The average cost for a personal trainer is $50 per hour. Hiring a personal trainer to help you get in shape, you will likely spend between $40 and $60 on each lesson. The price of a personal trainer can vary greatly by region (and even by zip code). View our local personal trainers or get free estimates from teachers near you.
Whether you want to attain fitness through dance, CrossFit, weights, boxing, or football, there’s a combination of activities that can get you to your peak fitness level. Whether you’re seeking help for medical reasons or just wanting to be a healthier version of yourself, you can find the best type of personal fitness training at a cost that works for you.
The cost of fitness training can vary depending on the location and the trainer’s experience, knowledge, and length of time in the industry. Lessons can last from half an hour to a full day, and some sample prices as follows:
The Movement Studio in Missouri City, TX, charges $15-$80 per session; Balanced Personal Fitness in Seattle, WA, has individual lessons starting at $55/half hour; Peak Performance Athletics in Houston, TX, charges $50/hour; and Training for Warriors in Lee's Summit, MO, costs $60/hour.
Some fitness instructors are retired sports professionals, others have trained under recognized names, and yet others have gained degrees or associates degrees in their chosen field and have a gift for teaching.
Many have a bachelor’s in sports management and/or are certified as personal trainers with one of the top five NCCA certified organizations: National Strength and Conditioning Association (NSCA), American Council on Exercise (ACE), National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM), American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM), or the National Council on Strength & Fitness (NCSF).
Your fitness level will improve considerably it you commit to a number of fitness sessions upfront. Matt Van Buren in Fort Lauderdale, FL, drops his hourly price of $70/hour to $65/hour if you buy five, and to $60/hour for ten. Silverback Martial Arts and Fitness in New York, NY, offers three one-hour sessions for $150 compared to the single session cost of $85/hour.
We can get fit by regularly participating in any sport. While the majority of fitness instructors meet clients in a gym, some form custom plans which encompass many sports and a psychological approach, like Cali St. John in Miami Beach, FL. He charges individuals $85/hour for his Championship Seminar training.
As a football coach for the last eight years and a boxer in training as a teenager, Coach Marq Athletic Training in Philadelphia, PA, focuses on fitness training with boxing and football. Marq offers a standard price of $15/hour or $25/2 hours for boxing and/or fitness training sessions.
Corey of Thrive Integrated Rehabilitation and Wellness in Beaverton, OR, helps work on “on metabolic training and corrective exercise to help others fix the most challenging problems in their health and pursue a life style of vitality.” Private sessions are $90/hour.
Most personal fitness trainers work at fitness studios, but many will come to your home or meet you somewhere local and work with you too.
If the cost of a personal trainer is prohibitive, most fitness facilities offer group rates, thus lowering the cost per person. Chris Martell in Hartford, CT, offers a family discount of $25 per additional family member over two—a huge saving over the individual cost of $100/month per person. Balanced Personal Fitness in Seattle, WA, offers a $25 discount for the second trainee, and $45 off the third in a class of three.
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