Denver, CO – October 31, 2012 – Zen Planner is excited to announce our newest franchise partnership with Brickhouse Cardio Club. The dance and aerobics fitness franchisor with more than 50 locations evaluated many membership management solutions and ultimately chose Colorado-based Zen Planner.

Brickhouse Cardio Club was seeking a solution that enabled the franchisor to have a single view into the operational and financial performance of all of their franchises. Through the Zen Planner franchisor portal, Zen Planner Circles, franchisors are able to roll up the financial performance in total, by region, or drill down to see the performance of a specific franchise. Zen Planner Circles also allows franchisors to create templates, custom dashboards, and email automations that can be shared with all of their franchisees.

Another key part of the decision was to make sure the software was easy for the franchisees to use. With the exceptional growth that Brickhouse is experiencing, franchisees need to be able to quickly understand and utilize features such as automated billing, scheduling, automated emails, attendance tracking, web integration and reporting. They desired a tool that could help them forecast trends, manage their customer relationships (CRM), and automate as much of their business as possible, thus freeing up more time for the franchisees to teach.

“Brickhouse Cardio Club’s growth has been remarkable and we are honored to be selected to help them streamline their operations through our software,” Zen Planner CEO Jeff Gardner said. “We’re heavily invested in the success of our partners. Our goal is to enable and accelerate the goals of our customers so that they can reach more people.”

Similarly, the Brickhouse team was attracted to the fact that over the last year, customers that use Zen Planner grew at a rate of 63 percent annually. Customers that also utilize the autopay feature have achieved growth rates of 83 percent over the course of the last year. “Although the fitness market in general is flat, our customers are thriving,” Gardner said. “That means they are reaching more people and improving the fitness and lives of people all over the world. We love being a part of that mission.”

“After evaluating all of the available solutions, Zen Planner clearly understood our goal enabling our franchisees to be successful and helping our members get fit,” said Brickhouse Cardio Club CEO Vic Sprouse. “Zen Planner’s technology was built to help us grow quickly.”

About Brickhouse Cardio Club

Based in Charleston, WV, Brickhouse Cardio Club is spreading across the country like wildfire, with locations in Kansas, Rhode Island and the Dallas-area opening in just the past month alone. Their unique approach to fitness is designed to be fun, fast-paced and energetic, drawing from both dance and aerobics.

About Zen Planner

Zen Planner is an online member management, billing, and scheduling service that empowers fitness instructors, personal trainers, andathletic coaches to launch and develop successful businesses. Founded in 2006 by experienced technology professionals with a passion for fitness, Zen Planner works closely with its community to develop reliable, user-friendly software that makes running a fitness business simple.

Zen Planner provides solutions to manage many areas of business, including marketing campaigns, customer relationship management, automated online payments, class and appointment scheduling, event registration, expense tracking, and detailed financial reporting across multiple studios or locations.