Hello Laura Allen,
You want to do the math and be sure you come home with the hourly rate you deserve, not what you think someone is willing to pay. Add your expenses, including time and travel, don’t forget your rate, then divide it by the group number. You are offering many extras on the side and do not want to be taken advantage of easily. This will also help people see you as the true professional you are in the fitness industry.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
Im sure you probably figured it out by now and maybe it’s too late but if you think about the clients, they’re getting a big price break by group training.
So I’d charge thirty a person (Im in Cali, I’d adjust though I bet NY is similarly high-priced for living).
Feel free to make a nice profit in small groups.
BUT, six is like the limit for small group, versus classes, so… charge twenty to thirty-ish if it’s a group, and if it’s a “class”, you’ll have to charge a flat monthly rate, like 80 a month.
They’re only paying two hundred ish for a month of great training… and you’ll make a big profit, so don’t be modest… everyone wins.
You could even charge less if you wanted, like 15.
Ask them how much they are willing to pay? Then x that by 7 (or number of participants) if this is your first group then you feel you don’t deserve whatever it is they are paying you so it doesn’t matter. Then when you get a second group because of their results then you can charge more and offer more!
It all depends on where you live/local cost of living, the experience and skills of the trainer, the average market rate. Lots of factors. Also, the more people you have the better deal it is for them so you can have a decent rate per hour. Small group training is really picking up at gyms these days. Good luck!
Coach John Kane CPT