Personal trainers provide individualized fitness and wellness training in one-on-one or small group settings. Personal trainers are fitness professionals hired to help clients achieve exercise and wellness goals. The length and regularity of sessions, the education and training of the fitness professional, and any special equipment or requests made are just a few of the things that can affect the overall cost of hiring a personal trainer.
Length of session
Trainers commonly offer 30-, 60- or 90-minute sessions, and prices are usually by the session. Training sessions can be a one-time event or recur daily, several times a week or weekly. People who seek the help of a personal trainer are frequently interested in weight loss, firming and toning, increasing muscle mass, nutrition, flexibility, endurance training, body building and aerobic fitness. The more topics covered, the longer the session and the higher the cost.
Private or group lesson
Private instruction costs more than group lessons. Private instruction offers specific attention to the client’s individual needs and is more flexible for addressing specific injuries and personal nutrition. Group lessons can be organized by the instructor or by a client seeking private instruction for a group of individuals.
Location of session
Costs may be higher if a trainer has to travel to a client’s home for private sessions. On the other hand, sessions held in a gym or studio may occasionally have additional overhead fees.
Single session or package
Packages provide opportunities for discounts, with most personal trainers preferring to have repeat clientele on regular days each week.
Trainer specialization and experience
Certifications, specialized trainings, educational background and injury rehabilitation training all may increase a trainer’s fees. A trainer able to provide nutrition counseling, injury rehab and weight training may command a higher hourly rate than another person with only a personal trainer certification.