LeagueAthletics.com vs. Exercise.com’s All-In-One Fitness Business Software
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Choosing the right management software for your business can be a stressful decision. Comparing countless software with their unique features, pros, and cons can quickly become overwhelming. At Exercise.com, it’s our mission to help you find the best software for your business!
In this review, we will compare LeagueAthletics against Exercise.com’s All-In-One Business Platform. By the end, it will be clear to see how Exercise.com’s versatile and customizable platform promotes the growth of your business and makes management a breeze! Interested in learning more? Book a demo today!
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LeagueAthletics Software Review
LeagueAthletics is a sports team management software that has been around since 1998. But just because it was founded before the millennia doesn’t mean it’s outdated! LeagueAthletics has kept pace with ever-advancing technology and offers customizable websites, team and tournament registration, scheduling features, volunteer management, an online store, email and text notifications, mobile app, team management, and more!
LeagueAthletics vs Exercise.com
LeagueAthletics is designed to manage sports teams, and although it can be used for any sports team, it’s specifically geared towards youth sports.
Participants (or parents of participants) register with a sports team, the coach adds them to the group, and the team can stay in contact through the regular and tournament seasons. Coaches can add game and practice details, such as time, opponent, and location.
Although LeagueAthletics and Exercise.com have many differences, the biggest distinction is that LeagueAthletics only covers sports management. This leaves your fitness business at a loss for business management functions that are crucial to the success of your business, such as reports and facility management, marketing tools, workout software, and e-commerce.
But Exercise.com is designed for fitness businesses and offers countless customizable features that meet the unique needs of your fitness center! Keep reading to learn all the ways Exercise.com can grow your business.
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
Every manager is on the hunt for business management software that makes their life easier. An ideal software would run smoothly and efficiently, be user-friendly, and promote business growth with tailored reports, e-commerce, integrations, and more.
Because every business is different, finding the perfect software is often illusive. But with the customization of Exercise.com’s platform, you can have every feature you need for your business to succeed! Since LeagueAthletics isn’t designed to manage a fitness business, you will be restricting your growth and creating greater hurdles to managing a business.
Let’s take a look at the restrictions of LeagueAthletics and the flexibility of Exercise.com.
LeagueAthletics allows coaches to add games, practices, events, and informative details into a master schedule that members can view, and also assigns referees and officials to games. Team members receive an email and/or text notification about upcoming practices and games, and members can select if they are attending or not.
But LeagueAthletics’ scheduling is problematic for fitness centers. While you could make your gym’s class and appointment schedule viewable to your customers, LeagueAthletics doesn’t allow customers to book a class or appointment. Instead, they allow members to select if they can or cannot attend an event. This inadequacy doesn’t allow you to track participants, show when a group class is full or an appointment is taken, or process payments efficiently.
In fact, LeagueAthletics’s “select attendance” feature will overwhelm and irritate your members. For instance, there is a large percentage of members who don’t participate in group classes or appointments; they show up on their own time for personal workouts. But in LeagueAthletics’ system, every member will receive every notification about every upcoming calendar event. Even for members who attend group classes or private appointments, they don’t want notifications about every calendar event! This makes your business a nuisance to your members and makes switching gyms an easy decision.
Using LeagueAthletics’ scheduling feature will cause more headaches than help for your business.
Exercise.com knows your business needs more than schedule viewability. That’s why with our scheduling feature, not only is our layout professional and easy to view, but it has the functionality of a business management platform. Staff can add and edit appointments and classes from anywhere, customers are guided through our user-friendly booking and payment system, staff can track participants and payments, and stats are easily tracked in our reporting feature.
LeagueAthletics offers two reports: gained revenue from the online store, and the other determines outstanding balances. In this report, each team member is listed in one column with their due fees in the next column. While this report shows a total received amount on the bottom line similar to a revenue report, it’s primary purpose is to ensure all team members have paid their dues.
Although revenue reports are important, there are countless other reports that are not only crucial to the running of your business, but also beneficial to its growth! By using LeagueAthletics, you’ll have to find another management software to track and analyze reports in order to effectively manage your business.
But Exercise.com’s platform is all-inclusive, so there’s no need to find additional software! Easily track everything in your business, from memberships and revenue to workout challenges and subscriptions. Use our customizable reports to find exactly the information you want! Knowing your business’s strengths and weaknesses, profits and losses, and member and trainer insights will boost your business’s efficiency and profitability.
LeagueAthletics sends automatic email and text reminders to enlisted members for every event on the calendar. But as stated above, this feature is not a prudent use of client automation. The bodybuilders don’t want to know about dance fitness classes, yoga participants may not want to know about HIIT classes, and the elderly may not want to receive any notifications at all. The notification overload will exasperate your customers!
Further, LeagueAthletics’s notifications are unable to be customized to each customer. The notifications simply state the event information and lack any personalization.
At Exercise.com, we know the power of targeted, customized, perfectly-timed notifications! The right notification to specific members sent at the right time can engage customers and grow your business. Some of our automated notifications include:
Send automatic emails for recurring appointments, classes, or customized messages
Automatically charge and receive payments
Deliver workouts and resources automatically
Customize and automate reminders, alerts, and notifications to be sent through your app, text, or email
Dedicated Zapier Support
Exercise.com has dozens of popular integrations built into our software that automatically increases your business’s efficiency. But we go above and beyond to provide you with all the integrations your business needs for success! We partner with Zapier, which provides over 2,000 apps that take your business to the next level. Best of all, Zapier guides you through every step of the process!
Dedicated Account Manager
Exercise.com is committed to providing you–as our customer–with exceptional customer service. Instead of getting lost in a sea of customer service requests, we provide you with a dedicated account manager. Do you want to change your website? No problem. Upload new information? We’ve got you covered. Want to add a fitness store? Your account manager will have it up and running in no time!
Your account manager will save you valuable manager time by making all these changes for you, ensuring your software perfectly fits your needs and walks you and your staff through the changes!
Personalized services are becoming one of the biggest factors in keeping loyal customers. For fitness centers, this means you must provide a personalized fitness experience for your customers.
But providing personalized services has to begin with software that is customized to the needs of your business. For instance, the needs of a small studio are different from that of a large gym. Similar fitness centers can vary, as well, with some mostly providing fitness equipment and open floor space, while others also offer amenities, private classrooms, or pools.
Although LeagueAthletics does offer customizable websites, their software itself has minimal customization. This means your gym has to adapt to the limitations of LeagueAthletics instead of the software fitting your specific needs.
Exercise.com’s platform is completely customizable, which gives you ample opportunity to promote your business, engage customers, and retain members. Let’s look at some of these unique ways below.
It’s Exercise.com’s mission and privilege to support all aspects of your unique business! We keep your business front and center by completely personalizing your business platform. Everything in our platform is customized specifically to your brand, from your custom app, website, e-commerce opportunities, workout software, and performance software. Because your platform is customized for your business, you decide what gets featured!
iOS & Android Apps
LeagueAthletics uses the SportsSignup Play app instead of having their own. SportsSignup Play can’t be customized to your brand. Its primary function is to show the team’s event calendar, send reminder notifications, and track attendance of those events. It also has a Team Chat feature where members can message the team and share photos. There is no private message feature.
SportsSignup Play has very limited and frustrating features. As described above, gym members can only view the schedule; they can’t book and pay for a class or appointment. To compound the annoyance of receiving a notification for every calendar event, the Team Chat feature sends every chat message to every gym member. This could result in dozens or more notifications a day, greatly frustrating your customers.
To make matters worse, SportsSignup Play is riddled with glitches. The most recent customer reviews on Apple reveal the app is challenging to use, it is difficult to edit account information, it crashes frequently, the schedule doesn’t load, and more than a few users had to delete and re-download the app in order to load the correct information.
But with Exercise.com, you have a reliable, glitch-free, custom-branded app! Everything that can be done on a computer can be done on your admin or member app. Customers can easily view the schedule, book, and pay for a class. Trainers can track their clients’ progress, create new workout or nutrition plans, and privately message with clients. Relevant notifications are sent at targeted times to the appropriate people instead of the whole gym community.
LeagueAthletics’ strongest selling point is its DIY customizable websites. LeagueAthletics offers a few different templates and the owner of the website can upload custom logos, player information, game schedule, color schemes, and more. All websites are hosted under LeagueAthletics, so customizable URLs are unavailable.
But Exercise.com’s skilled developers create and run your business’s custom-branded website for you! Choose from unlimited themes, custom graphic work, colors, features, custom dev, integrations, and more, and let our custom dev team create a professional website that converts visitors to leads and engages your customers! Your customized URL is easy for new customers and members to find. We specialize in SEO-optimizations and are a Google Certified Partner for added website security!
As if it could get better, Exercise.com is always here for tech support–both during initial set-up and for as long as you partner with us. Your dedicated account manager will gladly take care of every alteration or overhaul so that your business stays professional and profitable.
Both LeagueAthletics and Exercise.com take security very seriously. But because Exercise.com manages clients’ health information in addition to payment information, we utilize the highest security standards for payment processing and storing customer information.
Every website and app created by Exercise.com is SSL Secure. We protect your clients’ information with the internationally-secure Privacy Shield Framework, and we utilize Google Cloud for storing and transferring data. Payments are made and processed through Stripe.
LeagueAthletics doesn’t offer any marketing integrations. While this may not be a drawback for managing a youth sports team, it is a significant hurdle for fitness businesses! Not having a marketing integrations feature means everything–email, notifications, social media updates, advertisements–must be done manually. This adds dozens of desk hours to your workweek or forces you to pay for other marketing software. Either way, LeagueAthletics doesn’t benefit your business.
But Exercise.com’s software integrates with an abundance of popular integrations such as:
We can integrate with just about every program, making Exercise.com one of the most versatile and valuable fitness management platforms around!
Grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com
A top way fitness businesses can engage customers and create personalized fitness experiences is through customized workout plans. This is becoming the norm in the fitness world, so it’s crucial to offer this as a service in order to remain competitive with other fitness centers.
Exercise.com embraces this trend by enabling trainers to develop specific workout plans for their clients and have these plans delivered to the app. Clients can then perform and log these workouts from anywhere, plus use our messaging feature to stay in communication with their trainer. This increases customer engagement and satisfaction, which results in customer retention and business growth.
LeagueAthletics, however, doesn’t offer workout software because it is a youth sports management program. This limits your customer engagement and personalized experience that makes your fitness center stand out. Using LeagueAthletics would be detrimental to your business or require you to pay for a mobile workout system.
Since LeagueAthletics doesn’t offer a workout feature, let’s examine the features Exercise.com provides!
Exercise.com offers a premium workout creator and logger than keeps clients engaged with your brand and motivated to achieve their fitness goals. Each plan can be personalized to meet the individual needs of every client, which is an excellent way to effortlessly provide personalized customer services!
Trainers use Exercise.com’s workout plan creator to customize their clients’ next set of workouts based upon each client’s needs and goals. These workouts are sent automatically to clients in your custom-branded app so clients can perform and log their workouts at their desired location and time. This improves program adherence and client results. Trainers can easily track a client’s progress and clients can communicate with trainers with our messaging feature.
No two trainer-client relationships are the same. Exercise.com’s workout creator/logger gives you the tools to effectively engage every client with endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to every client, including:
Although 1-1 training is the most traditional personal training model, it’s far from basic! A trainer must be skilled with organization, communication, and creativity in order to effectively manage multiple clients. Exercise.com is here to help your trainers deliver a quality training experience!
Exercise.com’s workout software includes features like customized workout and nutrition plans, goals and progress reports, performance and fitness assessments, and more, that make client management easy so trainers can deliver quality, customized personal training services to every client.
Clients have instant access to all plans, reports, and assessments in your custom-branded app. With everything in one place, clients have all they need to stay on track and motivated in their fitness journey!
Capitalize on the versatility of Exercise.com by applying the same resources trainers use for their 1-1 sessions to group training! Because clients are more inclined to stay active through social accountability, providing group classes is an excellent way to boost revenue and encourage a tight-knit gym community. With Exercise.com’s software, it couldn’t be easier to create, schedule, and track group classes!
Branch into the online training sphere by using Exercise.com’s workout software to deliver customized online training workouts to any client! Trainers follow the same workout creation process as with their 1-1 training clients, but instead of having in-person sessions, trainers will communicate with clients completely through the app messaging feature. It’s an easy way to utilize the capabilities of our software to boost your revenue!
Many software competitors or at-home videos only offer pre-designed workouts, but Exercise.com offers an extensive library of educational and instructional exercise videos so trainers can build custom workouts that suit the specific needs of their clients!
This is a feature unique to Exercise.com and is not included with LeagueAthletics. Trainers using LeagueAthletics must either provide their own pictures and videos and send them to clients separately, or you must pay for additional workout software. Either way, LeagueAthletics doesn’t streamline your business.
Far better, Exercise.com’s all-inclusive platform keeps everything organized in your custom-branded app! This keeps your trainers productive, your customers satisfied, and your business growing! When you have Exercise.com for your business management platform, there’s no need to look for supplemental software.
Promote and add value to your brand by integrating your YouTube or Vimeo accounts into your exercise library so trainers can use these videos in the workout creator! This builds trainer familiarity, gym loyalty, and adds that personal touch customers are looking for!
Any video in the exercise library can also be cast onto a TV screen during a group or 1-1 training session. This switches up the presentation style and sets you apart from other fitness studios.
LeagueAthletics allows sports registration payments and an online store. But Exercise.com goes beyond basic e-commerce capabilities! We specialize in offering unique and endless e-commerce opportunities that engage your customers and boost revenue. Check out just a few popular ways Exercise.com grows your business through e-commerce!
LeagueAthletics accepts Visa, Mastercard, and Electronic Checks (also know as eChecks). Users of LeagueAthletics typically pay their due fees at the beginning of the sports year, so it’s unclear how LeagueAthletics’ payment features would perform with automatic payments. If LeagueAthletics doesn’t support automatic payments, this is yet another managerial task that you must track and manage.
But Exercise.com uses the ease and security of Stripe for all payments! Payments can be made individually, like purchasing something from your online store, or they can be set to automatic payments for purchases like recurring memberships or group classes.
Your dedicated account manager can easily set up an e-commerce store to increase your revenue! You can sell just about any product, such as personalized apparel, bumper stickers, water bottles, exercise gear, and more! As gym members use these products in the community, you get the benefit of creative advertising and boosted customer loyalty.
Sell Workout Plans
For various reasons like time, finances, or life stage, many customers are intrigued by at-home workout plans. Instead of losing customers to trendy workout plans, you can retain these members by selling your own pre-built workout plans! This is an excellent utilization of Exercise.com’s software and gives members the experience of a personalized trainer in the comfort of their own home.
Exercise.com doesn’t limit how many plans you can sell, so there’s no cap on your potential profit! Offer a variety of plan lengths, difficulties, fitness focuses, or other specifications to fit the needs of your clientele and fully engage customers in your brand!
Offer Online Workout Memberships
A climbing trend in the fitness world is clients wanting independent, completely-customized online workouts. Clients are willing to pay a premium for this service, but without the right business management software, the cost is often offset by the time invested in creating and delivering personalized workouts.
With Exercise.com’s versatile platform, we maximize your trainers’ productivity. Trainers simply create a customized workout plan in one sitting, schedule the workouts to be delivered at automatic intervals, and monitor client progress throughout the workout plan. This allows trainers to take on more clients at a premium price and keep clients happy with a personalized workout experience!
Sell Workout Challenges
Want a creative way to promote your brand by engaging your members? Try one or more of Exercise.com’s workout challenges! These encourage a competitive spirit, accountability, and gym member bonding around the common goal of better fitness.
Workout challenges through Exercise.com’s software are an effortless way to boost revenue! Customize a challenge to your needs and it runs automatically, so it increases your revenue without increasing your workload.
Performance Health Software
Performance assessments are essential to safe and effective personal training. Trainers use performance assessments throughout the training process to measure a client’s baseline and progress. The data for performance assessments help guide a trainer in making beneficial alterations to a client’s program, and clients are motivated by seeing concrete progress.
LeagueAthletics doesn’t offer any performance assessments. This shouldn’t be surprising because LeagueAthletics is meant to manage youth sports teams, and this feature wouldn’t be necessary. So while this isn’t a knock against LeagueAthletics, the lack of this feature will hurt your fitness business. Because performance assessments are crucial to safe and effective personal training, you must find an alternative solution to provide this service to your trainers and customers.
But Exercise.com knows how important performance assessments are to personal training, so we include this function in our software! Let’s examine this feature below.
Exercise.com offers a full range of assessments: you can choose from standard clinical assessments or customize your own to fit the specific needs of your client. Allowing targeted assessments will not only add a personalized touch to a client’s program, but it will also yield tailored results so clients can make the most progress.
Our software’s simple, hassle-free layout allows trainers to spend less time inputting data and more time with their clients. Once completed, trainers automatically deliver the assessments to the client’s app for easy access and progress tracking!
Performance & Measurement Reports
Not only does Exercise.com offer personalized assessments, but we offer personalized interactions, too! These keep your customers engaged and motivated on their fitness journey by automatically delivering:
Every personal trainer knows that proper nutrition is essential to holistic health changes, yet this is often overlooked in fitness software. Exercise.com’s comprehensive fitness software features a nutrition tracker where clients can easily log and track their daily dietary intake. This accountability keeps clients focused on meeting their short and long-term fitness goals.
LeagueAthletics Software Pricing
LeagueAthletics doesn’t have any pricing available to the public. Potential customers must request a quote from LeagueAthletics.
LeagueAthletics Software Competitors
LeagueAthletics’ competitors are listed below:
And of course, Exercise.com!
The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons
Choosing the right business software is a weighty decision! Which software you choose can significantly alter the trajectory of your business’s success. Let’s take a final look at LeagueAthletics and Exercise.com.
LeagueAthletics is designed for sports team and league management. It is even further niched for youth sports. While it may manage youth sports efficiently, it simply doesn’t have the capabilities to successfully manage a fitness business.
LeagueAthletics’ scheduling feature doesn’t allow clients to book appointments or pay for classes. This will inevitably cause customers a lot of confusion and frustration. The app sends out a notification for every calendar event and message, and these mass notifications will compound customer frustration. Plus, the app itself is riddled with glitches and unreliable.
From a business management side, LeagueAthletics doesn’t have adequate reports to analyze your business. It isn’t a customizable software to fit your needs or promote your business. There are no marketing or management integrations, so everything must be done manually or you must pay for another program.
And finally, from a fitness perspective, LeagueAthletics doesn’t offer the necessary tools for business growth. There is no workout, exercise, or nutritional software, no performance assessments, and e-commerce is limited to an online store.
All of these inadequacies box in your growth and ineffectively manage your business. Instead of easing your managerial burden, LeagueAthletics adds time-consuming tasks to your to-do list and shouldn’t be considered to manage a fitness business.
Exercise.com eases your managerial load through completely customized software! Here are just a few ways our platform benefits your business:
We offer unlimited integrations that automatically perform mundane tasks
You’ll never need to worry about your website or app because your dedicated account manager will make every alteration you need!
Our scheduling feature is clear and user-friendly so customers can easily book classes and appointments
Our targeted reports give invaluable business insights that support growth
Our workout software and performance assessments set up your trainers and clients for success!
We have endless e-commerce possibilities that boost your profit