Technological advances have allowed personal trainers to share more knowledge and advice with their clients than ever before. Where once a personal trainer would track their client’s progress on a piece of paper, now they can do this and more with the touch of a button thanks to some of the amazing apps out there. Here are what we consider to be the best personal trainer apps on the market.
Available on: iOS, Android
Perfect for: Creating personalised training plans, recording workouts, taking client payments
Ask most personal trainers which apps they like and Trainerize will be one of the first they mention.
According to the Trainerize website, trainers who use this app will triple their client engagement and increase their revenue by 154% on average.
Getting set up is simple and the app is easy to use. You can upload videos of workouts, log workouts, track client progress, process payments and much more. You can also hook it up to other apps such as MyFitnessPal, EvolutionNutrition and Mailchimp.
Trainerize is tailored to all types of trainers and if you want to use its advanced features, you can choose from a range of pricing plans depending on your requirements. Unfortunately, the prices are in dollars (as are the prices for other apps in this article), but you’ll get the British currency when you come to pay.
Skip to 6:20 on the video below to find out what makes Trainerize such a popular app for personal trainers.
Available on: iOS 10.0 or later
Ideal for: Managing multiple clients, building workouts, tracking progress
FitSW has an average rating of 4.7 stars from several hundred reviews on the App Store, so you know it must be good.
There are lots of helpful demos to get you started (as shown below) and once you’re up and running, you’ll see what the fuss is about.
FitSW allows you to train smart in several ways, whether you’re looking to quickly build workouts, create progress tracking graphs or record food intake.
You can track your clients’ fitness from any type of device and can even message them directly in the app or on the website, increasing their motivation and engagement.
With the free version of FitSW, you can create training programmes, manage client nutrition and track client progress. However, there are multiple packages available if you want to spend a bit more money to take advantage of the extra features.
Available on: ioS, Android
Ideal for: Controlling payments and bookings, reducing admin time, giving clients control of their schedule
TeamUp allows you to spend less time worrying about admin and more time training your clients.
With TeamUp, you no longer need to be overwhelmed by answering emails or making bookings. Instead, you can do all of this and more on one fully integrated, easy-to-use platform.
Better yet, TeamUp’s customer service team are based in the UK, which is ideal if you have any questions on the platform’s software.
It’s little wonder, therefore, that TeamUp has had such glowing reviews from personal trainers. One reviewer claims the app has reduced their admin time to less than half an hour a day, while another says it’s enabled them to spend more time with family and friends. What better endorsement can you get than that?
This app is a little steeper in price than some of the others on this list – a package for personal trainers with up to 50 clients costs $59 per month.
However, it seems to be well worth the money. Check out the video below for some first-hand testimonials from people who’ve reaped the rewards of using TeamUp.
Available on: iOS 8.0 or later
Ideal for: Booking in client sessions, promoting your business, organising your schedule
Vagaro is geared towards professionals in the beauty and fitness industries, and its range of features make it a must-have for personal trainers.
There are two versions of Vagaro available on the App Store. There’s the free, standard version, which allows you to schedule and keep track of your appointments.
Then there’s the Pro version, which gives you access to a whole host of additional features such as client tracking, marketing, invoices and payment processing. This starts at $25 a month (approximately £20) for one member of staff, but it could prove a valuable investment if you’re really trying to grow your business.
What’s more, Vagaro Pro has an average overall rating of 4.7 stars on the App Store, from more than 2,000 reviews. If these are anything to go off, you’ll certainly be getting your money’s worth from it.
Available on: iOS, Android
Ideal for: Scheduling new clients, taking payments
Acuity Scheduling is one of the simplest, more user-friendly pieces of scheduling software around.
Clients can quickly view your availability and self-book their own appointments. They can even pay online and reschedule with the click of a button. Likewise, you can charge fees for no-shows – which we’re sure plenty of personal trainers can get on board with.
Still not sure about Acuity Scheduling? Well, it has an average overall rating of 4.9 stars on the App Store from more than 5,000 reviews – pretty impressive.
One reviewer said: “We love Acuity and cannot see ever moving away from it. We use it both on the computer and mobile application while out of the studio with clients which has made booking incredibly easy and no longer a frustration.”
Another commented: “Customer service is quick to respond and the tutorials are really helpful. And the product, itself, is indispensable in freeing up my time on the admin side of things as well as super helpful for my clients.”
Acuity Scheduling is available on a number of packages, with the $25 a month ‘Growing’ package the most popular.