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Press Release – 4/23/2015 – Personal Trainers Survey
A new study finds that the vast majority of people who have used a personal trainer are satisfied with the results.
A recent study conducted by supplementcritique.com to gauge consumer perceptions of personal fitness trainers has found that an overwhelming number of people are satisfied with their experience when they worked with a personal trainer.
The survey, conducted in the United States, targeted consumers that currently workout at least three times a week.
- 83% of people that have used a personal trainer were satisfied with the results.
- Experience is the most important factor people consider when choosing a personal trainer, with 35% of respondents stating this was their most important consideration.
- 61% of respondents believe that the average personal trainer does not have a college degree.
- 45% of respondents believe that an average session with a personal trainer costs less than $30 per hour.
- 41% of respondents believe that the average personal trainer earns less than $20 per hour.
Of those surveyed, 56% of respondents who exercised three times or more per week stated that they had used the services of a personal trainer in the past.
Of those that had used the services of a personal trainer as part of their workout regime, a whopping 83% were satisfied with the results, underlining the value that personal trainers bring to those looking to achieve their fitness goals.
Of those respondents that had not used a personal trainer in the past, there was a clear understanding of the benefit of using a personal trainer as evidenced by the fact that 68% of respondents believed that working with a personal trainer would help them reach their fitness goals.
Personal Trainer Fees
The survey also looked at how much consumers expected to pay for a session with a personal trainer.
30% of respondents believed that an average session would cost between $15 – $20 per hour.25% of those surveyed believed the cost was between $21 – $30 per hour and just 17% believing that that an average cost per session exceeded $40 per hour.
On the other hand, when asked how much they believed personal trainers actually earn on an hour basis, 37% of respondents believed personal trainers earned between $11 – $20 per hour.28% believed they earned between $21 – $30 an hour and $29% believed they earned more than $30 per hour.
Consumers were asked what the most important factors they would consider when hiring a personal trainer.
35% of respondents said that the experience of the personal trainer was the most important factor followed by 27% of people saying that personality and likeability were most important.
26% of respondents cited cost as being the most important factor they would consider when choosing a trainer to work with.
The study asked respondents what they thought was the education level of the average personal trainer.
61% of those surveyed believed that the average personal trainer has less than a college degree.
15% believed that the average education level was high school, while 46% believed that the average personal trainer had some college.
38% believed that the average personal trainer had obtained a college degree.
The study was conducted in April of 2015 in order to understand how personal trainers are perceived in the marketplace by consumers who make fitness a part of their daily lives.
You can view the entire survey by clicking on the graphic below:
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