People love apps - and your clients are no different. Some of the technology in modern apps now is pretty epic. A good personal trainer app allows you to effectively manage your business, your exercise programs, measurements and progress pictures all in one place. Not only do they make your life easier, but your clients will love them too!
We’ve compiled a list of the top 20 best personal trainer apps you can start implementing to improve your fitness business.
1. PT Distinction
PT Distinction is the highest rated PT app across Trustpilot, Capterra and Get App. It has won numerous awards and prides itself in helping personal trainers save time and serve more clients. It has custom branding, website integration and an exercise library of over 1,000 videos. It can also be integrated with many leading apps, such as MyFitnessPal, FitBit, MyZone and Paypal.
Striive is a personal trainer management software that allows personal trainers, studio owners, and gym owners to manage their session scheduling and booking online. It makes billing, receipts and payroll organized, and all financials can be exported to a PDF or CSV. With all your data in one place, it’s easier to get an overview of your current situation. They have an excellent support system, and their customer service team can be reached through messages and calls.
Trainerize is an all-in-one piece of software, designed for personal trainers that operate face-to-face, online and in small groups. Trainerize offers custom branding, and integration with popular software, such as Zapier, Facebook and MyFitnessPal. It is very simple for clients to input their progress photos, measurements and track their workouts. It comes with pre-built exercise library, however, you are able to upload your own demonstration videos to either YouTube or the application itself. This is a great personal touch. All the progress is neatly plotted onto graphs that you can display to your client.
4. Total Coaching
Total Coaching is a personal training software used for managing nutrition and exercise programs. The app offers a bank of 1,000 3D animated exercises as well a database of over 25,000 foods. It is a good choice for trainers that want to manage their client's nutrition, as it offers real-time nutritional analysis. It also has capabilities to build questionnaires for your clients. It includes custom branding, private messaging and the data can be displayed on graphs.
TrueCoach is a personal training software that allows you to connect with clients, effortlessly track and measure your client’s data, and allows you to self-brand video and exercise demos. It has over 5,000 coaches that use the app, which serves over 100,000 users. All the data can be displayed on a graph for your clients to view.
6. PT Minder
PT Minder is a business management tool that allows you to manage your client's information, including their bookings, payments, and progress. Your clients are able to book their sessions online and you are also able to process payments. PT Minder can also be integrated with marketing software such as your website, Facebook page, Google calendar and Mailchimp, which can help keep everything organized.
7. Workout Labs
WorkoutLabs Train is a well-designed app to build visual workouts and manage training programs so you can focus on growing your business. They offer a 14-day free trial and have easy-to-follow illustrated exercise tutorials. The workouts can either be printed or viewed on their smartphone or device.
8. Yazio Calorie Counter
Yazio is a nutrition database at its core, and offers an iOS or Android application for your clients to manage their nutrition. It will allow your clients to count calories and gain further education surrounding macronutrients and nutrition. One of the best things about Yazio, is that it is 100% free.
9. Nudge Coach
Nudge Coach is a cloud-based software designed for personal trainers, PT studios and wellness studios to manage their clients. It is available on iOS and Android, and includes features such as client management, fitness plans, nutrition plans and reporting functionalities. Nudge Coach is also able to combine data with other fitness apps and has an internal messaging tool to allow clients and coaches to communicate.
10. Halo Fitness Cloud
Halo Fitness Cloud is a piece of web-based software that provides personal trainers and PT studio owners with all the tools needed for managing their business. It includes scheduling as well as exercise programming. What makes this app special is the compatibility with various gym equipment. It gives feedback on things such as structural issues and muscles used in the movements.
MyFitnessPal is probably one of the most well-known calorie counter and diet plan tool on the market. It has a huge database of foods to allow your clients to successfully count calories and manage their macronutrient intake. It is simple to use, and some avid MyFitnessPallers have already added the macronutrient breakdown of many popular items of foods in supermarkets and restaurants, so it’s very easy to keep track of everything.
12. iPhone Health
Lots of your clients may not know about this hidden gem. On iPhones, there is a section called “iPhone Health”. The icon is a small heart on a white background, and it monitors your clients step count. Unless they have previously turned it off, it should have all of their data from the previous months.
ClubRight, or more specifically, GoRight, their web app designed specifically for personal trainers is a client management solution that offers payments, scheduling and communications with your clients. They've also got some pretty cool features specific to personal trainers such as the ability to onboard new clients and two way texting.
14. Acuity Scheduling
Acuity Scheduling is a scheduling piece of software that gives personal trainers, studios, and gyms the ability to allow their clients to book their sessions online. The app can deliver branded and customized booking confirmations, as well as text reminder delivery and payment delivery. It offers a real-time view of a businesses time availability which automates appointment bookings.
MINDBODY is a cloud-based club management software that is used by many small-medium sized businesses - making it perfect for PT studios, yoga studios, personal trainers and gyms. It lets users automated their appointment bookings by offering real-time availabilities. They offer a free basic module and also a monthly recurring subscription.
10to8 is a personal trainer software, created for personal trainers that want to decrease the number of no-shows, increase their number of clients and retain their clients better. Their feature-packed software also cinludes free SMS and email appointment reminders. Because your clients will be able to book their sessions online, you won’t need to worry about taking calls and risk losing clients during sessions.
Vagaro is a cloud-based is business management solution. It allows professionals to book appointments and offers an integrated solution for bookkeeping, inventories, payroll and client databases. Vagaro also has an integrated landing page builder so you can let your clients know about any discounts, offers or special events. It can also be integrated with the popular accounting software - Quickbooks.
18. Coach’s Eye
Coach’s Eye is best for clients that want to focus on improving their technique. It allows your clients to record themselves as they are performing certain lifts so you can give them feedback. It allows you to slow the videos down and add notes to it so they know how to improve.
WellnessLiving is a cloud-based business management software designed for wellness studios of all sizes. The main features of WellnessLiving include class scheduling and bookings, payments and marketing integration. It also features an online store for clients to purchase courses your personal training business may be selling.
FitnessSW stands for Fitness Software - and it’s a cloud-based software for personal trainers, that offers mobile and web applications, so coaches can keep their clients on track and motivated. Its key features include workout management, progress tracking, nutrition and diet planning, real-time messaging and goal tracking/setting.