I figured it was about time somebody wrote an AustraliaWow review. After a quick Google search you won't find any! Unbelievable, right? It won't be after what I have to say. Let's get straight to it.
Disclaimer: this AustraliaWow review and the 4 reasons not to buy it are going to be very bias. I'll explain why at the end of this article.
AustraliaWow is Impersonal
Although AusWow is marketed as an online personal training platform, I call AustraliaWow an online training platform whenever I talk about it. Without the 'personal'. Why? The system is packed with so many automated features that a PT has little else to do after he's set his clients up.
This might sound like a dream if you're looking for some passive income, but not one of the PT's I work with would be happy with such little involvement in their clients' exercise programming and nutritional advice.
Don't get me wrong, you don't have to use the automated features but at the price you have to pay, you'd want to use every last feature!
AustraliaWow is Ugly
I would not like to send my clients there. Or stay in their for too long myself for that matter.
AusWow Are Hypocrites!
How can you trust a software company that promises the benefits of a streamlined, done-for-you marketing process and doesn't even come up in search results when you're looking for anything related to online personal training software!
It's basic marketing. Position yourself in front of your potential clients, right?
This is a screenshot of the data collected by the BEST rank tracker on the planet, Link-Assistant.com which we use to monitor the progress of our personal trainer websites. As you can see, Australia Wow has ZERO online visibility. Who would trust them to know how to market ONLINE personal training?!
So, AusWow's response to this is undoubtably going to be that "they don't want to be indexed". They don't want their system getting hacked because it holds confidential information etc etc. Here are a few issues with that:
Sure, they can still get hacked but who would go through the expense and the time just to find out how much weight Lucy lost in a 12 week period?!
Oh and what about Facebook? Surely they have a massive following? They're marketers, right? They know what they're doing? After all, they're advising PT's on a daily basis in the Personal Trainer Unite Facebook group...
I'll let the picture below do the taking.
AusWow Is Updated Way Too Often
The app is forever changing. Great, right? Updates? No. More and more features, all the time. So many in fact that AusWow is now officially the jack of all online health trades. Master of none.
Nathan is so obsessed with bringing out new features to talk about in a bid to fill what I can only imagine is some kind of emotional void. Ya know, from spending so much time on public transport... In Thailand though! Something he likes to brag about.
Why The Bad Australia Wow Review
The reason I'm writing this AustraliaWow review is because, like so many other personal trainers, I was mistreated. It wasn't so much the shitty remarks from the founder after I praised another PT application over AusWow, or even the accusations that I'd apparently said mean things about AusWow or it's founder. It's more the constant belligerent nature of AusWow's Founder towards me and other PT's after such an extended period of time.
I've been sat in his Facebook group under a different name listening to his bullshit for some time now. I even answered a few marketing questions for the other PT's (I couldn't help myself).
I never minded the threats so much. In fact, a few well respected and well known PT's have told me they've received similar treatment and that I shouldn't worry about it.
It's after hearing from so many other PT's who have had issues with AusWow and are even going through legal proceedings with AusWow (which is why they won't be named). PT's should not be bullied by any company, especially a company whose main role is to supposedly to help them create more income streams.
And then to find out that because My Personal Trainer Website refused to endorse AustraliaWow, they were actively slandering the My PT Website business and service across various social networks. The straw that broke the camels back...
"Dan is a simple Wordpress guy, not a developer. Bad reports about his after sales service. Avoid"
Nope. I build sites on Weebly because it's easier for less tech savvy PT's to edit.
"Not a Developer? "
True. But I do manage developers well. You'll see when the PT Assist app arrives. You can sign up for updates here.
"After sales service?"
I don't have an after sales service. My awesome clients pay me monthly to keep their sites continually updated and search engine optimised.
I write best when I'm emotional so I thought it best to wait until I'm boiling over with disappointment and regret from standing by and allowing myself and other hard working personal trainers be bullied.
What Happens Next?
I'm sure some of AustraliaWow's newer followers who have been promised financial freedom will reject much of what I've had to say in this AustraliaWow review.
What I'm more interested in is AustraliaWow's response. Have I tickled the beast enough to wake it up and "expose me"? Who knows, but I could speculate as to what might happen. In order of likelihood:
Whatever happens, I'll always be here doing my best, helping my clients create a sustainable online presence and contributing in my own way to the resolution of the global health epidemic.
The one thing I won't be doing anymore, is nothing. I grew up on Rocky 4 and Braveheart. I love an underdog story! If you do too and you'd love to see what happens next, share this post with your PT mates.
Also, if you've had a bad experience with AusWow, or good, (I'm not the type to shy away from logic and reason) share it in the comments below.