PT Distinction Features

PT Distinction

Worlds highest rated coaching software for personal trainers

4.91/5 (334 reviews)

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API
Action Management
Activities Booking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auto-Responders
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Notes
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Certification Tracking
Charting
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Client Profiles
Confirmation/Reminders
Content Library
Customer Database
Customer Profiles
Customizable Branding
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Email Marketing
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Event Triggered Actions
Exercise Library
Facility Scheduling
Fitness Assessments
Fitness Plan
Gift Card Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Group Reservations
Group Scheduling
HIPAA Compliant
Hybrid Trainer
In-person Trainer
Inventory Management
Member Management
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Nutrition Program
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Online Trainer
Payment Processing
Progress Tracking
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Scheduling
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Recurring Appointments
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
SOAP notes
Sales Automation
Scheduling
Secure Login
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
To-Do List
Training Management
Training Record Management
User Profiles
Website Integration
eCommerce Management
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API
Action Management
Activities Booking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auto-Responders
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Notes
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Certification Tracking
Charting
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Client Profiles
Confirmation/Reminders
Content Library
Customer Database
Customer Profiles
Customizable Branding
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Email Marketing
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Event Triggered Actions
Exercise Library
Facility Scheduling
Fitness Assessments
Fitness Plan
Gift Card Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Group Reservations
Group Scheduling
HIPAA Compliant
Hybrid Trainer
In-person Trainer
Inventory Management
Member Management
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Nutrition Program
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Online Trainer
Payment Processing
Progress Tracking
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Scheduling
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Recurring Appointments
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
SOAP notes
Sales Automation
Scheduling
Secure Login
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
To-Do List
Training Management
Training Record Management
User Profiles
Website Integration
eCommerce Management
Visit WebsiteCompare App
API
Action Management
Activities Booking
Activity Dashboard
Activity Tracking
Alerts/Notifications
Appointment Management
Appointment Scheduling
Assessment Management
Attendance Management
Attendance Tracking
Auto-Responders
Automated Scheduling
Billing & Invoicing
Booking Notes
CRM
Calendar Management
Calendar Sync
Capacity Management
Certification Tracking
Charting
Class Management
Class Scheduling
Client Database
Client Management
Client Portal
Client Profiles
Confirmation/Reminders
Content Library
Customer Database
Customer Profiles
Customizable Branding
Customizable Forms
Customizable Templates
Customization
Data Import/Export
Document Storage
Drag & Drop
Electronic Payments
Email Distribution
Email Invitations & Reminders
Email Management
Email Marketing
Event Calendar
Event Management
Event Scheduling
Event Triggered Actions
Exercise Library
Facility Scheduling
Fitness Assessments
Fitness Plan
Gift Card Management
Goal Setting / Tracking
Group Reservations
Group Scheduling
HIPAA Compliant
Hybrid Trainer
In-person Trainer
Inventory Management
Member Management
Membership Management
Mobile Access
Mobile App
Multi-Location
Multiple User Accounts
Nutrition Program
Online Booking
Online Payments
Online Registration
Online Trainer
Payment Processing
Progress Tracking
Purchasing & Receiving
Real Time Notifications
Real Time Reporting
Real-time Scheduling
Real-time Updates
Records Management
Recurring Appointments
Recurring/Subscription Billing
Reminders
Reporting & Statistics
Resource Scheduling
Room Booking
SMS Messaging
SOAP notes
Sales Automation
Scheduling
Secure Login
Social Media Integration
Student Management
Template Management
Third Party Integrations
To-Do List
Training Management
Training Record Management
User Profiles
Website Integration
eCommerce Management
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PT Distinction Feature Reviews

25 reviewers had the following to say about PT Distinction's features:

Lisa M.

A brilliant software solution for proogramme delivery

2021-03-17

It's been super simple to set up and customise for my clients needs and for my own. The few questions I have had have been dealt with quickly.

Pros

Clients love the simplicity of it, even the biggest technophobe can use it immediately and it's really intuitive.

Cons

Would love to to link to my class booking system (team up) so that clients could see their bookings on the schedule in PTD

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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Darla M.

Exceptional software for fitness professionals and clients

2020-01-25

Love the product and have only had exceptional service.

Pros

I love that I can add "repeating" features on the schedule-such a time saver!

Cons

I wish there were more features (i.e. manage client calendar, payments, etc) available through the mobile app from an admin perspective.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PT Distinction


Thank you for the great review Darla.

You can't manage clients via the app as there's simply too much depth for an app. However, if you login to the web portal on mobile it's as perfect as an app and allows you to manage everything for any of your clients, groups etc..

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Sophie H.

Makes my life easier

2021-02-09

Giving my clients confidence to go online and be able to deliver them quality content immediately.

Pros

Once I got my head around it and all set up, it makes my client management so straightforward!

Cons

It takes a little time to get your head around it but once you do it's absolute gold

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Jenifer W.

PTD for Fitness Trainers

2021-01-31

As yet i haven't had any issues with it.

Pros

The platform allows you to have great control over the management of your fitness business.

Cons

It took awhile to navigate. But once that was sorted it was great.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Kendra Y.

Personal Trainers Tool for Success

2021-01-23

I have had a great experience using PT Distinction and look to continue to learn more about the software.

Pros

Helpful for a smooth transition with existing business and website links, as well as payment set up.

Cons

It would be nice to have scheduling conflicts easier to adjust for clients and still be able to track, if a session is missed for example.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sergio J.

User for 3+ Years

2021-01-22

I use it to program and send Habit Reminders, the exercise library is STACKED and don't get me started with the Backend Support, Thank you [SENSITIVE CONTENT HIDDEN] for helping me become a PTD Ninja!.

Pros

Able to schedule habits, emails, messages easily.

Cons

Some of my clients were not getting notifications even when they allowed notifications and even when they deleted and re-uploaded app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Steven W.

Beginner PT Business

2021-06-03

Love it would recommend to any business owner.

Pros

This product is mandatory these days with how the world is. Being able to interact with clients wherever you are is a game changer.

Cons

The mobile app can be a bit clunky for users in regards to finding plans/schedules. More user error than a design flaw.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Free Trial

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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David M.

An Essential Tool for Online Coaches

2021-06-04

PT Distinction makes several business processes much less time consuming.

Pros

This software is extremely versatile in its offerings, from onboarding clients to tracking their habits, and keeping consistent communication, the coaching process is surely made easier by using PT Distinction.

Cons

For example, users cannot hear audio when videos have been uploaded to their schedule, while on a mobile web browser, audio comes through with no issues.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Kevin B.

PT Distinction Walks the Talk

2021-01-05

I am able to move in-person training clients to the app and also use it as part of remote/video training service.

Pros

PT Distinction is easy to use and fits into my business concept of building relationships.

Cons

Also, it is not set up well to run a group "class" workout easily.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PT Distinction


Thank you Kevin. We try hard to provide great support!

Re: timer and workout integration for your clients, both of these are already in the app so clients shouldn't need to integrate anything, but please reach out to our team if you're trying to set up something different that we may be able to help with.

Re: Making changes on your phone, you can login on your phone via the main web portal and it loads as a web app, this gives you all tools to coach your clients, create programs etc.. on your mobile.

We're happy we've helped you during the pandemic and allowed you to grow an online business that will continue to grow when the world goes back to normal.

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Simone J.

Fast. Reliable and really cool!

2021-07-17

To be able to create memberships has been such a great feature for me!

Pros

The PTD University is such a great feature and helped me get setup in no time!

Cons

This way I can get instant notifications from clients and track their efforts.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ayo W.

Excellent software, supported by a team that cares.

2021-01-13

The support team respond quickly to requests, and the system is constantly being upgraded.

Pros

The best features for me are the Program Builder, the 'Group Management' system, and the quality of the app/client website login portal.

Cons

It doesn't integrate with Apple Health or Garmin Connect which is a shame as many of my clients use one or the other.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Sarah P.

Buyer Beware - There are better options out there

2021-05-25

Yes, PTD offers many great features, but if those features aren't reliably working in the app, then what's the point of having them?

Pros

PTD has plenty of solid features. The scheduled messaging function is great, the nutrition and habit coaching is good, the ability to separate and store content like videos, PDFs, etc into groups is nice.

Cons

The UI of the app is pretty bad for clients.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 1-2 years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

3/10
Source: Capterra
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brooke H.

Practical Function

2021-01-20

Generally pretty good and happy! I especially enjoy the branded element and the reasonable pricing though yet to find out if and when the apple branded app has been released.

Pros

I like the scheduling of communication and support has been helpful and quick

Cons

In saying that creating is easy.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Weekly

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Darren T.

Awesome Software

2017-03-20

The easy to follow step by steps from integration into website, mobile app, exercise video and automated email meant that I had my online program up and running in no time.

Pros

Easy to use, high quality videos, auto emails, payments received, mobile app

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
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Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Pearl J.

Easy to build, but does take time

2021-07-19

I think there is definitely, A LOT of potential for this to be a kick butt program for clients and trainers.

Pros

I loved that I had control of who has access to the app.

Cons

I had to go through a 3rd party to get a calendar. However, I do LOVE the feature that we can schedule my client's at home workout sessions into their schedule, so it notifies them.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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David Z.

Thanks PT Distinction

2021-03-16

Pros

Since going 100% online, ease of communication, payments, and organization are essential.

Cons

My only complaint is that I am an US user and the software being UK based uses some UK language and terminology I have to figure out.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

9/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachael P.

Loving this app

2021-04-27

Any questions I’ve had, someone has been able to help it point me in the right direction.

Pros

This has allowed me to keep my clients on track with training and also allows me to see what they have done and when

Cons

I would like to set up ongoing subscription payments for clients but I haven’t looked into this in depth as yet.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Todd R.

Best software

2021-05-08

Love it. Ease of use for clients once all content is uploaded.

Pros

They can basically do the online programming all by themselves, without much need for 1-on-1 coaching.

Cons

To many options come up, would be nice to get a calendar that’s current and be able to select a day and put the workouts in.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Kylie D.

Great software

2021-04-11

The softwear and service has been amazing

Pros

Everything can be scheduled, ease of use and ability to track habits

Cons

Lack of nutrition linking and how you can’t just add programs / forms to a day and they have to be added to a time schedule

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben V.

Hands down the best coaching software I have used!

2021-04-22

With PT distinction, you know that it was designed by someone who knows about coaching.

Pros

The professional layout, the programming, scheduling, ease of use for client, the ability to be able to track habits, assessments etc.

Cons

The only complaint I would have from a clients perspective is that when they track workout results on the app.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Ben L.

Absolutely what my behaviour change coaching business needed

2021-05-06

PT Distinction really helps me deliver excellent service to my clients and the flow of information for oversight / tracking purposes is exceptional.

Pros

Easy to use, intuitive, really well suited to a habit / behaviour change coaching approach in terms of being able to deliver to and support clients with issues outside of just exercise and nutrition

Cons

Moving coaching items and their scheduling can be a bit clunky and repetitive so any way to streamline or connect some of these tasks would be great

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
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Marnie S.

Easy to use system for a small business

2021-07-15

New to the app so still alot to learn. A good solution to have all my programming together.

Pros

The ability to make templates The ability to add your own videos to the exercise library The customisation of the app with your own branding

Cons

Scheduling is only in half hour blocks The cost per month

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

5/10
Source: Capterra
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Rachel S.

Love PTD!

2021-05-01

I love the scheduling and streamline it provides me.

Pros

I love how it is more than just workouts! I can track any habit I want!

Cons

The results tracking piece could be more user friendly.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 6-12 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

8/10
Source: Capterra
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Paige D.

Looks professional

2021-01-07

I love that my clients receive branded notifications - I also love that paperwork is no longer necessary.

Pros

It adds so much value to my face-to-face clients and I am now looking to grow my business online as I believe I can provide an even better service and value for money as an online coach.

Cons

I would also like to see an app for the PT end which allows you to do everything you can do on the desktop version - for example, I'd like to be able to amend programs, comment on food diary etc on a mobile device instead of solely my laptop.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: Less than 6 months

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No

Response from PT Distinction


Thank you for the great review Paige.

Navigation should be very simple, all you need to know is this;

- To give something to a client go to the clients dashboard and click Add.

- To give something to a group of clients go to a group dashboard and click Add.

- To add a template go to Templates, chose the type and click Add.


You can also do everything as a trainer on your phone, simply login to the web portal on your mobile and it loads up the web app which has all trainer features at the palm of your hand.

We're very happy you love all of the features and your custom apps!

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Moh M.

PTD is a life saver

2021-02-05

My overall experience is that I absolutely love this app and am thankful for being part of the team and a member as well..

Pros

This is such a time saver and the fact that this app allows for group messaging, alerts, and simple but super necessary features, is why I have been using PTD for 3 years+.

Cons

Could have complete customization rather than having members download the base form app and then having to manually change icon. This is present in all similar software in the market place though and is not an issue that PTD has alone. This is because Apple the company, made new app store rules which does not allow for third party hosting like it used to.

Rating breakdown

Value for money
Ease of use
Features
Customer support

Time used: 2+ years

Frequency of use: Daily

Likelihood to recommend

10/10
Source: Capterra
Helpful?   Yes   No
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