Reviews of the 10 Best Yoga Studio Management Softwares
When you run a yoga studio, having software that helps you run your studio professionally and efficiently is an absolute must. It’s 2019. Your customers– and potential customers –expect the capability to easily work with you online.
You need studio management software that makes it as easy as possible for people to enjoy the services you offer or else your business will suffer for lack of ease.
But what’s possibly more important in a studio management software is your ability as a business owner to manage your studio with ease on the backend. Your software shouldn’t just make your customer’s experience seamless– it should also save you time, increase income, attract new business, and be able to clearly track studio performance.
That being said, we reviewed 10 different studio management software so that you can be best informed when choosing your software. We also included fitDEGREE so you can see how it stacks up against other software! Check it out:
This is a cloud-based club management software capable of appointment scheduling for the needs of small to midsize businesses. MINDBODY is used by a variety of fitness and wealth niches including gyms, personal training centers, salons, spas, dance schools, and yoga studios.
Scheduling with waitlist management
Appointment booking through Facebook
Automated scheduling of email, texts, and online bookings
Membership management– notifications and alerts, targeted marketing campaigns, etc.
Staff management– check-ins/check-outs, payroll management, calendar integration
Plenty of useful features
Popular app, so many yogis are already familiar with it
Online training available to better understand how to use MINDBODY products
Way over-priced and loyal customers are not grandfathered into old rates when prices rise
The software is not intuitive nor user-friendly and offers features that many users don’t even want or need
Questionable customer service
Price: Packages start at $129/month
This is a member management software for gyms, affiliate gyms, martial art schools, MMA schools, and fitness studios.
Includes integrated payment processing and automated billing
Self-service kiosk iPad app
Both a member app and staff app for Android and iOS devices
Scheduling, automations, workout tracking, belt and skill tracking, site templates, and more
Integrated, mobile-friendly websites with in-house management
Digital marketing funnel features
No contracts or startup fees and pricing of software is based off your number of active members
Software is clunky, complex, and not very intuitive
Does not yet integrate with credit card machines nor retail sales and payment functionality is lacking
Price: Packages start at $117/month
This is a cloud-based client management and scheduling software designed for health and wellness clubs, fitness studios, and music and dance studios.
Online booking, client sign-up and notifications, and client relationship management
Payment collection, coupons, discounts, and credits, plus payroll management
Reporting and analytics functionalities
Accessible via multiple devices and integrates with MailChimp, Emma, Smartwaiver, and Google Analytics
Services offered on a monthly subscription basis
Features are generally easy-to-use and flexible to fit individual business needs
Integrates with ClassPass and many other popular SaaS tools
Ability to manage scheduling at multiple locations with ease
Reporting and analytics features are cumbersome and difficult to work with
Retail sales features are lacking and not user-friendly
Customer loyalty is not rewarded as prices rise– and just as expensive as MINDBODY
Price: Packages start at $129/month
This is a gym and health club member management system created for gyms, fitness studios, and clubs of all sizes.
Flexible scheduling, administrative task management, and integrated billing processes
Marketing and retention tools
Suitable for multiple devices including iOS and Android
An integrated door access system for members
Comprehensive reporting with visual KPIs
Generally easy to use with accessible and considerate customer support
Less expensive software with the same features as the more popular software offers
Can reduce the need for more staff through the door access key fob feature for members
The learning curve for software is long and the system can be more complex than necessary
Software not suitable for iPads
Door access hardware can be difficult to install and sometimes fails
Price: Packages start at $85/month
This is a gym and studio management and app solution designed for the use of gyms, fitness, yoga, and pilates studios.
Class scheduling, member management, building, reporting, and check-in
Member app compatible with iOS and Android devices
Web portal that can connect to social media pages so members can book and pay straight from social media platforms
Reporting features that include membership sales, attendance rates, and failed payments
Member notifications and messages to engage members through the app
Easy website integrations an in-app marketing features
Software setup is easy and they offer helpful webinars and good customer support
Branded mobile app
Has had significant issues with bugs in the software
Reporting is lackluster
Web portal not as user-friendly as the mobile app
Price: Packages start at $110/month
This is a cloud-based business management software for salons, spas, and fitness studios.
Integrated solution to bookkeeping, payroll, client databases, and inventory management
Automated email marketing as well as email and text notifications to clients
Users can search for your facility and book appointments through web portal or mobile app
Both businesses and customers can create profile pages through Vagaro to connect with one another
Customizable reports with graphs and charts to track business performance
Easy solution for small businesses and solopreneurs
Very affordable and has a mobile app capable of managing payments
Offers branded check-in app and useful forms feature
Not a great software for businesses with several employees
Merchant processing is limited
Search function prevents you from being the only business clients interact with
Price: Packages start at $25/month
ClubReady is a cloud-based fitness and gym management platform that’s branded for your club with lead management and retention features.
Schedule management, online booking, membership management, attendance management, and billing features
Calendars and check-in functionality
Class count is automatically deducted from client’s account when they check in for class
Email marketing tools
Simple and easy-to-use app for both customers and staff
Has Marketing tools
Helpful customer service and support
More powerful options can be very expensive
Must pay additional fee to have access to reporting features
System has seen little improvement over the years
Price: $30-$100 a month for simple option and $500-$1,000 a month for extensive feature set.
Zingfit is a colorfully branded studio management software with a strong feature set.
Book appointments and manage classes
Clients can book and pay through mobile app and this functionality can be embedded in your fitness club’s website
Reporting functions including payroll, attendance, cancellations, and sales
24/7 customer support
Large feature set
Integrates with your website
Must access higher tiers for most features.
Difficult to use
Price: Packages start at $85 a month
This is a cloud-based business management system for wellness studios of all sizes.
Online booking, payments, class scheduling, and marketing management
Capability to send automated reminders to clients about class
Online store that enables users students to register, pay, and buy retail products
Automated marketing campaign features for emails and text
Mobile app compatible with both Android and iOS devices
Intuitive and user-friendly
Capability to easily manage multiple locations
Many customizable features
Issues with glitching and slow load time
Lacks integrations with third-party tools
Price: Packages start at $39/month
We are a cloud-based yoga and fitness studio management solution for small and midsize businesses that enables users to schedule classes, appointments, events, and workshops.
Scheduling similar to Google Calendar
Website integration so customers can sign up and pay directly from your website
Branded mobile app for customers and a business app for remote backend software use
Custom visual reporting with clickable graphs
Built-in social features to encourage referral marketing
Affordable, intuitive, multiple location management, and user-friendly for both customers and staff
Visual reporting that’s both easy to understand and identify trends
Branded for your studio– not the software –and built-in marketing features to grow your business
ClassPass integration is expected to begin April 15th, 2019
Key integrations such as email, Loyal Snap, and Spa Finder are anticipated for September 2019
We’re not free like SalesVu– because we offer so much more!
Price: Packages start at $100/month
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It’s up to you as a studio owner to decide what your precise needs and budget are for your studio management software. There are a lot of choices for software out there. We recommend using these reviews to determine where best to spend your time and money.
But remember that you will not find a more affordable, more capable, more user-friendly, and more supportive software than fitDEGREE! Check out a side-by-side comparison of fitDEGREE to MINDBODY here.