SAN LUIS, United States Google has partnered with MINDBODY, provider of cloud-based business management software for the wellness industry, to help consumers book fitness and wellness classes directly via Google.
Currently in its pilot stage, the standalone website known as Reserve with Google, allows users to access the class schedules of MINDBODY subscribers located within approximately 10,000 square miles of New York City, San Francisco and Los Angeles.
To book a fitness class, users simply search for a specific type of fitness class or fitness studio nearby, click on the desired class time and complete their booking and payment directly through Google. The booking is then instantly updated in the fitness studio’s MINDBODY software.
“By incorporating Reserve with Google into the MINDBODY Network, we aim to bring even more customers to our wellness business subscribers,” explained Rick Stollmeyer, MINDBODY CEO and Co-Founder.
With plans to expand the service to allow users to book directly through Google Maps and Google Search, if successful, the partnership will allow MINDBODY to realise its vision of becoming a transaction-enabled marketplace connecting the world of wellness, said Stollmeyer.
Serving over 58,000 local businesses and 326,000 wellness practitioners in over 130 countries and territories, over the past few years MINDBODY has expanded its software platform to include multiple mobile app offerings including mobile business management and branded mobile app solutions.
In addition, the company’s consumer-facing app connects hundreds of thousands of wellness providers to millions of people around the world seeking their services.
With ongoing investments in growth and innovation, MINDBODY has plans to serve an ever-widening circle of wellness businesses, consumers and technology partners. At present 35 million active consumers use the MINDBODY platform to evaluate, engage and transact within the global wellness industry.