Two options I have really liked even better was mindbody.com and┬áhttp://www.fitsw.com/. Mindbody was very nice and professionally done – the only downside was that it’s pricey. FitSW seems more tailored for individual trainers / smaller gyms because its free – just not quite as polished as Mindbody. Both Fitsw and mindbody have excellent ways to track progress on your client’s fitness and they both do a great job at recording workouts and diets. They both are very helpful in helping me manage all my client’s info in one location.
Best Apps for Fitness Gyms & Personal Trainer is My Best Studio software solutions.
It is a affordable with all comprehensive features available.
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I can answer the first part of your question: “What apps help you run your business more effectively?”
I love Evernote. I don’t just use it to help run my yoga business more effectually. I also use it to manage run my personal life more effectively. It’s by far the most useful “tool” I’ve come across and I use it every day [e.g. managing clients, managing prospects, managing travel/holidays, writing a book (create a note for each chapter), writing blog posts, etc]. The best part is that you can sync all your “notes” across all your devices (smartphone, tablet, computer). Before becoming a full-time yoga teacher I was a business consultant and used to recommend Evernote to all my clients.
Millions of people all over the world use Evernote. The free version is great. I recently upgraded to the paid version which has a few advanced features such as ability to share “notes” with other people. You can find out more here: https://evernote.com
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CoachApp pro helps me a lot! From their website:
Personal Trainer business app
Coach App Pro simplifies Coaches and Personal Trainers’ Administration work. track your clients, their orders and payments for free!
Check out Personal Trainer’s Tool for a nice standalone client management system. http://www.techknowsfit.com/apps/personal-trainers-tool/