PT Distinction

PT Distinction

Online personal trainer for small businesses

4.9/5 (63 reviews)

PT Distinction Overview

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.

Pricing

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

Devices

Business size

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Markets

Asia, Australia, Canada, Europe, United Kingdom, United States

Supported Languages

English

PT Distinction Reviews

Overall rating
4.9/5
97% positive reviews
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Rob M.

Hands Down The Best Software For Online PT

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2016/10/31
Review Source: Capterra

I chose PT Distinction having tried all of the top softwares for online trainers. I had heard great things about PTD as trainers recommend them in Facebook groups I'm a pert of almost every day. I was quite excited when joining that it would be the best one.

As I looked around I thought this is good, as I looked some more I thought this is great and with every hour I spent on the software I realised it was truly incredible.

Some other softwares are good but PT Distinction is far more than just a software, it gives you everything you need to have a successful online training business. You can create any systems you like such as 7 day challenges, membership sites, free trials, flagship programs, 1-1 bespoke online training and more. You can coach your clients nutrition by video which adds that extra touch. I used to use meal plans for nutrition and clients didn't stick around long. Tim (the guy that runs PTD) suggested I try setting nutrition habits and added some video coaching, now my clients stay with me long term.

That's another thing that makes PTD stand out, they know how to create online training businesses and they teach you everything you need to know and show you how to do it. If you join up and listen to what they have to tell you, you will do well, no doubt about it.... I started with 1 online client and now have 27 and getting new ones every week.

Pros

Amazing software. Help you get clients, grow and deliver a brilliant service.

Cons

None

Response from PT Distinction

Thanks for the great review Rob. Your success is down to your own hard work and application, but thank you for giving us some credit!

I'm pleased your online business is going so well and continuing to grow. I see you mentioned the success map, it's amazing how many clients everyone that goes through it is getting!

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Jeff W.

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

Used Weekly for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/10/20
Review Source: Capterra

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

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 [email protected]

Once again thank you for taking the time to leave us a great review.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Chris D.

PT Distinction - Bloody brilliant!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/20
Review Source: Capterra

To have the ability to have a fully customised branded app to help track clients progress, habits, workouts and much more is amazing. It gives me a boost as a personal trainer, ensuring I am delivering a professional and personalised service to my clients. I have nothing but praise from all my clients, most of them think it's amazing that I have my own app.
The system is ever evolving and updates are rolling out all the time. Just when you think it can't get any better a new feature appears. The representative and his team must be busy bees behind the scenes.
The software has endless opportunities for set up. I am only scratching the surface with what this software can offer, but I know I can adapt and change it at any time. There is an extensive range of `how to' and coaching videos to ensure you are making the most of PTD.
PTD takes the stress out of training online. By having the ability to automate, but keeping that personal touch, frees me up to spend time with my family and friends.
The support is amazing. Any issues (usually finger trouble by me) are swiftly sorted. There is also a Facebook group to bounce ideas off other trainers and support each other through our fitness careers.
I have used other PT software in the past and PT distinction pulls the pants down on them making them look ridiculous. It really is the bees knees!

Pros

Fully customised app
The level of support
The automated features
The workout library
Results tracking

Cons

I struggle to keep up with all the new features.

Response from PT Distinction

Ha ha, this might be my favourite quote of any review ever- "I have used other PT software in the past and PT distinction pulls the pants down on them making them look ridiculous."

Thank you so much Chris.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
Customer Support

Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Margarette A.

Amazing software and team!

Used Daily for 6-12 months
Reviewed on 2017/03/20
Review Source: Capterra

When I first started with PT distinction, I was hesitant. I can honestly say this is the best thing I have done for my business. The PT Distinction team when I signed on was primarily a one man team. Now the team is growing and has created a Facebook community of the best and brightest trainers in the industry. They are always going above and beyond and are so kind and patient with their clients. They will not only answer my questions but even log in and fix the coding for me if I have trouble.

There have been many recommendations for the software and they not only consider (and more often than not implement) these recommendations but actually ask for them. Are there areas the software can be improved? I am sure there are some but I am also sure that the representative and his team promptly will find a way to improve any area that the trainers they serve on ask. I cannot say enough. This team is honestly just as much business coaches as they are IT. They are constantly providing information to their trainers not only of how to use the software but ways to improve our abilities as trainers.

I am so glad to have these guys and the rest of the PT Distinction trainers in my corner. You will not regret going with these guys.

Pros

Customer Service is exceptional! It may not be an immediate response but they Facebook group that has been implemented really has brought this to the next level.

Cons

Nutrition is lacking a little right now but an improvement to this is in the works.

Response from PT Distinction

Thank you Margarette. I remember your reservations at the begging, it's been quite a journey since then! Lots more success to come your way.

Rating breakdown

Value for Money
Ease of Use
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Likelihood to recommend

10.0/10
Tim S.

Makes Me Look Brilliant

Reviewed on 2016/01/08
Review Source: Capterra

PT Distinction is different to many other software's as it is all about you. My clients login via my website, my apps are now my own (I.e I have my logo, name and own listing in the Apple and Android stores!), communications come from my email address, if clients print out a program it's my banner at the top!

Even putting this level of customisation and branding asside it is still an unbelievable peice of software:

- The exercise videos are the best looking videos online and are synchronised from front and side angles.

- The tracking and charting of results is incredible. Multiple variables of any exercise compared on one graph....A true reflection of results.

- You can create assessments, programs and emails then schedule them to be delivered to your client at a time and date that you want it to go. For me this means I can set up 3-4 months worth of client programs and assessments at one time and just let it happen (though if needed I can edit and change anything, anytime). I can then run an auto responder series of emails to guide, coach and encourage my clients.

- The group's system is simply amazing! Put your coaching, programs, assessments, emails, coaching videos, questionnaires, meal plans, food diary etc...in to one coaching group and add the content to multiple clients accounts in 2 clicks!..I only use this for emails, a welcome video, some coaching videos and a few paleo recipe books but the potential with this is massive!

- Then there is the ability to create totally automated packages and sell them to the world while I sit back and relax...... True passive income! I have so far got 2 automated programs, one for coaching cricket fast bowlers and another for weight loss. They are both low cost and can help almost anyone in the world...... This is great for me as my face to face PT prices are £120 per hour so I can now help anyone and not just the rich!

- Add to all of this the latest feature that allows my clients to video themselves doing an exercise and then instantly view it alongside the correct demo video! My clients get instant feedback on their technique and the videos upload in to my account so that I can have a look and give my feedback as well.

- All in all PT Distinction is amazing and every trainer who has pride in their own work and their own brand should use it.

Rating breakdown

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PT Distinction 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

  • Activity Dashboard
  • Attendance Management
  • Automated Scheduling
  • Automatic Notifications
  • Automatic Reminders
  • Calendar Management
  • Client Portal
  • Custom Forms
  • Electronic Payments
  • Website Integration

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

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
  • 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

• PT Distinction lets training institutes build websites and mobile apps that are 100% customized according to their own colors, theme, styles, and logo.

• The software does not have any restrictions on content sharing and lets trainers share training plans with clients via online links and personalized or bulk emails.

• The application helps training institutes track their clients' training progress and nutrition habits in real-time and build customizable charts for reporting and analysis.

• PT Distinction allows personal trainers to build customizable training programs and add images, training videos and step-by-step instructions to provide expert guidance to their clients.

• Training institutes can use PT Distinction to design and offer both free and paid training packages as well as can upsell related training equipment to generate additional revenue for their business.

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
  • 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:

Freelancers, Small 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, ClickFunnels, Google Docs, Infusionsoft, Mailchimp, PayPal

Q. What level of support does PT Distinction offer?

PT Distinction offers the following support options:

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