If you’re thinking about becoming a fitness professional, you’re making a smart decision. The health and fitness industry is growing rapidly, and there is high demand for qualified professionals. But what can you expect to earn? How much money can you make as a personal trainer, group fitness instructor, or indoor cycle instructor?
As a fitness professional, you can expect to make good money. Most personal trainers/group fitness instructors/indoor cycle instructors make $30-$50 per hour. That means that if you work 20 hours per week, you can expect to earn $600-$1000 per week. And if you work 40 hours per week, you can expect to earn $1200-$2000 per week.
Let’s look at a breakdown of each certification’s average wage…
Personal Trainer Salary
Personal Trainers make between $25 and $100 per hour. A seasoned personal trainer can make up words of $100/hr. or, about $195,000 per year. On average in America, a personal trainer makes about $60,400 per year.
Group Fitness Instructor Salary
Group Fitness Instructors make an average of $30-$40 per hour. This depends greatly on if you are working in a big box gym, a destination location, or a boutique fitness location. Some Group Fitness Instructors get paid per person that books a spot in their class. Some get paid per hour or per class. The more types of formats that you can teach, the more likely you will be to get hired. On average in America, a Group Fitness Instructor makes about $49,259 per year.
Indoor Cycling Instructor Salary
Indoor Cycle Instructors make an average of $66,750 per year. This has increased substantially in the last 5 years due to the increase of boutique fitness locations. Just like a Group Fitness Instructor, there are several variables. You can make anywhere between $20-$120 per class depending on where you work and what your experience is.
Of course, your earnings will depend on a number of factors, including your experience level, the location where you work, and the type of clients you work with. But if you’re passionate about helping people achieve their fitness goals and you’re willing to put in the hard work, becoming a fitness professional can be a very rewarding career choice. So, what are you waiting for? Get started today!