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!
In my opinion, the validation for the higher rate should be evidenced through the totality of the program offered & the “experience” of the instructor/coach working with the specific population.
Industry Standard is a “guide,” use it wisely and you may be able to save self from some research but may not always be exactly applicable to your situation.
There should always be a consideration of the “VALUE” for both the service provider and customer/member. If you can validate higher rates, it would be un-wise in my opinion not to, unless there are other circumstances.
Same way, savvy consumers are more conscious consumers and if “they” do not see, feel or have the BENEFIT’s communicated to them in terms they can grasp can become fickle, jaded toward the instructor, business or program.
My rates are competitive with my immediate environment but, I do have specialized experience working with different populations and on different levels (amateur, college, semi-pro), I offer a structure that hold myself and the participant accountable throughout the program. The “VALUE” must justify the compensation.
If approached from a “sales” prospective in my opinion, that is what you will get, “BARGAIN HUNTERS” & not serious individuals who will pay for “VALUE.”
Hope I offered something of value to the question…
SALES DON’T RETAIN CLIENTS in a gym setting, VALUE will, and you can take that to the bank!