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In this article I will review three more noteworthy apps for fitness pros.  Each of these apps, like in part 1, offer a free trial period for trainers to test out its services.  Some offer added perks such as automated payments, large exercise databases, and unlimited diet plans.  Each of these fitness apps is worth a look when taking your fitness business to the next level.  
 
FitSW:
This software is designed to keep clients compliant while allowing trainers to effectively track client data.  The app boasts that it is a “one-stop-shop” for client schedules, contracts, assessment documents, exercise library, and much more.  One critique is limited information on customer support and assistance with setting up all the app features, like some of the other apps reviewed.  

Appointments: Appointment scheduling and integrated calendar system.  

Client payment: payment-tracking system with payment reminders and automated payments   

Other Perks: Fitness workout software, fitness progress tracking, diet and nutrition tracking, create your own exercise database

Cost: Free 30 day trial + one month free, $0.00 Free Trainer version (5 clients, 360 online workouts, client tracking, 360 diet plans, online scheduling); $1.99/mo. Standard Trainer package (30 clients, 500 online workouts, client tracking, 500 diet plans, online scheduling, store fitness pictures); $9.99/mo. (unlimited clients + 5 trainers, unlimited online workouts, client tracking, unlimited diet plans, online scheduling, store fitness pictures); $39.99 Unlimited Gym package (unlimited clients and trainers, unlimited online workouts, client tracking unlimited diet plans, online scheduling, store fitness pictures, customized website and web address)
Website:http://www.fitsw.com/index.php
 
MindBody:
This app is not specifically designed for personal trainers, but offers many needed resources for managing your small business.  This app claims to streamline your payroll, scheduling, and business marketing.  There are many business features that MindBody offers which not offered with some fitness, specific websites, apps and services.  One downside is the abundance of information on the website makes it difficult to understand exactly what is offered at each price point.  The cost seems quite high but has the most features of all the apps reviewed.  

Appointments: online booking, client check in system, class rosters with payment information

Client payment: store payments, payment history data, automated reminders (email/text), email payment confirmation, and recurring payments, rewards programs, point of sale software available,

Other Perks: marketing promotions, refill clients spots automatically from wait list, scheduling can be linked to Facebook accounts, loyalty programs and promo codes available, offer client gift cards, create your own online store with custom products, payroll tracking, in-depth business analysis such as membership growth

Cost: $45.00 Solo package (app, scheduling, point of sale, automated emails, reporting for 10 clients); $65.00 Grow package (app, scheduling, point of sale, automated emails, reporting for 25 clients);$95.00 Pro package (app, scheduling, point of sale, automated emails, reporting for 90 clients, advanced scheduling options); $165.00 Accelerate package (app, scheduling, point of sale, automated emails, reporting for 90 clients, advanced scheduling options, 2 way SMS notifications); $245.00/mo. Ultimate package (app, scheduling, point of sale, automated emails, reporting for 90 clients, advanced scheduling options, 2 way SMS notifications, custom mobile app, MBU on demand subscription)
Website: https://www.mindbodyonline.com/
 
Coach App Pro:
Coach Pro is a business app designed for personal trainers that allows you to keep all your clients and finances in one place.  The app claims to simplify administration work while tracking clients, sessions, and payments.  One major drawback is limited information on the website.  For more information users must download the app for more detailed pricing information and services offered.  

Appointments: client scheduling, recurring appointments, session reminders

Client payment: custom training packages, store payment data, payment tracking

Other Perks: coaching and personal training administration app, cost is inexpensive, very simple to use

Cost: Free for 3 clients or less; $4.99 for 4 or more clients;  in app products range from $1.99 - $9.99
Website:http://coachapp.haredev.com/#home
 

Have you tried any of these apps?  Are you currently using one?  Let us hear from you!  Add a comment below.  

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