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.

Advantages
Mindbody
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.

Man taking online virtual fitness class

Teach fitness classes online

Keep your clients working out even when they can’t be with you in the studio with streaming fitness classes. On demand video and live streaming keep your clients engaged with your virtual fitness classes from wherever they are. It’s integrated with your software and easy to use.

Opened email offer for fitness class

Fitness center marketing software that grows your clientele

Marketing Suite is built into your software and gives new clients all the reasons to come in and keep coming back. Smart contact lists let you send automated, personalized emails and texts to just the right clients. Our fully editable email templates fit your brand and your promotions.

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Your own custom app

We’ll design an app for you that incorporates your branding. Your app integrates with your software and gives your clients a powerful booking and membership management experience that complements your fitness business. Send promotional announcements, confirmations, reminders, and cancellations—directly in the app.

Mobile device with fitness class scheduling through the MINDBODY app

The largest global consumer wellness network

Join our network of fitness consumers and be seen by more new clients searching for personal training services. When you list your facility in the Mindbody app and on our fitness booking site, you make it easy for new clients to find and book your services. It's all connected to your management software.

"Mindbody has been phenomenal and has so many more options for us."
Awaken gym logo

Tanya Hill

Awaken Gym, Former ZenPlanner customer

We lead the industry because of businesses like you

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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.