How the Income Flows
Staffing and fees in personal training.
Personal training is a popular activity because it helps clients achieve their goals. Although a new membership package may include several personal training sessions, over time the client pays extra for personal training. Often, businesses split the fee with the trainer.
In the January 2003 IDEA Health & Fitness Source, the newest compensation survey reported on average and median pay and hours for personal training staff. This report focuses on the most frequent response given by managers who completed the survey. You can quickly see the value of the most frequent response because the ranges between the minimum and maximum numbers vary.
When you look at these figures, be sure to refer back to the benefits section in the January 2003 IDEA Health & Fitness Source for a complete picture of how trainers are compensated.
- 87% of IDEA member facilities offer personal training.
- In IDEA member businesses, an average of 16 people per day attend personal training sessions.
- $50 is the average session fee charged to clients (calculated from split).
- 65% of personal trainers earn a percentage of the clients’ fees.
- 50-50 is the most frequent split between trainer and business, closely followed by 60% trainer-40% business.
- 54% of directors are paid separately for the sessions they teach.
- 50.5% of IHRSA clubs report that personal training is among their 5 most profitable programs.
For the latest research, statistics, sample classes, and more, "Like" IDEA on Facebook here.
IDEA’s newest Benchmark book provides the complete 2002 IDEA Fitness Industry Compensation Survey for eight management and staff positions (C899027, $35 members, $55 nonmembers). Additional resources include IDEA Fitness Facility Industry Benchmarks (C892922, $15 members, $25 nonmembers), with information on popular programs, equipment, operational issues and staff compensation; and IDEA Personal Training Industry Benchmarks (C892921, $15 members, $25 nonmembers), which focuses on personal training and facility-based training operations. Order these Resource Series books and the 2002 IDEA Fitness Industry Compensation Survey by calling (800) 999-4332, ext. 7, or visiting our Pro Shop at www.IDEAfit.com.
© 2003 by IDEA Health & Fitness Inc. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.
IDEA Newsletter Sign-up
|Extreme Interval Training
In this course you'll learn goal-focused intervals and over 50 dynamic exercises and drills to create extensive and intensive training formats.
|Cut to the Core
This is a raw, unedited video filmed live at the 2009 IDEA World Fitness Convention™. Cut to the Core is packed full of core-focused exercises that aim to improve the way you look, feel and live.
|September 2011 IDEA Fitness Journal Quiz 4: Plyometric Training
This continuing education quiz is an in-depth look at plyometric training. Plyometric exercises—jumping, bounding, hopping, arm pushing, and catching and throwing weighted objects such as machine balls—are movements that involve rapid eccentric and concentric muscle actions.