Sixtyfive percent of personal trainers are employees of fitness facilities while 27 percent are independent contractors according to a recent study The remaining 8 percent are both employees and independent contractors Photo by Thinkstock

Sixty-five percent of personal trainers are employees of fitness facilities while 27 percent are independent contractors, according to a recent study. The remaining 8 percent are both employees and independent contractors. Photo by Thinkstock.

Compensation of Personal Trainers Varies Among Clubs

The increasing popularity of outcome-based fitness has put even more pressure on fitness facility operators to examine compensation systems to stay competitive and retain talented trainers.

Ask 10 club owners how they compensate their personal trainers and you could get 10 different answers. One of the biggest variables in the personal training world is compensation. Exactly how health club owners compensate trainers often determines the quality of service, retention and, ultimately, could make or break the business. The increasing popularity of outcome-based fitness has put even more pressure on fitness facility operators to examine compensation systems to stay competitive and

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