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?
This depends on a number of factors: where you work, type of clientele, type of certifications, and training/fitness experience. Working in a club setting can be beneficial because of lead generation but they will name the price that you are able to charge hourly for a client. At larger box gyms they will have new trainer take a placement test and this will determine which tier of trainer you are and how much you can charge a client. Typically I would say that working for a company you will typically start off making between $15-25 dollars an hour depending on your placement. On the other hand if you are free lancing it can range on your needs and the clients needs. For a trainer that is starting out and trying to build clients on there own I would typically start at $15-40 per hour session. This information provided is mostly opinion but also takes into account the trends in our business structure.