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2009/08/01 15:36:08 (permalink)
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What has your yearly income been over the last few years from personal training?

What sort of personal training are/were you doing? Gym based full time, gym rental freelance, freelance outside gym training etc...

Thanks

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    Blue_Lagoon3000
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 15:51:46 (permalink)
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    Anyone can be a PT these days
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:06:44 (permalink)
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    Running classes seems to be one of the most effective ways of earning money as a PT.

    95% of PT's I've ever come across are rubbish tbh, think it attracts that sort of person.

    They tend to have you make you feel like you have worked hard on exercises that are easy to coach (machines etc).

    I would look into UKSCA accreditation rather than going down the PT route, although if you want to be a strength coach I think it would be beneficial to be competing at a national level yourself, (i.e. weightlifting or powerlifting).

    As for income, the guys I know who are doing it would be lucky to come away with £18k p/a, and that's with a fair amount of regular 'clients'.

    I think it would be a soul destroying job though.

    Strength and Conditioning is the only area i'd ever consider.
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:07:13 (permalink)
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    Here's my PT
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:08:12 (permalink)
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    Btw im not slating being one, a decent PT can make an exellent wage 30k +
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:08:16 (permalink)
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    I do know of some PT's who make decent money selling 'supplements' on the side though, anything ranging from ephedrine and clen to more serious compounds.
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:08:58 (permalink)
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    If your thinking of starting up..

    Just start with a few clients on the side and see if you are able to develop it further, before jumping in the deep end that is...

    There are many PT's earning silly money - Then there are others not so fortunate..
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:12:03 (permalink)
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    Blue_Lagoon3000

    Btw im not slating being one, a decent PT can make an exellent wage 30k +


    How many PT's are earning £30k mate? You would have to be making £15 p/h for 40 hours a week to get that. Most PTs charge £25 an hour and the gym takes a large cut either directly or indirectly.
     
    I would imagine the amount of PT's earning anything like £30k is very small, unless they have excellent marketing skills or are working out of a very expensive gym (i.e. Third Space).
     
     
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:16:06 (permalink)
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    Badboy - I was thinking of booking a PT course, starting Oct. I have enjoyed training people in the past. I was looking at a S&C degree at St Marys Uni but was put of by the starting wage coming out of uni.

    Body Weight - 83kg 
    Bench - 145kg
    Squat - 190kg
    Clean & Jerk - 129kg
    Snatch - 98kg  
     
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:16:25 (permalink)
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    Blue_Lagoon3000

    Here's my PT
     
     
     
      
     
    I have a whole team of PT's on standby...


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    Blue_Lagoon3000
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:29:44 (permalink)
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    Blue_Lagoon3000

    Btw im not slating being one, a decent PT can make an exellent wage 30k +


    How many PT's are earning £30k mate? You would have to be making £15 p/h for 40 hours a week to get that. Most PTs charge £25 an hour and the gym takes a large cut either directly or indirectly.
     
    I would imagine the amount of PT's earning anything like £30k is very small, unless they have excellent marketing skills or are working out of a very expensive gym (i.e. Third Space).
     
     

     
    I know of a PT in on about £50 k +, im not going to mention names but he is just doing very very well, theres 3 reasons, 1: he is very good, 2: he is very lucky to have a great client base 3: he spends loads of money on marketing his business, and yes he is a client of mine
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:32:05 (permalink)
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    jack5r

    Badboy - I was thinking of booking a PT course, starting Oct. I have enjoyed training people in the past. I was looking at a S&C degree at St Marys Uni but was put of by the starting wage coming out of uni.


    I think if you want to go into S+C a science based degree is probably best, i.e. sports science or the like at somewhere like Loughborough.
     
    Don't look at the starting wage, look at the medium to long term prospects and quality of work/other opportunities.
     
    I've seen S+C jobs in this country go for £40/£50k which is pretty good (S+C lecturing at a Uni, so hardly stressful!).
     
    How are you going to differentiate yourself? Who are you going to target? How are you going to market yourself?
     
    If I was going to be a PT I would try to become genuinely experienced in all sorts of things, i.e. kettlebells, aerobics, boxercise, strength training, bodybuilding, sports training, post-pregnancy weight loss etc etc.
     
    There are thousands of guys out there who like training and have PT quals- why should someone hire you?
     
    Just throwing ideas out there..!
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:34:54 (permalink)
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    Blue_Lagoon3000

    badboy007

    Blue_Lagoon3000

    Btw im not slating being one, a decent PT can make an exellent wage 30k +


    How many PT's are earning £30k mate? You would have to be making £15 p/h for 40 hours a week to get that. Most PTs charge £25 an hour and the gym takes a large cut either directly or indirectly.
     
    I would imagine the amount of PT's earning anything like £30k is very small, unless they have excellent marketing skills or are working out of a very expensive gym (i.e. Third Space).
     
     

     
    I know of a PT in on about £50 k +, im not going to mention names but he is just doing very very well, theres 3 reasons, 1: he is very good, 2: he is very lucky to have a great client base 3: he spends loads of money on marketing his business, and yes he is a client of mine

     
    I also know people cleaning carpets and unblocking drains making £50k but these are in the minority!! You can probably make £50k doing NLP and loads of stuff.
     
    Just being realistic. The overwhelmingly, vast majority of PT's in this country will not be making close to £30k.

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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:39:43 (permalink)
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    No the vast majority will get no way near, the ones who are PT's and are s*it hot in the business world will.
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 16:56:24 (permalink)
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 17:18:40 (permalink)
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    Good point badboy. This is something I will have to think about. The same goes for most careers though.

    Scott - So depending on how many weeks a year you work you must be charing 30-50 an hour right? Do you train clients at a pay as you go gym with no rental charge? How does tax work, is that 24k before or after tax?

    Body Weight - 83kg 
    Bench - 145kg
    Squat - 190kg
    Clean & Jerk - 129kg
    Snatch - 98kg  
     
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 17:55:12 (permalink)
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    personally, i would advise away from the PT route.

    if your looking at studying hard, head towards becoming a dietician, its a far less saturated market and, imo, where the real money is going to be earned in the future.

    Then, you can always do a PT course afterwards and add that on.
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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 18:38:57 (permalink)
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    jack5r

    Good point badboy. This is something I will have to think about. The same goes for most careers though.

    Scott - So depending on how many weeks a year you work you must be charing 30-50 an hour right? Do you train clients at a pay as you go gym with no rental charge? How does tax work, is that 24k before or after tax?


    Editted, PM if you want mate, i dont really want my £££ details posted on a open forum.
    post edited by Scott32 - 2009/08/01 19:00:09

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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 19:39:03 (permalink)
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    I am a qualified PT however still being young and it being summer am just running a few classes (mainly circuit based) and for 5hours work am getting in 75 extra per week so doing ok from that along with part time work allows me to enjoy the summer, then will look for a proper job afterwards.

    Not huge classes but at an average of 15per hour am pretty happy atm.

    Not that that is much help but thought id add something else in.



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    Re:Personal Trainers 2009/08/01 20:01:49 (permalink)
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    What do you do in your classes Nat?

    Outdoor classes and kettlebell classes seem to be popular, British Military Fitness seems to be a successful company.
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