Originally Posted by Anton Emery
I am curious how much trainers at the box gyms make on avg. One place i called said you can expect to make low $30K's when starting.
Try $15-$20/hr if you are lucky. As most big gyms now subcontract out PT services to PT companies....who will take 40-60% of the revenue or pay you a flat fee based on experience. Remember you make money per hour...and unless your gym is just feeding you tons of clients...you may only be working a couple hours a day and need to go bug members to try and sign up. I'm not a fan of that style of selling, but do what you need to do to get the experience. Keep your day job....do PT on the side (as your prime hours are before and after work anyways)....as it is a tough business to keep full time for a long time....lots of peaks and valleys.