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’re proud to work with are companies that run events, tours, or activities like art classes or swim lessons. I’ve met a number of business owners who do this, and I really love their passion for what they do. It takes a lot of dedication to guide tours or run events and activities. I’ve even seen some of these businesses in action and have had the chance to speak to them about their success using WellnessLiving.
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 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 made it our mission to create an affordable, user-friendly, and customizable system to help business owners like you run events, tours, or activities. It was our goal to make their life easier, and so we designed software features to schedule events and let clients book them instantly.
- Our Achieve Client App lets clients book, pay, and check in for your events, tours, or activities in advance.
- Our custom event widget lets clients book a tour of the city, an arts class, summer camps, and more, directly from your website or Facebook Page.
- With our electronic forms, clients can sign your waiver online before attending your event in person.
- Reserve with Google allows clients to find and book your virtual or in-person tours, events, or activities from web searches or Google Maps.
What’s great about our software is that so many different types of businesses can benefit from it, including swim schools. One of our customers is Kelly McPhail, owner of The Swim Pro in Santa Clara, California. I had a great time visiting with Kelly as part of our CEO Tour—a passion project of mine where I visit our customers, listen to their amazing stories, and even get to try their services.
Kelly started competitive swimming when she was 15 and realized along her journey that there were no swimming programs specifically for adults. Not only does The Swim Pro teach children, but it also instructs adults who have never learned to swim, want to improve, or have a fear of the water.
It didn’t take long before her swim classes began to fill up. Kelly now has eight other swim instructors on staff who teach at two pool locations. To help fill the schedule, she takes full advantage of our automated marketing suite. Kelly loves how easy it is to create customized automated email templates, select a group of clients, and quickly send off an email blast in seconds to fill those last-minute swimming lesson spots. Our advanced reporting system also tracks attendance records, so you can target clients who have made similar purchases in the past.
WellnessLiving has been the perfect software for Kelly and her swim school, and I know it can help your business as well. Click below to watch the entire CEO Tour video. It had an amazing time hearing all about Kelly’s journey from competitive swimmer to swim school owner. I even got into the water and had a swim lesson with Kelly!
WATCH THE CEO TOUR
As you can see, our event booking software does everything to attract, engage, and retain more clients to your events, tours, and activities business. I truly believe that this software is the answer you’re looking for to manage and grow your business. We have helped many activities, tour, and event organizations take their business to the next level, and I’d like to do the same for your business. Take our tour to see for yourself!