Do personal trainers earn a good salary?


Before deciding whether to become a personal trainer you are probably interested in knowing whether personal trainers earn a good salary.  Well, like with any self-employed professional, personal trainer salaries do vary from trainer to trainer.

The really big salaries use to be reserved for London based trainers and celebrity trainers. However, since the increased demand for online personal training, personal trainer salaries have skyrocketed. It is not uncommon now for online personal trainers to be earning over 30K a month.

Personal trainers deserve to earn a good salary

Do PTs earn a good salary

Good trainers are worth every penny. Physical inactivity is the 4th leading risk factor for global mortality (World Health organisation) and it is responsible for 1 in 6 deaths in the UK (Public Health England,2014).

Furthermore, there is an evidence-based link between being physically active and a huge number of positive health outcomes, including:

  • Improved cardiorespiratory health
  • Reduced risk of coronary heart disease
  • Reduced risk of stroke
  • Reduced risk of hypertension
  • Reduced risk of asthma
  • Reduced risk of COPD
  • Improved metabolic health
  • Reduced risk of developing type 2 diabetes and obesity
  • Improved musculoskeletal health
  • Reduced risk of osteoporosis
  • Reduced risk of certain cancers (e.g breast and colon cancer)
  • Improved functional health and reduced risk of falls
  • Improved mental health
  • Reduced risk of depression

A PTs primary role is to help people become physically active and meet the recommended physical activity guidelines, enabling people to take advantage of the above benefits.

That’s a pretty important role and deserves financial recognition.

How to earn a good salary as a personal trainer


Unfortunately, many PTs don’t charge enough for their services and undervalue themselves. This is because they did not choose the career for the money, they chose it because it is their passion and they get rewarded through their work. However, personal trainers work is very important so they should also get rewarded with a good salary.

As my mum used to say, “something is worth whatever someone is willing to pay for it”.

There are plenty of people out there that value their health and understand the importance of investing in it. So for a personal trainer to earn a good salary they just need to locate those clients that value the trainer and the results they can give them and charge the client what they are worth 🤟💸

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