I’ve read and understand the industry standard for pay for a trainer conducting a partner training session is 1 1/2 times that of a private training session (provided the gym charges clients 1 1/2 times per partner training session). So, if a gym pays the trainer $30 per hour for a private training session, then the standard would be to pay $45 for a partner training session. I’m curious to see how clubs and studios structure pay for trainers for a partner training session. I’m working with a personal training director that’s trying to justify higher pay for trainers working with two clients at a time. Thanks!
I am a studio/gym owner and I can confirm that Personal Trainers must be paid higher rates for having two clients training together because if they are experienced and know what they are doing they now have to create two programs in one hour. That is a much harder task to take on assuming they are qualified and know how to keep two people continuously moving at all times. Typically a gym will charge 1 1/2 times the rate and pay out a trainer 1 1/2 times their normal rate. The clients get a discount for sharing the hour and the trainer makes less than the cost of two clients because they can train them together in one slot. If you did not pay the trainer a higher amt. their would be no incentive for them to do the extra work. Hope this helps!