We provide simple, effective and affordable studio management software to Pilates, yoga and fitness studios everywhere.
One of the greatest challenges to running and growing a class, lesson or session based business is managing the ongoing client administration.
There’s no hiding from it, more clients bring more revenue but they also bring more rescheduling, more invoicing, more chasing late payments, more no shows and the list goes on.
Thankfully Bookamat has been designed to reduce client administration by automating administrative tasks to save you time that can be better spent on things that are most important to you.
It will even help increase your revenue with features such as bookings for friends and family members, online zoom classes, payment processing, recurring auto-debit and a host of other powerful and easy to use tools.
So welcome aboard! My hope is that Bookamat becomes a valuable asset to your business, saving you time and assisting your business to keep growing from strength to strength.
Bookamat, Founder & CEO
After discovering how fitness studios around South Africa were crying out for an afforable booking system, founder and CEO Benjamin Shannon decided to build one.
As an experienced IT business analyst, he drew up the plans and engaged a local South African web development company to create the prototype.
With the prototype finished, Bookamat was launched in Cape Town at the Pilates studio where Benjamin had been attending classes.
Studio owner Gayle was thrilled to be taking her busy studio online. With 90+ regular clients, she began saving hours in dealing with client booking queries, invoicing and payments.
By our first birthday Bookamat had grown to 5 studios. These included Pilates, Yoga and Barre studios.
Ben-Piet, a Namibian by birth who helped build the Bookamat prototype, joined Bookamat as part-owner and lead developer. Fact: Benjamin and Ben-Piet have only met in-person once.
With the continual addition of new features, Bookamat kept growing and was now managing Pilates, Yoga, Barre, Ride, Boxing and other fitness studios around South Africa.
Fuelled by successful year on year growth in South Africa, Benjamin (an Australian by birth) relocated from Cape Town to Melbourne and launched Bookamat to studios in Australia and globally.
Bookamat was now able to support multi-currency, multi-time zones plus payment processing across 44 countries.
The year "COVID-19" and "Zoom" became household names. As one of the first booking platforms to facilitate easy hybrid classes for studios, Bookamat quadrippled revenues on 2019.
Bookamat played an important role in helping fitness studio owners continue to run online classes during lockdowns and generate an income.
Today Bookamat has a global footprint, is still growing and is still committed to helping fitness studios everywhere effectively manage and grow their businesses.
This year we also welcomed Romi to the team as social media writer and customer care support member. Our customer care support team now cover the time zones spanning Australia to the UK.