With so many options to choose from, what is the best sports club management software? We’ll talk you through the features and pricing of some of the most popular systems to help you find the best one for your sports club.
Price: Available on enquiry
Free version? No
Virtuagym offers software for fitness businesses and corporate health organisations as well as a fitness and nutrition app for personal use. Originating in the Netherlands, Virtuagym supports over 9,000 businesses and 40,000 trainers across 80 countries.
There are different sports club management software solutions depending on your needs. The ‘Manage’ level allows you to save time with automation as you can manage contacts, payments and scheduling. Adding the ‘coach’ package means that you can access their fitness coaching app, nutrition software, and assistance with training plans. Unlock the ‘engage’ package to create an online community and offer challenges and rewards. If you’re looking to expand your fitness business or sports club, the ‘grow’ add-on helps with lead management, business analytics and a retention planner.
If you want to reach members that workout at home, their PRO+ software provides a video workout platform.
Virtuagym makes scheduling easy so customers can book fitness classes and see when their next session is. With the software’s customisation features you can make the software match your brand colours and logo. This ability to whitelabel means that your software will be cohesive with your other systems and messaging, making your business more professional and credible.
Price: Between £103-£248 per month
Free version? No
Glofox is suited to small fitness businesses, and medium clubs and also offers franchise management tools. The price you pay for the sports club management software will depend on the type of business you own (e.g. yoga studio, boxing gym) and the number of locations. This structure ensures that you only pay for the features you need.
Some of the main features of Glofox include: payments and billing, reporting and analysis, member management, sales and marketing tools, retention tools, omni-channel fitness tools as well as a member portal and kiosk. Glofox includes a waitlist feature so your staff don’t need to manage contact’s class preferences. The check-in kiosk reduces queue times and provides a smooth experience for gym-goers.
The simple dashboard allows you to schedule sessions, manage club memberships, analyse attendance figures and automate your admin 24/7. Glofox also has an app so you can manage your sessions from your mobile.
Price: Free to £29.99 per month
Free version? Yes
BookingLive is a leading booking software provider that caters to sports clubs and fitness centres. The software can be used 24/7 on any device and allows customers to schedule classes, pay for them, receive booking confirmation emails and appointment reminders.
Something that sets BookingLive apart from the rest is the sheer number of integrations, over 3,000 in fact. This allows you to create a hub for all your favourite tools working together, leading to improved organisation and efficiency.
As well as automating admin and creating sleek reports on booking data, BookingLive can be customised to match your brand and you can place a booking widget on your website and social media profiles. The company also offers excellent customer support services to help you make the most of your sports club management software.
BookingLive offers sports club management software at competitive pricing points. They provide a booking solution for small businesses that follows a pricing structure. This ranges from free if you take 25 bookings per month to £29.99 per month if you wish to take 500 bookings. BookingLive can also build custom booking software for larger sporting enterprises, starting at £6,000 per year.
Price: From £119 to £519 per month
Free version? No
Mindbody has spent 20 years in product innovation, research and thought leadership in the wellness industry. Their software is aimed at the integrative health sector such as medical spas and physical therapy and the fitness industry, including personal trainers, dance studios and yoga centres.
For £119 per month, the ‘starter’ pack Mindbody states you can ‘Run and manage your business with foundational tools and the flexibility to add additional products as you grow.’ Their most expensive ‘Ultimate Plus’ pack will set you back £519 per month and offers you all of the Mindbody features as well as a custom mobile app.
Mindbody makes it easy to monitor business performance using customer profiles and scheduled follow-ups. Like most sports club management software, Mindbody can be used to schedule classes from any device, at any time of the day.
A stand-out feature of Mindbody is its AI powered front desk - this operates around the clock. If you miss a phone call the AI will respond immediately to answer enquiries and book fitness classes.
Mindbody offers an app to customers where they can browse different fitness businesses and their services. You can list your business on the app, which has 1.3 million active monthly users. This app can aid your marketing strategy and increase brand awareness, offering something a little different to the other sports club management software out there.
Price: Available on request after a free demo
Free version? No
EZFacility is a cloud-based, open source membership management software for all types of sports and fitness businesses, from football clubs to performance training centres.
Customers can use EZFacility to pay for their membership, make session bookings and view class schedules. This allows staff to focus on their sports club rather than dealing with the admin.
For owners and instructors, the sports club management software has the following features: monitor payments, track equipment, log fitness assessments, automate schedules, provide members with personal log-ins and send automated reminders so that people don’t miss their fitness class. EZFacility makes managing finances a whole lot easier. Generate payroll, process fees and send receipts and invoices all in one place.
If your sports club takes part in a league, this software is ideal. You can create league and tournament schedules and include details like the referee, scorecards, and photo ID cards for player verification. Whether you have an odd or even number of teams, EZFacility can help you schedule the matches.
6. Zen Planner
Price: $121 to $257 per month
Free version? No
Zen Planner’s sports club management software is aimed at boutique gyms, martial arts clubs and yoga studios.
A unique feature of this software includes reminders when a member's birthday is coming up, allowing you to send personalised messages and deals. Zen Planner also boasts workout tracking. Instructors can add workouts to the system and share them on their website and social media. Whilst customers can view the daily workout, log their results, monitor their position on your club’s leaderboard and more.
Zen Planner makes it easy to create a community around your sports club and share progress with each other. This also helps instructors see which members may need more one-to-one support to reach their fitness goals.
The sleek interface helps you manage your business progress too. You can see newly acquired members and track who has paid their monthly membership fee. Staff management can also be completed within Zen Planner. Schedule and oversee shift changes and salaries when you purchase your package.
The price you pay for this sports club management software will depend on the number of members you have - this does not include prospects or staff. Each package offers the same features so you only pay more as your business grows and you gain more members. Packages start at $121 per month for 0-50 members with the highest price being $257 per month if you have over 251 members.
Price: Free to $229 per month
Free version? Yes
Founded in 2021, PushPress is a sports club management software primarily focused on gyms. Whether your gym specialises in bodybuilding or HIIT workouts, this software has your audience in mind. Used by over 2,000 gyms worldwide, PushPress is highly respected in the sports and fitness industry.
The team at PushPress have owned and managed gyms so know exactly what you’ll need out of a sports club management software. With the system, you can sell many types of memberships such as recurring and non-recurring subscriptions, private training sessions, courses, events and drop-ins. Some other features include attendance tracking, payment management and automation to help you nurture leads and maintain relationships.
PushPress offers a free version of its sports club management software however this has limited features and is aimed at startups that want to get a taste of their offering. If you purchase the Pro or Max package, you can benefit from third-party integrations to build a system that is more tailored to your gyms needs.
Price: £59 to £269 per month
Free version? 30 day free trial
TeamUp has a main focus on customer experience and customer satisfaction. The sports club management software helps you manage relationships with your customers, schedule classes, recurring workshops and one-off events, customise memberships, automate payments and more. Streamlining your business processes allows you to optimise sales and save time on admin.
TeamUp helps you target your customers with automated statuses to build a loyal base. You can easily add promotions and offers to your fitness classes for customers to redeem at the till. This feature goes hand in hand with your marketing strategy if you advertise discount codes on your website and social media.
If your gym is looking to open up new revenue streams by offering online training sessions, TeamUp can help. The sports club management software integrates with Zoom so members can view their booking and join the live link in a few clicks.
The pricing package you opt for will depend on the number of customers you have and all features will be the same. If you’re just starting out with 0-50 members, you will have to pay £59 per month. The most expensive plan is £269 per month if your fitness centre has more than 600 members.
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