I’m Len, CEO and co-founder of WellnessLiving, the fastest-growing all-in-one business management software in the health and wellness space, and one of the business types we work with are Pilates studios. I’m very passionate about fitness and staying in shape, and I definitely take a Pilates class from time to time. Whenever I visit a Pilates studio, I’m always impressed with how dedicated the owner is to their business and have even had the chance to speak to some owners about their success using the WellnessLiving platform.
First, let me tell you about our story. Getting here wasn’t easy, but I’m proud of how we did it—it took a lot of hard work, support from the Pilates community, and a little bit of fate.
In 2009, I started a bootcamp that grew into a business with multiple locations across North America. As the business grew, I was overwhelmed with increasing fees from my business management software: Mindbody. I knew there had to be a better solution.
By luck, I ran into my childhood friend, Sasha Davids, while on vacation in Jamaica. We spent the whole week catching up and I shared the challenges I was facing with my customer relationship management (CRM) and scheduling software and knew I wasn’t alone.
Together, Sasha and I set out to create an affordable, easy-to-use, and customizable software with Pilates studio owners in mind. After all, we’re in the business of listening to customer feedback and developing dynamic software tools to match your needs. Each feature is designed to streamline and automate every experience a client has with your business.
- Our Achieve Client App conveniently lets clients pay, book, and check-in for Pilates classes at any time.
- Custom schedule, event, and appointment widgets let clients book a Pilates class or one-to-one session with you directly from your Facebook Page or website.
- Book-a-Spot lets clients reserve their favorite reformer, chair, resistance band, or spot in the room.
- When a class is full, our system lets you easily manage clients, putting them on a wait list and notifying them when a spot becomes available.
Our business management software is your tool chest for managing the day-to-day operations of your business. Whatever you need, there’s a tool to make everything easier for you, your staff, and your clients. Just ask Lindy Irwin, the owner of Authentic Pilates of Austin in Austin, Texas. I had the chance to visit Lindy as part of our CEO Tour—a passion project of mine where I visit our customers, listen to their amazing stories, and even take a class.
When I visited Authentic Pilates of Austin, I learned how Lindy got her start. She originally began her Pilates journey 20 years ago to alleviate her Achilles tendonitis and inflamed joints due to all the repetitive movement as a ballet dancer. After years of practicing Pilates, Lindy opened her intimate, home garden Pilates studio.
However, running a Pilates studio is a lot of work, and Lindy knew she needed a business management business management to help with administration tasks. A few years ago, Lindy was happy she found WellnessLiving. The user-friendly system gives her a complete bird’s eye view of her entire business, allowing her to access client information and track purchases, memberships, attendance records, and more.
Lindy’s clients also can’t stop talking about our loyalty rewards program—a feature that allows clients to earn points by booking a class, referring a friend, sharing their experience on social media, leaving a review, and more. They can then redeem points for discounts, free classes, or merchandise.
WellnessLiving has forever changed the way Lindy runs her business. I had such a wonderful time visiting Lindy’s beautiful space, and my team and I even enjoyed a great reformer class. Watch to the video below in its entirety to learn more.
WATCH THE AUTHENTIC PILATES OF AUSTIN CEO TOUR
As you can see, Pilates studios love us, and I strongly believe we’ll be a great fit for your studio, too. Our customers are at the heart of everything we do, and we don’t stop listening to them. At the end of the day, we can sleep at night knowing that we’re providing Pilates studios with the right tools to manage and grow their business. I invite you to try our software and see what it all has to offer!