Rob Miller | April 30, 2015
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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.

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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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.

Satisfied Customers

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.

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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.

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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.

Experience Matters

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.

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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.

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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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Author: Rob Miller

Rob Miller founded SupplementCritique.com over 2 years ago, and has been the chief editor ever since. Originally, he founded the blog to help research various mens health supplements on the market. Today, SupplementCritique.com has grown to one of the largest men's health and fitness products review sites on the internet. Rob currently resides in the south beach section of Miami, with his girlfriend of 2 years, and his German shepherd "Max". Follow him on Twitter or find him on Google +.