I posted a few weeks ago on why trainers charge what they do, what all those letters mean behind their name, and why investing in the right one is essential to meeting you goals.
I’m glad that answered most questions but I have been getting a few more. Specifically pertaining to pricing.
Here’s what goes into my training packages and costs and I’d assume most of my colleagues as well.
1. I work in a private studio and have to pay rent. My clients don’t pay a membership. They only pay for training. So that factors in.
2. Constant nutritional supervision. I have my clients sent me a log (via lose it) daily that I have to review, send feedback, make constant adjustments, recommend foods, recipes etc.
3. People coming to me with injuries, postural problems, and weak points. I have to increase your flexibility, mobility, endurance, strength, posture, make you lose weight, feel like you had a good workout all in the 60min you are there. That is not an easy feet. Clients want a physical therapist, kinesiologist, exercise physiologist, doctor, and a drill Sargent.
4. If I travel to you. Gas, maintenance on my car, parking etc.
5. Constant resistance periodization, researching new workouts, and corresponding with other health professionals on the best plan on treatment for each individual client.
All of this factors into personal trainers/strength coaches pricing structure for their clientele. So consider what kind of support you are getting when determining a trainer. More support, correspondence, and overall corrective and lifestyle coaching will show up in your price.