The Latest Fitness Craze That’s Here to Stay: Appointment-Plus Online Scheduler Calendar the Perfect Workout Partner

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A growing number of personal fitness trainers, health clubs and gyms nationwide are turning to Appointment-Plus online scheduling software to improve, automate and streamline the way they book and manage their clients’ sessions. It offers such features as online self-scheduling, automated e-mail and text message reminders, robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities, and online client payment options.

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Appointment-Plus is the proven, affordable solution that can take your appointment-booking processes to the next level

Developing and conducting their clients’ workout and healthy-living sessions is not the only task in the life of a personal fitness trainer, gym or health club. They must also manage their session appointments, which oftentimes mean spending a significant amount of time on the phone or returning voice messages and e-mails. Automating and streamlining this tedious and time-consuming process is easy with an online scheduler calendar, which is why Appointment-Plus online scheduling software is seeing an increase in personal trainers and fitness facilities turning to this Web-based technology for their client-scheduling needs.

The leading provider of online scheduling calendars since 2001, Appointment-Plus provides trainers and facilities the online tools they need to focus more time on their clients and less time on their appointment-booking processes. Our clients use it for such tasks as scheduling client workout sessions, fitness evaluations, dietary analysis, and spinning, yoga and Pilates classes, as well as for booking indoor and outdoor rooms and facilities that they operate.

Among the features popular in the fitness industry are:

  • Online client self-scheduling, which allows individuals to book their own session times on their own and when it’s most convenient for them, 24 hours a day.
  • Automated e-mail and text message reminders sent prior to scheduled session time. These can reduce the number of “no-shows” who fail to make their appointment times by over 50 percent.
  • Online customer payment options that allows clients to pay for their services when they book their sessions.
  • Robust record-keeping and reporting capabilities.
  • E-marketing through iContact, which is a great way to maintain communication with clients and inform them of any specials, promotions, discounts, fitness news or other pertinent information.

Other Appointment-Plus online business calendar features popular among personal fitness trainers, gyms and health clubs are repeat customer reminders sent to clients after a specific length of time has elapsed between appointments; and gift certificates that clients can purchase for their family, friends and colleagues.

“Booking client appointments is a necessary task for personal trainers and fitness facilities looking to manage their members’ sessions and activities, but it can also be a burdensome exercise,” says Bob La Loggia, CEO of Appointment-Plus. “Our cutting-edge scheduling software allows these individual and sites to focus more on their programs and clients’ needs, as they’ll spend less time answering the phone and replying to e-mail messages from clients requesting session appointments.”

All Appointment-Plus clients receive their own unique URL scheduling link, which they can add to their Web sites, social media pages such as Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn, newsletters, e-mails and other spots where they wish to offer the online self-scheduling option. Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar also provides a selection of “Schedule Now” and “Book Now” buttons to add to these sites.

Because it’s Web-based, Appointment-Plus online scheduler calendar requires only an Internet connection to utilize, with no downloads, installations or additional hardware required.
Pricing starts at $39 per month, with no long-term contracts. All new signups receive a complementary training session with a professional set-up coach during their 15-day free trial period.

“The days of taking appointments over the phone and entering them into a paper schedule book are long-gone,” La Loggia continues. “Appointment-Plus is the proven, affordable solution that can take your appointment-booking processes to the next level.”

To learn more about how Appointment-Plus can improve the way you book client appointments, click here.

About Appointment-Plus: Appointment-Plus is the leading online appointment-scheduling system, serving organizations in 11 countries ranging from one-person businesses to Fortune 500 companies. With over 10 million end users across 100 industries, Appointment-Plus is the preferred scheduler for personal fitness trainers, gyms and health clubs, colleges and universities, holistic practitioners, salons, shipping docks, government agencies, health care providers, financial institutions, tour operators, and many other types of organizations. Headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., over 70 million appointments have been booked through Appointment-Plus since its launch in 2001.

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