PT Distinction

Worlds highest rated coaching software for personal trainers

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PT Distinction Overview

What is PT Distinction?

PT Distinction is a cloud-based personal training solution that helps trainers design coaching schedules, meal plans, and assessment sheets. Personal trainers can also track the progress of their clients using this software. The application can be accessed on both laptops and mobile devices.

PT Distinction helps trainers design branded websites and mobile apps to invite client registrations, share training content, and run online challenges. Every member gets a personalized online account to help them subscribe to training programs, monitor training progress, and interact with the trainers. Trainers can also share weekly assessments, emails, questionnaires, results and upcoming schedules with their clients via a shareable link or through dedicated emails.

PT Distinction offers a complete result tracking and progress charting system that provides trainers a visual illustration of their clients' progress. Trainers can also create multiple tracking metrics for every training program. Based on these results, the solution automatically produces real-time progress graphs that can be compared against the set goals and objectives of the clients. Apart from designing and sharing physical training programs, the solution also provides provision to add instructions for nutrition habits, lifestyle habits, and body assessments.

PT Distinction integrates with third-party online tools such as MailChimp, AWeber, Infusionsoft, and Clickfunnels to streamline marketing efforts. Other features offered by the software include a centralized client database, multiple business reporting templates, training calendar, video sharing, and assessment builder.

PT Distinction Overview

Pricing

Starting from
US$19,90/month

Pricing options

Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

PT Distinction offers different plans for different user types:

Novice: $19.90 per month
Pro: $60 per month
Master: $80 per month

Contact the vendor for detailed pricing information.


PT Distinction Features

Devices
Business size
S M L
Markets
United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, China and 5 others, India, Japan, Germany, Brazil, Mexico
Supported Languages
English

Media

Create programs with exercise videos and descriptions in seconds.
The worlds premier nutrition tracking tools including full My Fitness Pal integration, photo food diary, habit tracking, food diary, and adherence charts.
Gorgeous apps and custom apps for your clients every coaching need.
Coach and track habits with ease.
View all clients progress and stats on one simple dashboard.
Coach clients on exercise technique, nutrition, lifestyle and more from right inside your app.
PT Distinction video PT Distinction screenshot: Create programs with exercise videos and descriptions in seconds. PT Distinction screenshot: The worlds premier nutrition tracking tools including full My Fitness Pal integration, photo food diary, habit tracking, food diary, and adherence charts. PT Distinction screenshot: Gorgeous apps and custom apps for your clients every coaching need. PT Distinction screenshot: Coach and track habits with ease. PT Distinction screenshot: View all clients progress and stats on one simple dashboard. PT Distinction screenshot: Coach clients on exercise technique, nutrition, lifestyle and more from right inside your app.

PT Distinction Reviews

PT Distinction Reviews

Overall rating
4,8
/
5
Excellent
70

Very good
8

Average
2

Poor
1

Terrible
0

Value for Money
4,9
Features
4,8
Ease of Use
4,5
Customer Support
4,8
96% recommended this app
Chandler W.

Great training software for fitness and heath professionals

Wonderful software and I highly recommend it to health and fitness professionals who want to grow and scale an online business or in person.


Ryan H.

Excellent software for online training, best out there

No problems at all, whenever I've had a question the response was fast


Courtney C.

Great Application!

Overall very happy with the quality of this product. It makes running my business so much easier!


Verified Reviewer

Lots of Integrations - Overall Poor UI - Slow Development and Lots of Bugs & Unattractive...

I am continuing the things I don't like here because I have been cut off above ....

6.) The client can automatically see once a message has been read- sometimes we have to dig deeper to get our clients the best possible response and this means we cannot respond right away. This makes for terrible customer service optics because it looks like we have "read" the message without responding.

7.) The app freezes and clients lose their workout tracking when their phone locks - PTD blames user error but this never happened with trainerize.

Lastly - I hope that they start taking client feedback into consideration and take responsibility to look into the bugs mentioned above vs continuing to blame user error.

Unfortunately I feel stuck with PTD because of the google sheets integration - but i MUCH prefer the look, ease of use and UI of Trainerize.


Jameson S.

Solid

They were extremely helpful and responsive to me before, during, and after I was a customer. It's a great product, just not for me.


Chandler W.
Industry: Alternative Medicine
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Great training software for fitness and heath professionals

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/09/22
Review Source: Capterra

Wonderful software and I highly recommend it to health and fitness professionals who want to grow and scale an online business or in person.

Pros

PT distinction makes life incredibly easy when managing a book of online clients from check ins to content delivery.

Cons

Sometimes the support is rather difficult to work with and takes days upon days to figure problems out.

Response from PT Distinction

Thank you for the great review Chandler. We're pleased you love to software.

Sorry our support has been slow for you, we generally answer all helpdask questions within a couple of hours and aim to have solutions at the first response. Occasionally our team does need to investigate further which can take a little more time, when this happens we still aim to have the solution with you in one business day.

Thank you, and once again we're pleased you love the software!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Ryan H.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: Self Employed

Excellent software for online training, best out there

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/05/26
Review Source: Capterra

No problems at all, whenever I've had a question the response was fast

Pros

I believe this is the best software available today for online personal training (but not for live, in-person training, so if you need that look at PT Enhance or My PT Hub). Includes your own branded app that lets clients do their assigned workouts and lets the trainer view video of clients performing movements, which to me was a must-have feature (there are only 1-2 other software providers that currently have this, and their feature sets are not as good as PTD). PTD also lets all of your clients use the software for free for the first 30 days, a must if you are going to run online challenges. PTD even has tons of free resources about how to be successful as an online trainer. To me they are a no-brainer.

Cons

They do not integrate the trainer's calendar with Google calendar, Apple etc which makes it not great for in-person training (but they don't market this software for that anyway, they market it as being great for online training. So I'm not sure if it's fair to call that a Con.) Also as of this writing the Android app is not fully functional compared to the Apple app, which means my clients with Android phones are often better off using the web browser on their phone rather than the app. Other than that I can't think of any negatives, love this software.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Courtney C.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: Self Employed

Great Application!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/11/09
Review Source: Capterra

Overall very happy with the quality of this product. It makes running my business so much easier!

Pros

I like the ease this program allows when training larger groups of people. Makes everything very easy and organized. Highly Recommended.

Cons

I feel like there should be more video options for the exercises. Also, I wish there was a way to group the exercises together differently.

Response from PT Distinction

Thank you for the great review Courtney. I'm pleased PT Distinction makes everything so easy for you.

You can group exercises together in any way you like such as circuits, supersets, AMRAPs etc... The second video here shows how to make circuits, supersets and more - https://www.ptdistinction.com/blog/new-program-builder-video-guides

I hope that helps, and once again thank you for the great review.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use

Likelihood to recommend: 10.0/10

Verified Reviewer
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: 2-10 Employees

Lots of Integrations - Overall Poor UI - Slow Development and Lots of Bugs & Unattractive Features

Used Daily for 1-5 months
Reviewed on 2020/10/15
Review Source: Capterra

I am continuing the things I don't like here because I have been cut off above ....

6.) The client can automatically see once a message has been read- sometimes we have to dig deeper to get our clients the best possible response and this means we cannot respond right away. This makes for terrible customer service optics because it looks like we have "read" the message without responding.

7.) The app freezes and clients lose their workout tracking when their phone locks - PTD blames user error but this never happened with trainerize.

Lastly - I hope that they start taking client feedback into consideration and take responsibility to look into the bugs mentioned above vs continuing to blame user error.

Unfortunately I feel stuck with PTD because of the google sheets integration - but i MUCH prefer the look, ease of use and UI of Trainerize.

Pros

PTD has a lot of capabilities and integrations.

Cons

I wish that I had more good things to say about PTD. We made the switch from Trainerize to create an overall more integrated experience for our clients -- I was drawn to PTD only for the google sheets integration which is big for our client delivery - however PTD has many issues

1.) The UI looks very old and looks as though it hasn't been updated in years. It's slow - to me it looks like something that has been built using cheaper means - i am trying to say this in the nicest possible way - but I worked in silicon valley for years.

2.) Clients often do not get notifications and the PTD team has no better response other than blaming the phone of the user. If this were the case - my clients would have had the same issue with Trainerize and they didnt. I have spoken to other PTD users as well and everyone has the same issue. The lack of responsibility that they seem to take in tackling this very clear BUG does not sit well with me.

3.) The search feature in the mobile app does not work period.

4.) There software updates take FOREVER. Literally they always say "this will be taken care of in the next update" -- which seems to take months if ever.

5.) there is no way to make messages unread - this to me is such a SIMPLE request yet they fight it tooth and nail. Sometimes our team has to come back to a client question and we have no way of remembering what we need to follow up with (they claim this will be taken care of in the "next update" which is still yet to happen.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 2.0/10

Jameson S.
Industry: Health, Wellness & Fitness
Company size: Self Employed

Solid

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2020/11/04
Review Source: Capterra

They were extremely helpful and responsive to me before, during, and after I was a customer. It's a great product, just not for me.

Pros

How it was so easy to customize the programming and automate the coaching I wanted to implement. It was a breeze to set up.

Cons

Once it was set up and going, I had no way of knowing that it was going to work. There was no confirmation screen. On top of that issue, there was no global overview of the programming I had designed.

Response from PT Distinction

Thank you for the review Jameson, I'm pleased you found setting everything up so easy.

You get confirmation the program is saved when you press save and can see what your clients see in the program by pressing on view. You get an overview of results by selecting view program results.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend: 5.0/10

User recommendation
9,3/10
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PT Distinction Pricing

PT Distinction Pricing

Starting from
US$19,90/month
Free Trial
Subscription
Value for money

PT Distinction offers different plans for different user types:

Novice: $19.90 per month
Pro: $60 per month
Master: $80 per month

Contact the vendor for detailed pricing information.

PT Distinction offers different plans for different user types:

Novice: $19.90 per month
Pro: $60 per month
Master: $80 per month

Contact the vendor for detailed pricing information.

Value for Money
4,9/5
Based on 81 user ratings
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PT Distinction Features

PT Distinction Features

Activity Dashboard
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Automated Scheduling
Automatic Notifications
Billing & Invoicing
Calendar Management
Class Scheduling
Client Portal
Credit Card Processing
Customer Database
Customizable Branding
Electronic Payments
Event Management
Event Scheduling
POS
Registration Management
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Website Integration
Features
4,8/5
Based on 81 user ratings
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Additional information for PT Distinction

Additional information for PT Distinction

Key features of PT Distinction

  • Add your documents for anytime access
  • All client activity summarised
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic client event notifications
  • Automatic client notifications
  • Build & share training programs
  • Build actionables
  • Bulk email distribution
  • Calendar management
  • Charting of all results
  • Client assessment management
  • Client calendars
  • Client dashboard
  • Client logins & sign up areas
  • Client progress photos
  • Clients can record and playback exercise technique videos
  • Clients can track anything
  • Create your own forms to be signed online
  • Custom apps, print outs, website, emails and texts
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email auto-responders
  • Exercise library, add spreadsheets, PDFs, Videos etc..
  • Give groups programs, assessments, coaching, message, forms.
  • In your website, in app or via a minisite
  • Integrates with PayPal
  • Maintain training records
  • Membership management
  • Online marketing tool, Google Sheets, PayPal, your website
  • Online payments
  • Progress monitoring
  • Ready-to-use templates
  • Record and track nutrition habits
  • Result tracking
  • Schedule coaching and messaging
  • Schedule for multiple clients in one click
  • Sell packages on your website
  • Send from your own email address
  • Set goals and objectives for clients
  • Set up autoresponders and more
  • Set up your own minisite
  • To dos & follow ups
  • Website integration

Benefits

Branded as Your Training Software and App -

Create your own personal training app to showcase your brand. Download on any Android and Apple device and give your clients the custom designed app with everything they need in the palm of their hands. Quickly integrate our software into your existing website for a time-efficient, highly powerful membership site that instantly boosts your credibility.

Simple to use Navigation -

Software that is easy and fun to use. Users enjoy the beautiful design and quick navigation of PT Distinction to find everything with a few clicks.

Build Systems For A Scalable Training Business -

The only software that lets you create systems that grow your business how you want. 1-1 online training, flagship courses, challenges, free trials, nutrition coaching methods of your own or integrate methods like Precision Nutrition’s, membership sites, hybrid systems, and more. Use our marketing resources to add new layers to your business.

Quick, Easy, and Flexible Program Builder -

The fastest program builder on the planet. Exercise examples include video demonstration and full descriptions. Easily create workouts in our program including methods like circuits, drop-sets, AMRAP, Ladders, 6-12-25, EDT, tempo, etc. Quickly create a program and share with your clients or save it as a template for future use.

Coaching Tools For Long Term Success -

Teach, guide, empower, and coach your clients through their transformation with powerful coaching tools. Everything you need to track progress, give support, and provide expert coaching.

Powerful Messaging Center -

Immediately connect by email, SMS, and “in-app messages” or schedule them for another time. Send critical updates or automate check-in’s, photos, videos, tips, and motivation. Sleep better knowing your clients will be assigned everything they need to guarantee results.

Expert Exercise Technique Coaching -

Send expert tips and personal coaching to help enjoy the coaching process. Our instant technique coaching allows you easily review form and make adjustments to keep clients safe.

World Class Nutrition Tracking

Clients can track nutrition however you feel best with My Fitness Pal integration, photo food diary, habit tracking, adherence charts and more...

PT Distinction FAQs

PT Distinction FAQs

Below are some frequently asked questions for PT Distinction.

Q. What type of pricing plans does PT Distinction offer?

PT Distinction offers the following pricing plans:

Starting from: US$19,90/month

Pricing model: Subscription

Free Trial: Available

PT Distinction offers different plans for different user types: Novice: $19.90 per month Pro: $60 per month Master: $80 per month Contact the vendor for detailed pricing information.

Q. What are the main features of PT Distinction?

PT Distinction offers the following features:

  • Add your documents for anytime access
  • All client activity summarised
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Attendance tracking
  • Automatic client event notifications
  • Automatic client notifications
  • Build & share training programs
  • Build actionables
  • Bulk email distribution
  • Calendar management
  • Charting of all results
  • Client assessment management
  • Client calendars
  • Client dashboard
  • Client logins & sign up areas
  • Client progress photos
  • Clients can record and playback exercise technique videos
  • Clients can track anything
  • Create your own forms to be signed online
  • Custom apps, print outs, website, emails and texts
  • Drag & drop interface
  • Email auto-responders
  • Exercise library, add spreadsheets, PDFs, Videos etc..
  • Give groups programs, assessments, coaching, message, forms.
  • In your website, in app or via a minisite
  • Integrates with PayPal
  • Maintain training records
  • Membership management
  • Online marketing tool, Google Sheets, PayPal, your website
  • Online payments
  • Progress monitoring
  • Ready-to-use templates
  • Record and track nutrition habits
  • Result tracking
  • Schedule coaching and messaging
  • Schedule for multiple clients in one click
  • Sell packages on your website
  • Send from your own email address
  • Set goals and objectives for clients
  • Set up autoresponders and more
  • Set up your own minisite
  • To dos & follow ups
  • Website integration

Q. Who are the typical users of PT Distinction?

PT Distinction has the following typical customers:

Small Business, Large Enterprises, Public Administrations, Non Profit, Freelancers, Mid Size Business

Q. What languages does PT Distinction support?

PT Distinction supports the following languages:

English

Q. What type of pricing plans does PT Distinction offer?

PT Distinction has the following pricing plans:

Subscription

Q. Does PT Distinction support mobile devices?

PT Distinction supports the following devices:

Android, iPhone, iPad

Q. What other apps does PT Distinction integrate with?

PT Distinction integrates with the following applications:

AWeber, Google Docs, Keap, Mailchimp, PayPal, Squarespace, Stripe, Wix, Wordpress, Zapier

Q. What level of support does PT Distinction offer?

PT Distinction offers the following support options:

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