The average Otaki personal trainer salary is $25-$35 per hour.
If you are keen on health and fitness and you would enjoy working with a variety of different people, this job could be ideal for you. Personal trainers in Otaki help their clients achieve their personal health and fitness goals.
To become a Otaki personal trainer you would first need to be a fitness instructor with a high level of experience and recognised qualifications.
You will also need good ‘people’ skills and an outgoing, friendly personality. A knowledge of the way the body works is important too.
As a Otaki personal trainer, you would first talk to clients to find out about their fitness level and health history.
You would then:
• set realistic short-term and long-term goals and plan programmes for reaching them
• educate, motivate and coach clients to help them follow their programmes safely and effectively
• give clients advice on health, nutrition and lifestyle changes
• help clients with their workouts
• check and record clients’ progress, using methods such as measuring heart rate and body fat levels.
In some cases you might work full-time as a Otaki gym instructor and do personal training outside your normal hours of work.
Your working hours must suit the needs of your clients, which is likely to mean working evenings and weekends. Travelling between locations would add extra time.
You could choose to be self-employed, which could involve renting space in a gym, setting up your own facilities, or visiting clients in their own homes.
Otaki Personal Trainer Salary
Personal trainers in Otaki are usually paid by the hour for each session with a client.
There are no set salary scales and earnings depend on location, number of clients and whether the Otaki trainer is self-employed or works for a gym.
Self-employed (also known as freelance) Otaki personal trainers can earn between $25-$35 an hour. Some Otaki fitness instructors with high profile clients can earn between $95-$155 per hour.
Otaki personal trainers in full-time employment can earn between $35,000 and $50,000 a year.
Figures are intended as a guideline only.
To become a Otaki personal trainer you would normally be an experienced fitness instructor with a recognised qualification, such as:
• Level 2 Certificate in Fitness Instructing – Gym
• Level 3 Diploma in Health, Fitness, and Exercise Instruction
• Level 4 Diploma in Instructing Exercise and Fitness.
You can take further qualifications specific to this career, which include:
• Level 3 Diploma in Fitness Instructing and Personal Training
• Level 4 Diploma in Personal Training.
Fitness instructor and personal trainer courses are widely available through colleges and private training providers.
Membership of a professional organisation, such as the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) or National Register of Personal Trainers (NRPT) is also a good way to demonstrate your competence and skills and can help to improve your career prospects.
If you are already a qualified fitness instructor, you could take the Level 3 Award in Conversion of Advanced Fitness Instructor to Personal Trainer Status. This allows you to change your membership status on the REPs to Personal Trainer.
You can find more information about professional membership, and details of qualifications and approved training providers on the REPS and NRPT websites.
• Register of Exercise Professionals ￼
• National Register of Personal Trainers ￼
To work as a Otaki personal trainer you must also have public liability insurance and a first aid award. This must include a cardio-pulmonary resuscitation certificate (CPR). Professional bodies can advise on this as well tax, insurance and self-employment issues.