Booksy vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software
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Exercise.com’s all-in-one fitness business management software is the gold-standard in the industry; from full app customization to workout creation, delivery, and management, e-commerce capabilities, performance health assessments, endless integrations, client engagement, and automation, we’ve made sure to cover all of our bases.
But, that’s not enough.
We can’t claim to be the best without pitting our features up against one of our competitors, Booksy. We want to provide you with our honest opinion on why our software is the ultimate choice (over all fitness business management software options) for your company’s needs.
In this review, we will compare the Exercise.com app features to Booksy’s software features so that you will have all of the information needed to choose Exercise.com for your business management software needs.
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Booksy Software Review
Booksy is an appointment scheduling app for beauty professionals, personal trainers, health professionals, pet services, and home services. Booksy lists the available professionals, their schedule, and available services via the Booksy website or mobile app. Clients are then able to make an appointment, purchase a package of sessions, or leave reviews for professionals on the mobile app or website.
Some examples of professionals that can use Booksy include:
Hairstylists and barbers
According to Capterra, Booksy is rated a 4.8/5.0 based on 226 reviews. Some of the pros include ease of use, customer service, automated appointment reminders, and accessibility. Some of the cons include the user-friendliness of the gallery pictures, small photos of users (making it difficult for professionals to recognize a new customer from a small photo), and no waiting list option.
Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about Exercise.com’s All-In-One Fitness Business Management software platform.
Booksy vs Exercise.com
Booksy and Exercise.com have similar scheduling features for clients to book appointments with professionals.
Schedule appointments and classes
Process payments securely and easily
Staff roles and permissions
Automated email and text reminders
Endless integrations for your business
Easy to use workout plan creator
Deliver workouts for any scenario
Client and trainer workout logging via the app
Smart performance analysis made easy
Enhance client retention
Automated workout engagement
Sell plans anywhere in the world
Run workout challenges
Put recurring workouts on autopilot
Offer individual and custom workout programs
Capture smart performance data
Create custom client assessments
Fitness Business Management (FBM)
An all-in-one Fitness Business Management (FBM) software should have key features that provide all the features you need to successfully run and manage a business from your fingertips 24/7. Important FBM features include scheduling features, payment processing features, reporting, and alternate revenue streams.
Booksy includes options for scheduling, payment processing, and reporting but does not include options for alternate revenue streams. The sole focus of Booksy is appointment scheduling and management and payment processing.
With Exercise.com, you will find a true all-in-one software options that can be used by managers, staff, employees, clients, and members. The features are endless to grow and manage your fitness business.
Calendars and Booking
Booksy is geared toward professionals that use appointments for services like beauty services, health professionals, massage, and others. Booksy provides these professionals with an option to set up availability for clients to be able to book and manage appointments.
Clients can use the mobile app or Booksy websites to search for professionals near them or professionals they have used in the past. Booksy also automatically sends reminders to the clients once the appointments are confirmed. Currently, there is no waiting list option with Booksy.
Exercise.com also offers similar options for scheduling and calendars, like booking and managing appointments and services. You can also set up automatic reminders and notifications via email, text, or from the mobile app.
Accepting Payments Securely and Easily
Booksy allows professionals the ability to set up payment processing. Clients can pay using a credit card directly from the mobile app or website. Credit card information can be saved for future use and receipts are sent by Booksy after a purchase.
The receipt is also sent to you following the client’s purchase. Professionals can also set up features to allow you to charge for no shows or late cancellations. Professionals can also track payments and run reports to see cash flow.
Increase Business Efficiency With Easy Report Access
Booksy allows professionals to run reports on business activity, booking statistics, individual staff performance, sales revenue, and client payment history.
Exercise.com allows you to customize the reports you need. You can also set up staff roles and permissions to give employees the access they need on a daily basis.
Increase Revenue With Key Business Marketing Integrations
Booky has some limited marketing features, including the ability to email or text clients with promotions or notifications, templates that you can customize to send marketing information to clients, and a client review system.
Exercise.com takes it a step further with numerous marketing integration, including:
It helps to be able to learn and put a system in place to say ‘We have this issue with the shoulder or this elbow pain, this hip internal rotation issue’ and we’ve gone through it with 25 other guys. We’ve had good success with 24 of them so we have a game plan in place.
The flip side is if you get stuck in a rut and your systems don’t work and are not scalable you’re just like why isn’t this working. You can’t see outside the box at all. Systems help eliminate problems.
Founder, Revolution Sports Performance
Custom-Branded Websites, Web, and Smartphone Apps
The only customization options within the Booksy app are the ability to add photos, the ability to connect to social media accounts, and the addition of your contact information. There are no options to customize text, logos, or branding.
In comparison, Exercise.com offers fully customizable and branded mobile apps for our clients and can match colors, logo, and verbiage across platforms for a consistent look with websites, dashboards, and mobile apps. We also offer custom dev tools for clients.
Exercisers can view schedules, book classes, view workouts, track or highlight workouts, view and enter challenges, monitor progress toward goals, and more. Staff and trainers can also use the app to create, plan, and deliver workouts, add exercises or notes, track progress, engage with clients, automate reminders and notifications, and more.
Fully Customized to Your Brand
Branding is a key component of any marketing that your fitness business will do. Imagine your own customized app that can easily be recognized in the app store by any of your clients with your colors, logo, photos, graphics, and text. This is all possible with Exercise.com. Your dashboard and mobile app will look consistent with your brand.
Automation From Your Own Custom Apps
Automation options allow your software to work for you, even when you aren’t on your laptop or phone. Booksy automates reminders for appointments through text messages and the mobile app.
Exercise.com allows for these reminders, but also much more. You can automate emails, workout programs, nutrition plans, and other documents easily. These are some of the automated features of Exercise.com:
Automatic Emails and Texts/Other Automatic Features
Automate Workout Delivery
Automate Resource Delivery
Automate Assessment Delivery
Automate Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email
Your website may be the first contact many of your potential clients or customers will see, so it must showcase your brand, your services, and the great things about your business.
Booksy only allows professionals to create a contact page on the Booksy website but it’s very basic. Customers and clients can find you on there, but there is no customization or addition of extra information, just contact information, pictures, and available appointments. Customer reviews also show up on this page.
Unlimited theme changes
Built to convert visitors to leads
Custom graphic work
Google Certified Partner
In this era of almost daily occurrences of compromised data, it is vital that you are protecting your facility and staff data, as well as your client’s personal and financial data. Exercise.com is safe and secure with features like:
Privacy Shield Framework
Integrations and Add-ons
Booksy has a few marketing integrations, but limited integrations outside of this and no additional add-ons. Exercise.com offers marketing integrations as listed above, but also integrations with YouTube, Vimeo, Zapier, and many others.
Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com
Workout Creation and Delivery
Booksy has no options for workout creation and delivery. This software focuses solely on scheduling and payment processing.
In comparison, Exercise.com has a number of workout creation and delivery features to allow personal trainers and fitness professionals the ability to develop and share this information with anyone.
Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario
Personal trainers and fitness professionals can create and deliver workouts for any type of clients whether they are in-person or online. This allows additional revenue streams because you can reach clients that you would not otherwise have access to in a face-to-face scenario. Here are some of the options for workout creation and delivery:
Workout Planning-Personal Training
Hybrid Clients (in-person/online)
Customized Workout Design and Library
An exercise library is a vital part of any workout software. Exercise.com offers a robust exercise library and numerous features to allow the creation of effective workout programs to help your clients meet their health and fitness goals. These are just a few of the options that personal trainers can use to build workout programs:
Workout Plan Creator
Custom Exercise Library
Easily Embed Your Videos into Your Platform
Your Descriptions, Workouts, etc
Automated Delivery PDFs, Nutrition Plans, and More to Your Clients
Exercise.com allows for automated delivery of any type of file to your clients. You can send workout files, videos, nutrition plans, assessment files, and more. Let’s say you have a stay-at-home mom who wants to work out in her home gym during naptime. You can send workouts, videos, and her nutrition plan all via the mobile app. It’s a win-win for both of you!
E-Commerce/Point of Sale
Booksy offers some e-commerce/point of sale options, like selling packages or sessions via the mobile app or website. Booksy also allows you to set up no-show or late cancellation fees to help keep clients accountable when they make an appointment.
Exercise.com offers numerous e-commerce and point of sale features, including the ability to sell single workout plans, the option to deliver custom programming, the ability to sell monthly or annual programming, the option to deliver a workout of the day program, or to provide workout challenges. These features allow you to meet the needs of any type of client and the ability to add additional revenue streams to support your business and your family.
Here are some examples of how other fitness professionals have used Exercise.com to grow and manage their businesses.
Sell Pre-Built, Single Workout Plans (Mike Boyle)
Have you created any successful single workout programs that focus on a specific goal or sport? Exercise.com allows you to sell those online to reach clients all over the world at any time of day.
Deliver Automated Custom Programming (Dean Sommerset, AMPD)
Dean Somerset (AMPD) offers individualized coaching both online or in-person. This option is great if you have traveling athletes or exercisers that prefer to workout in a home gym or while on the road traveling for work. You can develop the program and set up automated delivery based on the needs of your clients.
Deliver Automated Monthly Programming (PJF Performance)
Advanced athletes can benefit from the monthly programming from PJF Performance. They offer a successful vertical jump and explosiveness online program, which gives step-by-step instructions. This program can be anywhere from one month to one year to help athletes meet their fitness goals.
Deliver Annual Programming (Barbell Physio)
Barbell Physio offers annual programming to help increase performance and reduce injuries. They offer a monthly or annual membership, but the annual membership comes at a significantly reduced rate.
Deliver Workout of the Day Memberships and Run Workout Challenges (Madeline Moves)
Madeline Moves has built a successful online presence and following with her workout of the day memberships and workout challenges. She offers an 8-week workout program with five new workouts each week. All of these workouts can be completed at home with a few pieces of exercise equipment.
Because Booksy focuses on scheduling and payment processing, there are also no performance health assessment features. Exercise.com easily meets this need with a variety of features to emphasize and utilize performance health assessments.
The Value of Assessments
There are multiple reasons why assessments are useful. Personal trainers can use assessments to gather baseline information about a client in order to develop an effective fitness program tailored to their abilities and goals. They can also be used to categorize or compare exercise enthusiasts or athletes with others of the same age and sex by using criterion-referenced standards.
When assessments are repeated, trainers and clients can see their progress over time. For example, if a client completed 1.0 mile in a 12-minute run/walk for distance assessment the first attempt and then completed 1.15 miles after three months of a training program, that is a remarkable improvement.
Clients can also use assessments as a way to stay motivated toward reaching their health and fitness goals.
Complete Assessments for Clients
There are so many different types of health and fitness assessments that can be used with clients and members to assess cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular strength, muscular endurance, flexibility, or body composition. There are also assessments to test power, agility, stability, and balance.
With Exercise.com, the good news is there is no need for paper and pen assessments. The assessment results can easily be added to your client’s profile for you and the client to view electronically. If you have an intake or assessment form, you can easily share that with clients.
Automate Client Engagement With Assessments
Assessments help develop a relationship and create a sense of loyalty between the trainer and client. Personal trainers can give appropriate feedback and instructions after reviewing assessment information and clients can use this to communicate their health and fitness goals with their trainer
Pricing for Booksy starts at $29.99 per month. It is an additional $10 a month to add each additional staff member. Unlimited pricing with unlimited staff starts at $119.99 a month.
If you exceed 500 text messages (which are used for confirmations and reminders) you will be charged $0.04 per text message. There is a free two-week trial of Booksy if you provide basic contact information.
The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons
Booksy has features that are useful to many professionals, including hairstylists, makeup artists, massage therapists, or nail salons who only need scheduling, appointment management, payment processing options, and basic payment processing.
Personal trainers, gym managers, and other fitness professionals would need another system to use workout creation and delivery features, performance health assessment features, customization of mobile apps and websites, and robust e-commerce options, like selling personal training online. This is where Exercise.com provides all the features you need to grow and manage your fitness business.
One software is all you need for calendars and booking, workout creation and delivery, customized website and app, member management, administrative functions, e-commerce, and health performance assessments. Exercise.com gives you all of this for one price and one package.
Booksy does not contain any features for workout creation and delivery or performance health assessments. Personal trainers and fitness professionals would need another software option in order to use their features. Who wants to learn and use two different systems when one software could give you all of those options?
Exercise.com truly is an all-in-one fitness business management software that will help you manage and grow every aspect of your business. Investing in a reputable and effective fitness business management software is an investment in your business.
You can build your client base locally, nationally, or even internationally with the e-commerce and workout creation/delivery features. You can enhance client loyalty with performance assessments, mobile apps, workout creation/delivery, and e-commerce features. Exercise.com makes your life and your client’s lives happier and healthier.
This comparison has described the all-in-one software features of Exercise.com. Which features would be most helpful to you?