Sarah Protzman Howlett

Sarah Protzman Howlett

Fair Personal Trainer Compensation Ideas Vary in the Fitness Industry

Club Industry | September 2016 | Visit the original article online

Although the average full-time personal trainer’s salary did not increase from 2010 to 2013, part-time personal trainers reported an average of 12 percent more income in those three years, according to the American Council on Exercise.

Personal trainers and group exercise instructors account for the majority of jobs in the fitness industry —59 percent, according to 2013 data from the American Council on Exercise (ACE)— and the ways in which trainers are compensated continues to vary.

“We get a lot of fitness professionals asking us what’s normal to get paid,” Anthony Wall, director of professional education, ACE, told Club Industry.

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