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This MacNews Category Review looks at fitness club management software for Mac OS X. Products covered include Class Juggler, ClassManager, Dharma Tribe, Gym Organizer, Personal Training Workstation and Weightmania Pro.
Class Juggler is an online management solution for any business that offers recurring classes to their customers. It's designed for dance studios, fitness clubs, swimming facilities, tennis clubs, martial arts, gymnastics, and other businesses. With it you can run late fees, process tuition and generate invoices all with a few mouse clicks. ClassJuggler has a smart tuition billing system. Among its features are: flexible class scheduling; a full-featured calender; billing system; calendar and to-do manager; customer, student and employee management; real-time class listings on your web site; and more. ClassJuggler was built from the ground up using XCode and runs on Apple Xserve servers.
Class Manager is designed to be used for managing any type of instructional class-based business, i.e. computer training schools, gymnastics, academics, dance studios, karate and martial arts, fencing instruction, etc. The system records all vital student information, class registrations, class scheduling. ClassManager also maintains tuition accounts and prints invoices. It includes credit card billing and on-line registration.
Built in FileMaker Pro 8.0, Dharma Tribe is a desktop or hosted business management software for manageing all the needs of a yoga, pilates, dance, martial arts, fitness, cycling studio or wellness center. The hosted version inlcudes the KULA NET option, which allows students to access their account online and purchase and enroll in classes. Transactions from Kula Net show up in real time in the Dharma Tribe software.
Gym Organizer lets you operate your fitness center. You can manager complete POS and your membership at the same time. This software manages inventory, invoicing, daily cash reconciliation, membership, account receivables and more. The check-in page will inform the user about the member status. Just scan the ID Card or Keytag and it will play a tune accordingly to the member status. It comes with an optional Accounting Suite and more.
Personal Training Workstation
Personal Training Workstation tracks workouts, supplement usage, diet, measurements and more. You can view a chart of how you're getting stronger or faster at any exercise, losing weight, or losing inches. Progress reports are always just a click away. You can even share workouts and diets through email or through the Open Fitness Network with just a few clicks.
Weightmania Pro is a is multipurpose fitness and nutrition software. You can track workouts, nutrition, dieting progress, measurements, recipes, cholesterol, blood sugar and much more. It accommodates any workout or diet plan and tracks multiple people. It includes a simple journal for recording information and five major tools to view and analyze progress.
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