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How much does a personal trainer cost in the UK? 2021

Average Price
£30 - £60

How much does a Personal Trainer cost?

Want to hire a personal trainer but not sure of the cost? Don’t sweat it! Read our handy guide to find out how much your fitness expert will charge for 1-2-1 sessions, group classes, Crossfit training and more.

Why you should hire a Personal Trainer 

While it’s common knowledge that exercise improves overall health, knowing which exercise works for your body type, age, and fitness goals is a bigger mystery. We’re all different, and one person’s ideal workout won’t be the same as the next person’s. If you’re struggling to find a fitness routine that works for you, then you may need a personal trainer to set you on the right track. Find a Personal Trainer near me.

What’s the average cost of a Personal Trainer?  

Real change doesn’t happen overnight. It takes time, commitment, and small but maintainable habits to achieve a fitness goal. That’s why it’s important to know just how much a personal trainer will cost if you want to commit to regular PT sessions. Here’s a rough idea of how much you’ll pay for a personal trainer based on average prices across the UK: 

Average cost (per session) £50
Minimum cost (per session) £30
Maximum cost (per session) £60

Factors influencing cost 

The cost of a personal training session will vary depending on several key factors, including:

  • The PT's education and experience

  • One-to-one vs. group training sessions 

  • Hourly rate vs package deals of multiple personal training sessions

  • Type of training

  • Location

The personal trainers education and experience

Your health is your best asset, so it pays to hire a personal trainer with the right skills and experience. In the UK, the Level 3 Personal Trainer qualification is the minimum requirement for a professional to work one-to-one with clients. Beyond this, a personal trainer can be experienced in a wide variety of specialisms, from Boxing, Pilates to Crossfit

More experienced personal trainers will charge more for their services, with prices increasing up to £80 per hour. This can rise in cities like London, so be prepared to pay more if you’re looking to hire the crème de la crème in the capital. 

Often, you will find female personal trainers and male personal trainers specialise in different fitness areas, for example:

  • Pre Natal Training

  • Post Natal Training

  • Weight loss Training

  • Strength Training

  • TRX Training

  • Boxing Training

One-to-one vs. group training sessions

Personal trainers offer group and individual fitness sessions. Whereas individual classes allow more time and flexibility for the trainer to focus on your individual goals, they’re more expensive than group sessions. Although you won’t get as much one-to-one time in group sessions, they’re usually small, so your personal trainer will have plenty of time to support you. Exercising with friends also lowers the cost per person, so it’s a win-win.

Price per session (hourly rate or package deals) 

While booking multiple personal training sessions may seem like a big upfront investment, many personal trainers off a discount if you buy sessions in bulk. As most people want to hire a personal trainer regularly rather than a one-off service, it makes sense to buy several sessions at a discounted price. Here’s a rough idea of the discount you could get for purchasing multiple personal training sessions in one go: 

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

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

Type of training 

Not all PT sessions were created equal! Personal trainers can choose many types of specialisms, and some will require advanced skills to teach. Here’s a rough breakdown of different PT specialisms and their average costs: 

Type of workoutAverage cost (per session)
Strength training £35
Boxing lessons £50
Circuit training £30
High-Intensity Interval Training (HIIT)£50
Body sculpting£30

If you want a customised nutrition plan to complement your workouts, expect this to come at an additional cost.

Personal Trainer near me prices

Big cities bring big price tags. If you live in a major city like London, the cost for a personal trainer will be higher to reflect the higher cost of living. Bear in mind that prices for a Personal Trainer in London could jump to £80 - £120 if you are looking to hire a super-specialised or experienced instructor.

Here’s a ballpark figure of personal training prices per location: 

LocationMaximum cost (per session) Minimum cost (per session) Average cost (per session)
Outside London£40£20£30
Inside London£120 £30£50

If you live in a city and looking to hire a Personal Trainer on a shoestring, why not hire an online personal trainer? Online personal training is often cheaper as the professional doesn't need to factor in travel costs!

Is it worth hiring a Personal Trainer? 

From improving your form to weight loss and injury rehabilitation, a personal trainer will help you to achieve whatever fitness goal you set out to. While it’s an investment, you can’t put a price on your health. 

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