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Mindbody vs. Zen Planner

It’s one thing for Zen Planner to call its software “industry-leading.” It’s another to actually lead the industry for the last 20 years, like Mindbody has.

Zen Planner
Unrivaled live and premium support
The world’s largest consumer marketplace
The most extensive partner network
Built-in live streaming and on-demand video
Your own branded mobile app
Unsurpassed educational resources

With Mindbody, your software comes with a built-in community of clients ready to book with you. You get live streaming video that helps you create exceptional client experiences. And you get the best support. That’s why our customers choose us over Zen Planner.

More time to do what you love

Client checking class scheduling on mobile device

Easily set up, edit, and coordinate your schedule, on one platform. Clients can discover and book your services from anywhere and your staff can view and update their schedules themselves.

Trainer working with client and screen of client profile

Easily set up, edit, and coordinate your schedule, on one platform. Clients can discover and book your services from anywhere and your staff can view and update their schedules themselves.

Client working out on bike and screen of payments cart

On-site, online, or on the go, Mindbody payment processing adapts to your needs. Every transaction lives in one powerful system with built-in tools that make admin and reporting a seamless part of your experience.

Trainer and client looking at tablet with screen of membership options

Memberships mean more returning clients and a more consistent source of revenue. Manage them directly in your software, so you can easily sell, track, and process memberships in one place.

Apps and AI-driven tools to bring in clients and elevate their experience

Lead entered in CRM with contact details, date, and follow-up options

Transform your studio with cutting-edge tech

Build a strong community with smart AI tools built into your fitness software. Track, nurture, and manage leads with an AI-powered CRM system that helps you turn leads into paying customers. And when you’re too busy to answer phone calls? Messenger[ai] handles everything from texting clients back and answering questions to booking classes and capturing credit cards (24/7). AI even keeps tabs on at-risk clients so you can focus on retaining them—all through the same software that powers your business.

Automated text message marketing offer to client

Turn clients into brand lovers

Leave a lasting impression on your community, and reach the right clients with smart, targeted contact lists. Segment your clients based on visit history, membership status, purchase history, and more—and inspire them to come back with automated, tailored email campaigns. Encourage positive reviews and build your online reputation with automatic review prompts for loyal clients. Convert those happy clients into advocates by offering rewards for referrals.

Branded mobile app for fitness studio with color swatches

A custom app, tailored to your unique brand

Give your clients a way to experience everything you offer right in their hands. With a personalized app, you’ll increase brand exposure, improve client connection, and allow your clients to schedule with and access your business directly from their phones. Real-time scheduling makes your brand accessible day and night, and your schedule updates itself with every booking.

Screens of the Mindbody consumer app and Classpass on mobile

Stand out and bring clients in

Be seen and bookable everywhere your clients are searching. Listing your business on both the Mindbody consumer app and ClassPass app gives your brand exposure to the largest combined group of global wellness enthusiasts looking to book with businesses like yours. You can focus on crafting amazing experiences for your clients, while these powerful apps connect you with new and unique customers to fill unsold class spots.

"Mindbody has been phenomenal and has so many more options for us."
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Tanya Hill

Awaken Gym, Former ZenPlanner customer

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Frequently Asked Questions

Will Mindbody transfer my client data from my current system?

Yes. Our Data Services team is ready to migrate all your client data into Mindbody during your onboarding and software training.

Is it difficult to switch from Zen Planner to Mindbody?

No. Transferring your data from Zen Planner is convenient—our dedicated conversions team streamlines the process to get you switched over.

Can you tell me about Mindbody’s marketing features?

Our Marketing Suite brings in more new clients and keeps them coming back by making your business findable and your services bookable from everywhere clients look for services like yours. We’ll help you put the best offer in front of the best clients at the best time, and help you stay connected with your clients via automated, personalized messages. When you get more exposure for your business, you get more customers, and your business grows. We’ll also place your business front and center in the Mindbody consumer app for no fee, which means you get exposure to the millions of fitness seekers who use the app.

Is there any training for me as I switch from Zen Planner to Mindbody?

Looking for a Zen Planner alternative should mean more than just getting new software. With Mindbody, it means you also get training and onboarding, so you're set up for success from the get-go. We also offer ongoing training and resources, including guides, blogs, webinars, education and events through Mindbody University, connection and collaboration with other business owners through the Mindbody One Community, and the opportunity to attend the BOLD Conference, our annual gathering of industry leaders and business owners. Make new connections, learn new business strategies, and find inspiration.