With every aspect of our lives touched by technology, the fitness industry is no exception. Personal trainers are now leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) to take their coaching to the next level. By adopting these cutting-edge tools, trainers can track clients’ progress, offer personalized workout plans, and provide a seamless, tech-enhanced training experience. Are you intrigued by the possibility of AI in personal training? Here’s a listicle of the top 9 AI tools that could make you rethink the way you approach fitness coaching. 

1. AI-Enabled Assistants 

AI assistants like ChatGPT are changing the ways coaches can automate and scale different parts of their businesses. Not only can ChatGPT answer any question you ask it, but with the right prompts, it can build workouts, programs, and custom routines for anything your client might need. By leveraging ChatGPT to learn your specific coaching style, building workouts and writing meal plans by hand can become a thing of the past. 

Unique Features: 

  • Continuous learning to adapt to your specific coaching style 
  • Ability to answer nearly any question pertinent to your coaching business 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

ChatGPT is currently free for personal trainers and fitness coaches and offers upgrades to their GPT-4 and DALL-E software as well. 

Pro Tip: Get 50 Free ChatGPT Prompts for Personal Trainers here.

2. AI-Enabled Activity Trackers 

Gone are the days of traditional step counters. AI-enabled activity trackers such as WHOOP and Oura Ring use advanced algorithms to monitor not just your steps, but also the quality of your sleep, the intensity of your workouts, and the recovery needed to optimize your training. WHOOP, for instance, uses a personalized strain score to recommend workout intensities and track their effects on your body. 

Unique Features: 

  • In-depth analysis of your sleep and recovery, helping you prepare for optimal performance. 
  • Strain score that indicates the intensity of your daily activities and its impact on the body. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

Both WHOOP and Oura Ring are available through subscription models and work with a variety of devices. OURA can be directly integrated to TrueCoach to track your clients’ steps, sleep, and heart rate – with WHOOP data on the way. Learn More

3. AI-Enabled Content Creation 

It’s not just about how good of a coach you are anymore, it’s about how many people know how good of a coach you are. By using Content Creation software backed by AI, such as Canva, you can make creating the perfect social media post a breeze. Want to make it even easier? We’ve built 30 made-for-you social posts that you can get for free here, plus a bundle of other resources dedicated to taking the heavy lifting out of creating content that converts. 

Unique Features: 

  • AI-enabled image generation and image editing 
  • Ability to create thousands of different types of content with a single prompt 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

Canva is compatible with web, iOS, and Android, and is completely free for basic features. 

4. Smart Weights and Equipment 

AI isn’t just about software—it’s creeping into the very tools trainers and trainees use. Smart weights like Tonal and form-checking mirrors like Forme Life analyze your movements and offer real-time feedback. Tonal’s AI is programmed to provide a tailor-made workout regimen by adjusting the weight automatically, while Forme Life’s mirror checks your form and provides on-screen feedback during your workouts. 

Unique Features: 

  • Adaptive resistance with the touch of a button for personalized strength training. 
  • Corrective AI that ‘watches’ your form and offers guidance. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

Tonal and Forme Life require initial investment and a membership or subscription for access to their services. 

5. Nutritional AI Assistants 

Tracking your clients’ diet is as important as tracking their workouts, and companies like MyFitnessPal are using AI to make it easier. MyFitnessPal uses Nutrition AI for their MealScan feature, allowing users to capture their meals effortlessly and receive instant, detailed nutritional insights into what they’re eating. 

Unique Features: 

  • Acting as the user’s eyes, MFP is revolutionizing how users understand and log their food 
  • Access to thousands of pre-built foods, taking the guesswork out of what you’re eating. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

MyFitnessPal is free for basic features, and includes countless premium benefits with MGP Premium. MyFitnessPal is integrated directly into TrueCoach for free, and can be used to streamline the creation and tracking of your clients’ macros, calories, and more. Learn More

6. AI-Assisted Form Correction 

One of the banes of a personal trainer’s existence is correcting poor form. AI tools like Athos and Halo Sport can help trainers in this regard. Athos makes smart fitness apparel with built-in sensors that track muscle activity, providing insights into how every exercise is affecting your body. Halo Sport uses neurostimulation to increase muscle memory during workouts, improving the effectiveness of form correction. 

Unique Features: 

  • Analysis of muscle activation and form efficiency. 
  • Technology that primes your brain to achieve better results from physical training and skill learning. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

Both Athos and Halo Sport come with a retail price and are compatible with various fitness regimes. Not ready for AI form correction? Your clients can simply upload a video of their form to your secure chat in TrueCoach, and you can provide feedback instantly to keep your clients safe, healthy, and productive. Learn More

7. AI Copywriting 

In this day and age, being able to scale your communication is paramount when running an online business. With apps like Jasper, you can instantly create blogs, social media captions, responses, and more with just a few clicks. Including your natural tone of voice, Jasper can sound like you and make sure you’re giving out the information the world needs to hear, without a team of writers to help you perfect the message. 

Unique Features: 

  • High-level templates to curate exactly what copy you need. 
  • AI-generated prompts to one-shot any writing that you need to complete. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

Jasper offers a free trial, as well as several premium options with monthly and annual subscription tiers. 

8. AI Planning and Coaching Platforms 

For trainers looking to streamline their coaching, platforms like TrueCoach are looking to provide AI resources to their coaches in order to reduce their workload, while maximizing the income potential for their coaches. TrueCoach is currently offering a free ebook on how Personal Trainers can leverage AI to grow their businesses, as well as 50 ChatGPT prompts to get the most out of what AI has to offer. 

Unique Features: 

  • Central hub for personal training business management. 
  • Automated payment systems and exclusive discounts. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

TrueCoach offer a range of subscription plans tailored to various trainer needs, compatible with web and mobile interfaces. 

9. AI-Powered Performance Analytics 

For athletes and fitness enthusiasts seeking to optimize their performance, tools like Moov and Form use AI to provide detailed analytics. Moov is a wearable device that offers real-time metrics and audio coaching for various activities, from running to swimming. Form analyzes your swim stroke to track your form, suggesting improvements for better performance and injury prevention. 

Unique Features: 

  • Real-time feedback and coaching for a wide range of activities. 
  • Video analysis for precise understanding and optimization of your movements. 

Pricing and Compatibility: 

Both Moov and Form come with a single device cost and are compatible with smartphones and other fitness equipment. 

Conclusion: The Future of AI in Personal Training 

The integration of AI into personal training is not just a tech trend; it’s a game-changer that’s set to redefine the fitness industry. With these tools, trainers can offer levels of customization and insight that were previously unthinkable. They can tailor workouts and advice to an individual’s unique profile, track progress in real time, and provide a more interactive and engaging training experience. 

The rapid pace of AI development means that new tools will continue to emerge, shaping the future of personal training. If you’re a personal trainer, consider exploring the AI landscape to enhance your coaching strategies. Stay informed, keep learning, and discover how AI can work for you, your business, and most importantly, your clients. 

Get ahead of the coaching game with TrueCoach’s latest AI resources here

Sign-Up for Our Newsletter

This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Article by TrueCoach

First published: May 23 2024

Last updated: May 23 2024