I am a new certified personal trainer in the Houston area and plan to train out of the gym we have built at our home. The gym is nicely equipped with many options; free weights, TRX, Body Solid Machine, Bands/Tubes, Bosu/exercise balls, Livestrong recumbent bike, elliptical trainer, etc. I have trained for over 10 years with personal trainers and recently decided to make a career of it because I have such a passion for it. I am curious what others with home personal training businesses charge. I understand that experience, location, specialty, etc all play a factor but I would like to get a feel for what others are charging. Also what type of packages you offer, if any. Thanks for any suggestions!
Hi Kerry. In reality, you already know what you need to know about personal training rates. Within your question is your answer. First and foremost as the saying goes with real estate ‘location, location, location’ this also pertains to training rates. Your best source of this information is going to be what other Houston-based trainers charge. Within those fees, as you correctly point out, variations will depend on experience, education, and specialty to mention a few factors.
Try to canvass some of your local trainers and then base your pricing on what you find out. This may not be the ‘direct’ answer that you are seeking here, but I think it will give you a much better basis and justification for whatever rates you settle on than what trainers in California, DC or whatever area your answers may come in from here.