I have personally been exploring and testing similar software for some time now to determine what the best fit is for my business. There are allot of online base programs that each offer a little of what one needs to fulfill all the desired criteria (payment, scheduling, client profile / info collection, routines, exercises, assessment testing, documents, client interaction, etc). Most of the software is still developing and in a 6 months to a year there will be some extremely developed options on the market. I currently suggest amstatz.com. They are fairly new, respond well to feedback, and are continually creating new and useful features. It does include everything I was previously looking for, but some of the features need additional work. When I talked with a representative who took me through the online data base by sharing screens, first, they were very helpful and direct, and secondly is appears by next Feburary the newest features will be added (example exercise video share with clients / currently they just have photos, documents / sheets for clinets that can be signed online). I recommend going to their site and ask for a tutorial, which last around 20 minuets. Also, the interface is customizable and appears best used when linked to a simple business website. In addition, their site is user friendly for PC, Apple, Droids, ipad, etc, which allows for easy use for all trainers and clients.
If you just want scheduling and payment, Mind and Body are the most widely used and best in this given speciality. I am currently trying amstatz.com for a month to see how it works for me and will add any further insight or suggestions to this thread over time. I am curious what other Fitness business owner’s will recommend, but right I will say that the process is a bit of trial and error to find the best fit. Just make sure the developers you choose are willing to work with you by taking and apply feedback to further develop their software. Also, I would lean more towards month to month payment, so you have the option to bail at anytime if you are unsatisfied.
I hope my feed was helpful and best of luck with developing your business! Feel free to contact me with any additional questions.
– Alex Wisch