I would consider myself a veteran trainer. I make more than $50,000 a year, but my problem was that I was working about 70 hours a week. I found www.TheSixFigureTrainer.com and I liked the guy who does it (his name is Stu) because he said he makes $80,000 and works 3-4 days a week.
I read a lot of his free articles and he was nice enough to talk with me on the phone about how he would recommend I scale down my schedule without losing any income. I ended up taking his e-class and it’s been a good decision (well worth the money). I scaled my schedule down to 4 days a week and I’m still making the same amount. I think Stu’s site would be a good resource for trainers. It helped me.
Hamed, there are so many variables to consider. Experience, where one lives, demand, whether one is an independent personal trainer or works in gym.
Personally, I believe if you are bilingual you have a greater earning power.
One of things I am working on is offering personal training courses to to the spanish speaking community as there is a need and we don’t see many personal trainers of latino background.
I really hope you decide to enter the industry. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics there is an expected growth of 29% in the health and fitness industry up until 2018.
Feel free to contact me if you have any questions.
It depends on how good you are! If you are professional, committed and dedicated to the improvement in the health and fitness of your clients you will make a good financial outcome. I suggest that you focus your attention on the fitness outcome of your clients, rather than on your financial income.
as Joanne and Daniel stated, you can make a living in the fitness industry but it can also be challenging to get started.
Many trainers begin by working for a gym, and those positions are not known to pay a lot. Unfortunately, many gyms are more in the business of SELLING personal training that of providing QUALITY personal training, and that can lead to early frustration.
Getting off on your own has its own set of challenges because you have to build a client base, and you also have to decide what kind of trainer you want to be.
I have been in the industry for 17 years and have a stable income. But it took a number of years to get there. To be honest, I am not near the income I had when I worked with IBM. On the other hand, it’s been the most rewarding experience of my working career and I would not go back.
I can only recommend that you get your certification as a personal trainer. Just don’t quit your day job immediately.
I agree with what everybody else has said
It depends on your energy level, your personal committments, your drive, your ability, your knowledge,your professionalism, and your business skills.
It takes time and patience to cultivate a personal training business.
You can make as much as you can tolerate!