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Cost of PT per session in London - need some advice!

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BIWI Sat 14-May-16 16:45:38

I've been training with PT for over three years now, my current one for over two years. We use a local, private gym rather than a big chain. I know he has to pay the gym owner a fee, but it's nothing like the size of fee he'd have to pay if it was through a national chain. So he gets a greater proportion of the fee I pay him than if we were doing it through a chain gym. (I know when I was a David Lloyd member I was paying £35 a session and my trainer then only saw £15 of that shock!)

Because it's a private arrangement, there's no 'rate card'. I've been paying him the same amount per session since I started, and I feel that I really ought to be increasing this a bit. By the way, he hasn't suggested this at all, and I'm not sure if he's embarrassed to raise the issue.

Can anyone advise me what the going rate might be for a PT session in London?


RunnerOnTheRun Sat 14-May-16 17:40:54

Hi Biwi! Just a bit north of London here and the best PTs are around £45 per hour, newer ones are around £35, that is in your own home though and includes calliper pinch, I haven't checked out the ones that do it within a gym as I am not a gym goer due to time constraints. I have my own kettlebells/dumbells so we train at my house.

BIWI Sat 14-May-16 17:42:54

Thanks Runner! I'm currently paying £35, so was thinking of increasing to £38-40, so that sounds about right.

RunnerOnTheRun Sat 14-May-16 17:56:12

Maybe offer, but I wouldn't worry. Mine just sent a newsletter/email round when he was putting prices up once. You are so kind though!

meatloaf Sat 14-May-16 18:28:03

I pay mine £40 per session (NW London). It's a private gym and I pay her directly. I pay for 4 sessions up front and then draw down on them.

BIWI Sat 14-May-16 18:29:39

Thing is, I'm his only client - he gave up PT work and now has a 'proper' job!

RunnerOnTheRun Sat 14-May-16 18:41:06

Ask him! I mean he's seen you grunting and sweating... Just ask him if he's still up for this arrangement!

BIWI Sat 14-May-16 19:04:15

I think he's still up for it - I know he needs the money! But I suspect that whatever I say, he'll be happy that I've suggested to increase it - I just want to make sure that the increase I offer is a) fair to him and b) not too much for me grin

BIWI Sat 14-May-16 19:04:56

Oh, and I don't grunt ;) although I do sweat a lot

RunnerOnTheRun Sat 14-May-16 19:21:05

Lift heavier then! wink

BIWI Sat 14-May-16 19:55:29


Fuck off.

<said in the nicest possible way>

RunnerOnTheRun Sat 14-May-16 20:29:55


kate326 Tue 17-May-16 17:25:56

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BIWI Tue 17-May-16 17:28:39

Wow, that sounds good value kate!

I bit the bullet and went for it - and suggested I paid him £40 a session which he was - as predicted - a bit taken aback by. But he didn't refuse grin

BIWI Tue 17-May-16 18:01:41

Oh. Seems I fell victim to a scammer there. <sighs>

RunnerOnTheRun Tue 17-May-16 18:12:12

I thought that too, Biwi! Also on another post advertising same service.

BIWI Tue 17-May-16 18:19:27

I totally missed that it was an ad though grin

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