Leveraging technology to improve the health and wellness of the world
MINDBODY emerged from a simple idea: small business owners deserve the time to do what they love. From its first iteration, MINDBODY software has turned that vision into the technology that links tens of thousands of health, wellness, and beauty professionals to the millions of clients they serve.
Today, we’re the largest cloud-based software provider in the health, wellness and beauty industries—and like the speed of technology itself, we’re blazing ahead toward limitless possibilities.
Living by our core values
As a company, we strive to uphold the seven guiding principles that make us who we are and shape where we’re headed:
1 Purpose Driven
- Recognizing that finding our purpose and meaning is the most important goal of life.
- Achieving our highest potential through lives of integrity and accountability.
- Conscious that MINDBODY is serving a global cause greater than ourselves.
2 Humble & Helpful
- Proud of MINDBODY and humble about our own role, because MINDBODY’s success is the result of the entire team working together.
- Freely sharing expertise and knowledge throughout the company.
- Openly hearing and respecting everyone’s ideas, as true inspiration may come from anyone.
3 Caring & Happy
- Caring equally for our clients, our vendors, our community, and each other.
- Striving for “Win-Win” relationships and avoiding “Win-Lose”.
- Taking actions that lead to sustained happiness in ourselves and others.
- Committed to the spirit of “Woo Hoo!,” remembering to have fun no matter how stressful the moment may be.
4 Committed to Wellness: Mind, Body & Spirit
- Embracing all dimensions of wellness: physical, intellectual, emotional, social, professional, and spiritual.
- Loving what we do and doing what we love.
- Aware that we must take care of ourselves today, so that we may serve others tomorrow.
- Striving for lives that balance responsibilities, relationships, recreation, and rest.
5 Environmentally Conscious
- Conscious that maintaining a healthy planet is the paramount responsibility of every human being.
- Creating work environments that promote every dimension of wellness.
- Taking actions to minimize MINDBODY’s environmental footprint.
- Advocating for technologies and innovations that improve the health of our planet.
6 Committed to “Four C” Leadership
- Building a team in which everyone may practice leadership daily, regardless of position or title.
- Promoting into actual leadership, those who best demonstrate:
- Competence – they know what they are doing.
- Character – they do the right thing, even when it's not convenient.
- Compassion – they care as much about others as they do about themselves.
- Catalyst – they remove obstacles and make things happen.
7 Continuously Evolving
- Recognizing that each of us is completely free to wake up tomorrow and be just a little bit better.
- Aware that MINDBODY must evolve to remain relevant and useful to the world.
- Questioning the status quo, not accepting “...because it’s always been that way” as sufficient.
Driven by innovation
From our CEO’s garage to ever-expanding offices in California, New York, and London, MINDBODY has grown rapidly since its founding in 1998.
Computer consultant Blake Beltram creates “HardBody Software,” business management software for yoga, Pilates and Spinning® studios in California.
Blake and Rick Stollmeyer, friends since high school, partner to build a full service business around the software.
On 01/01/01, Rick and Blake launch “MindBody Software,” headquartered in Rick’s garage in San Luis Obispo, California.
MindBody's three desktop-installed products (OmSoft, PilateSoft, and StudioSavvy) can be synchronized via web across multiple locations—a first in the industry.
MindBody’s WebScheduler, an online scheduling tool that synchronizes directly with desktop studio management software, enables online booking—another industry first.
MindBody Software expands internationally with clients in the United Kingdom, Europe, Australia, and Asia.
Bob Murphy, a New York City yoga client, works with Rick to create a completely web-based version of MindBody Software, under a subscription model.
Chet Brandenburg, Chief Product Officer and Co-Creator, brings the idea to life, with the first version rolled out in just six months.
Bob Murphy, Co-Founder, partners with Rick Stollmeyer to create MindBody Online.
The company moves from Rick’s garage to a 1200-square-foot office across town in San Luis Obispo, CA.
MindBody Online receives $1 million in angel investments.
MindBody Online enters the spa market, gaining early adopters across the United States.
The company is incorporated as “MINDBODY, Inc.” and moves to an LEED Gold Standard office.
Company support for desktop-installed software ends in November.
Independent investors contribute $1.7 million in financing.
MINDBODY ranks among Inc. Magazine’s top 500 fastest-growing companies.
MINDBODY earns the highest security rating from the Payment Card Industry (and has kept it ever since).
MINDBODY opens its first satellite office in East Hampton, New York.
MINDBODY Finder apps launch, offering consumers a way to find yoga, Pilates, and fitness classes anywhere.
MINDBODY appears on the Inc. 5000 list, and has remained on it every year since.
MINDBODY ranks on several nationwide lists honoring innovative companies.
MINDBODY becomes an in-house credit card processor with Visa-Mastercard ISO registration.
Biz Mode launches, offering the industry’s first mobile app for online booking and scheduling.
On 10/10/10, MINDBODY surpasses 10,000 subscribers.
MINDBODY partners with SpaFinder to form the world’s largest web portal for wellness services.
MINDBODY opens its first international office in London, United Kingdom.
On 11/11/11, MINDBODY surpasses 15,000 subscribers.
MINDBODY hosts MINDBODY FitPro, a business education conference for fitness professionals.
MINDBODY receives an Inc. Hire Power award as one of the top 100 job creators in the software industry.
In November 2012, MINDBODY surpasses 20,000 subscribers.
MINDBODY Express mobile app launches, enabling subscribers to complete customer interactions (e.g., check-ins, purchases, scheduling) from their smartphones.
MINDBODY Exchange launches, creating the world's largest network of Integrative Healthcare practitioners. The network links practitioners to doctors, consumers, and employers, for more access to preventive care.
MINDBODY Connect app launches, giving consumers access to all their favorite MINDBODY businesses, and making it easy for them to book services, pay for them, and check in before arriving.
MINDBODY earns spots on Outside Magazine’s and Glassdoor’s Best Places to Work lists.
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Always moving forward
Technology never stands still, and neither do we. Industry publications cover the latest news on where we are, and we regularly announce where we're going.
Mindbody continues to flex its muscles in the growing health and wellness field.
The San Luis Obispo, Calif.-based company provides software used by tens of thousands of gyms, yoga studios, health clubs and others in the wellness field worldwide. Clients use Mindbody's software to let members schedule classes, manage payroll and do other tasks. Mindbody CEO Rick Stollmeyer is adamant the company is on the IPO path, perhaps next year.
Maintaining a healthy planet
What we do affects the world around us. To minimize our impact on the planet, we support sustainable initiatives in the workplace and around the world.
MINDBODY is committed to minimizing our impact on the environment. Our growing offices meet the LEED Gold standard requirements. Here’s how we do it:
- Efficient lighting
- Recycled materials
- Reduced water usage
- Convenient access
- Abundant natural light
- Reusable solar energy
MINDBODY is proud to support the causes that best align with our mission by enabling charitable contributions within our software, and by proudly donating 1% of all setup fees to the following organizations.
The Green World Campaign works to reforest the planet and restore degraded land, one community at a time. Their work takes them across the globe, from villages in sub-Saharan Africa to farms in India.
Off the Mat, Into the World uses yoga as a vehicle for social change at the grassroots level. They foster collaboration and train new leaders, who use the knowledge they gain to initiate service projects at the local level.