It depends very much on where you live, where you train (in your home, in a personal training studio or in a gym,) and the education and experience of your trainer. I live in a suburb of NYC, and rates go anywhere from $45 (as a package deal in a gym), to well over $125 per session. I would ask how much value can you expect from a trainer; what are your goals, and how well can the trainer help you achieve them? I have been told by clients “you have changed my life”, how much is that worth to you?
Hi M K,
There are many factors to consider, but usually the rate is determined by your location, your experience, the number of people you train (single/doubles/group), what your competition charges and what your time is worth (after you have calculated your expenses, especially if you are a mobile trainer). I have seen trainers charging $25/hr and others charging $150+/hr (for singles). In my opinion, I would say that somewhere in the middle is probably where you would find what a really good trainer charges. I hope this gives you an idea about the hourly rates.
I believe it would be in line with as others have said, anywhere from $25 for entry level and smaller markets to $200-300 per hour for big time pros who are booked with high profile clients and speaking engagements.
It certainly depends on your location, market, facility, expertise, etc.
As a trainer, it’s the same as any other service industry, and you must charge what you believe you are worth. You must cover all types of costs, be compensated for your time, and make a profit. If you are getting into the game, I would perform market research in your area.