Everyone and welcome to my review of the personal training software PTminder.
Out of all of the personal training software I have tried, PTminder takes a unique stance for being the only one that focuses strongly on the financial aspect of your business.
I will go over all of the different features that PTminder provides you so that you can get an in-depth look at the software. By the end, you will have a good idea whether this software is right for you or not. Let’s get started.
Here is an image quickly portraying the main features of PTminder. I will go into depth into the majority of these down below.
Layout, design, and user-friendliness
Overall the layout and design of PTminder are very intuitive. The learning curve is very short especially if you are remotely tech savvy.
The services are broken down into six different sections which are the dashboard, calendar, clients, services, finances, and reporting. Here is what the dash looks like.
For having tons of different features, I like how PTminder made navigating extremely easy. To me, the desktop version was more comfortable than the mobile version, but that is purely my preference.
The overall focus of PTminder: who is the software meant for?
The overall focus of PTminder is for personal trainers that are looking to expand their business and burn as much money as possible.
This personal training software is very financial centric. This all begins from the dashboard where you can see the total amount of money you have made over the year, the previous month as well as the current month.
A lot of people can get lost in schedule design, booking clients and the actual sessions themselves without realizing how much money they’re earning.
By putting this front and center, and makes it a priority. From there you can figure out how many more clients you need to sign on to reach weekly or monthly goals.
There are also many other options to break down the money that you have learned. PTminder also lets you create your products right on your account. Your clients can see your products from nutrition packages to group exercise packages.
PTminder does a great job of tracking the financial progress of your business. You can see which clients have purchased what as well as whether the payments have gone through or not.
The software is targeted towards those who want to grow their business as big as they can, earn more money and save time.
The workout and nutrition planner
After hearing other people talk about PTminder, I was not expecting too much in the area of program design and nutrition planning. I was pleasantly surprised.
The workout planner is just like any other workout planner regarding organization and ease-of-use. I was pleasantly surprised to see how big their exercise library was.
If you type any exercise into the search bar, dozens of different variations of the same exercise will appear. My example here is the deadlift.
Another cool thing that I liked was that you could view the exercise and it will give you a step-by-step instruction on how to perform the exercises.
If you want to view the exercise, a pop-up window opens with a search of instructional YouTube videos that you can choose from. In the case of the deadlift example, the YouTube videos were beneficial.
The nutrition plan or was just as helpful. This is great because you can sell additional nutrition services to existing clients very easily by including a nutrition section.
The nutrition planning gives you the ability to set a personalized diet for each client. The search function holds a vast variety of different foods and their macronutrient breakdown.
This is a full-fledged nutrition plan or and I was not expecting this as I am pretty sure it is a relatively new feature.
Scheduling and client management
Scheduling and client management is as good as can be expected. It is a general calendar that can be accessed by you or your clients to set your schedule.
It is straightforward to book a personal training session, book a class or to set your overall availability. These are the three essential features that any calendar needs and it works flawlessly.
The client management section is where the payment options are managed as well as the progress tracking is accessed.
Overall the client tracking section is average. It tracks a lot of the necessary things and displays this information in an obvious fashion. Is what to be expected in the modern personal training software and it works fine.
There are three tiers to the pricing plans that are offered by PTminder. Overall I thought this three-tier pricing was very simplistic and kind of a relief compared to other personal training software.
The free plan is free and limits the account to one personal trainer and a maximum of two clients.
The premium plan costs $39 a month and includes unlimited clients, multiple trainers (to a certain degree), and access to every feature of PTminder.
The platinum plan costs $75 a month and includes unlimited clients, multiple trainers as well as the ability to personally brand the mobile application to your training business.
I thought this was a neat idea to be able to personally brand your business. But the price is almost double, and for a single trainer, I think the premium plan is the best deal.
I like this pricing structure a lot because most personal training software programs keep increasing in price for every 5 to 10 clients that you have. It gives me peace of mind that for only $39 month I can handle it as many clients as I want.
On the other hand, if you only have a few clients, it might be hard to rationalize the price. Most personal trainers have more than a few clients though.
What can be improved upon
Although I did like the idea of bringing up YouTube search to see how to do exercises, there’s a lot of misinformation on YouTube.
A video can get brought up that shows that form. You need to make sure the video you are recommending to clients is a good one. You should not merely let them search YouTube on their own. It would be better if they created personalized videos and uploaded them to YouTube instead.
They can go a little bit more in-depth on the client measurement and tracking section. There are some personal training software programs that do a better job at measuring millions of things from the V02 Max to flexibility tests.
Conclusion on PTminder
Overall I think PTminder provides a ton of different excellent features for a very reasonable price. This is a very competitive personal training software that is continually improving in coming up with new features.
If you are a business savvy personal trainer that is striving to make as much money as possible, this is an excellent option for personal training software.
This will help you save a lot of time while at the same time focusing on tweaking your business so that you financially well off. Check out PTminder here and leave me a comment down below if you guys have other experiences with this great software!
Tyler Read has a Bachelor of Science in Kinesiology. Tyler is also a certified personal trainer with NASM, ACE and CSCS. Tyler’s main goal is to help people get started in the personal training industry and to become successful personal trainers. Tyler is the owner of Personal Training Pioneer which helps people get started in the personal training industry and become successful.