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    24 hour fitness trainers

    Do you have to get your own clients?
    How much do they pay per hour?
    What does the avg 24 hour trainer make per year?
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    This type of work is the bottom of the profession. It is a must for some, just to get started, but if you have a choice, which is why I assume you are asking in the first place, then choice the other option. If you do not have a choice, plan an exit strategy and work for 24 hour as little as possible.
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    Originally Posted by zalesguy View Post
    This type of work is the bottom of the profession. It is a must for some, just to get started, but if you have a choice, which is why I assume you are asking in the first place, then choice the other option. If you do not have a choice, plan an exit strategy and work for 24 hour as little as possible.
    He's not asking for himself... I'm not sure why he's asking but I AM sure that it's to preface some kind of moaning/whining/bitching about the industry.
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    I don't want to hijack this thread, however, this to me is a good question. I have a very good well paying full time job in the IT industry, but, I would like to start Personal Training part-time and will be done and hopefully have my NASM test passed by July. I was looking at 24 Hour Fitness as well due to the fact that I am there 4-5 nights a week anyways. I will probably never open my own studio or gym, but will try to stay part-time at a gym. I am looking at 24, Golds, Chuze (new chain in San Diego) and Crunch (opening this Summer). Any thoughts or comments both positive and negative are appreciated. I am not looking to start a bitch train though so please don't.

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    Originally Posted by TGates13 View Post
    I don't want to hijack this thread, however, this to me is a good question. I have a very good well paying full time job in the IT industry, but, I would like to start Personal Training part-time and will be done and hopefully have my NASM test passed by July. I was looking at 24 Hour Fitness as well due to the fact that I am there 4-5 nights a week anyways. I will probably never open my own studio or gym, but will try to stay part-time at a gym. I am looking at 24, Golds, Chuze (new chain in San Diego) and Crunch (opening this Summer). Any thoughts or comments both positive and negative are appreciated. I am not looking to start a bitch train though so please don't.

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    Getting your feet wet at any of those gyms is a great step towards a career as a trainer. The sheer volume of people you see alone will aid you in being versatile. And it'll help develop your people skills. Don't quit your day job though (no cliche-o)
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    Originally Posted by keltron View Post
    he's not asking for himself... I'm not sure why he's asking but i am sure that it's to preface some kind of moaning/whining/bitching about the industry.
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    Every 24hr is different regarding how much help you get with filling your schedule. That will depend on your manager. A smart trainer will be proactive and fill it themselves...that being said my manager loves to give me clients because she knows they will be happy.

    Payscale in Texas:
    $7.50/hr when training + 12/17/22 % of the cost of the training session dependant on certifications. Averages between $12 and $20 and hour.

    20% on all training packages sold. Another reason to be proactive and not wait for handouts. If you train 120 sessions a month you also get a 10% bonus based on training sales.

    10-20% on all supplements sold.

    Yearly income is dependant on what you are willing to put into it. I just did the math and after commissions I average about $23-25/hr.

    For me not having to advertise, rent space, have insurance, hunt for clients, purchase equipment, travel around, etc....it's worth it. Everyone knows 24hr Fitness and it's a strong brand in the fitness world. I have a 5 minute commute each day and I make my own schedule. Not a bad gig.

    If you suck as a trainer, can't keep clients, don't sell well, expect handouts, or don't want to work...you'll starve and get online and tell the world how bad it sucks to work there.
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    Originally Posted by kneedragger85 View Post
    Every 24hr is different regarding how much help you get with filling your schedule. That will depend on your manager. A smart trainer will be proactive and fill it themselves...that being said my manager loves to give me clients because she knows they will be happy.

    Payscale in Texas:
    $7.50/hr when training + 12/17/22 % of the cost of the training session dependant on certifications. Averages between $12 and $20 and hour.

    20% on all training packages sold. Another reason to be proactive and not wait for handouts. If you train 120 sessions a month you also get a 10% bonus based on training sales.

    10-20% on all supplements sold.

    Yearly income is dependant on what you are willing to put into it. I just did the math and after commissions I average about $23-25/hr.

    For me not having to advertise, rent space, have insurance, hunt for clients, purchase equipment, travel around, etc....it's worth it. Everyone knows 24hr Fitness and it's a strong brand in the fitness world. I have a 5 minute commute each day and I make my own schedule. Not a bad gig.

    If you suck as a trainer, can't keep clients, don't sell well, expect handouts, or don't want to work...you'll starve and get online and tell the world how bad it sucks to work there.
    thanks. so what percentage would you say were given to you by the mngr?23-25 an hr averaging 40 hrs a week?
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    Originally Posted by BC02 View Post
    thanks. so what percentage would you say were given to you by the mngr?
    Initially...100%

    That doesn't last forever. 3 trainers have started since I did and they have all gotten 100% support as well.

    I've gotten 3-4 new clients from management in the last month and a half. Most of my business comes from retention and just being seen on the floor. If you are good at what you do word travels FAST in the gym.

    I average 25-30 hrs a week. I am a trophy husband.
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    Originally Posted by kneedragger85 View Post
    Initially...100%

    That doesn't last forever. 3 trainers have started since I did and they have all gotten 100% support as well.

    I've gotten 3-4 new clients from management in the last month and a half. Most of my business comes from retention and just being seen on the floor. If you are good at what you do word travels FAST in the gym.

    I average 25-30 hrs a week. I am a trophy husband.
    so the mngr gave you 25 hrs worth of clients?
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    Originally Posted by BC02 View Post
    so the mngr gave you 25 hrs worth of clients?
    Management gave me about 15hrs worth initially. I took the initiative to pick up another 4-6 on my own and then management had some people they wanted to have me train specifically so I got another 4-6. I have about 15 clients...most train twice a week, some three times, and a couple train once. It comes out to about 32 scheduled appts...but there are always cancellations.

    If you come on and management has 25 hours worth of people needing a trainer...you're golden. If you come on and they have 2 hours worth...better get to working.

    I am fortunate...I'm good at what I do and I love doing what I do. It shows in my clients results and my attitude everyday. I have zero anxiety about filling my schedule and don't wait for management to throw me a bone.
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