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the Cost of Personal Trainers by the Hour

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$ 63
Apr 2008
Tampa, Florida
Special price for personal trainer  more... close row
$ 75
Jan 2008
Redlands, CA
Personal trainers charge less when freelancing  more... close row

Description of service

Personal training services for one hour by a certified trainer employed by the fitness club to which I belong. The fee of $60 was paid directly to the fitness club, and a gratuity of $15 was given directly to the trainer. This was an introductory / first time price.

Review of Service

This was an introductory session, so the first half hour was spent answering questions about my current and past health condition(s), discussing my goals and expectations, and assessing my overall fitness (or measuring, weighing, pinching, and humiliating). This was done semi-privately, and seemed more of a ploy to convince or "remind" you why you so desperately needed these services. The sweating took place in the second half hour and consisted of work with free weights, a couple of leg machines, a medicine ball, and an elliptical machine. All the while, the trainer was "evaluating" my general fitness / stamina level. While I definitely felt him "selling" the club's (i.e. his) future services, he was competent and knowledgeable. Being held accountable for every squat and curl, I pushed myself harder and resisted the urge to cheat. I initially thought the session was more sales than results, but after awaking stiff and sore the next morning, I realized that I/he had worked some muscles that had been long forgotten. Possibly not worth more than three hundred bucks a month.


After talking to a co-worker who is a former fitness club trainer, I found out that trainers only make about $25 a session. The club takes the rest. If you like having a personal trainer, but can't pay $300 - $400 a month for one, you can often find one who doesn't work for the club who charges less than half of the club's fee.

$ 50
May 2008
East Lansing, MI
Personal trainer provides personalized workout plan  more... close row
$ 50
Feb 2008
Lawrence, KS
One hour of training from trainer who didn't listen  more... close row
$ 200
Jan 2008
Dallas, TX
A total of two and a half hours of personal trainer time  more... close row
$ 55
Aug 2007
Little Rock, AR
Losing baby weight after twins  more... close row
$ 135
Mar 2007
Huntington, WV
An hour workout once a week  more... close row
$ 80
May 2008
San Diego, CA
Competant trainer at hotel gym  more... close row
$ 30
Jan 2008
Memphis, Tennessee
Per hour fee for personal trainer to help lose baby weight  more... close row
$ 60
Mar 2008
Tempe, AZ
Personal training session went drastically wrong  more... close row
$ 55
Feb 2009
Santa Clarita, CA
Trainer met me at the park for exercise  more... close row
$ 0
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City, State
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$ 39
Apr 2008
La Crosse, WI
Personal trainer helps meet goals  more... close row