What is the Average Cost of a Personal Trainer?
What is the average cost of a Personal Trainer? Female Trainers & Male Trainers
If you are wondering what is the average cost of a personal trainer, you probably want to make sure you get the most bang for your buck! When selecting a personal trainer, find out if they have the experience, positive customer reviews, and offerings that match up to your needs. Many trainers offer extra incentives for signing up for their program such as nutrition products or fitness books, nutritional coaching on the side, free Personal Training sessions for referring friends, or even rewards for being a good client. Most trainers offer a free consultation or discounted Personal Training session for new clients. Instead of committing up front to a big gym who tries to sell you on $75/session for a trainer that you barely know, I recommend that you find a trainer who will take the time to get to know you and show you a thing or two before you make a big commitment. Finding a Personal Trainer who can customize a fitness program to your individual needs is really important. You don’t want to get stuck with someone that gives the same workouts to all of their clients, or someone who doesn’t understand your fitness level. I have had so many people come to me and say that their last trainer was too hard on them and they got hurt. Be careful with who you choose and try before you buy a long-term package.
What should I charge for Personal Training? Rates can range from $20-150/hour! As a prospective client, it is valuable to understand why Personal Trainers may have a high hourly rate. Much of a Personal Trainer’s income goes toward paying rent for the studio they work at, covering gas expenses (for mobile trainers), and purchasing necessary equipment for clients to use. For trainers employed by a gym, they are getting paid a very small fraction of what clients pay the gym – which in turn gives gym trainers very little motivation to go above and beyond for you. For independent trainers, building a positive reputation that brings in referrals is what makes or breaks them, so they are more likely to provide high quality service and go above and beyond for you. Also, a 40 hour work week doesn’t necessarily equate to getting paid for all 40 hours of work. Personal Trainers need to spend extra time outside of each training hour designing the workout, writing articles for marketing and advertising, building our websites, developing new nutrition or fitness lessons, staying up to date on fitness trends and learning new exercises, keeping ourselves in physically good shape with daily workouts and meal plans, taking mandatory continuing education credits to keep our certification up to date, answering business-related emails and phone calls, setting up and putting away equipment, and much more. Once you have a good sense of what you’d like to spend on a Personal Trainer, it might be important to take a look at what the average local Personal Trainer costs and decide what is most important to you — cost, quality, results, or personality match.
Here are some of the average costs that I found: The National Strength and Conditioning Association conducted a recent survey of prices and found an average of $50 per hour with a range of $15 to $100 per hour. I’ve seen celebrity trainers charge $150+/hour. Prices do vary depending on region, according to Hagerman, and naturally, they will be higher in urban areas than in rural ones (1). According to the president of NBFE, the average hourly rate for a trainer is $65 per session. However, trainers can charge as low as $25 per hour, depending on geographical location and their experience (2). From calling and asking for prices from local trainers in Chandler & Tempe, independent trainers charge between $45-65/hour and gym trainers typically charge $60-80/hour. Personally I don’t recommend price shopping unless you are truly on a tight budget. Price doesn’t tell you whether or not you’ll LIKE your trainer. If you do like a trainer but can’t afford their one-on-one prices, ask about small group training which is typically 2-3X cheaper. I truly believe that if you find a trainer who you can connect with and enjoy being around, you will be more successful because you will look forward to seeing your Personal Trainer every day and will stick around long enough to get long-term results. If you choose a cheap trainer based on price alone, you are more likely to quit before you see results and go back to your old habits.
My prices are as high as $65 for 60-minute 1-on-1 personal training or as low as $10 for 30-minute group training in a long-term program. I offer a range of prices so I can help people regardless of their budget. I would like to help people who cannot afford the average cost of a Personal Trainer in Arizona. I have 2 years of experience with dozens of positive customer reviews, and I want to stay flexible within client budgets to be an affordable Personal Trainer for women in the Phoenix area.
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