This is a very important topic for my consideration of personal training, I realize that alot goes into how much you can make. This is the job I plan to have while in college therefore I need to have the ability to pay for my rent at the very least, main point of this is as a first time personal trainer with a nationaly accredited certification would it be reasonable to expect to make $1000 a month working no more than 30 hours a week?
Hello Logan Jones,
I agree with Nancy Korf’s input. You also need to consider that you will need to purchase insurance, equipment, CEC courses and recertification, which add up quickly. You will need to do the studying for CECs while doing your college studies. Don’t forget about taxes.
Personal training is not a guaranteed fixed income: clients get sick and move. For every hour I spend with a client, I spend up to eight hours of my own time designing and updating their programs. Please consider the time factor, as well.
Make sure all your ducks are in a row and consider group training classes.
I highly recommend that you secure a position before going a route that requires fees on your part; since, you will have school bills, school being your top priority for now. How much you earn also depends on the area you are training; talk to gym owners/trainers in your chosen area.
Take care and good luck,
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.