(Top 10) software for online fitness training

By: 
Arnab Raychaudhuri

The pandemic taught fitness coaches that it's important in 2023 (and beyond) to offer fitness online. Not only to diversify income streams but also to make more money.

There's 4 types of software to run your online business:

1: Livestream: Purely to run virtual live classes.
2: Program builder: Create text based programs to share with clients.
3: Website builder: Build a fitness store front with a website.
4: All-in-one: Combines the best of all the tech above.

Here's the top 10 software to use for your online training sessions in 2023 and beyond:

Livestream

Zoom

1) Zoom: This video conferencing platform allows you to conduct online training sessions with clients remotely.

  • Pros: Easy to use and get started
  • Cons: Low quality, requires scheduling, payments and a website. Built for corporate meetings.
Google Meet

2) Google Meet: This video conferencing platform can be used for online training sessions with clients and also includes features such as screen sharing and document collaboration.

  • Pros: Web-based and easy to use and get started
  • Cons: Low quality, requires scheduling, payments and a website. Built for corporate meetings.
Uscreen

3) Uscreen: A video monetization platform that helps businesses and individuals create and sell their own video content online.

  • Pros: Includes livestreaming and website, and can offer a beautiful experience.
  • Cons: Costly, a lot of work to setup, limited to one- directional livestreams, and courses

Program Builders

Trainerize

4) Trainerize: This software platform allows you to create and deliver personalized training programs to clients, track progress, and communicate with clients through the platform.

  • Pros: Great for creating a text based training program with nutrition
  • Cons: focused on 1 on 1 personal training, no livestreaming or interactive workouts
MyPThub

5) mypthub: This software platform allows you to create and track nutrition plans for clients, as well as monitor their progress through the platform.

  • Pros: Very similar to to Trainerize, but with the addition of apple watch tracking
  • Cons: focused on 1 on 1 personal training, livestreaming or interactive workouts using 3rd party technology
FitSW

6) FitSW: This software platform allows you to create custom training and nutrition plans for clients, track progress, and communicate with clients through the platform.

  • Pros: Very similar to Trainerize and others, focused on program creation
  • Cons: focused on 1 on 1 personal training, no livestreaming or interactive workouts
TrueCoach

7) TrueCoach: A software platform that allows trainers and coaches to design and deliver personalized workouts and training programs to their clients.

  • Pros: Very similar to Trainerize and others, focused on program creation
  • Cons: focused on 1 on 1 personal training, no livestreaming or interactive workouts

Website builder

Wix

8) Wix: A cloud-based web development platform that allows users to create and design websites. Similar to Squarespace.

  • Pros: It's possible to create beautiful websites with the builder.
  • Cons: Connecting and maintaining scheduling, payments and livestreaming can be difficult and may require a web developer.
Arketa

9) Arketa: A cloud-based web development platform specifically built for fitness.

  • Pros: Built specifically for fitness, and it's relatively easy to create a website with scheduling and payments.
  • Cons: Still new technology, lacks built-in livestreaming, community feed and requires a computer

All-in-one

Zomo Fit

10) Zomo Fit (yup, that's us!): All-in-one mobile app to create and grow a virtual gym. We've learned from the best of the technologies above to create our app.

  • Pros: The only mobile app based website creation, scheduling, payments, community feed, and high-quality livestreaming
  • Cons: Still new technology, not meant for 1 on 1 training, focused on group video training and building a community

When choosing a software platform, it's important to consider the specific needs of your business and your clients. It may be helpful to try out a few different options and see which one works best for you. Good luck with your online training sessions!