PT Distinction is a cloud-based personal trainer software solution that allows coaches and trainers to enroll clients, design meal plans and track fitness results. The solution enables users to build customized website and mobile apps matching their existing theme, colors and style. PT Distinction can be accessed on Android and iOS mobile devices through the mobile app.
PT Distinction enables fitness centers to create, share and deliver training programs for multiple clients at the same time. Users can create fitness goals and objectives for each client and assess them on a regular basis. Trainers can track and chart specific parameters such as nutrition habits, body statistics, goals and lifestyle habits. The solution allows users to upload exercise videos with descriptions, which can then be accessed by clients.
PT Distinction provides a suitable meal plan for each client after the trainer selects the client’s weight, sex, age and goals. Additional features offered by the solution include email scheduling, a custom form builder, automated alerts, an assessment builder, client dashboard and many more. PT Distinction integrates with online marketing tools such as MailChimp, Aweber, Clickfunnels, PayPal and Infusionsoft.
Mark from OneTwoThrive
Employees number: 2-10 employees
ease of use, time saving, client friendly usability, cost efficient solution.
I've tried using a number of third party services in order to offer quality services to my clients and these guys at PTD are by far the best I've met in many years. Every third party provider makes amazing claims but few actually step up and deliver, these guys exceeded my expectations with regards to servicing my account, improving my knowledge of how to use the solution in order to help my clients and on top of all that, they're genuinely nice guys.
This is unfair as they are currently revamping their offering and the newer version sounds like it's going to be something very special indeed. A couple of things feel a little clunky at the moment but the fact that these guys are very fast in answering questions, offering help and are clearly genuine in their passion to help fitness pros the cons are basically washed out. I would've scored the product higher on the stars but the new version will likely answer any additional needs I may have.
Richard from Richard Evans Personal Training
Employees number: 1 employee
See above. It has helped me to become a better coach and train more clients.
The messaging centre is phenomenal. I can send or schedule text messages, in app messages and emails to individual clients and groups of clients in seconds. The impact this has had on my coaching is huge.
I also love the flexibility of the software and program builder to do everything I want to do in the way I want to do it.
My clients find it very easy to use.
It takes a bit of time to set up the website integrations and the app branding. This is not a massive problem as they show you how to do it and even do it with you live in the free Masterclass.
Francis from Your Personal Training
I now have a good online coaching business and continue to grow. I can easily handle a lot of clients which is what I want to do as I love helping a lot of people.
It has everything you need to become an online personal trainer. They teach you how to get clients and their stuff works. As you learn more about the software you can handle a lot more clients than you can without it.
That the forms and questionnaires are only available online via my website and not in my app.
James from James Taylor Fitness
Employees number: 1 employee
It has helped me grow my online training business.
It has everything I need to set up and grow my online business in one place.
I know with PT Distinction I can train as many clients as I want to, other platforms were to time consuming per client to go much beyond 15 clients . With this I can do a better coaching job in much less time.
Customer service is great.
Nothing really. I think it could look more modern but I have heard something is in the pipeline for this and these guys don't mess around when they do upgrades so I'm looking forward to that.
Jason from Core Functions fitness
Great software that does everything you could every want for delivering online PT. I haven't many of the more advanced features but love the software and find it very easy to use.
They offer great support and give all the business building training you could ever need to set up online.
Egg from Egg Coaching
This is a really nifty program which does a lot more than you think on first appearances. They've recently launched a masterclass series which will assist with understanding, the program can do a lot but is not always entirely intuitive.
If you're willing to put the time in with this and make it your own, it's an excellent program which looks highly professional at a VERY reasonable price.
The support you get from Tim and his team is second to none, they respond quickly to all enquiries and take on feedback from users to make regular improvements. I would really recommend PT Distinction.
Professional look, price, support
Ease of use, unable to edit templates
Michael from Viper Fitness
Employees number: 1 employee
I reviewed every online training software available but PT Distinction was head and neck above the rest. There is not much I can't do in PTD and really makes running my business so much easier. It was so good I stared my month free trial and ended the free trial after about a week because I was so impressed I just wanted to start building my custom app and start building my business. The features and the functionality are great but they are accompanied by some of the best customer service I have ever encountered. Tim and the team are unbelievable, if I need an answer to a question the support is in place either through the closed Facebook group or direct message. I even had Ash contact me via hangouts to have a face to face chat to try and help answer any questions I may have and help get me set up quicker. The software and the service are second to none!!!!
Everything.... the fact that I can automate almost everything means that I am not limited to the amount of clients I can serve with out taking anything away front their experience and give them the best of me really gives me the ability to run a successful business and still have the time to spend with my kids. Not to mention the support Tim and the team provide is crazy!
A little overwhelming to start whilst trying to learn everything. Has so many features it takes time to familiarise yourself!
If you are a personal trainer and looking to expand to online coaching..... don't mess around just get onto PTD trust me!
Martin from FitmatePT
Employees number: 1 employee
I have been using PT distinction-PTD for about two years now and honestly, it is the best platform out there to deliver a high quality Online and even Offline fitness, nutrition and life-changing coaching.
The support and customer service is awesome, the team from PTD always work on new improvements and upgrades and the response time is the best I have seen.
I have tried many other products ( possibly all of them). I have a very critical eye as my goal is to deliver a highly effective, high quality but simple to use product for my clients and PTD does exactly that.
IF you wondering which coaching software to use and feeling stuck, give PTD a go, try it for 30 day free, you have nothing to lose, and you feel love it.
Easy of use for clients
Lots of features and constant innovation
Can't think of any
Chris from The CJ Rubric
I've tried other apps like trainerize and train heroic and PTD blew them out of the park way back when I started using it in 2014.
With the updates that have come since, it is a no brainer for the coaching that I do.
We use it for:
- Nutrition coaching courses
- Habit tracking
- Email support
- Food journalling.
- Gratitude Journalling.
These are the main things, there are many more individual changes we make to the app depending on the client.
The customisation is what I like about it the most.
With the planned updates coming to the app, this will be the ultimate tool to help create an environment for your clients to make positive behaviour change
Erin from Vitality Central LLC
Employees number: 1 employee
Super quick and great customer support from the CEO himself on the Facebook page. Constantly making upgrades (for free) based on user requests. Endless possibilities with the app once you play around with it a bit and figure out all you can do with it. Allows you to really coach as opposed to just write programs.
It has potential to offer so much that it is a bit overwhelming at first .... BUT .... they just started offering free Masterclasses on how to use the software.
Dan from My Personal Trainer Website
I've reviewed a LOT of online personal training softwares and PT Distinction stand head and shoulders above the rest in terms of practical application.
Here's the problem with a lot of other PT softwares... They are full of exercises that clients can do in a GYM. Bench press, barbell squat, lat pull down etc.
But the type of person that wants online training is the type of person who DOES NOT want to go to a gym.
So the exercises need to reflect this.
This is what PT Distinction have done very right. They've created an exercise library that requires very minimal equipment but still challenges the client.
An example exercise is squat to reverse lunge (each leg), to burpee, to press up, to squat jump!
These are the types of things a client can do at home.
Also, it's important to note that if personal trainers give their clients a cheaper way to train in the gym... they'll take it. Even with the best fitness software in the world, they'll still struggle when it comes to technique.
Training in the gym requires a personal trainer... Training at home (online personal training) requires PT Distinction.
Steve from Steve Mackay Fitness
PT Distinction has been a very impressive software for a long time. Other reviews have summed up its amazing functionality and ability to save online trainers time and help them provide a first rate online service.
The new look is the final piece of the puzzle. Now I have this amazing software and when clients login through my own website the product looks brilliant and makes my programs, coaching and service look even better.
James from Jim Clark Personal Trainer
I can't speak highly enough about PT Distinction. The time saving features it has are unbelievable. If you want to add an online coaching and training element to your personal training then you really should join.
The software is always being updated and improved, I cant wait to see what they come up with in the future as every new improvement is always fantastic and innovative.
Mathew from Mathew Smith Fitness
I use this software to offer a higher priced package to my Bootcamp clients and for my purely online clients.
The groups feature combined with the fact that I can add extra coaching via email, video PDF or text makes it stand out massively for my needs. On top of that the fact that it can be completely customised and branded with my stuff is very important.
I also really love the exercise videos and the fact that I can add my own without the need for YouTube and the distractions that brings for my clients!
When needed the customer service has always been very fast and helpful.
Charlotte from Platinum Health and Fitness
This software saves so much time and hassle from coaching and training my clients online. It truly is an amazing and clever software.
Henry from HC
The main reasons I love this software and its apps so much are twofold:
1) It can be completely customised as my own i.e it is integrated in to my website, all printouts have my branding on and all emails come from my email address.
2) It allows me to be an online coach rather than simply create some training programs and make a meal plan. PT Distinction allows me to make and share coaching videos and articles via my login protected website and the apps. It also allows me to do proper assessments and get all forms easily filled in and filed neatly. Further to that it gives tools to motivate clients and to keep them accountable. All this means that I can closely replicate my face to face PT service online.
Also through their emails, blogs and YouTube channel they truly go the extra mile in educating trainers on how to get the best from the software and how to build a successful online training business. I have picked up 9 clients from the stuff they taught me (for free) in the last 3 months.
Lauren from inner athlete UNLEASHED
I've been trying to start an online fitness coaching business and up until finding PT Distinction, I was uncomfortable with the fitness program delivery software I was using. What I was using up until this point did not allow for regular assessments, automations, special attachments and forms like the Par-Q to be filled out with ease. PT Distinction has all of those features which, in turn gives me the capability of building and delivering quality online coaching programs while also leveraging my time better. Also, I really appreciate all of extra value Tim has added through his online tutorials, tips, and resources on how to run and delivery a high-end online fitness coaching experience. I have yet to find another software program like this that has gone to those lengths to ensure their customers are successful. Through the YouTube tutorials I was able to explore the software before even signing up for the free trial--with every video I watched, I was blown away by the capabilities of this software and how easy it was to use. As corny as this may sound, I'm so glad I've found PT Distinction--I'm confident that it will help grow my business and help a lot of people. Also, I'm happy to be supporting a company that cares more so much about their customers success!
Chaz from Chaz Degun Performance
Very good product. Quick and easy to build and change programmes. Saves a lot of time. Brilliant library of exercises and videos which helps clients remember what they're supposed to be doing. Clients find the product they receive effective and professional.
Al from Fitness
I have spent time researching the best sites for my online training project and tried many platforms. This is the best by a long way in terms of quality and features that allow you to provide a top class job and save time. This platform has made high class online training a very doable option.
Emma from Emma Elliot
PT Distinction is an excellent online training platform for professional personal trainers. I use it to add extra coaching to my face to face clients and for an automated online coaching system that gives me a small passive business that goes alongside my face to face work.
If you are a PT that is either looking to create an online training business or to supply a really impressive extra service to your in person clients then I highly recommend PT Distinction.