You’ve been considering hiring a personal trainer, read through our post about what to look for in a personal trainer and now you’re ready.
But, you’ve got one burning question: how much does a personal trainer cost?
You’re not a cheapskate, after all your health is important, but you don’t want to overpay either; no one wants to do that.
That’s why I thought I’d write this article to give you a little bit of a run down on what levels of pricing there are for a Lancashire personal trainer.
There are a number of different types of personal trainers and fitness coaches, but as a general rule of thumb, a professionally trained and qualified personal trainer will charge around £35 per hour for their time with you.
That will include other things like writing your programme and actually being with you there doing the exercises, but it might not include nutritional advice and help during the week with how you’re getting on but it will be all of the basics and what you can expect from a fitness professional.
You will find that some personal trainers specialise on a certain niche, such as weight loss for mums. If you do then you might find that they charge a little more than the amount above because they’ve got significant amount of experience from working with people in your situation and so want to charge that amount.
You’ll also find that if they’re a specialist personal trainer who can help with any chronic back pain or provide injury rehabilitation programmes and services then they’ll be slightly more. Sometimes as much as £150 per hour.
So, we’d recommend budgeting around £300-£500 per month for a personal trainer in Lancashire. You may find some who are cheaper, especially if they’re at a big commercial gym or are there trying to get you to become a PT client if you’re in a large gym, because that’s how they earn their money and pay the big gym their commissions.
Also, if they’re a mobile personal trainer – where they come to your home in their car and put all of their fitness equipment in the boot – then they’ll be cheaper. A lot of this type of fitness coach tend to undercut everyone else as they don’t have the equipment for a full body workout after beginners should move onto more serious workouts.
If you find that someone if charging a lot more than we have suggested above then ask your friends, family and work colleagues if they’ve heard about them and what they’ve heard. It might be the case that they warrant a higher figure because they’ll be able to move you quicker to a great looking body shape than joe PT down the road.
Keep in mind that when you hire a personal trainer in Lancashire you’re going to see a lot of variety. Choose one who aligns with who you are as a person and reflects what you want to achieve (like we write about in this article). And remember that you’re investing in your health and fitness, and that you really should consider it money well spent.