5 Free Tools to Optimize Your Fitness Business

5 Free Tools to Optimize Your Fitness Business

Running a gym is no easy task, but with these tools, you’ll have the benefits of free technology at your fingertips. From organizational tools to marketing applications you will have an efficient business in no time. It’s time to get you out of the office and back into the gym. 


Need a uniformed way to communicate with your coaches? Slack is a great way for your staff (coaches, admin, managers) to communicate with each other quickly and efficiently. This user friendly tool lets you communicate via direct messages, group chats, video calls, and connects to 2,000+ other applications (including some on this list! Click here to learn about all about the Slack basics. 

Wodify Live, Rise, and Arena

Wodify has your back when it comes to planning & running events and challenges. Wodify Live can help you plan your gym events from registration, ticket sales, waivers and handling payments. Wodify Rise is an app for your athletes to compete in health and fitness challenges in your gym. Challenges are a great way to get your athletes involved at the start of a New Year! Create a well-run event with Wodify Arena. This streamlined system makes planning, promoting, and scoring competitions easy.

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It’s more important than ever to effectively manage projects across your team and clearly demonstrate the urgency of specific tasks. Enter: Trello. Create tasks, assign them to employees, add attachments, comments, and due dates. 


It’s important to have social media accounts for your business, but it’s even more important to grab the attention of your followers. You don’t have to be a graphic designer to create posts that stand out on people’s timelines, thanks to Canva. With plenty of social media templates, just plug in your information, download, and post up. There’s also an option for a membership if you’re looking to take your graphics to the next level. 


Now that we have all of these free applications to help your business run smoothly, it’s time to take it to the next level of automation. Zapier helps you connect all of your apps and services into one place. Click here to learn all about how Zapier helps with editing, apps, triggers, and syncing.

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