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?
Working as a private trainer and certified strength coach out of my own facility most of my private and semi-private sessions average at about $70 per hour. That number comes down quite a bit after you factor out rent, maintenance and required insurance. My schedule is full now but that took years in the business and continuous program innovation to maintain a full schedule.