We often get asked the questions, “Is it easy to find work?” and “What are my options to start working once I’ve qualified as a PT?” So we’ve put to together a summary of different ways in which you can start working as a Personal Trainer. The fact is nothing in life comes easy, but if you work at it and are passionate and dedicated in your approach, you WILL succeed.
The list is by no means exhaustive, but will give you a valuable insight into just how flexible working as a personal trainer can be. Here is what are your job options once you become a qualified personal trainer.
|Business models to work as a Personal Trainer||Advantages||Disadvantages|
| Rental. This means you start the first|
couple of months’ rent free, then you start paying the gym rent. You keep all
the revenue from your clients. For example, you might pay the gym £400 per
month, but if you do only 10 hours per week at £40<span
style=’mso-spacerun:yes’> per hour, you will make £1600 per
month. This is the most common way personal trainers start their business
| You have access to a membership who are already used to seeing and|
being around personal trainers.
Support and guidance from other pt’s and
You get to keep all the revenue to generate from clients, so the more
you work the more you earn.
Usually the gym will give you a month or two with no rent to give you
time to build up your client base and revenue
Usually you get a uniform, business and marketing advice and
promotion within the club
If you don’t build up your client base relatively quickly, you may be
Salary/commission. This means the gym
Even during quiet times you still get paid.
You earn less money for the hours you work. Less positions available.
PT studio. This is where you pay as
Only pay when you use the facilities
You will have to find your own clients and bring them in
Some gyms waive the rent in exchange for you giving them hours on the
Having to work gym hours means you are not earning money from
Work outdoors or
No rent to pay
You will have to find your clients outside of the gym environment which
Not many gyms offer a salary with no ‘bonuses’ for each personal trainer
Buying into a franchise means that they have a client database to
You have to pay a recurring franchise fee to remain on their system
No need to travel or pay rent
Finding the clients to trust you