Thread: Personal Trainers,any one?
03-10-2005, 06:37 PM #1
Personal Trainers,any one?
Just looking into Persoanl Training certification ,how do you like it, is the pay good.. i know looking at the personal trainers at my gym most of them are making 4-6g a month.... thats good income i guess pay off the mortgage,get a car whatever.... just looking into some alternative jobs in the summer to make $$ to pay for law school if i get accepted.....
Right now i work at a gym as front desk ,maintaining the gym,making sure **** is clean , but manager said if i get my personal training certificate i can train , hell get 2 clients a month make 1g sounds good to me
03-10-2005, 06:42 PM #2Originally Posted by D00fy
Even so, I whould estimate 5% of the trainers that make that much money !
And it takes a lot of experience to know how to deal with people...it's not just about training, it's also about selling yourself.
If you do private personal training (training people at their homes)...then maybee, just maybee you could pull it off...but I doubt it.
03-10-2005, 06:49 PM #3
If you wanna be making 6g's a month you BETTER be looking the part, physically. You also BETTER be able to work people over for their money, know what to say to them to make them keep coming. Very few trainers make that kind of money, I have in the past but it requires A LOT of hard work.
Like i said, make sure you look the part. No one wants to train with a skinny or fat personal trainer with no muscle.
03-10-2005, 07:04 PM #4
all I know is at the Gold's the trainers charge 50 a session, so you do the math.
03-10-2005, 07:09 PM #5
ROFL dood i was and am a PTrain. been one since i was 16... we make Jack shyt you have to be a used car salseman to make that kinda money.. lie and be like yes no prob i will make you loose 5%BF a week.. to make any money at all i didnt like it so now im going OU for Masters iN Phys THeRaPy but i still train on side for like 20 a session kuz im a nice guy .. 30$ if their hot and NO one pays 50$ per session atleast NOT IN MY STATE NO WHERE..40 is highest i have ever seen.
03-10-2005, 07:11 PM #6Originally Posted by taiboxa
03-10-2005, 07:12 PM #7
ha in your place maybe been trainer for **** near 10 years getting a PT Certificate is like a scam IMO unless your going to dedicate some SEROIUS TIME and advertising properties... unless you can find a few good clients to keep on side while u work for a living. its like prostitution
03-10-2005, 07:16 PM #8
well I dont know if they all charge that much, theres like 1 trainer whose got an incredible physique, I asked him he told me 50 a session. then theres a kind of fat dude, I doubt he charges that much ,and some hot chick. But I will ask them both and see if they charge the same or different prices.
03-10-2005, 07:21 PM #9
if u do be become a trainer make sure u stay cert and dont let the 2 years go by
03-10-2005, 07:25 PM #10
I charge 70 or so a session depending on who the client is.
03-10-2005, 07:29 PM #11
BDTR, dude, if your as big as you say you are im shure richer people would pay 100 a session with no problems huh?
03-10-2005, 07:29 PM #12Originally Posted by bdtr
03-10-2005, 07:33 PM #13
The problem is keeping them as clients in the long run. I have had clients who would not train without me. I figure i set a price for people that will make me quite a bit of money while still keeping them coming back. Now if i raised it to 100 a session, people would still pay but I doubt they'd stay as long. Gotta think long term here.
Originally Posted by jordanfanatic23
03-10-2005, 07:37 PM #14Originally Posted by bdtr
03-10-2005, 07:37 PM #15Originally Posted by rambo
03-10-2005, 08:11 PM #16
the trainers work with people from Palm Beach ,Florida u know they got $$$
03-10-2005, 08:35 PM #17
Does a handshake count?
Originally Posted by rambo
03-10-2005, 09:00 PM #18VET Retired
- Join Date
- Dec 2001
I'm trying to get certified right now as well. U.S 4000$ a month? That's a boatload of money to me.
03-10-2005, 09:13 PM #19Originally Posted by D00fy
but seriously i thought of doing the personal training thing but i think the hours suck.. if you wanna get paid you gotta sell your soul to that gym.
03-10-2005, 09:22 PM #20Originally Posted by jordanfanatic23
Man, I knew a guy in LA that charged 120$ per session...that is not the point....the point is how many of these trainers can make so much money ????
What gym do you think is gonna pay you 50$ per session when you just got certified ??!!!???
When I got certified I had 2 years of experience in bodybuilding and I thought that should be enough for me to get someone in shape...It's not like that !!!...It takes some time to develop a style to train and talk to you clients, like BDTS said...also to build a nutrition/training program for each different person...
You also have to have a name, reputation, body looks etc...to be able to charge people that much money...
03-10-2005, 09:28 PM #21
I'm not talking about working FOR the gym, i'm talking about being an independant trainer who pays "rent" to the gym to train people. There is no money in working for the gym.
Originally Posted by icewind
03-10-2005, 11:19 PM #22
the personal trainers at my gym operate at a 60/40 60% pay goes to trainer, 40% to owner
so 12 sessions at 70$ u do the math, get atleast 3-5clients a month your set on living standards
03-11-2005, 07:23 AM #23AR Hall of Fame
- Join Date
- Dec 2002
If you look the part, have a list of credentials/accomplishments both personal and business related, an archived list of people you've helped w/before and after shots, etc., you can make as much as you put into it.
I won't disclose my average monthly income, but I just did my taxes and will get my return in 2 weeks. I make much more than $4000 per month.
Then again I train on the Net, in addition to local services, which has no "store-front" limits.
03-11-2005, 10:31 AM #24
I absolutely cannot stress looking the part enough if you want to make big money. If you have a medicore physique, then that's exactly what you'll get in return, medicore money. Now i know you can "know" your sh1t without looking the part, but that's not what people want to see, they want to see you KNOW how to get results and you practice them on yourself. If you look like hell or are skinny or fat or whatever else, no one is going to wanna train with you.
03-11-2005, 11:28 AM #25Originally Posted by SwoleCat
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