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.



60 Reviews of PT Distinction

Overall rating

5.0 / 5 stars

Showing 1 - 20 of 60 reviews

December 2018

Marco from 24 hr fitness

Company Size: 501-1,000 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

2 of 5

Functionality

3 of 5

December 2018

Pt distinction review

Pros

They do provide various courses explaining on how to use the software and how to better sell personal training

Cons

The software is very complicated, old looking and hard to understand.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied December 2018

Hi Marco, Our records show you had a look at an old version of our software which no longer exists before reviewing many months later. I'm sure it wasn't your intention but as a result your review is misleading for anyone that reads it. We'd love for you to have a trial of the current PT Distinction, you can do that here https://www.ptdistinction.com/join.php. When you have tried it out we would be very grateful if you could update your review please. Thank you, Tim

September 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2018

Talk about ease of use

If you want to go from training in person to training online, this is the app to go with.

Pros

Able to stay on the know at anytime. Easy to build programs. End users enjoy the interface.

Cons

There is always updates. But those are essential to keep it going.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied September 2018

Thank you for the great review.

July 2018

Elisa from Estudios

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

July 2018

Fantastic software with excellent customer service

Really helps keep online training clients organized.

Pros

This software is great, keeps you well organized and is really easy to use. The customer service is amazing. Any time I had an issue, they would get back to me in a reasonable amount of time.

Cons

I had great experiences with this software, however if I had to pick, I would just have to say that it is primarily focused towards online personal trainers instead of in studio trainers.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied July 2018

Thank you for the great review Elisa. I'm really pleased you're enjoying the software and can't wait to show you V3! Tim

June 2018

WILLIE from www.urlifenowfitness.com

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2018

A fanastic program for delivering personal training services.

Pros

This app has an awesome exercise library and the company is constantly upgrading the features. PTD has more features than any other software that I checked out. It's great that you can put people into the program for a short trial period and not be charged. PTD also offers business business training.

Cons

The exercises in the library was done in England , so the names differ a little from our american exercise names and could be a little confusing to American clients not a problem you can always upload your own.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied June 2018

Thank you for such a great review Willie. FYI - In PT Distinction V3 (beta testing at the moment) you can change the names of the exercises if you wish to.... It's an incredible software that's a few years ahead of anything else.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

Super powerful platform with great customer service.

Made my business so much easier to run and helped me get better results for my clients.

Pros

Very flexible and powerful platform allowing you to coach clients in a way that is tailored not just to your clients but to you as a coach too. Mix that with the live masterclasses, training and incredible support your on to a win with PT Distinction.

Cons

The only thing I can think of is the look of the software, though this is being improved in the next version of the software.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied April 2018

Thank you for taking the time to leave such a great review. The look in PT Distinction V3 (out soon) is the best in any software I've seen in any industry, we can't wait to show it to you.

April 2018

Anonymous

Verified Reviewer

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2018

The only app any trainer needs to succeed online!

Pros

You can literally customize anything you need. From specific template workouts to deliverability of automated plans. They have thought of everything.

Cons

In the beginning there is a learning curve and you need to spend sometime getting used to it. But nothing of great quality dies;t take time to learn and once you have learned it everything is a breeze.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied April 2018

Thank you. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave such a great review.

November 2017

Chris from Empire Fitness

Company Size: 11-50 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Excellent, convenient, premium service, next level

Ability to offer multiple services locally and remotely.

Pros

I love how it allows me to automate basically anything I'd like to whether it be emails, reminders, texts, workouts, check-ins, and instruction videos.

Cons

V3 hasn't launched yet, it doesn't update automatically for some users and kicks them out of the app while in use.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied November 2017

Thank you for the great review Chris. PT Distinction V3 will be well worth the wait, I promise!! It sounds like some of your clients may need to update their app as it shouldn't kick them out. Could you ask your clients to update to the most recent version please. If that doesn't solve the issue for every one of your clients then please drop us a message via the contact form and we will get another update sorted for you.

November 2017

Tim from Tim Liu Fitness

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

November 2017

Fantastic software for online fitness pros

Pros

There are so many features in this software it's crazy. I love the vast amount of exercises in their library and the easy of use.

Cons

Interface could look a bit better. For custom exercises there wasn't a feature to use my YouTube videos and I had to upload them myself instead.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied November 2017

Thank you Tim. We really appreciate you taking the time to leave a great review. You will love the new look when PT Distinction V3 goes live. It is the best looking software I have seen in any industry.

October 2017

Jeff from Total Body Running

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

October 2017

So far this has been a great platform and I love the interface. Keep it up!

My clients get a very easy to use platform and they LOVE the app to look up their workouts. That sets this a part from most platforms.

Pros

I really like the functionality and the consistent updates. they really put a lot of into the site and it shows. Over time this will become, if not already, the best PT software in the world.

Cons

So far not much I don't like but it would be very nice to see some more endurance activity friendly areas of the platform. I just signed up for a free trial with Final Surge which is designed for running coaches and it's great. They don't have the same exercise library as PTD does and I will probably always keep PTD so I can work with general clients more as a personal trainer. As a running coach, which is what I'm putting my focus on right now, I will use Final Surge and then ask my clients to go to PTD for the exercises. Over time I will make my own videos so that my running clients don't need to shift back and forth. Their platform is great so I would honestly consider something like that because PTD will gain more coaches that way. Training Peaks is too expensive and Final Surge isn't so right now many endurance coaches are gravitating towards Final Surge from what my colleagues tell me. I'm sure there are more platforms that are great for endurance coaches but so far Final Surge has the nod in my opinion.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied October 2017

Thank you Jeff. As you mentioned our primary design is online training and online coaching but if we can improve our service for endurance coaches we are always open to suggestions. I think the recent integrations of MyZone and Fitbit should help with endurance athlete tracking and we have Garmin integration coming soon as well. If you have any exercise videos you want us to add or any specific improvements you would like to see feel free to drop us an email via the website contact from or to me directly tim@ptdistinction.com. Once again thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review.

September 2017

Ansley from Train and Flourish

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

September 2017

PTD is the best software on the market with constantly improving updates& exemplary customer support

Ease and piece of mind.

Pros

-customizability
-scalability
-quality for exceptional price
-constantly improving
-immediate and personal user support
-ease of implementing into business
-branded and integrated into business
-able to program exercises
-able to build habit based coaching programs
-clients are free for first 30 days
-powerful automation features

Cons

Currently the learning curve of the UI and set up does take time, though they provide a large library of tutorial videos to help aid the process.
The upcoming update has promising improvements to the UI.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied September 2017

Thank you for the great review Ansley.

August 2017

Mark from OneTwoThrive

Company Size: 2-10 employees

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

August 2017

amazing product continues to improve and the service behind it will leave you speechless

ease of use, time saving, client friendly usability, cost efficient solution.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied August 2017

Thank you for the great review Mark.

June 2017

Richard from Richard Evans Personal Training

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Amazing software for online personal training and hybrid training

See above. It has helped me to become a better coach and train more clients.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied June 2017

Thank you Richard. The messaging centre is one of my favourite features as well! Tim

June 2017

Francis from Your Personal Training

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Couldn't be happier

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.

Pros

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.

Cons

That the forms and questionnaires are only available online via my website and not in my app.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied June 2017

Thanks Francis. We're pleased to see you doing so well. Tim

June 2017

James from James Taylor Fitness

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

June 2017

Great software and support

It has helped me grow my online training business.

Pros

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.

Cons

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.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied June 2017

Thank you James. I'm pleased to see we're helping you out and you got to find the true power of PT Distinction. You're correct, there is a new look in the pipeline which will coincide with a huge upgrade of the entire software to create what we're calling PT Distinction Version 3.

April 2017

Jason from Core Functions fitness

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

April 2017

Great Software

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.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied April 2017

Thanks Jason, really appreciate you taking the time to review us. Tim

March 2017

Jeff from Totalbodyrunning.com

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2017

Jeff Wilson review.

The representative and whomever else helps out with this is doing a fantastic job. All the way through. Always new content coming out and rep answers emails so fast it's unbelievable.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied March 2017

Thanks Jeff! I'd love to take all the credit but there's a few others in the team who are all awesome. Tim

March 2017

Sally from Fit With Sally

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

4 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

4 of 5

March 2017

Very happy with PTD

My expertise lies in fitness, definitely not in technology. Having heard great reviews from others, I was keen to try out PT Distinction. I'll admit, it took a little learning but that's because I have zero ability with computers. With help from Tim's excellent tech team I was able to get my business off the ground much faster and easier than if I had gone it alone. Running my online fitness coaching business is now much less stressful thanks to PTD!

Pros

It streamlines the ability for my clients to access info - everything is in one place

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied March 2017

Thanks Sally. To put assessments in to the app just add them to the record sheet. Your clients can then access them via the computer or the app, whichever is most convenient to them. I'm very pleased your online business is growing well, keep it going!!

March 2017

Gareth from Fitness Sherpa

Company Size: 1 employee

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2017

The best online coaching software on the market.

I have been using this system for over a year and I thought it was good back then, but it just continues to get better and better with new developments coming on board all the time. The team behind PT Distinction really listen to the demands of the user base and act on feedback really quickly. It's crystal clear that they care about the product they deliver to you as the trainer and this allows you to provide a fantastic service and product to your clients which is the most important thing.

Pros

The flexibility to deliver excellent coaching to my clients remotely.

Cons

No real cons to speak of as any recommended improvements have been quickly implemented to date.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied March 2017

Thank you for the great review Gareth. I love this piece of advice as it's so true - " make sure you take some time to learn the features of the system through the many video tutorials as it's power can be hidden away."

March 2017

Dio from Get In Get Out Fitness

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2017

Epic Level Customer Service!

In the world of membership software PT Distinction stands out from the crowd with a price point is low, the quality of service is high and the level of customer service is second to none. In the world of membership software, PT Distinction's customer service is fast, professional and makes you feel like family.

Pros

The features are high, the price point is low and the customer service is second to none.

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied March 2017

Thanks Dio. Team PT Distinction is a bit of a family...... A family of personal trainers crushing it online!!

March 2017

Holly from Feel Great Online Training

Review Source: Capterra


Ease-of-use

5 of 5

Value for money

5 of 5

Customer support

5 of 5

Functionality

5 of 5

March 2017

Just Amazing!

I love PT Distinction. The features, the service, the way they help me grow my business are all just incredible.

Pros

Everything, saves me so much time, the software is better than any other and they truly care. They provide the best customer support I have ever seen.

Cons

None

Response from PT Distinction of PT Distinction

Replied March 2017

Thanks Holly for the fantastic review. More success coming for you for sure!