There’s no shortage of yoga studio software solutions out there, and one thing is for sure: the top software providers are intensely competing for your business as a studio owner.
So how do you know which of the “best” software really is the best? How can you know what business to trust to run your studio? Better yet– how do you know which software has an app that will uplevel the consumer side of your business?
We put together a comparison of five of the best studio business software apps for consumers so you can make an informed decision for yourself.
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. Unlike other software, the consumer app is branded for your unique studio.
Price: Packages start at $100/month
Conclusion: The app not only boasts the basic useful features, but it also cuts out the competition by branding specifically for your unique studio– not fitDEGREE. After all, your studio experience online should be just as branded as it is in the studio. This option is like no other studio software out there!
MINDBODY is used by a variety of fitness and wealth niches including gyms, personal training centers, salons, spas, dance schools, and yoga studios. It’s a cloud-based club management software capable of appointment scheduling for the needs of small to midsize businesses. It includes a consumer app that puts your studio in front of people who are looking for you.
Price: Packages start at $129/month
Conclusion: MINDBODY’s consumer app does not help you uniquely market your business, but it does help get your studio name out there.
This is a member management software for gyms, affiliate gyms, martial art schools, MMA schools, and fitness studios. There is a consumer app that many users find helpful.
Price: Packages start at $117/month
Conclusion: The studio app is useful and multi-functional but does not help much with your marketing, plus, many business reviews reveal Zen Planner has a poor consumer experience.
This is a cloud-based business management software for salons, spas, and fitness studios. The consumer app allows potential customers to search for services, compare results, and book an appointment.
Price: Packages start at $25/month
Conclusion: The app is pretty powerful and has more functionality than MINDBODY or Zen Planner, but it’s still branded as Vagaro and the user end still promotes you alongside your competition unless you’re willing to shell out more money to come up higher in search results.
This is a cloud-based business management system for wellness studios of all sizes. The consumer app does just about everything that Vagaro does.
Price: Packages start at $39/month
Conclusion: Again, a powerful app with many useful functions including loyalty rewards, but not branded for your unique studio– so you have to be ready to compete with other local studios in this app.
It seems like every day, there is a new tool or app that makes social media easier for small businesses and entrepreneurs to take advantage of. These apps make it possible for almost anyone—with a bit of vision and dedication—to put together a brand's social media plan and execute it like a pro.
If you are serious about growing your yoga business, you need to be ready to harness the power of referral marketing. So how exactly do you do that? It’s not always as simple as just asking your customers to spread the word about your studio–– you need to motivate and incentivize people to help you grow your studio.
In the fast-paced and busy lives we live, it can be easy to slip into a routine and lose sight of the things we're grateful for in life. Studies have shown that being able to consciously note what you’re grateful for and actively practicing the habit of thanking the people in your life can improve your mental and physical health. As a yogi, you’re aware that yoga isn’t just a practice of the physical body–– it’s a practice of the mind, body, and spirit. Every time you step onto the mat, you’re engaging in an energetic lesson that goes beyond just your muscles and breathing–– it’s a practice that can spark gratitude. And as many experienced yogis can attest, when you put out love and gratitude into the universe, it comes back to you.