“I have been a trainer for 10 years and have tracked all my client scheduling the old school way; using the old ‘pencil in’ method onto a paper calendar book. I liked being able to write notes and see the week schedule laid out in front of me so I knew what my week looked like. To meet the needs of my clients, and to keep up with the demands of the 21 st century I knew I needed to automate the process while still retaining the ability to document specific notes for each client and view the calendar on a weekly basis.
After reviewing several apps, and not finding one that meet all my requirements I was ready to give up and stick to my old ‘penciling in’ method. Luckily for me I came across Appointfix and decided to give it a try. Initially I was reluctant to let go of my paper calendar but after just one week of using both the app and my calendar (as backup), I was able to let my old method go. Appointfix provided everything I needed in an appointment app plus more!
It is simple and easy to use, syncing to my contact list, thus making client scheduling effortless. It also syncs to my Google Calendar and any events I have stored in google are also displayed in Appointfix. So double booking with a doctor’s appointment or my daughters school activities is not possible.
Additionally I was able to create my own pricing for each service I provide as a trainer and coach. When scheduling a client the price sheet is displayed as a drop down menu allowing me to choose one or multiple services at the time of booking an appointment. Appointfix sends automatic reminders to each of my clients regarding their appointment up to 24 hours in advance. This is a major feature for me, being that prior to using Appointfix I would manually send text reminders the night before the following work day.
Another advantage provided by Appointfix is that it includes a ‘note’ section for each appointment made. The other apps I reviewed did not provide this. I cannot tell you the number of notes I used to write using my old ‘pencil in’ method. So having this option is very important to me. Appointfix lets you choose which day to start your work week and also lets you choose whether you want to show only working days or the full week. You can choose between calendar time slots for example if you want 30 min segments or 60 min segments. Another added benefit of using Appointfix is being able to look up clients by name and seeing their history of appointments for invoicing purposes.
If you are looking for an app to help keep you stay on track with your clients and schedule I would highly recommend using Appointfix!”
Independent Personal Trainer / Christine Keefer IFPA/NGA Pro