5 Surprising Benefits of an Online Booking System for your Studio

Fitness studio owner working at home with Punchpass online booking system

We know the days of paper punchcards and sign-in sheets are over as many studio owners switch to online studio management software to better manage their studio (and students’) needs. The big benefits are obvious but there are some extra bonuses that will make you glad you made the change!

1. You’ll know who is coming to class

We know that you and your teachers spend a lot of time planning amazing classes. It can be tough when your studio is drop-in based and you have some unexpected arrivals after beginning to teach a meticulously planned class.

With Punchpass you (and your instructors) can see your customer list at a glance (including any health concerns or considerations) prior to class time so you can take that information into account when sorting out your sequencing and making other decisions.

2. Letting your customers know about changes and cancellations is super simple

No more last-minute notes on the studio door! Punchpass makes it easy to let your customers know about upcoming changes – either ahead of time or at really short notice.

You can sub in another teacher, add a note to the public calendar or cancel a class. If students were already booked in then you can easily email them all and let them know that something has been changed or canceled – easy!

3. You can keep your classes full (and charge for no-shows if you like)

With Punchpass you can set different student limits for different classes.

Do you want a room packed full of sweaty vinyasa yogis? You can do that. Want to give your yin yoga students a bit more room to spread out and manage props? You can do that too.

With Punchpass you can set individual class limits and then add a waitlist to control overbooking and make sure your classes are as full as possible while still keeping your students happy and coming back for more.

4. You can keep an eye on the studio even when you’re not there

Want to keep an eye on your teachers? Need to let them know about something happening in their class or at the studio?

Because Punchpass is a web-based app everything happens in real time across the same platform. Even if you’re not at the studio you can keep an eye on attendance taking as it happens and clean up any issues as they come up.

You can also add a class note that your instructors will see when they login to take attendance and flag individual customers if there’s anything out of the ordinary going on.

5. You won’t need a big fat website (but you can still have one if you like!)

Your Punchpass-hosted webpages can easily serve as your proxy website.

Using your custom Punchpass links (branded with your business logo) you can make all of your studio information available via Facebook, Instagram and anywhere else you can share a weblink. Your customers will be able to access your studio schedule, detailed descriptions of classes, your announcements, pass purchase information, upcoming workshops and events and much more.

Already have a website? You can also embed your Punchpass pages for a seamless (and beautiful!) user experience.

We’re convinced! Are you? If you don’t have a good system yet, you can click here to give Punchpass a try. That’s the best system we know! 😀