SAN LUIS OBISPO, Calif., Jan. 6, 2012 /PRNewswire/ — MINDBODY clients saw an average increase of 22 percent in holiday gift giving for health and wellness services this year compared to the 2010 season, with more than 2,300 gift cards purchased as last-minute gifts on Christmas Eve. MINDBODY, the largest online software provider in the health and wellness industry, offers cloud-based business management software to more than 15,000 clients worldwide, including fitness, yoga, Pilates, dance, salon, spa and martial arts businesses.
A sample review of MINDBODY’s online purchases between Black Friday (11/25) and Christmas Eve 2011 (12/24) shows an average increase of 7 percent growth in gift cards purchased via the Web from U.S. businesses using MINDBODY’s platform.
Online bookings for services also hit an all-time holiday high for MINDBODY clients worldwide with 2.4 million holiday bookings of yoga, Pilates, spinning, GroupEx, personal training, massage and beauty classes/appointments via the Web, double the number booked during the 2010 holiday season.
“Seeing such an increase in consumer focus on health and wellness is inspiring as we move into the new year,” said Rick Stollmeyer, co-founder and CEO of MINDBODY. “Our mission is to leverage technology to improve the health and wellness of the world. These numbers show us just how much we help our clients make this world a healthier place.”
MINDBODY’s 15,000 clients now process more than 10 million class and appointment bookings per month in the company’s software. More than 2.4 million of those sessions are booked directly by consumers via websites, mobile devices and Facebook pages. MINDBODY’s consumer online bookings have increased 83 percent year over year, reflecting a powerful accelerating trend across all markets. With 700 to 800 businesses joining the MINDBODY network each month, the company expects to continue this acceleration in 2012.
MINDBODY was founded in 2001 as the first desktop management software designed for the wellness industry. In 2005, the company moved its software online, pioneering the industry’s first fully web-based business management system. More than 15,000 businesses across six continents use MINDBODY to operate all aspects of their business, from scheduling and staff management to automated marketing and eCommerce.
The company has been listed for the last four consecutive years in the Inc 500/5000, ranking 214th in the software industry in 2011 and in Deloitte’s “Fast 500” for the past two years, ranking 161st in 2011. MINDBODY was named Best Software Service in Beauty Launchpad’s 2011 Readers Choice Awards, a leading salon publication. In 2010, MINDBODY was named among Red Herring’s most innovative 100 technology companies in North America and as one of The 50 Best Places to Work by Outside Magazine. For more information, visit www.mindbodyonline.com.