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Wodify, Mindbody, Zenplanner, Sugarwod, Wodhopper, Glowfox… there are hundreds of different software options when it comes to running or starting a CrossFit gym. So how do you know which one is the best solution for my gym? This is a really difficult question to answer because although all CrossFit gyms are similar, none are the same. Every gym has their own flavour when it comes to systemising and managing the business and there are a lot of variables that can come into play when choosing the right software for you. With this in mind, I am writing this article not to tell you what YOU should use for your specific gym but rather what I would use if I was starting a CrossFit gym of my own. Since focusing full time on working with CrossFit Athletes and CrossFit Affiliates 8 months ago we have built over 70 websites and helped hundreds of affiliates to improve the way that they do business. And although I have tried to avoid this question to a degree, I am asked on a weekly basis,
“Kody, if you were starting a CrossFit gym what software would you use?”
So here it is… this is exactly how I would set up the software and admin systems if I were to open a CrossFit Affiliate.
PS: You should know a couple of things about me, before we start.
Number one: When it comes to choosing software for any business I would rather use separate apps that are the best at doing what they are suppose to do rather than using one app that does everything but nothing well. It might seem scary to ‘non-tech-savvy’ folks to use several apps to run a business but if you were to use the model I am about to highlight to you it would crush the systems 99% of boxes use to manage their businesses.
And, Number Two: I don’t consider doing something because ‘everyone else does it’ a good idea. So proceed to this list with caution – it’s probably not the way most gyms do things and it by no means accounts for your personal preference or experiences with business.