Personal training cost?

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    Apr 10, 2010 6:53 PM GMT
    So I last had a personal trainer 4 years ago when I first started...awesome guy, knew loads and I was hoping to maybe find another to help me bring out my lagging chest sometime in the summer and even though I would never hire any of the under experienced trainers in my gym I thought it can't hurt to ask how much...

    €120 ($164) an hour.... I was shocked...Really?

    I last paid $55 an hour and the trainer was far more qualified

    Is there anyone out there paying $164 dollars an hour....and what are they getting that makes it worth that much?
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    Apr 10, 2010 7:14 PM GMT
    $164 per hour? I'm in the wrong in business. icon_lol.gif

    That seems pretty steep. For that much money, I would think that you'd get some detailed nutrition planning. And your workout sessions are at a private gym.
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    Apr 10, 2010 8:03 PM GMT
    xrichx said$164 per hour? I'm in the wrong in business. icon_lol.gif

    That seems pretty steep. For that much money, I would think that you'd get some detailed nutrition planning. And your workout sessions are at a private gym.


    Yeah the gyms private... I never really got the point, yeah you don't have to wait for the equipment...but there pitching it as too embarrassed to be seen working out in public and I don't think pandering to that kind of insecurity is really of benefit to a persons fitness

    All there fitness instructors are standard 6 month course, 1-3 years experience, cookie cutter program types
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    Apr 10, 2010 8:06 PM GMT
    Anything more than $75 an hour is a rip off. Most regular personal trainers are qualified to get you where you want to go. Anything above $75 is considered Specialized or Master training, and that just means they have been in school longer...not necessarily that they are better qualified. More time in school means more money spent on your end. Its le shitty.
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    Apr 10, 2010 8:10 PM GMT
    Sam31488 saidAnything more than $75 an hour is a rip off. Most regular personal trainers are qualified to get you where you want to go. Anything above $75 is considered Specialized or Master training, and that just means they have been in school longer...not necessarily that they are better qualified. More time in school means more money spent on your end. Its le shitty.


    I tend to judge them by their body and apparent knowledge rather than qualifications...which are mostly just fluff nowadays
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    Apr 10, 2010 8:11 PM GMT
    $164 per hour is real steep, my personal trainer has his own gym and he charges $45 per hour and if you commit to 90 days with him and at least twice a week it is $35. He is very knowledgeable and for the first time in 6 months, I am seeing some great gains.

    Of course this is in Phoenix where we have a 13% jobless rate and half the homes are in foreclosure, but a lot less expensive than hiring one at the gym.
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    Apr 10, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
    I agree, $75 and hour max and I'm a personal trainer myself. I couldn't charge $165 an hour, I'd feel guilty! Not that I don't think I'm a good trainer, I am. Ask the dozens of people who have lost 30,40,50+ lbs with me and won bodybuilding competitions! Here in LA, it's more of a status thing and the trainers ability to SELL you. I know trainers in our gym that charge over $100 an hour. Some I'd say are worth it, others NO! But people pay it and that's their business. I'm sure you can find a qualified trainer within your budget if you look hard enough.
  • jgymnast733

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    Apr 10, 2010 10:15 PM GMT
    WOW, $165 an hour is steep, i work with a trainer once a week and he's $ 105 and hour and worth every dollar... He's taken my body to the next level and beyond, 9 out of 10 people comment about my body since i'v started training with him........
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    Apr 10, 2010 10:37 PM GMT
    Ok I just decided not to pursue my flight instructor certificate...I'm going back into personal training.
    $165/hr? Holy shit! I could buy my own plane with that kind of cash flow.
  • MSUBioNerd

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    Apr 10, 2010 10:42 PM GMT
    It depends on the gym and the physical location. $164 an hour seems extremely steep to me. I've got my first personal training session ever tomorrow (Sunday), and I bought a package of 5 hours for $125. It still means an hour of training is more than a month's membership fees at my gym, but it's a manageable cost if I use it sparingly.

    There are times when the economics of a student discount and living in an inexpensive part of the country really help out. icon_smile.gif
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    Apr 10, 2010 10:51 PM GMT
    My personal trainer charges $350 for 16 sessions, so a little over $21/hr. As a person above me said, though, it's nice living in an inexpensive part of the country.

    edit: Oh, and the local Golds charges $35/hr if you buy 50.
  • sportsjockla

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    Apr 10, 2010 10:57 PM GMT
    I charge between $60 - $80. there is no reason for you to pay more then that unless this guy is some celebrity.
  • coolarmydude

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    Apr 10, 2010 11:15 PM GMT
    sportsjockla saidI charge between $60 - $80. there is no reason for you to pay more then that unless this guy is some celebrity.


    ...or a con.
  • spinningguy

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    Apr 11, 2010 12:02 AM GMT
    Wow I am getting my trainer for a good cost then. I only pay $30 an hour. Course I have been with him for about 4 years straight now.
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    Apr 11, 2010 12:06 AM GMT
    I charge $ 60 an hour at my part time 'contracted' gig
    my full time they charge the client $ 50
    seems about right...
  • Mikeylikesit

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    Apr 11, 2010 12:14 AM GMT
    Maybe it includes a free release after the workout....LOL
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    Apr 11, 2010 12:34 AM GMT
    i charge 100 at the gym 145 in home client
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    Apr 11, 2010 1:08 AM GMT
    MsclDrew, aren't you in Ireland? I'd recommend asking locally, cause what's reasonable is relative. On the surface, it sounds high.
  • DanBasil

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    Apr 11, 2010 1:23 AM GMT
    I am currently paying about $125.00 an hour for my trainer. He seems good, and I am getting some results, so I am happy.
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    Apr 13, 2010 4:29 AM GMT
    MsclDrew saidSo I last had a personal trainer 4 years ago when I first started...awesome guy, knew loads and I was hoping to maybe find another to help me bring out my lagging chest sometime in the summer and even though I would never hire any of the under experienced trainers in my gym I thought it can't hurt to ask how much...

    €120 ($164) an hour.... I was shocked...Really?

    I last paid $55 an hour and the trainer was far more qualified

    Is there anyone out there paying $164 dollars an hour....and what are they getting that makes it worth that much?


    Hmmm sounds costly