Comparisons

Movement: the best Trainerize alternative

A comprehensive comparison between ABC Trainerize and movement.so

Comparisons

Movement: the best Trainerize alternative

A comprehensive comparison between ABC Trainerize and movement.so

Comparisons

Movement: the best Trainerize alternative

A comprehensive comparison between ABC Trainerize and movement.so

Movement vs ABC Trainerize

What is Trainerize?
Trainerize is a platform that allows personal trainers and fitness professionals to deliver and sell online personal training, in-person training, workouts and meal plans to new and existing clients. Clients will need to create a profile on Trainerize and download the Trainerize app from the app store to access your programs and coaching.

What is Movement?
Movement offers a highly flexible and customizable drag-and-drop app builder that enables health and wellness professionals to create their own branded app. Optimised for mobile-use, the app can be accessed and offer a great experience on any device from iOS and Android , desktops, tablets and laptops. An all-in-one platform that lets you host and engage your community, sell courses, training programs, workouts, nutrition plans, memberships, and digital product, Movement has the key features your clients need. Movement is designed to be fully white-labeled and customized to provide a unique experience for your audience.


"What I liked about Movement is that you can have an individual exercise, and it creates a full workout–and I couldn’t find that anywhere. There was one called Trainerize but I didn’t like how it wasn’t custom and you had to download the Trainerize app first."

— Dr Mae Hughes, Movement Through Motherhood


"What I liked about Movement is that you can have an individual exercise, and it creates a full workout–and I couldn’t find that anywhere. There was one called Trainerize but I didn’t like how it wasn’t custom and you had to download the Trainerize app first."

— Dr Mae Hughes, Movement Through Motherhood


"What I liked about Movement is that you can have an individual exercise, and it creates a full workout–and I couldn’t find that anywhere. There was one called Trainerize but I didn’t like how it wasn’t custom and you had to download the Trainerize app first."

— Dr Mae Hughes, Movement Through Motherhood

Why creators are making the move to Movement

These are some of the reasons fitness professionals have been making the move to Movement to build their own branded training app, completely on their terms.

Pricing

Movement and ABC Trainerize both offer free trials that allow you to test out all the features of the paid tiers. This means you can test your app with your clients and community, completely stress-free. However, when the trial period ends, the differences in pricing become quite apparent. Consider the following pricing differences to unlock key features when deciding between Movement and Trainerize:

Trainerize's pricing may appear budget-friendly at first glance. However, as your membership count expands, so does the cost. Fitness professionals will quickly realize that serving a growing client base on Trainerize can lead to unexpectedly high expenses.

Included active members/clients
Trainerizes’ Free and Grow ($5 USD /Month) plans only let you host 1 and 2 clients respectively, which can be limiting when you’re trialing an app for your fitness business. Movement’s free plan lets you support up to 100 active members. This is perfect for fitness businesses, fitness professionals, gym owners, or anyone looking to deliver in-app content to their growing community without large upfront costs.

As your client base and grows the differences in per-active user pricing between the two platforms really starts to show.

To support 100 active clients with Trainerize, you will need to be on their Pro 100 plan ($200 USD/ Month). You can support 100 active members on Movement’s Free plan.

To support up to 500 active clients, you will need to upgrade to Studio Plus plan on Trainerize, which starts at $250/USD per month. If you’re looking to support over 500 clients in your Trainerize mobile app, you will need to be on Trainerizes’ Studio Max plan ($350 /month). All of Movements paid plans, including the Base plan ($49/USD/ Month ), allow you to support 1000 active clients. Beyond 1000 active members, Movement offers a simple per user pricing model, that allows you to expand your capacity incrementally to match the size of your audience.

For Your Own Custom Branded App
Trainerize - $250/month. You will need to be on Trainerize’s Studio plus plan to get your own custom branded app name, custom branded app icon (before sign in) and customize the themes in any meaningful way.

Movement - $0. Movement offers the advantage of establishing your unique branded app experience across all pricing tiers, including the Free plan. Every Movement plan offers the ability to fully customize the layout of 50+ prebuilt page and program/course templates, or build your own template from scratch. You can choose your own custom app name, icon and branding on any of plan. You can also remove the minimal Movement branding on the Pro plan.

Your own coaching app with your unique branding

With Movement, you can fully customize the look, style and structure of your app to match your brand, giving it your unique look and feel. On any plan, you can create and use your own app icon that will be displayed when your members download your app. You can also customize the login and splash screen your users will see upon opening the app, and choose your own brand color that will be shown throughout the app.

In order to access your training, your clients will need to download the Trainerize app with the Trainerize app icon. It will not be your branding, you will simply be a profile on their app unless you have customized your app icon on the expensive Studio or Enterprise plans.

Your own coaching app with your unique branding

With Movement, you can fully customize the look, style and structure of your app to match your brand, giving it your unique look and feel. On any plan, you can create and use your own app icon that will be displayed when your members download your app. You can also customize the login and splash screen your users will see upon opening the app, and choose your own brand color that will be shown throughout the app.

In order to access your training, your clients will need to download the Trainerize app with the Trainerize app icon. It will not be your branding, you will simply be a profile on their app unless you have customized your app icon on the expensive Studio or Enterprise plans.

Your own coaching app with your unique branding

With Movement, you can fully customize the look, style and structure of your app to match your brand, giving it your unique look and feel. On any plan, you can create and use your own app icon that will be displayed when your members download your app. You can also customize the login and splash screen your users will see upon opening the app, and choose your own brand color that will be shown throughout the app.

In order to access your training, your clients will need to download the Trainerize app with the Trainerize app icon. It will not be your branding, you will simply be a profile on their app unless you have customized your app icon on the expensive Studio or Enterprise plans.

An extensive template library gives you the polish of the pros

You don't need to be a designer to make a beautiful app with Movement! Start with hundreds of predesigned, polished app page, program and workout templates that you can customize to your every need. Similar to what you would see in Squarespace or Wix library, you can quickly add an ‘About Me’ page, ‘Workout or Meditation Library, a 'Podcast' page, Programs, Challenges, etc.

Trainerize has pre-built workout and program templates to give you a heads start but they're not very customizable beyond changing title and description.

An extensive template library gives you the polish of the pros

You don't need to be a designer to make a beautiful app with Movement! Start with hundreds of predesigned, polished app page, program and workout templates that you can customize to your every need. Similar to what you would see in Squarespace or Wix library, you can quickly add an ‘About Me’ page, ‘Workout or Meditation Library, a 'Podcast' page, Programs, Challenges, etc.

Trainerize has pre-built workout and program templates to give you a heads start but they're not very customizable beyond changing title and description.

An extensive template library gives you the polish of the pros

You don't need to be a designer to make a beautiful app with Movement! Start with hundreds of predesigned, polished app page, program and workout templates that you can customize to your every need. Similar to what you would see in Squarespace or Wix library, you can quickly add an ‘About Me’ page, ‘Workout or Meditation Library, a 'Podcast' page, Programs, Challenges, etc.

Trainerize has pre-built workout and program templates to give you a heads start but they're not very customizable beyond changing title and description.

A focus on customization and white labelling

Apps made with Movement are highly customizable, allowing your app to look like you, not us. You can customize and change the structure, layout, branding and styling of your app an unlimited number of times in an intuitive drag and drop builder, without the need for writing code or hiring a developer.

Trainerize offers minimal customization in comparison, and you'll need to be on the most expensive plans to customize your app icon and app name. These plans also only include a very limited number of design revisions (1 revision on their Studio plan and 3 revisions on their Enterprise plan.) You're basically locked in to your app design after these revisions, unless you're willing to pay more, making it difficult for your app to grow and adapt to your business in an affordable way.

A focus on customization and white labelling

Apps made with Movement are highly customizable, allowing your app to look like you, not us. You can customize and change the structure, layout, branding and styling of your app an unlimited number of times in an intuitive drag and drop builder, without the need for writing code or hiring a developer.

Trainerize offers minimal customization in comparison, and you'll need to be on the most expensive plans to customize your app icon and app name. These plans also only include a very limited number of design revisions (1 revision on their Studio plan and 3 revisions on their Enterprise plan.) You're basically locked in to your app design after these revisions, unless you're willing to pay more, making it difficult for your app to grow and adapt to your business in an affordable way.

A focus on customization and white labelling

Apps made with Movement are highly customizable, allowing your app to look like you, not us. You can customize and change the structure, layout, branding and styling of your app an unlimited number of times in an intuitive drag and drop builder, without the need for writing code or hiring a developer.

Trainerize offers minimal customization in comparison, and you'll need to be on the most expensive plans to customize your app icon and app name. These plans also only include a very limited number of design revisions (1 revision on their Studio plan and 3 revisions on their Enterprise plan.) You're basically locked in to your app design after these revisions, unless you're willing to pay more, making it difficult for your app to grow and adapt to your business in an affordable way.


"The fact you can make it your own app simply sold it to me, you can literally do anything on Movement to make it your own and I can’t thank them enough for helping me do this."

"The fact you can make it your own app simply sold it to me, you can literally do anything on Movement to make it your own and I can’t thank them enough for helping me do this."

— Will Longbottom, Let's Move

Movement vs. Trainerize: the Workout Builders

A comparison of the workout builders in each platform

Movement vs. Trainerize: the Workout Builders

A comparison of the workout builders in each platform

Movement

Design unique workouts that can be tailored to your member's every move, with Movement's highly customisable workout builder. Enhance your member's experience and engagement with customised training, allowing them to track progress towards their goals in an interactive way.


Video/exercise upload: Include your own customized exercises into your workouts with unlimited video upload (50gb max file size per video) or choose from Movement’s extensive exercise library. Workouts can be included in libraries throughout your app and accessed on-demand , or as part of a training plan or program.


Labels & Grouping to support multiple Workout types within one: Movement’s workout builder lets you group your workout into different sections that you can title whatever you want e.g. warmup, strength, circuit and cooldown. This gives you the ability to merge different types of workouts (like circuit and HIIT) into one workout.

Intensity: You can adjust each exercise to reflect the number of sets, reps, reps/side, secs, sec/side, mins, hours, cals, breaths, meters, etc. You can adjust the intensity of each of exercise by adding weight in kg or lbs, % 1RM, RPE, tempo and more. The rep/ intensity drop downs allow you to streamline your workouts and avoid having to manually type in the reps, sets and intensity for each exercise. The great thing about this is your clients can adjust the intensity and reps achieved for every set of each exercise, allowing for meaningful and interactive progress tracking.


User Self-Scheduling Workouts: With Movement, users can add workouts, articles and meals to their own schedule as they'd like. They can also reschedule workouts to move them to a more optimal date for their needs.

Trainerize

Trainerize also offers a custom workout builder for creating workout plans but it is more restrictive in setup, so it does not easily accomodate as many different types of workouts. When first creating a workout, you must choose between a Regular, Circuit or Interval workout.


Video/exercise upload: Exercise videos can be uploaded directly through Youtube or by choosing from the Trainerize library. These videos are limited to 500mb per upload and capped at 5 minutes in length, so longer form follow-along workouts won’t be well supported.


Labels & Grouping: With Trainerize, you can only group your exercises into circuits and supersets within a workout, and cannot customize the titles or labels of these groups. This can make it difficult to distinguish between different areas/sections of the workout.

Mixed Workouts: It is currently not possible two combine multiple styles of workouts in Trainerize. You have to select from one of the three: Regular, Circuit, Interval and they cannot be combined in one.

Tracking: The workout tracking functionality is also fairly limited, only allowing for reps and weight achieved to be entered by clients.


"Another big pro of Movement was the workout builder and the ability to mark workouts and weeks as completed–these two features alone were deal-breakers for us."

— Diana R, D-active


"Another big pro of Movement was the workout builder and the ability to mark workouts and weeks as completed–these two features alone were deal-breakers for us."

— Diana R, D-active


"Another big pro of Movement was the workout builder and the ability to mark workouts and weeks as completed–these two features alone were deal-breakers for us."

— Diana R, D-active

Looping video & audio and unlimited uploads

With Movement, you can choose to upload your videos via YouTube, Vimeo or directly upload–with no limit on how many you can include. Movement also supports unlimited audio uploads, and allows you to loop, autoplay and hide controls on the playback. Plus, videos of any length are supported for your longer-form follow along workouts, as long as they remain within the 50GB upload threshold.

Trainerize does not support audio uploads and still does not support looping video for your direct uploads–a long requested and awaited feature by many. Video uploads longer than 5 minutes are not supported.

Looping video & audio and unlimited uploads

With Movement, you can choose to upload your videos via YouTube, Vimeo or directly upload–with no limit on how many you can include. Movement also supports unlimited audio uploads, and allows you to loop, autoplay and hide controls on the playback. Plus, videos of any length are supported for your longer-form follow along workouts, as long as they remain within the 50GB upload threshold.

Trainerize does not support audio uploads and still does not support looping video for your direct uploads–a long requested and awaited feature by many. Video uploads longer than 5 minutes are not supported.

Looping video & audio and unlimited uploads

With Movement, you can choose to upload your videos via YouTube, Vimeo or directly upload–with no limit on how many you can include. Movement also supports unlimited audio uploads, and allows you to loop, autoplay and hide controls on the playback. Plus, videos of any length are supported for your longer-form follow along workouts, as long as they remain within the 50GB upload threshold.

Trainerize does not support audio uploads and still does not support looping video for your direct uploads–a long requested and awaited feature by many. Video uploads longer than 5 minutes are not supported.

Supporting your educational content, lessons and videos

Using Movement for your training platform means you can say goodbye to expensive course and learning platforms like Kajabi and Teachable! Movement allows you to create courses, video articles, daily lessons and incorporate any of your educational content. These can be drip-fed and checked off for completion so you and your clients can track progress.

A long requested feature, Trainerize does not offer support for your educational content or videos, so you'll need to rely on another expensive platform to deliver important e-learning or online training.

Supporting your educational content, lessons and videos

Using Movement for your training platform means you can say goodbye to expensive course and learning platforms like Kajabi and Teachable! Movement allows you to create courses, video articles, daily lessons and incorporate any of your educational content. These can be drip-fed and checked off for completion so you and your clients can track progress.

A long requested feature, Trainerize does not offer support for your educational content or videos, so you'll need to rely on another expensive platform to deliver important e-learning or online training.

Supporting your educational content, lessons and videos

Using Movement for your training platform means you can say goodbye to expensive course and learning platforms like Kajabi and Teachable! Movement allows you to create courses, video articles, daily lessons and incorporate any of your educational content. These can be drip-fed and checked off for completion so you and your clients can track progress.

A long requested feature, Trainerize does not offer support for your educational content or videos, so you'll need to rely on another expensive platform to deliver important e-learning or online training.

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Community features to keep your members coming back

Create your own distraction and ad-free Feed where you can invite your members to contribute. Encourage engagement and real-time feedback by enabling comments on your content. Create a group chat to organize events, discuss specific topics, or to simply offer a social space for your community to connect. Movement also supports 1:1 messaging and push notifications on all paid plans.

Trainerize allows for 1:1 messaging and has the Trainerize Groups feature which are rich group chats, intended to be similar to a Facebook Group.

Community features to keep your members coming back

Create your own distraction and ad-free Feed where you can invite your members to contribute. Encourage engagement and real-time feedback by enabling comments on your content. Create a group chat to organize events, discuss specific topics, or to simply offer a social space for your community to connect. Movement also supports 1:1 messaging and push notifications on all paid plans.

Trainerize allows for 1:1 messaging and has the Trainerize Groups feature which are rich group chats, intended to be similar to a Facebook Group.

Community features to keep your members coming back

Create your own distraction and ad-free Feed where you can invite your members to contribute. Encourage engagement and real-time feedback by enabling comments on your content. Create a group chat to organize events, discuss specific topics, or to simply offer a social space for your community to connect. Movement also supports 1:1 messaging and push notifications on all paid plans.

Trainerize allows for 1:1 messaging and has the Trainerize Groups feature which are rich group chats, intended to be similar to a Facebook Group.

A custom form builder to easily collect and store member data

Movement has a built-in form creator with a user-friendly interface, ensuring seamless integration into your app for streamlined and effective data collection. Create your own check-in forms, assessments, nutrition logs and more. You can even input your own Terms & Conditions that are required with app signup. Say goodbye to Google Forms, Typeform and all the rest!

Trainerize does not offer an inbuilt form builder. However, users can link up third party forms such as Paperform with Zapier, but will need to be on the Pro plan.

A custom form builder to easily collect and store member data

Movement has a built-in form creator with a user-friendly interface, ensuring seamless integration into your app for streamlined and effective data collection. Create your own check-in forms, assessments, nutrition logs and more. You can even input your own Terms & Conditions that are required with app signup. Say goodbye to Google Forms, Typeform and all the rest!

Trainerize does not offer an inbuilt form builder. However, users can link up third party forms such as Paperform with Zapier, but will need to be on the Pro plan.

A custom form builder to easily collect and store member data

Movement has a built-in form creator with a user-friendly interface, ensuring seamless integration into your app for streamlined and effective data collection. Create your own check-in forms, assessments, nutrition logs and more. You can even input your own Terms & Conditions that are required with app signup. Say goodbye to Google Forms, Typeform and all the rest!

Trainerize does not offer an inbuilt form builder. However, users can link up third party forms such as Paperform with Zapier, but will need to be on the Pro plan.

A clean and intuitive experience for you and your users

Movement excels with its user experience and a clean and modern user interface for both you and your users. When building your app, programs and workouts, you will continually see a live preview of what it will look like for your users in the app.

One of the biggest drawbacks of Trainerize may be how outdated and clunky the user interface of the software is, for both you and your users. It's difficult to navigate around the editor and not an intuitive experience.

A clean and intuitive experience for you and your users

Movement excels with its user experience and a clean and modern user interface for both you and your users. When building your app, programs and workouts, you will continually see a live preview of what it will look like for your users in the app.

One of the biggest drawbacks of Trainerize may be how outdated and clunky the user interface of the software is, for both you and your users. It's difficult to navigate around the editor and not an intuitive experience.

A clean and intuitive experience for you and your users

Movement excels with its user experience and a clean and modern user interface for both you and your users. When building your app, programs and workouts, you will continually see a live preview of what it will look like for your users in the app.

One of the biggest drawbacks of Trainerize may be how outdated and clunky the user interface of the software is, for both you and your users. It's difficult to navigate around the editor and not an intuitive experience.


"I liked the flexibility of Movement and how much it could add to my business. I loved how much support there was and how it could look like my own branding."

Tom O, Mechanics of Movement


"I liked the flexibility of Movement and how much it could add to my business. I loved how much support there was and how it could look like my own branding."

Tom O, Mechanics of Movement


"I liked the flexibility of Movement and how much it could add to my business. I loved how much support there was and how it could look like my own branding."

Tom O, Mechanics of Movement

Conclusion

Choosing the right trainer software for your fitness business, personal training or coaching venture is crucial for your success. After an in-depth comparison between Movement and Trainerize, Movement stands out as one of the most dynamic and comprehensive alternatives.

Movement offers a range of features that allow you to build your own branded app without limitations. From affordable pricing to customization and exceptional user experience, Movement supports you every step of the way. The freedom to create a unique app and member experience across all pricing tiers sets Movement apart. With a highly flexible workout builder, an extensive template library, and live customer support, Movement ensures that you're equipped to offer your clients an exceptional fitness journey.

While Trainerize might seem affordable at first glance, its pricing can quickly escalate as your client base grows. Movement, on the other hand, offers a competitive edge with pricing plans that accommodate businesses of all sizes. From hosting active members to limitless customization options, Movement empowers you to expand your fitness community without breaking the bank.

Join the thousands of fitness professionals who have already made the switch to Movement. Experience the freedom to design your app, engage your clients, and create a fitness or wellness community that thrives.

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Go beyond creating an app, build a movement

With Movement, you have all the tools and functionality you need to create the ultimate online experience for your members and community.

Go beyond creating an app, build a movement

With Movement, you have all the tools and functionality you need to create the ultimate online experience for your members and community.

Go beyond creating an app, build a movement

With Movement, you have all the tools and functionality you need to create the ultimate online experience for your members and community.

Your questions, answered

Do I need to be technical?

Who owns my data?

What’s a Web App? Is it still on the App Stores?

How much of each sale do I get to keep?

Is this platform for 1:1 coaching or 1:many?

Can I offer free and paid content in my app?

Your questions, answered

Do I need to be technical?

Who owns my data?

What’s a Web App? Is it still on the App Stores?

How much of each sale do I get to keep?

Is this platform for 1:1 coaching or 1:many?

Can I offer free and paid content in my app?

Your questions, answered

Do I need to be technical?

Who owns my data?

What’s a Web App? Is it still on the App Stores?

How much of each sale do I get to keep?

Is this platform for 1:1 coaching or 1:many?

Can I offer free and paid content in my app?

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