zen planner staff app at gymDENVER, CO August 16, 2016 – Zen Planner, a comprehensive member management software for gyms, martial arts schools, boxes and fitness studios, released its new mobile application created to enable fitness business owners to take their business to the next level. The highly-anticipated Staff App, for Android and Apple phones, was developed for business owners, managers and instructors who desire to spend less time behind a desk and more time doing what they love.

Zen Planner recognizes that everyday tasks, such as checking members in for class, can be time-consuming but are necessary for business success. The Staff App, which was released to Zen Planner customers for public beta testing last month, streamlines some of the most common daily activities for fitness business owners.

“After gathering feedback from our customers, we focused on building a mobile solution based on what they need most,” says Eric Blackwell, Product Manager at Zen Planner. “In this case, our objective was to provide an easy-to-use tool that simplifies daily tasks for staff members, while offering flexible usability for instructors on-the-go who simply don’t have time to be tied to a desk.”

The App allows staff members to view their daily calendar so they can plan their day around popular classes, seamlessly check members in for class, appointments and events with a single tap, view and resolve issues with members’ accounts such as unpaid bills and unsigned documents and much more. Simplifying this process gives staff members more time to train, build stronger relationships with members and focus on strategic aspects of growing their business.

“We look forward to the ease of access Zen Planner continues to provide to us, making administrative tasks much simpler and quicker to complete,” says Zen Planner customers, Jerome Gumbs and Mary Rivers of Empower ME Academy. “It is very easy to check in students throughout the day. This is an awesome App and very easy to manage.”

In addition to the release of the Staff App, Zen Planner has made significant enhancements to its popular Member App, which was released earlier this year. Zen Planner developed this App in an effort to enhance member experience through self-service capabilities, improve engagement among members and increase member accountability. To further achieve these goals, Zen Planner released the ability for owners to post daily workouts in the App, as well as have members track their workout results and comment on and Like other members’ results all within the App.

“With the releases of our Staff and Member Apps in 2016, we have invested in building innovative solutions that increase customer engagement and foster a sense of community,” says Dave Martelon, CTO at Zen Planner. “The Apps share functionality and design elements, resulting in a more cohesive experience for everyone. Being able to rapidly evolve both Apps simultaneously is something we are really excited about.”

As with all of Zen Planner’s features, the Staff and Member Apps are included in the overall monthly price and free for customers to download in the App Store and Google Play. In an effort to provide the best software in the industry, Zen Planner plans to continue to add enhancements based on feedback from customers and members using them. To learn more about Zen Planner’s latest release, visit zenplanner.com/product/fitness-instructor-app/.


Zen Planner makes fitness businesses wildly successful – to transform the hearts, minds and bodies of their communities. Our comprehensive, customizable member management solution provides you with the necessary tools to take your business to the next level, enabling you to spend less time behind the desk and more time with your valued members. With integrated payment processing and billing, automations, attendance tracking, a Kiosk iPad App, Member Mobile App, in-depth reporting and much more, you have everything required to grow the business you’ve dedicated your life to building.