03-29-2009, 01:23 PM
just curious how many of u work as personal trainers..i did for several years but stopped for another job im considering going back into and getting recertified for at least a part time job... my company i work for now is tight with overtime and money..just curious if people are still making good money at it these days
03-29-2009, 02:25 PM
depends on where you go and what you define as good.....
03-29-2009, 02:54 PM
I am looking into getting certified myself(after I finish rebuilding my body from STUPID IGNORANT INFECTIONS!!!!!!!!) sry.... lol
I know around here the starting pay if you work for a gym is about 18-24 an hour not sure how much you walk away with. If you do freelance the average is 20-30 an hour(more based off of experience,etc) All I know is it might suck at first, but once you have a few satisfied clients is when things seem to take off. Word of mouth beats alllll other forms of advertisement.
I would like to make being a PT my full time job through college. As long as I get a meager 25-30K a year im ok right now...(considering once I graduate I only make 30-35K starting out as a teacher )
Best bet is to talk to some of your local gyms, search online in your area for PTs and do price checks to get an idea of whats going on.
I have an inside connection at the moment thanks to a friend with a lady who doesnt even are if I am certified. She wants people who KNOW what they are doing, an she said every certified person she has used was retarded and it seems the people who are in this for themselves as a lifestyle, not a profession, make better trainers.
I may call her soon since my roofing thing aint the best with no storms around :\
Where do you live at? Network man, networking does more for you than a golden resume....
03-29-2009, 03:24 PM
most chian gyms pay an hourly or half hourly wage only when you have seesions....the guys at my la fitness get paid 6 bux for a half an hour session....so theoretically they can make 12 bucks an hour....but they are mostly working 12-14 hour days trying to get 8 hours worth of sessions.....
03-29-2009, 04:52 PM
Do it on your own, or for a group. I have found that married women, and stay at home moms are one way to make some good money. I have 2 women from church who I did 10 piece circuits for, and they got results in like 1-2 weeks they were happy. I did it for free(they are my church family) but that is when I realized how really just using knowledge can be an income.
And technically, you dont NEED certified to be a PT unless your an actual gym employee(at leas not in Ohio), but it helps on the resume if you dont know someone. You do have to look the part though. You cant have a gut, and tell a new mommy you can help her lose weight and get back in shape...
But there is something so satisfying about seeing someone happy with the results, and happy with themselves. It is more gratifying than paperwork or tossing boxes.
03-29-2009, 11:33 PM
again it depends it would not be wise for $8-10 hour..that sucks 3 years ago i free lanced for Golds paid $600 month for basically rental space and and only working part time with around 12-15 clients cleared around $9-1200 week after paying my $$$ to golds...average price here is $35-45 hour..i also worked for another gym and i charged $35 hour and i kept 75% so i still brought home around $1000 week before i paid taxes but worked no more then 40 hours week..
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