Subscription-Based Booking for Fitness Center—Set up using WooCommerce Bookings

In this guide, we will tell you how to set up a subscription-based booking for your fitness center using WooCommerce Bookings plugin and Recurrence Booking Add-On from PluginHive. We’ll take an example to help you understand how the process works.

Business Case: Subscription-Based Booking

Charlette Fitness Center has a bi-monthly check-in system which is meant to help members achieve their goals, whether fat loss or muscle gains. Members can buy a subscription once or for multiple times, with the maximum subscription period for 6 months. The Fitness Center can only accommodate up to 50 members for any given hour. Here are the rest of the details.

Price:

Subscription fees: $30

Timings:

Monday to Friday: 5 AM – 8 PM

Saturday: 8 AM – 2 PM

Sunday: 10 AM – 2 PM

WooCommerce Bookings Plugin features used:

Booking Availability

To set the Charlette fitness center Booking Availability times as per the center opening times.

Booking Cost

To set the Booking Cost for the subscription packages.

WooCommerce Recurring Booking Add-on

This add-on is to be used along with PluginHive’s WooCommerce Bookings plugin only. This add-on is used to provide customers with the subscription-based model booking.

Let’s see the working and how both the solutions work together.

Solution using WooCommerce Bookings Plugin

Kindly follow the below steps to fulfill the complete business requirement:

  • Create a Bookable Product, say “Personal Training”
  • Set up Booking Period under the Booking tab
    • Choose Fixed Blocks of 1 Hour.
    • Please note that Calendar range must be disabled when using the Recurrence booking add-on.
    • Set the Maximum bookings of 50 per block as no more than 50 members can be booked at any given hour.
    • Enable “Remaining bookings” so that the customers can able to see the number of seats left for any particular time slot.subscription-based
  • Under the Bookings Availability section, provide the availability timings of the Charlette fitness centre.subscription-based
  • Under the Bookings Cost section, provide the subscription fee for a single bi-monthly subscription.subscription-based
  • Under the Recurrent bookings section, select the option “Enable Recurring Bookings” to allow the product to be booked on a bi-monthly basis.
    • Select the option Book Every 2nd week for the recurrent-booking to take place bi-monthly.
    • Select the option Repeat 11 times as the maximum limit for the subscription is 6 months or 12 weeks (the beginning of the subscription is already included).
    • Enable the option Allow Customers to opt recurrent bookings so that the customer can choose the duration of the subscription from the drop-down.subscription-based
  • Voila! Now, Charlette Fitness Center will be able to provide subscription-based bookings for their fitness training on a bi-monthly basis as illustrated in the screenshots below:
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  • Say, if customer A wants to book for 6 months subscription, starting from July 18th 5 AM, the booking cost for the 6 months subscription period will be $360, with last subscription booking starting at 19th December at 5 PM.
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  • The same will also be reflected on the cart page.
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  • The admin will be able to see the booking order details from the Bookings section on his WordPress admin dashboard.subscription-based
  • And once the order is successfully placed, we will see that Charlette Fitness Center has only 49 seats remaining for all the recurring slots starting from 18th July 5 PM, 1st August 5 PM and so on.subscription-based
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Conclusion

That’s how easy to set up a Fitness Center subscription-based booking using WooCommerce Bookings plugin from PluginHive.

If you have any doubts or need help setting up Bookings on your WooCommerce-based website then feel free to Contact PluginHive Customer Support. Our support team should be able to help you out.

Good Luck! 😊

Last Updated On September 27, 2019