TeamBuildr vs. Exercise.com’s All-in-One Fitness Business Software
October 28, 2019
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Choosing the best software for your fitness business is a big decision. It’s important to have a grasp on the features you need, what features are useful for clients/members, and to consider your budget when deciding on which software to use.
This comparison will give you information about TeamBuildr’s features, including apps, workout creation and delivery, e-commerce, workout management, client engagement tools, automated features, and pricing.
We’ll also tell you why you should chooseto manage and grow your fitness business, increase revenue, and enhance loyalty to engage and retain your clients.
The exercise and fitness industry is constantly growing, so a business must adapt to stay relevant, including being industry-ready and user-friendly, if that company wants to enjoy longevity and success.
That’s why you should choose: we are building a software that adapts for every custom client because it’s customized to their brand, so it sets up their business for future success no matter how the fitness industry shifts.
If you’re ready to grow and manage your business with software that can be customized to your business, book a demo with Exercise.com.
TeamBuildr Company Overview
TeamBuildr was founded in 2011 as a software program to help strength and conditioning coaches run a more effective program with their athletes. James Peters and Hewitt Tomlin are the co-founders of TeamBuildr and their headquarters are located in Landover, MD.
TeamBuildr’s main users are strength and conditioning coaches. TeamBuildr focuses on high school, collegiate, and professional strength and conditioning coaches as its niche, but is missing many features that fitness businesses and personal trainers need to run and manage a successful facility, including scheduling, billing, workout management, and automation.
Exercise.com offers an all-in-one package of features useful to fitness businesses and personal trainers. No need to have separate software for membership management, a separate system for class calendars and scheduling, and a separate system for personal trainers to build workouts. Exercise.com has all of this, plus more.
Exercise.com also has an Advisory Board & Fitness Pros to build the features that fitness business will actually use.
TeamBuildr Features vs Exercise.com
TeamBuildr is a web-based platform used by strength and conditioning coaches to build workouts online for athletes. This software includes a mobile app, exercise and workout templates, performance assessment features, the ability to sell training programs online, and goal setting options.
Exercise.com includes those features, PLUS additional features that are necessary to run a successful fitness or personal training business. Exercise.com not only includes features to create customized workouts but also options to deliver those workouts to clients. Clients and members can book and manage classes, view class schedules or open appointments, purchase memberships, class packages, or specialized workouts, and more.
TeamBuildr has some cool features for strength and conditioning but is lacking in overall features offered for fitness facilities and personal trainers. Those who use TeamBuildr would need additional software or systems that offer the features they are missing, which can lead to confusion and stress.
– Custom-Branded Web & Smartphone Apps
The TeamBuildr app is available for iOS and Android devices. It can only be used by coaches and athletes who have a TeamBuildr subscription.
Within the Apple Store, the negative reviews are related to functionality for users. For example – no use of timers for rest periods, confusion about how many sets and repetitions have been completed, and some text and colors being difficult to see.
In the Google Play store, most of the recent negative reviews have been related to the app not opening or crashing. It appears that they have an update to fix the issue, but numerous users reported this problem.
The TeamBuildr app allows strength and conditioning staff to design workouts and deliver those workouts to athletes. Athletes and coaches can view workouts, communicate via the app, access goals, and view leaderboards. TeamBuildr allows for logo and color customization.
TeamBuildr also allows coaches or trainers to sell their training programs online at an additional cost. For between $4 and $6 per user per month (depending on what features are desired) and a minimum of 30 users, TeamBuildr provides a minimally customized app and users will have to search for TeamBuildr in the app store to find this app.
Exercise.com offers a fully customizable app with numerous features for managers, staff, personal trainers, and exercisers. Your business can have a cohesive look with your branding showcased on the mobile app and website. There are also custom dev options to meet your needs for the mobile app and website.
Exercise.com also has important features to keep your information and data secure, including SSL security and privacy shield framework.
With Exercise.com, personal trainers can sell training programs online with NO additional costs. This is included in the pricing of Exercise.com, so no need to worry about a minimum number of users or getting a bill at the end of the month; this is all included.
“My custom-branded apps have made my life easier and helped streamline my online training, which in turn has transformed into a pretty awesome additional revenue stream for me and my family.” – Tony Gentilcore, CSCS
– Workout Creation and Delivery
TeamBuildr’s software is focused on workout creation and delivery. Coaches and trainers can create and save workouts and workout templates then send those to athletes. There are exercise videos and instructions within the exercise library.
TeamBuildr also has an online platform for coaches and trainers to sell workouts online, including videos and nutrition information, to clients. The downside is that this comes at an additional cost of $4 to $6 per user, with a minimum of 30 users a month.
Exercise.com also has an exercise library with instructions, videos, muscles worked, and sample workouts. Trainers can also add exercise or videos for clients to view. The software includes options for goal setting, workout challenges, and customized training plans.
For nutrition, trainers can set macronutrient (carbohydrates, protein, fiber, fat) goals with their clients. Clients can track their intake for trainers to view and trainers can then provide assistance to help clients meet their health and fitness goals.
Exercise.com also allows trainers or coaches to sell workouts online, but without the extra fees. There is also no required minimum of users, so you could sell to two clients or 100 clients and it is included with the other features of Exercise.com.
“With Exercise.com, I’m able to reach people around the world with the programs that I design, implement, and push out. You don’t have that opportunity working in a local gym. So that’s been huge.” – Kellie Davis, FIT THRIVE
– E-Commerce/Point of Sale
TeamBuildr does not offer any e-commerce or point of sale features. The sole focus of TeamBuildr is to create and deliver workouts, not offer any e-commerce options. They do offer the option of selling workout plans online at an additional cost.
Fitness businesses that would like to increase revenue by selling memberships, packages, single classes, or workout plans would need an additional system in order to do this.
On the contrary, Exercise.com has endless options to increase revenue while engaging clients and members. You can sell memberships, packages of classes, single classes, or workout plans. You can even help virtual clients meet their fitness goals.
Let’s say one of your dedicated clients travels for work and cannot always meet with you to train in-person. You can develop and deliver a customized program that can be automatically delivered to your client for them to complete at your gym, a hotel gym, their home, or anywhere on the road.
“I sold a workout program and matched my yearly salary of in-person training within two weeks of selling to my community!” – Paul Fabritz, BS Exercise and Wellness, CSCS, CPT, ACE, FMS
– Performance Assessments
TeamBuildr does have performance assessment options as part of their software, including 1RM (one repetition-maximum) tracking and calculating for users. TeamBuilr also includes an option for coaches or trainers to create their own tests, but the website does not give additional information about how this is done.
TeamBuildr uses 1RM values to determine training loads and prescribed weights for the exercises. This is great for strengthening but leaves out performance assessments for cardiorespiratory fitness and flexibility, which are equally important to help athletes and exercisers meet their fitness goals.
Exercise.com offers a variety of health performance assessment features. Not only can you assess 1RM for muscular fitness, but you can also complete assessments for cardiorespiratory fitness and flexibility. You can also track other measurement data, provide questionnaires, and track injuries with Exercise.com.
Exercise.com allows trainers to deliver customized or specialized workouts based on health performance assessments. Clients can view their performance assessments and track results over time with the mobile app or dashboard.
– Fitness Business Management
TeamBuildr does not offer any fitness business management features such as calendars, appointment or class bookings, etc. There are some reporting features, but they are related to athlete performance, not business management or scheduling functions.
With Exercise.com, fitness staff or management can set up calendars to show class schedules, instructor information, waitlists, and automate payments. There is a business dashboard for reporting and managers can set up staff roles and permissions.
Managers can turn features on/off for the most user-friendly experience for staff and clients. The technology team is constantly adding new features based on feedback from current users of Exercise.com.
Exercisers can book and manage classes, see waitlists, set up reminders and notifications, set up automatic payments, or pay for classes or memberships. They can view schedules by location, trainer, time, or type of class.
There are no limits to the number of clients you can manage, and you can manage the software from anywhere. There are also endless marketing integrations included with Exercise.com to help upsell to current clients or reach new clients.
“Exercise.com has allowed a lot of flexibility with integration, so I can better connect with my customers. They developed a way to integrate with my CMR so I can send email sequences after purchasing, and they also created an upsell option on the sales page that offers exclusive products to customers.” – Kellie Davis, FIT THRIVE
– Client Engagement
With TeamBuildr, strength and conditioning coaches can communicate with athletes via the mobile app using texting, email, or through push notifications. They can also set up challenges and leaderboards to enhance motivation among athletes.
Exercise.com also allows for interaction with members and clients using the mobile app, texting, email, or push notifications. They can send reminders or encouragement with a few simple clicks.
“Exercise.com has enabled our company to expand in ways we couldn’t imagine possible. As a Strength Coach that also manages the business this platform has made it much easier to get our programming out to not only our local clientele but also new clientele throughout the world as well as our professional athletes in different cities.” – Eric Mahanke, Carr Elite
Fitness facilities and trainers that use Exercise.com can set up workout challenges and leaderboards to help motivate and engage their members and clients. This is one way to increase revenue and enhance loyalty, but it is also a great way for clients to stay motivated to reach their goals – a win/win for everyone!
TeamBuildr offers coaches and trainers the ability to deliver workouts to athletes, but there is no information on their website if the workouts can be automatically delivered or if it must be done manually.
The automation features of Exercise.com make it easy for fitness staff and trainers to stay in constant communication with clients via mobile apps, texting, or email. Payments for memberships or classes can also be automated for members so they have one less thing to remember.
It’s simple to automate reminders and notifications via the mobile app, texting, and email. Trainers can also automate specialized workouts, workout plans, or performance assessment data. Communicating with clients has never been easier with these features.
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There are four pricing tiers for TeamBuildr. All four tiers include these features:
- Custom programming
- Unlimited coaches
- Custom colors
- Mobile app
- Customer support
The following table describes the major differences in the silver, gold, and platinum pricing structures.
The platinum pro plan is $1,500 a year and includes up to 500 athletes like the platinum pro plan, but it also includes API and integration access.
For trainers or coaches who would like to use the TeamBuildr online training platform, this costs $4 or $6 per user per month, with a minimum of 30 users monthly. This would cost a minimum of between $120 and $180 a month to sell training programs or workouts online.
Competitors of TeamBuildr that focus on providing features in the strength and conditioning arena include TrainHeroic, CoachMePlus, BridgeAthletic, and MaxOne.
– Cons of TeamBuildr
TeamBuildr’s sole focus is on workout creation and delivery. They have several helpful features in that area but lack a number of additional features that fitness businesses would need and use to manage a successful fitness operation.
With no e-commerce features, there is no option to increase revenue by selling memberships, packages, classes, or single workouts. TeamBuildr does have an online platform for trainers and coaches to sell workouts, however, this comes at an additional cost per user and there is a minimum amount of users needed monthly.
There are also no workout management features, so a fitness facility would have to have additional software to set up a class calendar and to allow members to book and manage classes or appointments.
– Pros of Exercise.com
Exercise.com’s software platform offers many of the workout creation and delivery features that are offered by TeamBuildr, but also includes many features that are not offered by TeamBuildr. Exercise.com truly is an all-in-one software that fitness businesses can use to support all of the features needed to run a successful business.
Our software has numerous options for workout creation and delivery, e-commerce, scheduling and booking, reporting, and automation. Personal trainers and businesses have all the tools they need to interact with clients and members and a simple platform for all functions needed daily when using Exercise.com.
Exercise.com allows trainers to develop and deliver workouts without additional costs per user and no minimum number of users. Our goal at Exercise.com is to help you maximize income, efficiency, and availability to serve more clients.
As described above, Exercise.com is an all-in-one software to meet the needs of many types of fitness businesses. With features like workout creation and delivery, performance assessments, scheduling, automation, and e-commerce, Exercise.com fits the needs of fitness businesses small and large.
With Exercise.com you have everything you need in one easy to use package and you can spend more time growing or improving your business or interacting with clients and members.
If you’re ready to grow and manage your fitness business better with Exercise.com, schedule a demo today.