Updated Jan 31, 11:00am EST
I wasn’t exactly sure how to start this blog post, because this is such a strange situation. Around 5pm Friday night (1/28), I got a flurry of texts and emails asking me if I knew that TalentHack was going under. There were a few emails attached, stating from (now ex) TalentHack employees, that the CEO had decided to sunset the ‘TalentHack product’.
As a refresher, TalentHack was one of the leading companies in 2020’s race to create booking software for Fitness Professionals. I, along with many other experts in the health & wellness field, have done seminars for them, trainings for their community, and loved working with their team.
You might have seen recently that TalentHack recently raised a $17M Series A round, just two months ago. This is a bit incongruent to closing down just two months later, but I’m curious to see what unfolds over the next few days. Both the TalentHack and CEO’s instagram accounts have been silent, as of Jan 29, 10:00am EST.
So, is TalentHack out of business? I actually have zero idea, but emails that went around to clients and customers of the platform say yes. Even as someone who’s podcast is sponsored by them, I haven’t been told directly yet by anyone.
If you’re a FitPro who is on TalentHack, and you’re not sure what this means for your business or you’re feeling lost, I am working diligently this weekend on bringing you other options to host your classes. For now, platforms I love are:
- IndiFit – I’ve worked with Cheryl & Sandra many times, and they are some of the nicest and most forward thinking in the industry. They are diligently working on integrations with the IndiFit software to make your lives easier. You can book time for a free product demo here!
- OnPodio – A current student of my marketing course, Melyssa Allen, recommends onPodio! She is accepting any DMs if you are curious about making the switch there.
- Bamboo – Full capabilities available here or visit www.letsbamboo.com for more!
- As always, tune in to The Friday Society Podcast for the best advice on building your fitness business from leading industry experts. Every episode has a rapid fire segment where I ask each guest what their favorite software is, so if there’s a guest that catches your attention, such as Isaac Boots, Jess Sims, Simone De La Rue, Anne Mahlum, Ash Wilking, or so many others, take some notes during the rapid fire segment.
For the community aspect – stay tuned here. My marketing course, Five Weeks to Waitlisted, has a weekly community call where we go through all aspects of the course and apply it directly to your business. It’s $297 but I am happy to extend a discount to anyone affected by this, just shoot me a DM and I’ll send you a link.
If you have any suggestions on other software companies or communities you love for your business, shoot me an email or DM and I’ll add!