(Closed) How much do you pay for a Personal Trainer?

posted 6 years ago in Fitness
Post # 3
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Helper bee

I chose not to get one because of price. I did the free trial at my gym, and after a really great session with a trainer, she wanted to give me 16 sessions, to get me through about a 3 month period, for over $800. I thought that was far too much, though I admit I didn’t shop around at all – I just don’t have that kind of money sitting around! I don’t know if that’s standard or not.

Post # 4
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Bumble bee

I charge $50 an hour.  It can be anywhere from $20 on up.  But, make sure you check their certifications.  I know there are rec centers that offer free yoga and such.  It’s free because the person usually isn’t certified so they are not allowed to charge.  

Post # 5
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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I paid quite a bit for my trainer (as in multiple hundreds a month).  You might want to look into group training, I like it better than I thought I would.  Also classes are a good idea for less money as well.

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I don’t pay for a trainer. Group fitness classes are included in my gym membership. I get an awesome workout, free tips after class, meet new people/accountability partners in class and pay NOTHING more. It an option if money is tight.

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2006

I am just wrapping up a year of training at LA Fitness. It was $50 to sign up for the training package, and then I signed a one-year contract to go five times a month for $25 per session. So I paid an extra $125 every month for five half-hour training sessions.

I’ve been told that because I signed up at the end of May last year when training is down (it’s more popular in the winter months when people are forced to work out indoors) and the guy selling me was desperate I got an usually great deal. Regardless, I was happy I did it.

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

In Vancouver trainers are $50-100 per hour.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee

@HereWeGo:  I am also a certified group fitness instructor and that is what I do most of the time.  I prefer to sweat along with my customers.  Training one on one is boring to me since I pretty much show them what to do a few times and then watch them. 

My standard is $50/hour.  When I am doing personal training, I meet with the customer first.  Everyone has different goals, motivations, etc.  I can put together a pretty effective package with what ever time/budget or other concerns they bring to me.  That is what I would look for if I was shopping around.  Fitness and training is YOUR product.  When I teach, it is not about me, it is all about YOU.  Any good trainer should feel the same.

I hope that helps.

Post # 11
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: March 2012 - Pelican Grand Beach Resort

My trainer was $54 an hour, and we’re in a pretty cheap area. I have friends in Boston and Fort Lauderdale who pay more than double that. Luckily, as an employee of the gym, I got him for half price at $27 an hour (basically meaning I paid the commission that goes to the trainer but not the part that the gym collects for itself).

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

When I was using a personal trainer before staring Crossfit, I was paying around $80/hour.  She came to my home twice a week to train me and brought all the necessary equipment. She also came prepares with new routines each time. 

Post # 15
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

@HereWeGo:  It was mostly just a convenience/scheduling thing. Since she came to me I didn’t have to spend extra time going to and from a gym or her house.  As far as what she brought, it varied based on what we were doing that day. It might be an exercise ball and weights one day, and bands the next. The workouts she planned were different every time.

Post # 16
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2011

I go to group training once a week at my gym. Each session is an hour. The group is 3-4 people and our trainer. I pay $88/month (this doesn’t include my membership fee which is $24/month). I love it! We do new routines every session and as a group we motivate each other! We use kettle bells, free weights, TRX etc… My gym also has classes, but I wasn’t seeing results with the classes. I have been doing the group training since August of last year and have seen so much improvement!

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