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’m not sure there is a standard rate of % which our industry goes by when it comes to trainers’ fees. I have worked in places where they didn’t follow this ‘rule’. Some gyms paid the trainers extra for training couples and others did not. Although what you have mentioned would be a good way to go, it is up to your personal training director and the gym owner of course to decide what the pay for their trainers would be. Some gyms also base the rate which are willing to pay their trainers on their experience and certifications. I personally believe that the trainer who is more qualified should get paid more per session (either it’s for a single or doubles) than a trainer who is just starting or has very little experience. You could also ask for more money per session from potential clients/members who want to hire a more experienced trainer.
I hope this helps.