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Why 60K Personal Trainers Use PT Distinction Online Coaching Software: Revealed by Director Tim Saye

Why 60K Personal Trainers Use PT Distinction Online Coaching Software: Revealed by Director Tim Saye

Bethenny Carl
Welcome to another interview by Website Planet, today featuring Tim Saye, Director of PT Distinction.

Being deeply rooted in the fitness world, Tim was able to understand the unique challenges and opportunities that personal trainers face, and this led him to develop PT Distinction, an innovative personal training software designed to simplify coaching and increase client engagement.

He revealed what makes PT Distinction the highest rated software on Trustpilot, Capterra, G2, and Software Advice at the time of speaking, and the personal training platform of choice for 60,000 personal trainers who want to start and grow an online coaching business.

What problems are you solving with your products and services?

Previously personal trainers and coaches were limited by their location. PT Distinction allows trainers to coach clients from anywhere in the world meaning clients get access to the best trainers in the word regardless of where they live. This way trainers have the opportunity to help many more people at a lower price point compared to face to face sessions.

Online VS in person training: What science says

A study by the Journal of Medical Internet Research revealed that online personal training can be as effective as traditional methods for improving fitness levels and overall health. The study compared participants in online training with those doing in-person training over several months. Both groups experienced similar improvements in cardiovascular fitness, muscular strength, and body composition.

Another study conducted by the American Council on Exercise (ACE) shows that online workouts can be just as effective in burning calories and improving fitness levels as their traditional counterparts.

What makes them eventually choose you over your competitors?

Fitness professionals ultimately choose PT Distinction due to our comprehensive coaching features that are unparalleled in the industry. Our platform has a host of time-saving features and automations that eliminate the need for repetitive tasks, streamlining the coaching process for our users.

Some of the several time-saving features PT Distinction offers to fitness professionals:
  • Automated packages, scheduled messaging, and group training are just a few examples of PTD’s smart time-savers.
  • Trainers can set up training programs, assessments, nutrition coaching, habits, messaging, questionnaires, tracking and more to provide top quality coaching.
  • Automated reminders are sent by the software to clients to keep them motivated and increase adherence by over 90%.
  • Group training allows trainers to set up content once and share it with the whole group.
  • Trainers can edit group programs for individuals to provide personalized coaching to multiple clients.
  • Recurring payments can be set up with Stripe integration or other merchants to automate billing.
  • Challenges and free trials can be run with ease, with PT Distinction covering the cost of new trials.
  • Scheduling features allow trainers to pre-schedule anything for clients, with the ability to move and add items to client calendars with ease.
  • Workout progressions calculator ensures clients are always improving their results as programs are scheduled.
  • Habit coaching and tracking can be set up in minutes to create long-term results for clients.
Additionally, PT Distinction proudly holds the highest review scores across all major platforms, underscoring the trust and satisfaction our members have in our services.

“PT Distinction has saved me enormous amounts of time when it comes to programming workouts for my online clients. I can programme months in advance very quickly. This is a huge benefit to me.”
Paul E., Personal Trainer & Online Coach (Review from Capterra)

Since you started, what helped you grow and retain your audience?

Our staples for attracting new members have always been reviews and review sites, organic search engine rankings for both our main web pages as well as many blog posts, Google Ads, and Facebook/ Instagram ads. Social media has always been useful with trainers regularly recommending us to their peers.

The key for us retaining members is simply providing them with the best software and the best service possible. Consistent upgrades as well as great support help us to retain our members very well.

Something we always try to do is show the software as much as possible. Rather than simply telling people we have great software we try to put out regular videos showing it in action. Showing how it helps trainers provide an incredible service in a tiny amount of time.

How are you doing today and what’s in the roadmap for the future?

We’re currently in an exciting phase at PT Distinction, we’re about to unveil a series of new features and enhancements. Among the upcoming developments are a cutting-edge feedback loop designed to enhance communication between trainers and clients, along with significant advancements in food and meal tracking. Our increasing utilization of AI technology is set to further boost the productivity of our trainers, complemented by updates to the client-facing aspects of our software and apps. These upcoming innovations will be very popular with both our trainers and their clients, marking an incredibly exciting period for PT Distinction.

As we continuously strive to deliver exceptional updates, these developments not only provide our existing members with valuable additions but also serve as compelling showcases for potential members, fostering exciting avenues for business growth.

What tools are you using to run your business and daily activities?

We use quite a few great tools that help us with development, customer support, and marketing:
  • Freshdesk
  • GitHub
  • Height
  • Dropbox
  • Amazon Web Services
  • Microsoft Teams
  • WebFlow
  • Google Analytics
  • SEM Rush
  • Laravel
  • View JS
  • Docker
  • Acumen Logs

Where can we go to learn more?

Website: www.ptdistinction.com

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/company/pt-distinction/

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