How much? Make your fitness training pay
That’s why we’ve taken a look at a range of popular positions in the fitness industry, and researched information on what you’re likely to earn in each of them.
Of course, these will vary – due to factors like location and experience – but this list should give you an idea of what to expect.
1. Personal trainer: £22,500
Though we’ve pinned down an average salary for a PT, this can vary hugely. Personal trainers can work directly for a club and take a fixed salary, work freelance from a home studio, or any number of other options.
2. Health club manager: £25,000
As a manager, you’ll keep your health club running smoothly, from pleasing members to motivating staff. You’ll also keep a keen eye on health and safety, as well as sales and marketing. The ideal role for a multi-tasking perfectionist, it’s also great for those looking to earn more; many managers benefit from bonuses that boost their income by up to 10%, when their club hits performance targets. How’s that for an incentive?
3. Yoga instructor: £20,000
Why not use your Exercise to Music qualification to branch out into teaching yoga or pilates? This can be a popular class at the gym, in the great outdoors or as part of a relaxing retreat.
4. Group exercise instructor: £19,800
Group exercise is increasingly popular as an affordable, sociable way to keep fit. So there is sure to be growing demand for instructors who specialise in these fun, uplifting classes. Plus, there’s the opportunity to take these classes anywhere. From the studio to the park and the pool, it’s up to you where you decide to train your clients.
5. Sports coach: £17,200
If variety is your thing, you might want to opt for a career in sports coaching. Your salary in this role can be expected to rise according to the size and stature of the teams you train. Take your pick of the range of sports out there – you may be able to find roles that allow you to train various athletes specialising in a number of different sports.