Personal Trainer splits as an independent contract.
by David Sozua
I am a personal trainer in a small town roughly 2,000 people. I might have 1,200- 1,400 members in our facility. With a poor demographic and a older clientele of ages 65 and up that make up 19% of our community.
I am currently on a 35%-65% percent split with members who already exist at the gym prior to me starting my business and 25%-75% split for members i get in. OF course i get the bigger percentage of the two but could i possibly decrease that even more. Say to 20%?
What would be some ideal split based on the demographic as well as members.
Independent Trainer Salaries
I have been an independent trainer for over a year and a half now and I enjoy it a lot. I started out as an in house trainer for a corporation and lasted for two years. I gained a lot of knowledge over those two years that benefit me now as an independent.
The biggest upside to being an independent is being your own boss. I make my own prices, schedule and never have to make a monthly quota. I set my prices at what I feel I am worth and because of the undercutting I found a price that was still higher than others but at the same time reasonable to explain why I was twenty dollars more than the next highest trainer. It's really important to believe in what you are putting out on the floor and stick to your pricing. I am a full time independent and wouldn't change my career for anything.
My Salary Experience
by Denise garcia
(Tenafly new jersey)
I've been training for 13 years and I love it. I keep studying I give weekly homeworks, go over metabolic body types in body and food. Write diets, foam roll, fix injuries, all ages all problems I've worked sports medicine clinscs, chiropractic center, main gyms, did bodybuilding competitons, read Paul check information.
I now go to peoples homes get paid $70 to $100 an hour. Every place I went to I was there for two years and learned what I can from the best trainers and moved on. Keep learning now I'm writing a book. I make anywhere from $120,000 to $150,000 a year depnding on who goes away or who is sick. I love it!!!