We should all prioritise our bodies and our health. But as much as we might want to fuel ourselves with the very best food, invest in the very best exercise gear, or work with the very best coaches, there’s always a balance to be struck when it comes to cost.
Personal training in particular often comes with a high price tag. It takes a lot of skill, experience, and qualifications to push the body safely and properly – which is what leads to some of the higher personal trainer costs you might have seen online or at your gym.
It’s also customised to you, which is always going to cost more than something more generic.
However, that doesn’t mean finding the right support has to cost you the earth.
Go into your search with more knowledge about why certain PTs are more expensive. When you know what all the options look like, then you’ll be much more likely to find someone who works for you and your budget.
Just like any other specialist, there are a range of different factors that affect the cost of a personal trainer.
All of these factors can make it hard to work out a true average cost per session. But the rough range spans from around £15/hour to upwards of £100/hour, with a national UK average of somewhere around £35/hour.
In London, that average is closer to £60/hour, and some trainers charge more than £200 for a single session. If you’re working with one of them a couple of times each week, that could end up costing you well over £1,000 each month.
If you’re working with an in-person PT, they’ll either be a freelancer or linked to a specific gym. Freelancers are more likely to set their own pricing, whereas a PT in a commercial gym will usually have rates set by the business.
Often, but not always, freelance or independent trainers will have more experience due to having built up their reputation and client base in a bigger gym.
Online personal trainers, on the other hand, come in many different forms. Some are one-person bands, working with clients directly via video calls or third-party software like TrueCoach.
Others, like us, are a team of experienced coaches who share a similar approach and use our own purpose-built platform to give you the most tailored and affordable experience.
If you’re working with an in-person PT, they’ll typically charge you by the hour – although a lot offer discounts if you commit to a certain number of sessions per month. There’s usually no cancelling on those sessions once you’ve committed, so it’s worth asking about the T&Cs up front.
Online personal training is different. It’s often structured as a monthly membership, and a lot of the more reputable providers will let you cancel at any time.
We do. Online personal training also gives you bespoke workout plans that you can use whenever you work out, along with all the basics like help with your form that you’d get from an in-person session.
Some coaches will also offer education about health and supplements, bespoke nutrition plans, or even motivational tips.
But you shouldn’t assume all of them will go above and beyond. Check the reviews and ask them directly to make sure you know exactly what you’re getting.
What we love about online personal training is the flexibility. You can do it anytime, from anywhere. You also don’t have to commit to a particular package that might leave you with too many or too few sessions.
With Another Round’s online coaching, the number of workouts you do each month is entirely in your hands – and doesn’t change the price.
That makes online personal training a much more affordable option if you’re looking to really dig in and commit to your fitness journey.
It’s also perfect if you’re short on time. In-person PT sessions at a gym are almost always an hour long.
But if you have an online coach, you can speak to them at any time for advice on a particular exercise or your lifestyle habits.
Of course, online personal training isn’t right for everyone.
Some people need that face-to-face presence to get them motivated and moving. If that’s you, then in-person is probably going to be your best bet.
No matter what type of PT you end up working with or how much they cost, the most important thing is that they help you unleash the power of regular exercise.
That’s the only currency that you can use to become healthier, feel stronger, live longer, and achieve your fitness goals. No matter how big or small.
With all of those motivators in your corner, you’ll be more than ready to go Another Round – day after day.
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