Mindbody Overview

What is Mindbody?

Mindbody is an all-in-one software solution for businesses within the fitness and wellness industry. The platform offers tools for client scheduling, employee management, marketing, payment processing, online booking, and more. Businesses such as fitness clubs, yoga studios, salons, and spas can manage availability, accept online bookings, check-in clients, and more from the Mindbody app. The platform helps businesses keep track of each employees' schedule and plan days accordingly.

New clients can find businesses using the Mindbody Connect app, and book services online through the app. Once a new client becomes a loyal regular, businesses can set up recurring billing and even have them join automated referral programs, to give them an incentive to invite friends.

Businesses can review and track key metrics within the Mindbody software, including revenue, sales, attendance, and client retention. This data can then be used to plan and execute marketing campaigns, bringing inactive clients back in with automated emails and text messages.

In order to aid with branding, businesses can even create a completely tailored mobile app with custom branding, so that clients receive the same familiar experience on their phones.

Mindbody Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$129.00/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential $129: Manage your schedule, sell services, and streamline everyday tasks.
Accelerate $239: Keep your clients coming back with email campaigns and text confirmations.
Ultimate $349: Grow your business with advanced marketing tools, automations & analytics.


Mindbody Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, Germany
Supported Languages
English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Media

Generate reports to track monthly sales and revenue, retention, attendance and inventory
Track client schedules anytime, anywhere via desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile
Check and manage schedules easily through a color-coded calendar
Clients can book online through the user's website, or the Mindbody mobile app
Gain quick and central access to client details
Manage scheduling, payroll, tips, commissions, inventory and more, from a centralized platform
Mindbody video Mindbody screenshot: Generate reports to track monthly sales and revenue, retention, attendance and inventory Mindbody screenshot: Track client schedules anytime, anywhere via desktop, laptop, tablet or mobile Mindbody screenshot: Check and manage schedules easily through a color-coded calendar Mindbody screenshot: Clients can book online through the user's website, or the Mindbody mobile app Mindbody screenshot: Gain quick and central access to client details Mindbody screenshot: Manage scheduling, payroll, tips, commissions, inventory and more, from a centralized platform

Mindbody Reviews

Mindbody Reviews

Overall rating
4
/
5
Excellent
973

Very good
543

Average
261

Poor
113

Terrible
189

Value for Money
3.6
Features
3.9
Ease of Use
3.8
Customer Support
3.8
73% recommended this app
Garrett E.

Learn It and Use It


John T.

MindBody for Music Schools

Studio automation is always a plus - if you haven't used Auto-Pay, you should really try it. Automated emails are really the best part. For us, it's slow, kind of clunky, and doesn't fit our needs as well as we had hoped. Them withholding our money was definitely the main impetus for our disillusionment.


Jeff G.

Mindbody on Your Mind?

Overall we have been satisfied with this software, otherwise we wouldn't have stuck with it for this long. There are other, cheaper scheduling software programs out there that do the same bang for your buck, but we advise people to compare when shopping first. This can be a bit pricy especially if you don't use all of the bells and whistles.


Jeffrey B.

MindBody Software Suite with Branded App

Overall experience was grueling and constantly defeating to my business operations. Joining Mindbody was a poor decision in many facets. The software suite works directly against your business by directing (through email marketing etc.) new members to use the "Non-Branded" app when you already have the Branded App. The Mindbody App sends deals from other fitness studios to your customers via the Mindbody App. This isn't good for retention. If a customer want to skate around your regular member prices, the Non-Branded App offers discounts to your already regular customer (not just new customers), creating instant revenue losses when trying to gain new customers. Customer Care/Service representatives knew less about the MindBody suite than I did since I have used the software longer than the representatives that were supposed to be assisting. The integrated software for payments which ease the use of processing and tracking is a "catch 22". If your card on file for Mindbody payments expires, which happens periodically; MindBody will just shutdown your site and you cannot operate in any capacity or function. No phone call message to let you know. If this happens, you will have an onslaught of fixes because the Mindbody system will disassociate your confirmation phone numbers with your customers and they will no longer be able to confirm appointments. You will have to manually push any missed autopays etc.


Gina B.

Mindbody post virus apocalypse

In normal times, mb while not perfect is worth the expense. There are a lot of features and you used to be able to call them 24/7. But in the world of covid, it's too expensive and it's even harder to access customer service, the hours are limited and the wait times very long. We put our mb account on hold- which costs $50 a month- you can actually get software for that amount. Pre-covid rating is 4 and now it's a 3


Garrett E.
Industry: Hospital & Health Care
Company size: 51-200 Employees

Learn It and Use It

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 6/09/2019
Review Source: Capterra

Pros

I can not state more clearly that Mindbody is the leader in what they do. They have their faults because of the way it was designed originally but they are working on those every day but no system on the market is better. I have a feeling that a couple years from now, they be much larger than what they even are now.

Cons

the old design structure of the base platform could use some updates, which they are aware of

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

John T.
Industry: Education Management
Company size: 11-50 Employees

MindBody for Music Schools

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/04/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Studio automation is always a plus - if you haven't used Auto-Pay, you should really try it. Automated emails are really the best part. For us, it's slow, kind of clunky, and doesn't fit our needs as well as we had hoped. Them withholding our money was definitely the main impetus for our disillusionment.

Pros

Integrated billing/scheduling/contractor & staff payroll. Automated email messaging. Automated customer billing. A large variety of services thought to improve retention and conversion. Tech support is very knowledgeable, professional and helpful.

Cons

We've been using MB for over 7 years. It was affordable when we started, but has continued to increase in cost. It is now very expensive, by comparison to other offerings. The billing system is extremely complicated to set up and is difficult to train. It's really built for yoga studios, etc., and is not a good solution for music schools. The vast majority of the add-on products they promote are not useful to those that only book recurring appointments, like music schools do. They seem to be designed for pushing individual appointment booking, which is the opposite of what we need. There are constant "improvements" which always add more page loads - when we first started, you could go to any page on the site within 2 clicks. The daily tasks you need are now, all, at least 3 page loads away, if not more. In other words, their improvements always slow us down and don't add any value that we can perceive. The reason we're going to move to something else was cemented this week: On Apr. 1 our Auto-Pays ran like normal. On Apr. 2 they sent us an email informing us that 20% of what they owed us was being held to protect our clients due to changes from the COVID-19 pandemic. We were left scrambling for cash to cover checks we had already written. There was no warning that they were going to short us. They claimed that the "entire processing industry" was doing this, but I can find no evidence that that is true. It looks like they were holding back our money to protect themselves.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 0.0/10

Jeff G.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Mindbody on Your Mind?

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 4/09/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall we have been satisfied with this software, otherwise we wouldn't have stuck with it for this long. There are other, cheaper scheduling software programs out there that do the same bang for your buck, but we advise people to compare when shopping first. This can be a bit pricy especially if you don't use all of the bells and whistles.

Pros

My company has been using this software for over 5 years and I don't think that we have even scratched the surface of all of the features that it can do. We have been satisfied with it's easy use.

Cons

Because it is such an extensive software, the price can be rather high. Especially for small businesses. To top it off, they keep raising the prices every couple of months, but we don't see any new features or improvements to justify the price hike.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 4.0/10

Jeffrey B.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

MindBody Software Suite with Branded App

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 27/01/2020
Review Source: Capterra

Overall experience was grueling and constantly defeating to my business operations. Joining Mindbody was a poor decision in many facets. The software suite works directly against your business by directing (through email marketing etc.) new members to use the "Non-Branded" app when you already have the Branded App. The Mindbody App sends deals from other fitness studios to your customers via the Mindbody App. This isn't good for retention. If a customer want to skate around your regular member prices, the Non-Branded App offers discounts to your already regular customer (not just new customers), creating instant revenue losses when trying to gain new customers. Customer Care/Service representatives knew less about the MindBody suite than I did since I have used the software longer than the representatives that were supposed to be assisting. The integrated software for payments which ease the use of processing and tracking is a "catch 22". If your card on file for Mindbody payments expires, which happens periodically; MindBody will just shutdown your site and you cannot operate in any capacity or function. No phone call message to let you know. If this happens, you will have an onslaught of fixes because the Mindbody system will disassociate your confirmation phone numbers with your customers and they will no longer be able to confirm appointments. You will have to manually push any missed autopays etc.

Pros

The best pert of MindBody was the Branded App. One touch at the fingertips for purchases by the customer.

Cons

Constant updates that caused issues for booking, purchasing and retaining customers. My email box was virtually packed with issues that MindBody caused from an update to the app. "A fix to fix the problem caused by the fix for a problem we fixed" could be the Moto!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 1.0/10

Gina B.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Mindbody post virus apocalypse

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 7/07/2020
Review Source: Capterra

In normal times, mb while not perfect is worth the expense. There are a lot of features and you used to be able to call them 24/7. But in the world of covid, it's too expensive and it's even harder to access customer service, the hours are limited and the wait times very long. We put our mb account on hold- which costs $50 a month- you can actually get software for that amount. Pre-covid rating is 4 and now it's a 3

Pros

Before the virus hit, I loved Mindbody. The high monthly fee was worth the expense because the software automatically links up with 3rd party vendors like Class Pass and gym pass. Plus nearly every studio is using this software so it's easy to pick up traveling clients or sales via their dynamic pricing option. In short, the subscription is super high but in normal times you get a lot of it in return. This is not the case at the moment. They did offer 1 month subscription relief and 2 if you commit to 2 years but I don't know if we will make it? Most of the support staff is super friendly and helpful.

Cons

Given it's many features, the software is sophisticated and not easy to use. Could never figure out the private yoga feature or how to show the studio was being rented so for us not to be able to do this - it was very expensive. Also we were one of the first studios to live stream so we got set up prior =however not all mb reps could accurately advise how to set up. We paid for adverting on fb and google, got many clicks and zero conversions- people kept getting tripped up in mb. A survey indicated over 30% of users had a hard time booking, paying for or accessing live stream classes on mb. I literally spent all day every day troubleshooting with mb reps, instructors and clients. I wonder ho many people we lost that got turned off? We decided to move our live stream and on demand off he platform.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

User recommendation
7.9/10
Based on 2,079 user ratings
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Mindbody Pricing

Mindbody Pricing

Starting from
US$129.00/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

Essential $129: Manage your schedule, sell services, and streamline everyday tasks.
Accelerate $239: Keep your clients coming back with email campaigns and text confirmations.
Ultimate $349: Grow your business with advanced marketing tools, automations & analytics.

Essential $129: Manage your schedule, sell services, and streamline everyday tasks.
Accelerate $239: Keep your clients coming back with email campaigns and text confirmations.
Ultimate $349: Grow your business with advanced marketing tools, automations & analytics.

Value for Money
3.6/5
Based on 2,079 user ratings
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Mindbody Features

Mindbody Features

API
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Automatic Notifications
CRM Integration
Calendar Management
Contact Management
Custom Fields
Customer Database
Customisable Branding
Customisable Reporting
Customisable Templates
Data Import/Export
Electronic Payments
Email Integration
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Social Media Integration
Surveys & Feedback
Third Party Integration
Features
3.9/5
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Additional information for Mindbody

Additional information for Mindbody

Key features of Mindbody

  • App for clients
  • App for staff
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Assessment management
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance reports
  • Auto-responders
  • Automated emails
  • Automated recurring billing
  • Automatic notifications
  • Barcode scanning
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Branded mobile apps
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Class scheduling
  • Client management
  • Client portal
  • Client profles
  • Commission management
  • Compensation management
  • Credit card integration
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom forms
  • Customer accounts
  • Customer database
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data import
  • Data import/export
  • Digital signature
  • Document storage
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Email integration
  • Email templates
  • Email tracking
  • Employee portal
  • Employee profile
  • Employee self service
  • Event calendar
  • Event scheduling
  • Event tracking
  • Facebook appointment booking
  • File management
  • Formula notes
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Hourly employee tracking
  • Incentive programs
  • Inventory tracking
  • Key tags and gift cards
  • Lead capture
  • Marketing tools
  • Membership tools
  • Multi-location
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Online booking
  • POS integration
  • Package tracking
  • Payroll
  • Payroll integration
  • Point of sale
  • Privacy options
  • Promotions management
  • Purchase order management
  • Real time reporting
  • Referral tracking
  • Reminders and follow-ups
  • Remote control
  • Reservations management
  • Retail inventory management
  • Revenue reports
  • Room / equipment scheduling
  • SMS integration
  • Sales reporting
  • Sales tracking
  • Scheduled emails
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Secure login
  • Shopping cart
  • Signed agreements
  • Social media integration
  • Staff management
  • Staff permissions
  • Tagging & sorting
  • Task scheduling
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Tracking features
  • Transaction history
  • User photos
  • Waitlists
  • Website integration

Benefits

• Online booking: Give clients a way to sign up for their next visit on their own. Clients can see availability and choose what works best for them.

• Point of sale: Process every purchase easily, including retail, classes or appointments, workshops or memberships, gift cards and more. Every purchase is logged on the client’s profile for easy reference later.

• Staff management: Get the whole schedule into one place, and give every staff member a login so it’s always accessible from their laptop or phone. Take care of payroll in minutes, too.

• Reports: Analyze the numbers that matter most, from attendance and revenue to retention and membership growth. Every interaction with clients adds to historical data, so users get a comprehensive picture of their business as time goes on.

• Client tools: Store everything in a simple client profile, and refer back to it quickly whenever that client comes in. Users can save notes, check their purchase and visit history, and see their payment status.

• Marketing tools: Get the word out easily with automated promotion tools. Pull lists from client profiles, set up promo codes, combine services into discount packages, and track the success of everything.

Mindbody FAQs

Mindbody FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Mindbody.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Mindbody offer?

Mindbody offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$129.00/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Not Available

Essential $129: Manage your schedule, sell services, and streamline everyday tasks. Accelerate $239: Keep your clients coming back with email campaigns and text confirmations. Ultimate $349: Grow your business with advanced marketing tools, automations & analytics.

Q. What are the main features of Mindbody?

Mindbody offers the following features:

  • App for clients
  • App for staff
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Assessment management
  • Attendance management
  • Attendance reports
  • Auto-responders
  • Automated emails
  • Automated recurring billing
  • Automatic notifications
  • Barcode scanning
  • Billing & invoicing
  • Branded mobile apps
  • Calendar management
  • Calendar sync with Google
  • Class scheduling
  • Client management
  • Client portal
  • Client profles
  • Commission management
  • Compensation management
  • Credit card integration
  • Credit card processing
  • Custom forms
  • Customer accounts
  • Customer database
  • Customizable reporting
  • Customizable templates
  • Dashboard creation
  • Data import
  • Data import/export
  • Digital signature
  • Document storage
  • Dynamic Pricing
  • Email integration
  • Email templates
  • Email tracking
  • Employee portal
  • Employee profile
  • Employee self service
  • Event calendar
  • Event scheduling
  • Event tracking
  • Facebook appointment booking
  • File management
  • Formula notes
  • HIPAA compliance
  • Hourly employee tracking
  • Incentive programs
  • Inventory tracking
  • Key tags and gift cards
  • Lead capture
  • Marketing tools
  • Membership tools
  • Multi-location
  • Multiple user accounts
  • Online booking
  • POS integration
  • Package tracking
  • Payroll
  • Payroll integration
  • Point of sale
  • Privacy options
  • Promotions management
  • Purchase order management
  • Real time reporting
  • Referral tracking
  • Reminders and follow-ups
  • Remote control
  • Reservations management
  • Retail inventory management
  • Revenue reports
  • Room / equipment scheduling
  • SMS integration
  • Sales reporting
  • Sales tracking
  • Scheduled emails
  • Scheduled reporting
  • Secure login
  • Shopping cart
  • Signed agreements
  • Social media integration
  • Staff management
  • Staff permissions
  • Tagging & sorting
  • Task scheduling
  • Template management
  • Third party integration
  • Tracking features
  • Transaction history
  • User photos
  • Waitlists
  • Website integration

Q. Who are the typical users of Mindbody?

Mindbody has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does Mindbody support?

Mindbody supports the following languages:

English, French, German, Italian, Spanish

Q. What type of pricing plans does Mindbody offer?

Mindbody has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does Mindbody support mobile devices?

Mindbody supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone

Q. What other apps does Mindbody integrate with?

Mindbody integrates with the following applications:

ActiveCampaign, Constant Contact, Delivra, Emma, Mailchimp, REACH, Social Campaigns, TapMango, Trainerize, Xero

Q. What level of support does Mindbody offer?

Mindbody offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials