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Best Shore Alternative: Exercise.com vs. Shore


Exercise.com: Your Shore Alternative

Why Choose Exercise.com?

Here are five reasons why fitness professionals use Exercise.com vs. Shore.

 

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike Shore, Exercise.com software is designed to have all components needed to run a fitness business, big or small, in one place – making it easy and efficient to organize and grow your fitness business with client and class scheduling, check-ins, and billing — all from your custom-branded apps.

Fitness Business Management Software to Run Your Business

Unlike Shore, Exercise.com software is designed to have all components needed to run a fitness business, big or small, in one place – making it easy and efficient to organize and grow your fitness business with client and class scheduling, check-ins, and billing — all from your custom-branded apps.

Workout Software to Power Your Training

Shore does not offer workout software; Exercise.com, however, does. The Exercise.com workout plan creator and exercise manager provide flexible solutions to save you time creating workouts with built-in integrations, tools, and more.

Ecommerce Software to Increase Revenue

Shore does not offer the extensive ecommerce options that Exercise.com provides. Exercise.com offers the gamut of ecommerce features, including product sales, payment processing, and selling online training, online memberships, and workout challenges.

Ecommerce Software to Increase Revenue

Shore does not offer the extensive ecommerce options that Exercise.com provides. Exercise.com offers the gamut of ecommerce features, including product sales, payment processing, and selling online training, online memberships, and workout challenges.

Assessment Software to Improve Client Engagement and Retention

Shore does not offer health and fitness assessments. With Exercise.com, however, your clients will receive personalized assessments that deliver custom workouts for their individual needs – providing massive growth potential and saved time. All for one price. All on one platform.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

Shore does not offer custom-branding options. Exercise.com, however, offers apps and websites that are fully customized to make your life easier by providing your clients with a unified scheduling and workout experience with your brand displayed front-and-center.

Stand Out With Your Own Custom-branded Apps

Shore does not offer custom-branding options. Exercise.com, however, offers apps and websites that are fully customized to make your life easier by providing your clients with a unified scheduling and workout experience with your brand displayed front-and-center.

 

If you’re ready to get started with an easy-to-navigate, all-in-one fitness software, designed to fuel your business, request a demo with Exercise.com today.

And, if you want to see how Shore’s additional features stack up to Exercise.com software features, check out our in-depth guide below.

What is Shore?

Founded in 2012, Shore is software for small and medium-sized businesses. Shore is ideal for hair and beauty salons, spas, health clinics, bridal shops, coaching, and personal trainers. Features include an online calendar and booking, customer management tools, an app, and more.

Although Shore states its software is intended for personal trainers, this doesn’t mean that Shore is ideal for gym management. Shore can help private personal trainers organize their schedules, but is not intended to manage an entire business.

Further, Shore has no workout or health assessment software. Even though Shore can manage a private personal trainer’s calendar, personal trainers must still find other apps or methods to send and track client workouts and assessments.

Exercise.com is your all-in-one fitness business management software. We combine business management tools with workout and assessment software, which helps your fitness business succeed! Let’s jump into the review to see how Exercise.com’s comprehensive gym management software can help grow and manage your fitness business.

Unless otherwise stated, all images and reviews below are of/about the Exercise.com All-In-One Fitness Business Management software platform.

Fitness Business Management Software

Many business management software offers similar features, so how do you know what best fits your business? Why is it important to have software designed for gym and fitness facilities?

Shore’s primary benefit is its scheduler, but it falls short in other key business management functions. Exercise.com Fitness Business Management (FBM), on the other hand, has every feature to create and sustain a thriving business, plus personalized assistance to help every step of the way.

Client/Class Scheduling

Shore’s software shines brightest with its scheduler. Clients can view your schedule and book in your app or through your app, website, and social media platforms. Shore.com allows staff to add, delete, and reschedule appointments. Appointments are color-coded for easy viewing.

Exercise.com includes these features, as well! We offer a user-friendly scheduling system that is easy for staff and customers to use, which increases your booking rates. Our schedule is easily accessed on your custom-branded app and syncs with Apple and Google Calendars.

Gym/Facility Management

Shore has no facility management tools. This means you must have another app or software to manage all the moving pieces of your business.

The Exercise.com FBM software has all the tools and integrations you need to manage your facility. You never have to worry about sales, staff, clients, or data logged falling between the cracks. Our comprehensive reporting is easily accessible in your custom web and mobile apps. Our FBM also helps manage a staff of any size with assignable staff roles so you can put staff management on autopilot.

Business Dashboard Reports

Shore has business insights for facts and figures, appointment sources, and popular services. There is no indication that Shore has customizable forms that could be beneficial to the fitness industry.

Exercise.com offers you a client and a business dashboard to easily access and monitor everything for facility management. With Exercise.com, you get reports for transactions, taxes, subscriptions, ecommerce commissions, inventory, and so much more! We can even customize reports specifically for your business. Our dashboard makes it easy to analyze and interpret business data.

Client Automation

Shore has standard customer automation with the Plus package, such as email confirmations and reminders, SMS reminders, birthday reminders, and more.

With Exercise.com, you get all these customer and business automation, but we also have fitness-specific client automation, such as:

  • Automate Emails and Texts/Other Automatic Features
  • Automate Workout Delivery
  • Automate Resource Delivery
  • Automate Assessment Delivery
  • Automate Reminders/Alerts via app, text, and email

Dedicated Zapier Support

Our partnership with Zapier improves the efficiency of your business and helps your unique business stand out. Zapier has over 2,000 apps, so you can enjoy personalizing your business! But this is only a benefit you receive with Exercise.com, as Shore doesn’t integrate with Zapier.

Dedicated Account Manager

Shore has standard email customer service support. Exercise.com takes customer service very seriously, which is why you receive a dedicated account manager with Exercise.com to handle all aspects of your account! Your account manager handles all the behind-the-scenes tasks such as initial set-up and training, website creation and management, updating your custom app, and more, so you can stay focused on your customers.

Customized Software

Customized software helps your fitness business stand out in a competitive industry. When software is customized to fit your specific brands and needs, you can reach your target customer base effectively, resulting in more memberships and sales.

Exercise.com excels at customizing software, but this is another area in which Shore falls short. Let’s take a closer look below.

Custom-Branded

Shore doesn’t have custom branding options for its software, which reduces your opportunities to engage customers with your brand. For additional fees, you can have a custom-branded website and app.

But with Exercise.com, your entire platform is custom branded–no extra fees. Your software, app, website, schedule and booking, notifications, and more, are personalized with your business name, logo, colors, wording, and vibe.

iOS & Android Apps

Shore allows you to have a custom-branded app for $80/month and an undefined setup fee. It’s unclear if there can be modifications to your app at a later time. Shore doesn’t have a standard app; the only app Shore provides is a custom one with a monthly fee.

Exercise.com gives you a custom-branded app for personal trainers and gyms for no additional fee. With our app, trainers can perform all their client management tasks, like create workouts, view upcoming appointments, and communicate with clients. Clients can easily book appointments and classes, view and complete their workouts, log nutrition intake, and track their progress. You can make modifications to your app at any time, which keeps your business updated and relevant!

Websites

For $149/month and an unspecified setup fee, Shore allows you to have a custom website. With Exercise.com, our custom website is included with our software! Our top-ranked custom dev team creates customized, custom-branded, SEO-optimized fitness websites that are sure to convert leads to customers. And your account manager will monitor and update your website as needed, so you can stay focused on your business and customers!

Security Features

Shore has adequate security measures, but Exercise.com places a high priority on security. Every website and app created by Exercise.com is SSL Secure. We protect your clients’ information with the internationally-secure Privacy Shield Framework, and we utilize Google Cloud for storing and transferring data. Payments are made and processed through Stripe.

Marketing Integrations

With the Plus plan, Shore users can publish local ads on Google.

Exercise.com believes fitness businesses need more than ad space and email services. That’s why our software integrates with an abundance of popular integrations such as:

  • MailChimp
  • ConstantContact
  • ConvertKit
  • Zapier
  • Google Analytics
  • Facebook Pixel
  • And more!

Don’t see an integration that you use? There’s no need to worry! We can integrate with just about every program, making Exercise.com one of the most versatile and valuable fitness management platforms around!

Learn more by clicking the button below.

Exercise.com is the best Shore alternative.

 

Workout Software

Although Shore can be used for personal trainers, the primary purpose is to manage a personal trainer’s schedule. There is no workout software, which means trainers must find other apps or software to send and track client workouts. This can be an inefficient use of time and resources.

With Exercise.com, we keep everything in one place. We merge workout software and personal training software which gives your customers a seamless, professional, and personalized workout experience. Since Shore doesn’t have workout software, let’s take an in-depth look into how Exercise.com’s workout software enhances your business.

Workout Creator/Logger

Exercise.com has a premium workout creator and logger that keeps clients engaged and motivated on their fitness journeys. Trainers can quickly select pre-designed workouts or create personalized workouts. These are then delivered automatically to your client in your app so they can view and log their workout anytime, anywhere! Clients and trainers can easily communicate using your custom-branded app between sessions.

Exercise.com knows that every trainer-client relationship is different. Our workout creator/logger offers endless possibilities for delivering workouts, tips, and encouragement to every client, including:

1-1 Training

This traditional method of personal training is still a staple in most fitness centers. It takes a lot of organization, communication, and creativity to manage multiple clients and deliver a quality training experience. Exercise.com is here to help!

With features like customized workout and nutrition plans, goals and progress reports, performance and fitness assessments, and more, trainers can easily manage their clients while delivering a customized personal training experience. Clients have everything they need to stay on track and motivated towards achieving their goals!

Group Training

Exercise.com’s group training feature allows you to easily create, schedule, and track group classes. Trainers use the same resources and support as in 1-1 training, but group participants provide additional support and positive morale. This boosts social connections and creates a tight-knit gym community that aids in customer retention.

Online Training

Online training is quickly becoming vital to fitness businesses. It not only caters to those with a busy lifestyle, but also to those who prefer to exercise in the comfort of their own homes.

Exercise.com allows you to offer online workouts to any client! These workouts give greater flexibility for clients to perform their workouts whenever and wherever they choose. Our extensive video and exercise library gives clear instructions and clients can stay in communication with trainers via the app!

Exercise Library

Exercise.com offers an extensive exercise library with our workout software. Our videos are professionally made and feature proper form and technique. Trainers use these videos in your workout creator to enhance the personalized workout experience.

Custom Exercises

In addition to our professional exercise library, our software enables you to merge with your YouTube or Vimeo accounts so you can use your own videos in the workout creator! This is an excellent way to promote and add value to your brand.

TV Workouts

Exercise.com videos can be viewed on a computer or mobile device and can also be cast onto a TV screen for group classes to follow along.

Gym Ecommerce Software

Ecommerce is an excellent way to boost sales, draw attention to your business, and keep customers engaged with your brand. The more options you offer, the more customers your business will appeal to.

Shore has very limited ecommerce options that are not specific to fitness. There is a $49/month fee (plus an unspecified setup fee) in order to use Shore’s ecommerce services. Shore allows you to build your own online shop to sell merchandise, but it’s unclear if Shore allows you to sell fitness-related virtual services, like online workout memberships or workout challenges.

Exercise.com’s gym ecommerce software, however, has dozens of fitness-specific ecommerce options that keep customers engaged with your brand and boost your revenue.

Payment Processing

For an additional fee, Shore allows you to take payments with Square. Exercise.com uses the ease and security of Stripe for all payments. We don’t charge additional fees to use Stripe, which gives you more money for your business. Invoices are sent automatically, which relieves mundane billing tasks that can eat away at your time.

Sell Products

Shore allows you to have an online shop where you can sell merchandise. Exercise.com does this as well! Our online store allows you to sell personalized merchandise like branded apparel, bumper stickers, water bottles, and exercise gear, as well as products like supplements, energy bars, and more.

Sell Workout Plans

With Exercise.com’s software, you can sell your own pre-built workout plans. This is an excellent way to give customers the experience of a personalized trainer in the comfort of their own home. There’s no limit to how many workout plans you can sell, so the more you offer, the greater your profit!

Offer Online Workout Memberships

Embrace the opportunities for customized workout plans with the Exercise.com platform. Trainers create customized workouts in one sitting and program the workouts to be delivered at automatic intervals. Trainers then monitor and track progress as clients make their way through the workout program. This efficient process improves trainer productivity so they can take on more clients at a premium price while clients have a personalized workout experience!

Sell Workout Challenges

Workout challenges are an excellent way to motivate gym members and come together around the common goal of better fitness. The Exercise.com software makes workout challenges a simple way to boost revenue and encourage a positive gym culture! Our workout challenges are customizable and automated, so they increase your revenue without increasing your workload.

Health and Fitness Assessment Software

Health and fitness assessment software is another feature that is missing from Shore. Trainers using Shore will have to find other methods of tracking and organizing assessments, performance measurements, and nutrition.

Exercise.com’s health and fitness assessment software, on the other hand, keeps everything in one place for optimal organization. Since Shore doesn’t offer any assessment features, let’s examine Exercise.com’s comprehensive assessment software.

Fitness Assessments

Trainers can use standard and customizable fitness assessments, which increases the personalization of the workout experience. This leads to better fitness results, greater retention, and highly satisfied customers.

Performance & Measurement Reports

Just a few of the measurements and assessments in our software include weight, height, activity level, distance runs, power output, range of motion measurements, and others. These are easily organized and conveniently located in your app.

Additionally, Exercise.com includes personalized interactions to keep your customers engaged and motivated on their fitness journey. Automatically deliver interactions such as:

  • Workout reminders
  • Goal achievements
  • Recurring assessments
  • Progress photos
  • Measurements
  • and more!

Nutrition

Trainers know how important nutrition is for achieving fitness goals. Exercise.com seamlessly merges with the top nutrition tracker MyFitnessPal so clients can easily log and track their daily dietary intake. This accountability keeps clients focused on meeting their fitness goals and ultimately improves customer satisfaction.

Shore Pricing

Shore has three pricing plans, as detailed below:

Basic – $39/month Plus – $59/month Enterprise
Online booking Basic plan, plus: For companies with 3+ locations
Online calendar Email newsletters Must call for custom quote
Customer database Automated emails
Email confirmations, reminders SMS message reminders
Customer feedback 2,500 text newsletters
Mobile app Birthday reminders
Google calendar sync Shift planner
Business insights

It’s important to note that the Basic plan limits you to five employees. The Plus plan has unlimited employees. The Enterprise plan is for three or more locations and you must call to get a custom quote.

Shore has three add-ons: $149/month for a website, $80/month for a custom app, and $49/month for an ecommerce store. There is a setup fee for each add-on, but Shore doesn’t disclose the price.

Shore Alternatives

Alternatives to Shore include:

And of course, Exercise.com!

The Bottom Line: Pros and Cons

Choosing the right business software is a big decision! Let’s take a final look at Shore and Exercise.com.

Shore Cons

Although Shore.com has an excellent scheduler, there’s more to running a fitness business than managing your schedule. Shore is missing key business management features, such as facility management tools, custom software, and tailored marketing integrations.

Shore is also missing workout and fitness assessment software, which are crucial for running a fitness business, so you would have to utilize other software to fill in the gaps left behind by Shore. There are monthly and setup fees for necessary features, such as websites, apps, and an ecommerce store. This is less money in your pocket.

Exercise.com Pros

Exercise.com, on the other hand, has all the features your business needs to succeed. First and foremost, Exercise.com’s Fitness Business Management software gives you the scheduling, reporting, and facility management tools to stay organized and profitable. Plus, your entire software, app, and website are custom-branded and customized to fit your needs.

But what makes our software better than generic recreational management software are our fitness-specific features. Our workout and assessment software keeps trainers productive and maximizes client fitness results. Finally, our fitness-specific ecommerce software generates revenue by keeping customers engaged with your brand.

If you’re looking for an alternative to Shore and are ready to grow and manage your business with fully customizable software, book a demo with Exercise.com.



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