Reviews of the 10 Best Yoga Studio Management Software

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Reviews of the 10 Best Yoga Studio Management Software

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When you run a yoga studio, having software that helps you run your studio professionally and efficiently is an absolute must. It’s 2021. 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:

1. fitDEGREE

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.

Highlighted features:

  • 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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

2. Zen Planner

This is a member management software for gyms, affiliate gyms, martial art schools, MMA schools, and fitness studios.

Highlighted Features:

  • 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

Pros: 

  • 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

Cons:

  • Software is clunky, complex, and not very intuitive
  • Does not yet integrate with credit card machines nor retail sales and payment functionality is lacking
  • Lackluster reporting

Price: Packages start at $117/month

3. Pike13

This is a cloud-based client management and scheduling software designed for health and wellness clubs, fitness studios, and music and dance studios.

Highlighted Features:

  • 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

Pros: 

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

4. GymMaster

This is a gym and health club member management system created for gyms, fitness studios, and clubs of all sizes.

Highlighted Features:

  • 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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

5. Glofox

This is a gym and studio management and app solution designed for the use of gyms, fitness, yoga, and pilates studios.

Highlighted Features:

  • 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

Pros:

  • Easy website integrations an in-app marketing features
  • Software setup is easy and they offer helpful webinars and good customer support
  • Branded mobile app

Cons:

  • 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

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6. Vagaro

This is a cloud-based business management software for salons, spas, and fitness studios.

Highlighted features:

  • 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

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

7. ClubReady

ClubReady is a cloud-based fitness and gym management platform that’s branded for your club with lead management and retention features.

Highlighted 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

Pros:

  • Simple and easy-to-use app for both customers and staff
  • Has Marketing tools
  • Helpful customer service and support

Cons:

  • 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.

8. Zingfit

Zingfit is a colorfully branded studio management software with a strong feature set.

Highlighted features: 

  • Book appointments and manage classes
  • Spot Booking
  • 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

Pros:

  • Large feature set
  • Integrates with your website
  • Branded app

Cons:

  • Very Expensive
  • Must access higher tiers for most features.
  • Difficult to use

Price: Packages start at $85 a month

9. WellnessLiving

This is a cloud-based business management system for wellness studios of all sizes.

Highlighted features: 

  • 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

Pros:

  • Intuitive and user-friendly
  • Capability to easily manage multiple locations
  • Many customizable features

Cons:

  • Lackluster reporting
  • Issues with glitching and slow load time
  • Lacks integrations with third-party tools

Price: Packages start at $39/month

10. MINDBODY

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.

Highlighted Features:

  • 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.
  • Sfatt management– check-ins/check-outs, payroll management, calendar integration

Pros:

  • 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

Cons:

  • 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

Cost: Packages start at $129/month

Conclusion

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!

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fitDEGREE is a socially-driven studio management software designed specifically for fitness, health and wellness businesses.

fitDEGREE is powerful, yet economical and most of all, user friendly. By using the newest technology platforms, we seek to provide the best user experience for both the studio owners and their clients at a modest price.