PT Minder vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software
November 5, 2019
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Choosing management software to manage your fitness or personal training business is a big decision. It is important to have access to features that are useful to you and your clients, but that also fit into your budget.
This guide will discuss those important features of fitness business software with a comparison of PTminder and Exercise.com, including mobile apps, customization, e-commerce, workout management, workout creation and delivery, and performance assessments.
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PTminder Company Overview
PTminder was founded in 2012 and its headquarters are located in New Zealand. PTminder is focused on fitness business software for individual personal trainers or small or medium personal training or fitness businesses.
Exercise.com was founded in 2010 and offers an all-in-one software option that fitness professionals and personal trainers can use to enhance loyalty with clients, maximize revenue, and build a successful business. Using Exercise.com to build and manage your fitness business gives you access to features like custom dev for mobile apps and websites and a successful team with a proven record.
Exercise.com also has an advisory board made up of fitness professionals and experts that provide feedback and expertise to build features that fitness businesses and personal trainers will actually use.
PTminder Features vs Exercise.com
PTminder is a cloud-based software geared toward personal trainers and personal training businesses. The software offers five pricing plans based on the number of active clients and active personal trainers. Each tier offers similar options such as scheduling, client management, assessments, workout and nutrition planning, payments, reporting, and automation.
In comparison, Exercise.com offers all of these features, plus additional useful features, without pricing tiers based on the number of clients and trainers. As you grow your business, there is no need to worry about changing your plan or paying more as you add more clients.
Exercise.com offers additional options not offered by PTminder, such as a full suite of fully customizable performance assessments, marketing integrations, client and trainer workout logging options, and staff roles and permissions.
Fitness Business Management (FBM)
There is a multitude of fitness business software options available on the market. The software you choose should work for you and allow you to spend time growing your business, not learning and training staff on two or more separate systems.
PTminder has many useful features for personal trainers and fitness professionals but is lacking in some areas. Fitness businesses and trainers would need additional software to maximize their potential, increase productivity, and optimize efficiency.
PTminder’s negative ratings are based around features and ease of use. Users commented that the visual appeal is lacking, the interface is clunky, and the app does not flow well across screens.
Exercise.com is an all-in-one software that provides personal trainers and fitness professionals with numerous options for scheduling and booking, payment tools and reports, workout creation/delivery, and business/management processes. Everything you need to run a successful business is at the tip of your fingers and no need to learn separate systems or software to manage your business.
– Calendars and Booking
PTminder allows trainers to set their availability and clients can book sessions or appointments from the app or dashboard. Some users have commented that it can be difficult or tedious to make new calendar entries or mark unavailable time for the trainers.
Exercise.com allows you to set trainer’s availability, track visits, book classes or appointments, provide recurring appointment reminders via email and text, and offer calendar integration with Google and Apple for easy management.
– Accepting Payments Securely and Easily
PTminder works with payment integration services to pay for classes or appointments from the app as they are booking from the calendar.
Exercise.com makes it easy to set up packages for your personal training where clients can pay a one-time or recurring fee or membership with cash, check, or credit card. You can also allow online purchasing of packages and run business and sales reports from your dashboard.
– Increase Business Efficiency & Revenue
Exercise.com’s Fitness Business Management (FBM) software makes reports easy — sales, business, appointments, class, and payroll reports all in one place. There are endless marketing integrations available to help develop relationships with new clients and connect with current clients.
Custom-Branded Web & Smartphone Apps
An effective mobile app is critical for personal trainers and fitness businesses because clients want to book and manage classes and appointments, see workout progress, view and log workouts, and manage payments anytime and anywhere.
PTminder has a mobile app available in the app store for iOS and Google Play. The standard PT Minder app is available with all pricing tiers, but the branded and customized mobile app is a paid add-on of $50 a month in addition to the monthly fee of $32 to $110.
Exercise.com offers a variety of features with its mobile apps, including automation, security, and integrations. In addition, mobile app customization is available for all customers, no need to pay an additional monthly fee for that benefit.
PTminder offers automated text and email reminders for upcoming classes and bookings.
Exercise.com not only offers automated reminders, but also offers automated workout delivery options, automated performance assessment options, automated payment options, and automated reporting.
“Developing an easy intake system with my apps and ways to scale the delivery of workouts has been huge. Working with 20-30 individuals who each have specific goals and restrictions can be challenging, but your platform makes it easy to organize everyone’s programs and put a plan together that will get them the best results possible.” – Dean Somerset, BSC KINESIOLOGY, CEP, CSCS, MEPD
– Security Features
PTminder is SSL secure, but there is limited information online about additional security features.
No need to worry about security with Exercise.com. We offer a secure platform, with software that is SSL Secure, a Privacy Shield Framework, and access using Google Cloud.
– Fully Customized
The additional cost for mobile app branding and customization with PTminder is $50 a month on top of the monthly subscription fee. With this addition, businesses or trainers can use their colors, logos, and are listed in the app store with the business name and description.
Exercise.com offers a fully customized app, along with options for web customization and additional dev work. The exercise library is customizable as well; personal trainers can also embed their own videos into their platform, add training blocks, and customize performance assessment features that work best for them and their clients.
– Integrations and Add-ons
PTminder has integrations for payment processing through Stripe, Paypal, GoCardless, DebitSuccess, and others.
In comparison, Exercise.com has integrations for payment processing and marketing. There are endless integrations and add-ons, including MailChimp, ConstantContact, ConvertKit, Zapier, Google Analytics, and Facebook Pixel.
“Exercise.com has brought a whole new element to my programming. It has really expanded my capabilities with products and programs. I now offer several different components with programs, including e-books, full video tutorials, and bonus materials — plus the amazing features that come with the app. My programs are really comprehensive now, and I am able to design tons of great tools and provide support all through a single app. Jeff and his team are stellar. I am super jealous of my brand and make quite a few demands, um, suggestions for the app. They are always eager to work with me and go above and beyond to deliver. Truly a gold medal team!” – Kellie Davis, FIT THRIVE
Workout Creation and Delivery
PTminder has an exercise library and workout planner that can be used to plan and send workouts to clients. Clients and trainers can also track and log workouts in the mobile app.
Exercise.com allows personal trainers to deliver workouts to clients near and far using a customizable workout creator and exercise library and automated delivery to clients. Imagine designing workouts for clients in another state, planning a program specific to their fitness goals, and having that automatically delivered to them based on their workout routine and schedule.
Clients and trainers can track and log workouts for easy viewing of progress toward goals and to see short-term and long-term results.
– Deliver Workouts for Any Scenario
PTminder offers an exercise library, workout plan creator, and nutrition assistance. Those workout plans and nutrition plans can be sent to clients.
“The Exercise.com team is amazing and their web and mobile workout technology is more than we ever expected! Not only can clients watch exercise video demonstrations, but they can also select alternative exercises, log workouts, and track their performance. All of this is made possible by a high-quality platform and tremendous team!” – Mike Boyle Strength and Conditioning
Exercise.com offers a variety of workout delivery options to meet the needs of any client looking for a fitness routine or program. Workouts can be automatically delivered to the client for easy access. Create a workout one time, save the workout, and schedule the workout to clients, groups, or classes for easy logging.
You can also customize your own exercise library with videos, tips, steps, and notes. Trainers and clients can also log workouts easily from the mobile app. Your clients can view workouts 24/7 from anywhere, track their food intake, and view and set nutrition goals.
– Customized Workout Design and Library
PTminder has a workout creator, which utilizes an exercise library to create individualized workout plans. There is also an option to add custom exercises and website addresses for videos you prefer from certain websites.
Similarly, Exercise.com offers an easy-to-use workout creator and exercise library. Not only can you add custom exercises, but you can also add videos, notes, or tips with those custom exercises.
– Automated Delivery
PTminder does not have an automated delivery option for workout plans. You can create and assign workout plans for clients, but there is not an option to have them delivered automatically on specific dates/times.
With Exercise.com, personal trainers can automate workout plans, nutrition plans, or fitness information in a pdf format to clients. Let’s say you have a client that travels for work but enjoys working out three times a week in his/her hotel gym. You can create a workout plan and set up automatic delivery on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays for the client to access from their cell phone.
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E-Commerce/Point of Sale
PTminder includes features for clients to book and pay for classes or packages from the calendar during the booking process via the mobile app. Using the workout creator, trainers that use PTminder can send custom workouts to clients. There are no features to sell workout plans to virtual clients, sell group memberships, or offer group challenges.
With Exercise.com, the e-commerce options are endless to engage clients and increase revenue. You can sell workout plans to face-to-face or virtual clients, offer group workout membership or workout challenges, and deliver customized or sport-specific workouts via the mobile app.
“Champion Physical Therapy and Performance created over $4,500 monthly recurring revenue within the first month with Exercise.com.” – Mike Reinold, PT, DPT, SCS, CSCS
– Sell Workout Plans
For example, Don Saladino sells single workout plans to celebrities like Ryan Reynolds and Barbell Physio offers a database of workout plans for a membership with Exercise.com.
– Offer Group Workout Memberships and Challenges
Madeline Moves offers a workout of the day membership and runs workout challenges to keep her clients engaged and motivated with Exercise.com.
– Deliver Customized Workouts
Personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists, and fitness professionals have the ability to sell sport-specific or goal-specific workout plans to face-to-face or virtual clients. If you have developed a great strengthening program for runners, why not market that program at a local running store and drum up some new clients? With Exercise.com, it’s possible.
“We have athletes that can only see us every so often because they travel for tournaments or business. With that said, our custom online training platform has helped us provide better coaching solutions when our athletes are not with us. Now, we can continue to make progress when the athlete is on the road, and we can track their workouts. ” – Andrew Banner, AMPD
PTminder has features to add and track client assessments, including standard assessments like height, weight, blood pressure, and percent body fat. There is also an option to add custom measurements and you can upload photos or documents. Graphs allow trainers and clients to track progress.
Exercise.com offers similar performance assessment options but also features additional options. When you start with a new client, Exercise.com makes it easy to complete a baseline assessment with them, enter their assessment data, and then plan a workout program to match their results and meet their fitness goals.
You can also enter measurement data and injury information. Clients can view their assessment data or graphs to show progress at any time from the dashboard or mobile app.
The performance assessment options are fully customizable, so trainers can include the data that is most helpful for their clients. One cool feature is that you can set up automated assessments to keep your clients regularly engaged and on track to meet their fitness goals.
PTminder does offer a 14-day free trial with a limit of two clients. Only two personal trainers are included in each pricing tier, but you can add on additional trainers or staff for an extra cost.
The price to add the customized branded mobile app is $50 a month in addition to the monthly fee, for all pricing plans.
Exercise.com does not require a cost-per-user, which makes it affordable for all trainers, no matter if you train two people or 200 people.
Additional competitors of PTminder are:
PTminder has some useful features for personal trainers but is also lacking features in specific areas. When comparing PTminder to Exercise.com, Exercise.com has all the features that trainers and businesses would need to manage their clients and run a successful operation.
– PTminder Cons
Overall, PTminder is missing some e-commerce, automation, and performance assessment options that other competitor software includes. Trainers or businesses would need one or more additional software packages to have access to all useful features.
Online reviews on PTminder comment on the exercise database and nutrition features, such as the meal plan builder, as lacking. One issue is that the exercise database videos open up a YouTube video, which may or may not show correct form and technique.
The other major con of PTminder is that all pricing plans only include two trainers. You can add additional trainers for an extra cost, which can get pricy. This would be an expensive option for larger personal training or fitness businesses.
– Exercise.com Pros
Exercise.com is truly an all-in-one solution for small, medium, and large personal training and fitness businesses. One option for client management, scheduling and calendars, booking, payments, workout management, and e-commerce. Exercise.com fits the needs of any fitness business, whether you are a single personal trainer looking to build your brand, or a large personal training facility managing the schedules and clients for 25 trainers.
Exercise.com has one goal: to help you maximize income and improve efficiency and availability to serve more clients. Our team is made up of seasoned entrepreneurs with a passion for fitness who have created not just “cool” features, but “powerful tools” to create engagement and revenue.
This comparison described the features of PTminder vs. Exercise.com. PTminder has many pros, but there are also some cons that can hinder personal trainers and fitness businesses. Exercise.com offers all the features that PTminder has, plus more.
What was most helpful in this comparison? If you’re ready to grow and manage your business with a software option that can be customized to your business, book a demo with Exercise.com.