Are you a newbie to the industry?
After you have passed your Personal Training qualification, it’s time to get stuck into your new fitness career. How to actually get a job in the industry is often overlooked by Personal Trainer programs, even though it is fundamental to know.
What’s the reality of working in a gym?
The hours are something that takes getting used to; early starts and late finishes, with often quiet hours during the day. Personal trainers have to compliment their work routine with the free hours of everyone else. So yes, that does mean you often work weekends too!
The personal trainer profession not only has different working hours to most people, but how you are hired can vary too. It can get quite complicated, so we’ve tried to simplify it for you…
Big Box Gyms
The most common personal trainer role is set as a subcontractor; this means you pay rent to operate your own business on the gym floor. You take care of your own business, money management, tax returns, and so on.
If you’re looking to work in a studio gym, rather than a large franchise, they may do things a little differently. At Enterprise, we hire our coaches as casual employees, and they are paid according to the number of sessions they work week to week. With the seasonal fluctuation of personal trainer hours, it’s difficult to hire someone with a set salary. Instead, trainers are charged on the number of hours worked per week, which can vary a great deal depending on the time of year.
Starting out in the fitness industry is tough, but if you love it enough, you can make a success of it! If you’re interested in becoming an even better trainer, and learn how to increase your sales, and retain them, check out our mentoring program. Learn everything you need to know to become a better coach from the best in the industry.