of your business. Our automated features save you even more time, as do our built-in marketing integrations.
Any fitness business would benefit from the full-customization offered by Exercise.com. Instead of finding software that most closely fits your business needs, you can trust that we provide you with software that is the perfect fit. Your brand will stand out in all areas of your software, including your customized app and website.
We provide you with a built-in workout platform to help you create workouts and give your clients an area to track their progress. This helps you to interact with your clients, retain them through visible progress, and offer additional products and services like pre-built workouts and online memberships. The sale of these is made possible through our e-commerce platform and secure payment processing.
As your clients make use of your services, you can help show them their progress through our performance and measurement software. Provide assessments, deliver reports, and retain your clients over the long-term by delivering easy-to-read progress reports. Every element of this platform is fully-customizable, so you can ensure a unique experience for your members and clients.
Finally, your dedicated account manager is there for you every step of the way. From beginning to end, your manager will work with our top-notch development team to deliver products and services that meet your exact needs. You never have to worry about a thing. We are always here for you.
Exercise.com is the clear choice to manage your fitness business because we craft our software just for you. We want you to be satisfied from start to finish, and we are committed to making this happen. We want to partner with you for the long-term and ensure our mutual success.
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