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How much does a Personal Trainer charge on average?

Average Price
$67.50 per session

How much does a Personal Trainer cost?

Want to up your fitness game with a Personal Trainer but not sure of the cost? Don’t sweat it! Find out how much your personal trainer will charge based on the type of session, your location and more!

Should I get a Personal Trainer?

Whether you’re stuck in an exercise rut or don’t know how to begin your fitness journey, getting active can be tough. And while there’s plenty of online exercise programmes and training plans out there, it’s sometimes difficult to know where to begin! 

Whether it's reaching your fitness goals, training for a marathon, or improving your technique, Bark can help you to find a personal trainer to give you the push you need to get there. A personal trainer can support you through the hard days and celebrate the good ones, so it's a worthwhile investment in your future.

How much do Personal Trainers charge?

Reaching your fitness goal is a marathon, not a sprint - so it’s essential to know how much hiring a personal trainer will cost if you’re in it for the long haul. 

To give you a general understanding of how much a personal trainer costs on average, here’s a rough breakdown of average costs based on local Australian rates: 

Average cost of Personal Trainer (per session)
Average cost $67.50
Minimum cost $40
Maximum cost$95

Price considerations 

The cost of a personal trainer can be affected by some key factors, including: 

  • The professional’s education and experience

  • One-to-one vs. group training sessions 

  • Price per session - (per hour or package deals) 

  • Type of training

  • Location

The professional’s education and experience

It’s important to choose a personal trainer who is suitably qualified to help you achieve your fitness goals. In Australia, the minimum requirement to become a Personal Trainer is the Certificate IV in Fitness. Other acceptable qualifications include the Complete Personal Trainer qualification or an exercise-related degree. 

Beyond this, a personal trainer’s experience can range anywhere from being educated in physiotherapy to a seasoned marathon runner. The more experienced a professional is, the more they will charge. 

An experienced or specialised trainer could charge up to $95 per session - this can increase if you’re in a big city like Sydney, so be prepared to spend big money if you’re looking to hire the best talent in the capital. 

One-to-one vs. group training sessions

You can opt for one-to-one personal training or group sessions depending on your requirements. One-to-one classes are tailored to your individual needs, which is why they are more expensive than group sessions. While group sessions don’t allow for as much one-to-one support, they’re normally made up of smaller groups so your personal trainer will have plenty of time to give you their attention. Working out with others also reduces the cost per person - what’s not to love?

Price per session (hourly rate or package deals) 

As an incentive to get customers to book more sessions, many personal trainers will reduce the hourly rate if you book multiple sessions at once. 

As most people want to hire a personal trainer over a longer period instead of for a one-time session, it's a no brainer that paying for multiple sessions is the better option. As an example, here is an example of the discount you could receive for purchasing multiple personal training sessions: 

  • Block of 10 Personal Training Sessions - 10% discount (on average) 

  • Block of 20 Personal Training Sessions - 20% discount (on average)

Type of training 

Personal trainers specialise in a wide variety of areas, so you’ll be sure to find something that works for you. Although remember that some types of training are more expensive than others. More specialised classes like Boxing or CrossFit tend to cost more as personal trainers need advanced skills to teach these classes. Here’s a breakdown of some popular personal training classes and their average costs:

Type of workout Average cost (per session)
Strength training $50
Boxing lessons $65
Circuit training $50
High-Intensity Interval (HIIT) $55
Body sculpting$40

If you want a tailor-made nutrition plan alongside your workouts, expect costs to creep up.


With big cities come big prices. Personal trainers in Sydney or Melbourne are more likely to charge more than rural areas, to cover the higher costs of living. 

Remember, prices in Sydney can jump to $95 around if you are looking to hire a super-specialised or experienced instructor. 

Here’s a rough breakdown of costs per location:

LocationMaximum cost (per session)Minimum cost (per session)Average cost (per session)
Sydney $95$40 $67.50
Brisbane $75$45$60

If budget is your main concern, an online personal trainer is an affordable option, as your personal trainer won’t need to include travel costs into the overall fees.

Is getting a Personal Trainer worth the cost? 

A personal trainer will create a tailored workout plan suited to your requirements and fitness level. 

While it comes at a cost, having a healthier body and mind will be worth every dollar. A personal trainer also means you don’t need to fork out for monthly gym membership fees - so it can be a saving in the long run.   

We know it’s sometimes hard to go to the gym, so why not bring the gym to you? Find a Personal Trainer on Bark today. 

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