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24 Hour Fitness Pay

I work at 24 Hour Fitness and the pay structure starts at $7 flat rate per hour. 24 Hour Fitness personal trainers get a bonus for each session. It is a certain percentage based on the number of personal trainer certifications you have. If you have one cert you get paid a 7% bonus, if you have two certs the bonus is closer to 10%. These percentages are on the total package you sell to the client. So if you are good at selling you can do alright. But if you are just standing around the gym hoping for clients, you won't last long.

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24 Hour Fitness salaries
by: Katie - Admin

can anybody confirm this pay structure applies to all 24 hour fitness jobs system wide? or is this just a local policy?

- Katie

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$7.01
by: Anonymous

I'm in California and it's $7.01 flat rate and then it moves up slowly based on how many certifications you have. I think it maxes out around $25 for a Master Trainer. The way you make more than that is based on the commissions you make from selling the fitness (solution) packages.

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Something like that but...
by: Kathy

I'm not sure how old these comments are since nothing is dated, but we make minimum wage for the hours we work plus a percentage of the value of each session we train. In California minimum wage as of Jan. 2008 is $8.00/hour. The value of the session depends on the size of the package sold--the bigger the package the lower the per session value. And yes, the percentage is based on your personal certification level. As of January 2008 the percentage for California for a Personal Trainer 1 (one outside cert) is 11%, a Personal Trainer 2(two outside certs) makes 17% and it goes up to either 21 or 22% for the third cert, which is high as it goes. But different states have different percentages (California percentages dropped to account for the increase in minimum wage), and obviously minimum wage varies by state.

In addition to the per session compensation, we make a 20% bonus up front when we sell a package. There are additional bonuses offered for high monthly sales. The company also reimburses $200 per cert for certification costs to encourage trainers to strive to increase their knowledge and skills.

I am currently a PT2...I make $8.00 plus 17% which works out to $18.02 to train a 50 min. session valued at $60. Definitely, get all certs done as soon as possible. I have one to go and should have it before June 2008.

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Beware!!!
by: Anonymous

24 Fitness is now in the process of laying off personal trainers that they over-hired over the past couple of years. They are making all of the trainers sign a form promising that they will have at least 40 client hours a month a $2000 of training sales each month or they will be fired. I have seen two of them fired in the past 2 weeks and many more are not reaching these goal numbers and will be out the door soon. Go to www.24hourlawsuit.com to see how they've been treating their trainers up until now. NEVER work for this company.

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Count me among 'em
by: Anonymous

I was fired in January for not meeting my PT sales quota. The company does tell you in writing when they hire you that you are required to train a minimum 40 full sessions, sell a minimum of $100 in supplements and $1,000 in personal training monthly and that failure to do so can result in termination. I started in August 2007 and during that time I failed to meet the quota on three occasions for which I was written up. I was $23 short of my minimum on one occasion. The last was during the holidays, after they had assured me nobody would be written up/fired due to the slow nature of the holiday season. It is a sucky policy--but I never intended to stay there forever and now I am striking out on my own.

Here's the fun part--they actually pulled me away from a client with whom I had started a session (manager in phony nice voice: excuse me, may I borrow Kathy for a minute?), took me in the office to 'separate me' from 24 Hour, then sent me out to collect my things right in front of my client who was patiently waiting for me. I didn't even get an opportunity to do more than whisper to her that I had just been fired. How's that for customer service? Yeah, the place sucks, but it served its purpose to help me get some actual client training under my belt before going independent.

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you've got to be kidding!
by: Anonymous

How can ANYONE jusitify making $18/hr!! You must not realize your worth as a trainer. The group ex instructors at 24 hr get paid more than the trainers! That with half the requirements... I know because I teach for 24hr and have a very successful training practice. I get a lot of clients from 24 hr who gladly pay my $90/session rate...

Stop selling yourself short!

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24 Hour is not as bad as everyone is saying
by: Anonymous

If you get all your certs and do the math your making about 50% of the cost of the session. This is higher than anywhere else I've seen. $60 session plus $8 per hour plus 20% up front commission $12 plus 22% for having 3 certs and servicing the session $13.20 if you sell more than $5000 which you should be doing if your full time you get an extra 5% $3 so if you do your job right you get $36.20 per session. 30 sessions a week = $1,086 or $4344 a month $52,128 a year which is not bad at all. Though if your able to get premier rates consistantly on your own like 60 an hour there obviously no comparission.

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YOU GOTTA HUSTLE!!!
by: "J"

I've been employed at 24Hour Fitness since 2008 as a Hybrid which means I teach classes and I'm a trainer. I have 3 certifications so I'm maxed out in earning potential per session. The great thing about being a trainer @ 24 is that you can make an unlimited amount of $$$. It's performance based so if you get out there and hustle and grind, you can carve yourself a nice chunk of loot while being able to make your own schedule which is an added plus, especially since I go to school and play college football in southern california. If you train 120 or more sessions or more a month you get an added bonus for that month. That breaks down to training 30 sessions a week. 30 hours a week and you get a bonus I will take that! On the other side of that, people join the company with 1 cert and just expect gym members are going to walk up to you and pay you hundreds if not thousands to get them to their goal. Doesn't happen. You gotta approach people, period. Yes there is a minimum of sessions that must be served in a month(40) so that can break down to 4 sessions a week, if you can't do that then this is not the place you need to be, 4 hours a week minimum? Who can't do that? In a couple months I will be a master trainer and I can't wait for the opportunities. I train everyone from grandmothers to off-season nfl athletes and everyone in betweem so I gotta be doing something right. 24, you alright with me!

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Not a trainer - a salesperson
by: SteohenSa

I worked for three years at 24 Hour Fitness. We went to a lot of rah-rah meetings where we were told our clients fitness needs went first, profits later. BULL! I was pressured to sell 20 and 40 session packs to people that either didn't need them or clearly could not afford them. My supplement quota was so out of wack that I would have had to sell big amino stacks to little old ladies to meet my monthly nut! I held three certifications ( 2 from Cooper Institute, one from NASM plus the bs cert 24 gives you) and was well respected by my peers. If another trainer had a question, they came to me and my client retention was above average. I was a good trainer, just not a predatory salesperson. When I left, my clients wanted to know where they could go to work with me, but I left the business full on. 24 left me with a bad taste for the whole thing. If you are in the right club, with the right style, and with a good fitness manager you can do alright at 24 but I beware. It's all about sales. Meeting your clients fitness goals mean nothing if you haven't met sales goals.

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Was looking to train for them, but now...
by: Anonymous

Hi,
I was just scrolling through all these randome comments on 24 Hour Fitness. Wow, I had no idea commercial training was so bad. I work for a corporate fitness company and my base pay is more than what the trainers make in base + training, not to mention I get a guaranteed 75% of all trainings I do, plus I have to no quota ever!

I was going to quit my job and move so greener pastures, but now I think I just count my lucky stars, our field stinks.

Do you get more $$$ is you have a degree in the field? Also, does cert quality count? Such as ACSM or NSCA.

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Didn't even get a damn chance!
by: Anonymous

Guess what folks! If you take the online survey that comes with the job application and it results in a RED LIGHT next to your name you are NOT ELIGIBLE FOR HIRE at ANY 24 Hour Fitness for ANYTHING ANYWHERE! (By the way, guess who had a red light by their name after he applied for a personal training position at 24HF) :P

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You're better off not getting hired.
by: Anonymous

By not hiring you they did you a HUGE favor, believe me!

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