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Zen Planner is a member management software for gyms, affiliate gyms, martial arts schools, MMA schools and fitness studios. It includes integrated payment processing and automated billing, a self-service kiosk iPad app, both a member... Read more
Kicksite is a cloud-based martial arts solution designed for small and midsize martial arts schools and academies. The key features of this solution include attendance tracking, fee collection, lead management, rank management and... Read more
WellnessLiving is a cloud-based business management solution for wellness studios of all sizes. The key features of the solution include online booking, payments, class scheduling and marketing management. WellnessLiving features... Read more
Clubworx is a cloud-based member management solution for studios, gyms and martial arts schools. Clubworx gives you the tools you need to reduce time spent on daily admin tasks by automating payments, bookings and communications... Read more
CompuDance is an all-in-one cloud-based software solution for dance studios, music, gymnastics and preschools of any size. Key software features include scheduling for season classes, drop-ins and private, billing, autopay, online... Read more
The Studio Director
The Studio Director
The Studio Director is a business management solution designed for small and midsize martial arts, dance and fitness centers. It offers website management, attendance management, point of sale, scheduling and instructor management... Read more
Martial Arts on Rails
Martial Arts on Rails
Martial Arts on Rails is an online software designed to assist gyms and martial arts schools with membership management, attendance tracking, billing, payments, marketing and more. The solution enables businesses to manage member... Read more
Mindbody is a cloud-based club management and appointment scheduling solution designed for the needs of small to midsize businesses. The product is primarily used by gyms, fitness and personal training centers, salons, spas and massage... Read more
Open Black Belt
Open Black Belt
Open Black Belt is a martial arts school management solution that features online registration, attendance management, rank management and student management functionalities within a suite. The solution is available in both cloud-based... Read more
ChampionsWay is a cloud-based martial arts school management solution for small and midsize schools. The solution enables martial arts training schools to manage most of their administrative activities such as student ranking, attendance... Read more
BookSteam is an online appointment scheduling solution. It offers business and customer-facing functionality so that customers/clients can schedule appointments online, while businesses can manage these appointments on the backend.... Read more
Acuity Scheduling is a cloud-based appointment scheduling software solution that enables business owners to manage their appointments online. The product caters to the needs of small and midsize businesses as well as individual professionals. Acuity... Read more
iClassPro is a cloud-based business management solution for midsize and large studios with features such as class management, attendance management, staff scheduling and online payments. iClassPro features class scheduling, which... Read more
Team App is a cloud-based sports league management solution that helps clubs to share information and communicate. The solution can be accessed via native mobile apps for Android and iOS devices. Key features include member management,... Read more
RainMaker is a cloud-based martial arts management solution for fitness centers of all sizes. It offers membership management, class scheduling, appointment management, point of sale capabilities and more. Businesses can set up a... Read more
Member Solutions provides cloud-based member management solution for martial arts schools, fitness centers and studios, personal trainers and affiliate gyms. Features include online scheduling and booking, recurring billing, payment... Read more
Upper Hand is a club management suite designed to help sports and fitness studios streamline front/back-office operations including registrations, staff scheduling and event management. The centralized platform allows users to create... Read more
OnMat a cloud-based membership management solution designed for small and midsize martial arts studios. Core features include attendance tracking, class scheduling, payment processing and business reporting. OnMat offers billing and... Read more
Fitli is a cloud-based club management solution suitable for small and midsize businesses that helps users book appointments, advertise club services and manage classes. A dedicated mobile app helps users remotely engage with clients. With... Read more
ClubManager is a cloud-based membership management solution designed for small and midsize training centers. It offers attendance management, class management, event management, scheduling and online registration within a suite. ClubManager... Read more
Martial arts gym owners and their employees are in the business for their love of the sport and art form—not out of a love for paperwork and data entry.
Unfortunately, running any business requires clerical work. Fortunately, martial arts management software can streamline this work and help users focus on the parts of the business they love.
There are many vendors that offer general club and gym membership solutions that can be tailored to the needs of martial arts gyms. There are also solutions created specifically for martial arts gyms. This guide will give you a head start in choosing the system that’s right for you.
Here’s what we’ll cover:
What Is Martial Arts Software?
Martial arts software helps users manage the business operations of their martial arts studios. These systems allow users to add and track members, and they automate a number of tasks—which can be tedious—that users would have to do manually otherwise.
Martial arts software typically includes the same functionality as club and gym management software, such as member sign-up, billing and scheduling. However, solutions designed specifically for martial arts gyms also include specialized features, such as belt tracking.
Common Capabilities of Martial Arts Software
Martial arts systems often come with some or all of the following core capabilities:
|Scheduling and booking||Schedule group classes and private sessions. See team members’ schedules and daily, weekly and monthly calendars.|
|Billing and payment processing||Invoice clients. Track tuition payments from members. Set up automatic billing and notifications. Process credit and debit card payments.|
|Member management||Maintain a database of members, both active and inactive. See members’ payment histories, which classes or session they are enrolled in and attendance records.|
|Progress tracking||See how students are progressing through training, their class histories and performance. Software designed for martial arts gyms may offer belt tracking, so users and members can see which belt each member currently holds and when they earned it.|
|Member portals||Some solutions offer member portals, where members can log in to enroll for classes, schedule one-on-one sessions, cancel reservations, make payments and track their own progress. Many of these portals are also accessible through mobile apps.|
The Vendor Landscape
Many vendors offer products for generalized club and gym management, but fewer target martial arts gyms specifically. Consider your specific needs as you begin researching products. Some examples are listed below:
MINDBODY. This solution offers club management solutions for a variety of fitness club and gym types. Its martial arts component includes modules for online booking, point of sale (POS), client check-ins and task automation.
MINDBODY also offers mobile apps for iOS and Android. The app lets potential and current clients search for gyms. Clients can save their favorite gyms and easily return to the ones they like.
Zen Planner. Like MINDBODY, Zen Planner has specialized solutions for different fitness types. Its mixed martial arts (MMA) gym software caters to gyms offering Muay Thai, Krav Maga and Brazilian jiu jitsu training.
This solution offers an app for iPads and various functionality, such as:
- Automated reminders
- Student self-service portal
- Skill and rank tracking
- Retail management
GymMaster. This is a more general gym management solution that can accommodate the needs of martial arts gyms. It is designed for gyms of all sizes and a variety of specialties.
GymMaster lets you keep detailed member records, schedule classes and trainers, process sales and communicate with team members and clients. It also offers a mobile app.
Market Trends to Understand
Here are a few trends to be aware of as you search for martial arts studio software:
- Cloud-based software. Most martial arts software solutions are cloud-based. This means that users can log into the software from anywhere with their internet-connected device, and multiple users can access the system at once.
With more traditional on-premise systems, users have to install software on a limited number of office terminals. They’re limited as far as when and where they can access the system and how many users can log in at once.
- Mobile member portals. Cloud-based deployments also mean members have access to their accounts and membership details. Many vendors now offer native mobile apps for smartphones and tablets, which provide a seamless on-the-go experience for clients.
Some vendors also offer employee self-service mobile apps, which allow workers to access their own schedules and details remotely. Look for this trend to continue in the future.
Key Considerations for Martial Arts Software
Before you start the process of evaluating potential martial arts software for your business, you should consider all of your requirements and list them based on their importance. Below are some of the questions that you should keep in mind when trying to identify the best solution:
How easy is the software to use? A software solution that is easy to learn and use makes things more seamless for you and your staff members and means less down time during implementation. Automating daily tasks can make daily processes more simple and allow users to complete them more quickly. Keep in mind, it’s easy to be dazzled by offers of multiple features, but if they’re not needed, users can get distracted and bogged down. So, opt for a simple solution, as feature overload can create confusion and even increase stress.
Will the software help you grow your business? Automation of daily tasks will allow you to become more productive, giving you time to focus on business growth. In addition, the right software will also enable you to find, nurture and convert prospective leads into customers by using features such as integrated email marketing and customer relationship management (CRM).
How easy is it to implement the software? Depending on the software provider, the process of implementing a martial arts software solution can either be an arduous task, or it can be a breeze. To keep things simple, look for software providers that offer migration of existing data and that will help you set up your new application as part of their service.