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How much does a Personal Trainer Cost?

$35 - $90 per hour

    How much does a Personal Trainer Cost?

    Personal trainer prices can range from $35 to $100, with the median estimated cost ranging from $50 to $80 across Australia. Personal trainers are the go-to professionals to help you reach beyond your fitness goals. The right personal trainer will listen to your end goals, recognises your individual needs and sets achievable objectives. Everyone will hire a personal trainer for different reasons – whether it’s for weight loss, altering your posture or endurance.

    Services Available Fitness, weight loss, building muscle
    Certification Required Yes
    Verified Businesses Yes
    Free Quotes Available 3
    Online or in-person In-Person
    Average Overall Cost $45 – $100
    Average Weight Loss Cost $40 – $100
    Average Muscle Building Cost $45 – $65


    Average Cost of a Personal Trainer in Australia

    Besides the cost differing based on the personal trainer’s specialty and training-style, often personal trainers closer to the city can charge more for their services. One of the reasons is that often, there are large numbers of people working closer to the city, therefore the demand for trainers are higher. Another reason includes since the cost of living is higher closer to larger cities, personal trainers, therefore, raise their personal training rates. 

    Personal training prices vary between cities. Below are examples of Oneflare customers posting personal training jobs and the quotes they received from businesses: 

    City Average Reported Cost
    Sydney $35 – $100
    Brisbane $45 – $70
    Adelaide $40 – $60
    Hobart $30 – $35
    Melbourne $35 – $100
    Perth $50 – $100

    Why should I get a Personal Trainer?

    There are several benefits associated with having a personal trainer. Personal trainers possess the ability to help you reach your fitness goal no matter your fitness type, personality or budget.


    A personal trainer will keep you educated during your workout, ensuring effectiveness, knowledge and reduced risk of injury.


    Having consistent personal training sessions may provide you with the encouragement to push yourself to workout.


    Having a regular fitness schedule to abide by makes you accountable for your actions. No longer can excuses be accepted as you are letting yourself and our trainer down.

    Social interaction

    Personal and group training sessions are a great way to meet new people and motivate one another to achieve different fitness goals.


    Personal trainers constantly evolve their routines to keep sessions fresh and customers challenged.

    Setting a Budget for Your Personal Training

    Regardless of the reason for hiring a personal trainer, it’s always useful to know how much the service is going to cost you. Hiring a professional such as a personal trainer usually isn’t for a once-off service cost – a personal trainer is there to help you at all stages of achieving your desired goals. A number of factors come into play when determining the cost of your personal trainer job, including the reason why you need one, the location you choose to train at, the number of people you require training and the frequency in which you demand the professional.

    Fitness / Cardio / Crossfit $60 – $70 average reported cost
    This type of training deals primarily with aerobic conditioning designed for endurance. If you are looking to train for a marathon, improve cardiovascular endurance for sport or lose weight for general well-being then this is the training for you. Crossfit and HIIT have also become increasingly more popular as you can have a more intense workout in a shorter period of time.

    Two people ride stationary air bikes indoors.

    Two people exercise on stationary air bikes. | Source: Prime Athletica

    Rehabilitation – $55 – $65 average reported cost
    This type of training is used to help recover after an injury or other physical sets back. Trainers that offer rehabilitation training often have secondary degrees and extra qualifications. Personal trainer fees can vary depending on how severe your injuries or the condition of your body is.

    Weight loss – $40 – $100 average reported cost
    Weight loss workouts are often coupled with a strict diet regime, is focused on losing weight and then maintaining optimal body weight. If you’re looking to change the shape of your body or change your lifestyle then having a professional that can help guide you will give you a greater chance of success. Weight loss trainers are often more expensive, as they may include a proper diet meal plan to assist you in reaching your fitness goals.

    Muscle gain and weightlifting – $45 – $65 average reported cost
    Muscle gain training deals with the strengthening and building of muscle mass. If you’re looking to increase your strength, undertake body recomposition or body build, then this type of training will be the most gainful. If you’re looking specifically to be trained in bodybuilding, weightlifting or powerlifting, the hourly personal trainer cost can increase. Hiring a coach with specific experience in bodybuilding or powerlifting is essential if you’re entering a competition.


    Man laying on bench pushing up barbell up towards the ceiling.

    Man attempting bench press in a gym. | Source: Envisioned Physique

    At your gym – $55 – $65 average reported cost
    Training at your gym allows you to utilise the equipment and facilities that your gym provides. You may, however, have to negotiate the use of the equipment depending on how busy your gym is at the time of your session.

    Personal training for mature clients – $40 – $50 average reported cost
    Workout plans and training for more mature clients are a common request at Oneflare. When searching for the right personal trainer, it’s important to ensure they have strong experience and knowledge in the human body as we age.

    Posing coach – $50 – $100 average reported cost
    If you’re looking to enter a body-building competition, a posing coach is a great option to ensure you learn the right angles and poses for your muscles to pop. Posing coaches are common in bodybuilding, physique and bikini contests.

    Outdoor location – $50 – $100 average reported cost
    Training outdoors offers benefits such as clean air and freedom of location. However, you will most likely be utilising weight-free exercises and cardio workouts due to a lack of equipment. This is a great option if you’re looking to train in a group environment, which can, in turn, increase a personal trainer’s rate.At my home –  $55 – $70 average reported cost
    Home-based training will require you to have your own equipment, have the trainer bring their equipment, or utilise workouts that are weights free and instead focus on bodyweight exercises.

    Group of women participating in core exercises by the beach.

    Outdoor group training session by the beach. | Source: Bruna Dutra Personal Training

    What is the difference between Personal Training and Group Training?

    Personal training involves the coaching, guiding and teaching of an individual in the hopes of improving their overall fitness. The sessions are generally conducted one-on-one and can take place in a gym facility, open outdoor area or private setting. 

    Group training includes one or two instructors who lead a group of participants in a series of exercises. Group training prices tend to be less than personal training sessions. Prices can vary based on the number of people in each group, the duration of each session and the type of training involved. Average group sessions cost around $20 to $40 per session.

    Group of people doing various exercises in a factory setting with white walls and black floor.

    Indoor group training session. | Source: Prime Athletica

    How to Hire a Personal Trainer

    Do they have a specialisation?
    It can be beneficial to investigate whether a personal trainer specialises in a variety of training programs, and the supplementary costs associated with each training program. For example, if you’re hiring a personal trainer for the purpose of injury rehabilitation, it might be worth hiring a professional with experience and education in the field of muscle growth training to build-up the surrounding muscles.

    Check past reviews
    Checking previous clients’ reviews on the trainer’s Oneflare profile can be extremely beneficial in deciding the person who is right for you. Reading reviews have the ability to give you a clear idea of how effective the trainer’s programs are, and if their personality and training style suits your needs and wants. Hiring a trainer with the right personality traits to motivate you effectively is important, as they can be the main determinant in achieving your goals.

    Once you receive up to three quotes for your requested job on Oneflare, it may not always be beneficial to choose the cheapest quote.




    * The cost data is based on Oneflare and third-party sources


    How long are personal training sessions?

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    Most personal training sessions vary between thirty minutes and an hour.

    How often should I see a personal trainer?

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    It is recommended that you meet with your personal trainer once or twice a week.

    Real Oneflare Customer Quotes

    Victor's Personal Training Job

    Location PinSydney, NSW
    Type of training needed

    Rehabilitation and strength

    Frequency of training

    Few times per week

    Time preference

    Early morning (6am - 9am)

    $50inc. gst

    Quoted by Body Skin Soul

    Anne's Personal Training Job

    Location PinSunshine Coast, QLD
    Type of training needed

    Cardio and strength

    Frequency of training

    To be arranged with trainer

    Time preference

    Work hours (9am - 5pm)

    $60inc. gst

    Quoted by Fitbodz Personal Training

    Suzanne's Personal Training Job

    Location PinPerth, WA
    Type of training needed

    Cardio and strength

    Location of training


    Time preference

    Early morning (6am - 9am)

    $60inc. gst

    Quoted by Aspire Group

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