Trainerize

Trainerize

Personal training software for fit pros and gyms

4.6/5 (572 reviews)

Trainerize Overview

Trainerize is a web and mobile personal training solution for health clubs, fitness professionals and their members (clients). Trainerize helps fitness clubs increase their revenue by streamlining member management and engagement functions as well as automating online program delivery.

The Trainerize mobile app helps fitness businesses build and offer workout schedules and meal plans, and set nutrition levels to help members reach their target weight or fitness goals. Fitness clubs or fitness professionals can build, save and print training plan templates, workout details and fitness targets in PDF format, then copy and further tailor these from client to client. An in-app messaging feature connects trainers directly with clients and helps fitness clubs to improve member retention rates and stimulate engagement.

Gamification features such as badges - awarded upon the achievement of personal bests - or in-app chat-like messaging help to increase client motivation, as well as engagement with the software. Clients are encouraged to share their achievements on social media which provides advertisement for the fitness club. Trainers can also group clients into groups and offer group training mixed with workout activity which is auto-published into groups.

Trainerize can be branded with a fitness club or trainer's logo and a personalized video can be included on the desktop login page and mobile app.

With in-app payments for automated subscription collection and a trainer marketplace, Trainerize also assists fitness professionals with new client acquisition by matching clients with trainers based on their profile, services, location and specialty. Trainers can add their certifications, qualifications, etc. to further enhance their Trainerize.me profile.

Trainerize offers a free 30-day, full feature trial.

Pricing

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Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Brazil, Canada, China and 5 others, Europe, Germany, India, Japan, Latin America

Supported Languages

English

Trainerize Reviews

Overall rating
4.6/5
96% positive reviews
391
Excellent
157
Very good
18
Average
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Poor
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Terrible
Katie H.

Best tool I could find for my online training & health coaching business

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/04/17
Review Source: Capterra

My overall experience has been very positive. It's very easy to program for individuals and groups, communicate, see progress, give nutritional help, and charge/track services. I recommend it to any trainer looking for an online platform.

Pros

I really like how there are video demos of all the exercises - and if there is not an exercise in the list that fits what you are looking for, you can use a YouTube video and create your own. It's user friendly to the clients as well, and they can track their progress in various ways. They can track their weights used for each exercise, refer to weight they have used for that exercise in the past, and then when they finish a workout, the app tells them if they have set a new personal best (and it tells me too!). I was also able to upload nutrition information and set macro goals, and see their progress if they link My Fitness Pal. I also appreciate how I get a push notification when a client completes a workout, sets a personal best, or messages me - eliminating the need to constantly open the app for updates. It sends them reminders to do their workouts as well.

Cons

I feel like it took me about a month to figure out how to create workouts and have them appear to the client how I wanted them to. There are also features for the client that I don't think they are aware of, and would be helpful if there was a mini tutorial they could go through when they get started (tracking weights, substituting an exercise, etc.) I also had one client who said she had to take the app off her phone because it was slowing things down/wasn't working - but that could have been an issue with the phone.

Response from Trainerize

Hey Katie!

You are making us blush!! Thank you so much for your kind review :) We are thrilled you love our workout builder! Good news, our marketing team is currently working on some great "how-to" and educational videos that will be coming out soon! I can definitely pass on your feedback to them so they can touch on those topics!

- Team Trainerize

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jacqueline L.

Great Software

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2019/02/13
Review Source: Capterra

I love the app and think it's a great concept. There's lots of room for improvement. I've been using it for about half a year now and I'm getting more used to it. But it wasn't too easy to figure out initially.

Pros

1. I like the timers for the circuits and the rests.
2. I like the ease of creating the workouts.
3. All the video demonstrations are great.
4. The automated messages, reminders to workout, ability for clients to check-in.
5. Data! Weight charts, measurements, progress pics, tracking stats
6. Love how you can deactivate clients without having to delete their data.
7. The daily recap sent to email.
8. Ability to upload meal plans

Cons

1. I don't like how you can't modify a program from your phone. There are a lot of things you can't do from the phone and have to be at a computer to do.
2. It'd be nice to link the Apple Watch.
3. The check-in and start now is confusing to my clients. There should be one button to start the exercise and that should automatically check you in.
3. It would be nice if there was a fast forward or a skip for the circuits, just in case they need to skip an exercise. Maybe they're injured or for some reason can't do that one. Instead of waiting until the time is up, they can move on.
4. It would be cool for my clients to be able to watch the demo video during the circuit. Instead they have to pause the workout to watch the video. It would be great it the video played while the time continued so they can do the exercise while watching the demo video.
5. Should be a way to add drop sets or a variation of reps.
6. Would be cool to keep a client subscribed to a program and still be able to customize one or two things on their program without unsubscribing them/converting to custom plan.
7. Small issue, but I'll still mention it: on the newer iPhones, it's hard to fast forward the demo video because the slider is very low. The exercise doesn't start until he explains it so usually 5-10 seconds later and most people just want to get to the demonstration part.
8. Inability to send video over the messaging app
9. Would be nice to be able to load multiple meal plans

Response from Trainerize

Hey Jacqueline!

Thank you so much for your review and feedback!

We are so happy you like the ease of creating workouts and tracking your clients progress in Trainerize!

Good news, we will be integrating with the Apple Watch soon. We are also going to implement a feature that allows clients to skip exercises in interval workouts!

Stay tuned :)

- Team Trainerize

Rating breakdown

Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Chris D.

The best online fitness platform in existence

Used Daily for 1+ year
Reviewed on 2017/03/01
Review Source: Capterra

I have worked with Trainerize for about a year and a half now, and it's been a great relatioship. I have gotten to know the support staff in the executive department quite well, as well as the other staff on the technical side, and one person on the customer service side. Everyone at Trainerize is about making the online fitness experience better for both the professional and the end user clients. It was a pleasure getting to organize the initial conference calls with the executives at Trainerize and the executives at Under Armour Connected Fitness to make the MyFitnessPal integration possible. I am very proud of this addition and my part in it, because it means that thousands of trainers across the world, and probably hundreds of thousands of clients now have a way of managing nutrition in real time.

End of the day, it's all about making things better, and Trainerize is at the forefront of that movement. Pleasure to be associated with them, and I look forward to a lot more success together in the time to come!

Pros

Ease of use, integrations, the MFP integration honestly is everything and I worked directly on this so I'm so happy that it has come out the way that it did

Cons

Wish some of the branding looked a bit better...I might have also not sent the most optimal files. I also wish that messages from clients and to clients were received as better notifications. I don't notice messages from clients until I am inside the app and I am assuming they don't see mine until they log in. Perhaps I'm missing a notification thing here but I just wish messaging was a little more noticeable. Clients might not want messaging going thru all the time, but I certainly would like to receive messages from them right away.

Response from Trainerize

Hey Chris!

WOW - thank you so much for your review and kind words! It was a pleasure working with you as well!

Please feel free to email us ([email protected]) and one of our coaches would be happy to help fix your notification settings so you are notified on your device every time.

- Team Trainerize

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jorden B.

Trainerize has helped me build my online fitness business. I absolutely love it!

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2018/01/19
Review Source: Capterra

Trainerize allowed me to build my online personal training business and has helped me work from home and not in a gym. It has enabled me to work with more clients, get them better results and with less time and effort!

Pros

I have been using Trainerize for over 3 years. It has helped me build my business. Being a personal trainer my wife and I were able to move everything online vs in a gym. Freeing us to train more people and in less time. We can create programs, see the client's activity level, see how often they are working out. Trainerize also has a built-in messenger which is great since it is separated from our personal text messaging. I looked into and tried other programs similar to Trainerize but Trainerize, in my opinion, was so much better than the competition. Not to mention my ideas were heard on improvements to make and things to change. They are always coming out with updates and making things better.

Cons

I don't really have many complaints about Trainerize. Typically if I had a problem with the software or needed something to be done that it could not currently do, then the developers would work with me on making those improvements. It has been amazing to see the updates they have come out with since I started with them. They really want the user and client experience to be great and they want you to be successful!

Response from Trainerize

Hey Jorden!

Thank you SO much! We are so excited Trainerize has helped you build your online fitness business and that you love our in-app messaging feature!

Stay tuned for even more exciting updates!

- Team Trainerize

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Verified Reviewer

Best Online Training Software on the Market

Used Daily for 2+ years
Reviewed on 2019/02/01
Review Source: Capterra

While I have used Trainerize to work with clients exclusively online, the biggest benefit is with my in-person clients. Trainerize has really filled in the gap for those who only see me once a week. It has enabled me to offer a more complete and comprehensive fitness solution to my clients.

Pros

It's easy to create workouts in the formats that I want. The exercise demo videos included in the Trainerize library are great, but I also have the option to use videos from YouTube. This gives me the flexibility I need. It's easy for clients to log their workouts which is a huge help to me in tracking their progress and keeping them accountable. The messaging system is a convenient and efficient way to keep in touch with clients. Customer support is very responsive. The team at Trainerize is regularly updating and improving the functionality of the software.

Cons

Occasionally an update will change or phase out a feature that I like. There are some minor issues, like the lack of a simple way for clients to log the resistance bands they use or that there's no way in the app for them to see notes from previous times they've done a particular workout.

Response from Trainerize

Hey!

Thank you so much for your review and feedback! We are so glad you like the Trainerize Exercise Library and our in-app messaging features! We are also thrilled that Trainerize has allowed you to offer more complete and comprehensive fitness solution to your clients.

I can definitely pass your feedback to add resistance band workouts and the ability to view previous workout notes on to the development team!

- Team Trainerize

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10

Trainerize Pricing

Starting from
N/A
Pricing options
Free Trial
Free
Subscription
Value for money

Free Plan: $0 (1 client only)

Grow Plan: Starting from $4.5/month billed annually OR $5 month-to-month (Starting at 2 clients)

Pro Plans: Starting from $18/month billed annually OR $20 month-to-month (Starting at 5 clients)

Studio Plans: Starting from $54/month billed annually OR $60 month-to-month (Starting at 16 clients)

Trainerize Features

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Attendance Management
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Calendar Management
  • Custom Forms
  • Electronic Payments

  • Automated Scheduling
  • Billing & Invoicing
  • Class Scheduling
  • Client Portal
  • Credit Card Processing
  • Customer Database
  • Event Scheduling
  • POS
  • Recurring Billing
  • Registration Management
  • Reporting & Statistics
  • Time & Attendance Tracking
  • Website Integration

Additional information for Trainerize

Key features of Trainerize

  • Activity dashboard
  • Assessments
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic reminders
  • Calendar
  • Check-ins notification
  • Client management
  • Client profile
  • Consultation form
  • Customizable branding
  • Electronic payments
  • Exercise library
  • Instructor scheduling
  • Lead management
  • Mobile notifications
  • Nutrition program
  • Print workouts
  • Social media integration
  • Training record management
  • Training templates
  • Two-way messaging
  • Wellness plans
  • Workout summary reports
  • YouTube integration

Benefits

• Create, deliver and automatically charge for digital training products (fitness plans, workouts, meal plans and nutrition plans).

• Engage members with meal planning and nutrition guidance, alongside training sessions, to offer a more efficient and holistic training journey. This increases the likelihood of member success and therefore plan renewal.

• Trainerize allows fitness businesses to view client-specific notes, fitness targets, progress photos and notifications when the client checks-in for a workout.

• Users can add rest periods during a workout session and build any type of workout including general sports, group training, interval training, cardio exercise and conditioning workouts.

• Trainerize integrates with world-class fitness apps (MindBody, MyFitnessPal, Zapier, Evolution Nutrition, Fitbit, Nokia) enabling businesses to manage clients better and track more stats through the platform. (ie. to track calorie intake (and total consumption of carbs, protein and fat during a day​)

• Trainers can access client profiles, notes, and consultation forms and share these between trainers to ensure that all clients are well taken care of by whoever trains them.

Trainerize FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for Trainerize.

Q. What type of pricing plans does Trainerize offer?

Trainerize offers the following pricing plans:

Pricing model: Free, Subscription

Free Trial: Available

Free Plan: $0 (1 client only)

Grow Plan: Starting from $4.5/month billed annually OR $5 month-to-month (Starting at 2 clients)

Pro Plans: Starting from $18/month billed annually OR $20 month-to-month (Starting at 5 clients)

Studio Plans: Starting from $54/month billed annually OR $60 month-to-month (Starting at 16 clients)

Q. What are the main features of Trainerize?

Trainerize offers the following features:

  • Activity dashboard
  • Assessments
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic reminders
  • Calendar
  • Check-ins notification
  • Client management
  • Client profile
  • Consultation form
  • Customizable branding
  • Electronic payments
  • Exercise library
  • Instructor scheduling
  • Lead management
  • Mobile notifications
  • Nutrition program
  • Print workouts
  • Social media integration
  • Training record management
  • Training templates
  • Two-way messaging
  • Wellness plans
  • Workout summary reports
  • YouTube integration

Q. Who are the typical users of Trainerize?

Trainerize has the following typical customers:

Freelancers, Large Enterprises, Mid Size Business, Small Business

Q. What languages does Trainerize support?

Trainerize supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does Trainerize offer?

Trainerize has the following pricing plans:

Free, Subscription

Q. Does Trainerize support mobile devices?

Trainerize supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does Trainerize integrate with?

Trainerize integrates with the following applications:

APIANT, AWeber, Contractbook, DocuSign, MINDBODY, Mailchimp, Maintenance Care, Retently, Shopify, Twitter

Q. What level of support does Trainerize offer?

Trainerize offers the following support options:

FAQs, Forum, Knowledge Base, Online Support, Phone Support, Video Tutorials