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Personal Trainer - what is the hourly rate like ?

hi does anyone know what an average hourly rate for a personal trainer out here is?
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Re: Personal Trainer

No, but I'd really like to know. I haven't even seen any advertised. Do people actually use personal trainers here?
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Re: Personal Trainer - what is the hourly rate like ?

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I charge 120CHF per hour which is fairly cheap in Zurich a gym PT costs around 130 per hour plus entry to the gym sometimes and I am not convince always training on the same machines in a gym is the best routine to reach your peak.

There are also some PTs within studios who charge up to 170CHF per hour in some areas of Zurich.... however not everyone can afford this!!!

I am a mobile PT and sports therapist so I mix personal training with active releases and massage techniques during training to get the best results and avoid injury in some fun but intense workouts.

I have a lot of clients of all different varieties, office workers, endurance athletes, recreational skiers, runners, cyclists and people just wanting to get fit and after a lot of research I settled on 120CHF per hour as reasonable and I now have a lot of happy clients paying this rate.

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Old 03.06.2011, 16:53
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Re: Personal Trainer - what is the hourly rate like ?

Please don't take this the wrong way, I'm just curious and I don't mean to pry; how many hour sessions do you on average instruct per week?
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Re: Personal Trainer - what is the hourly rate like ?

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My prime business is sports massage and I do a lot of endurance specific training, therefore I do around 15-20 hours of pure personal training a week, however a lot of PT work is done outside the hour, designing specific training programmes for clients for them to do in the session and other programs for them to take home and work on without me.

It also takes a lot of expert knowledge to rehab specific injuries or work on areas of specific weakness for each individual client and usually I incorporate sports massage into a PT session so you actually get a lot more for your hour session than you initially think.

I have a lot of happy clients who love training with me and get a lot from out of their training both physical and psychological!

I am not a typical PT who just thrashes clients for as long as I can as this is often counter productive (likely to get injured or bored)

I have been a PT for many years and my aim is alway to lose my clients.... to give them the tools to train themselves therefore PT is not a long term cost it should just be something they have for sports specific training, for variety, for the motivation, or something they dip in and out of to revitalise their current training program.

I didn't really get the root of your question therefore I hope somewhere in the above I have answered what was on your mind!

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No, but I'd really like to know. I haven't even seen any advertised. Do people actually use personal trainers here?
Unless the gym I joined sent somebody down to my place every morning to drag me down there, I wouldnt get any excercise at all. The benefit of a personal coach far outweighs the additional cost. After all, if youre a lazy sob like moi, you have to pay more! The cost is about right for Geneve too.
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Unless the gym I joined sent somebody down to my place every morning to drag me down there, I wouldnt get any excercise at all. The benefit of a personal coach far outweighs the additional cost. After all, if youre a lazy sob like moi, you have to pay more! The cost is about right for Geneve too.
Tell me more, what gym, what are the costs?
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Well there aint a gym that sends out someone, thats why I got a personal coach , cos paying a yearly subscription and not going is even more expensive. My coach comes twice a week at 07h00 and we do one hours work out by the lake in Geneva come rain or shine, for chf120/hr
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Re: Personal Trainer - what is the hourly rate like ?

My earlier post was far from clear - apologies
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Well there aint a gym that sends out someone, thats why I got a personal coach , cos paying a yearly subscription and not going is even more expensive. My coach comes twice a week at 07h00 and we do one hours work out by the lake in Geneva come rain or shine, for chf120/hr
What sort of workout? Do you feel its "working" or you're achieving what you want to achieve?
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What sort of workout? Do you feel its "working" or you're achieving what you want to achieve?
My ambition was primarily to improve my "vital signs" rather than shape and so after three years, my doctor confirms all the relevant problems have been significantly improved. Weight loss has been less successful but that was less important. I do mostly boxing and other high cardio stuff
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Re: Personal Trainer - what is the hourly rate like ?

You should definately feel 'worked' after a PT session as it should be designed for your specific needs whether that be weight loss, to move more, get fitter, improve health or sports specific.

A lot of clients love boxing as you can't get it in a gym so much, its high cardio therefore good for weight loss7 fitness and plus you get to beat 10 bells out of someone..... releving stress!!

Great exercise! good to hear PT is working for you and you sound like you enjoy it too!
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