The Zen Planner Story
Zen Planner is an online member management, billing, and scheduling service that empowers fitness instructors, personal trainers and athletic coaches to launch and develop successful businesses. We work closely with our fitness-loving community to design and develop reliable, user-friendly business management software that makes running a fitness studio efficient and productive.
Our software helps you manage all areas of your 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.
In 2004, Zen Planner co-founder Ben Pate was an instructor at a martial arts school where the school owner was frustrated with the lack of tools to help him run his business. As any good software developer would react, Ben saw this as a challenge and began building the first version of Zen Planner for that one school as a side project.
Two years later, Ben came home from work one day and told his wife, Filipina that he was ready to quit his day job and follow his passion of building technology to help martial arts instructors and business owners have more time to teach and train their students. Over the past five years, Zen Planner has grown to also include passionate fitness fanatics in CrossFit, Dance, Yoga, Pilates, and Cycling. Our goal every day is to share our love of health and wellness with others.