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Old 12-12-2012, 03:11 PM   #1
Lori Harding
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Paying your trainers

Hi, need advice in the area of rates to pay your trainers? What do you pay your trainers for their service and do you pay your "head trainers" a higher rate if they are over a specific program that your box offers? Thanks everyone for the response. I will be opening my affiliate sometime soon and need to see what the average is so that I can do right by my trainers!
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:33 PM   #2
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Re: Paying your trainers

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Hi, need advice in the area of rates to pay your trainers? What do you pay your trainers for their service and do you pay your "head trainers" a higher rate if they are over a specific program that your box offers? Thanks everyone for the response. I will be opening my affiliate sometime soon and need to see what the average is so that I can do right by my trainers!
$25/hr with multiple certs. CrossFit or otherwise.
$20/hr if not.

If you're just opening, I would suggest you do most the training if you can. Not necessarily to save money, but to set the tone for how members expect classes to be run.
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Old 12-12-2012, 06:06 PM   #3
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Re: Paying your trainers

Rates for trainers are a little higher here in the DC area - but cost of living is higher and I'm guessing our monthly fees are a bit higher for our members too.
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Old 12-13-2012, 06:23 AM   #4
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Re: Paying your trainers

Sorry, just edited because I didn't want to share publicly. Thought I was in the affiliate section.
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Old 12-13-2012, 08:17 AM   #5
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Re: Paying your trainers

Not that this should be needed to be said, but while the pay is part of it, taking good care of them, allowing for flexible schedules, avoiding burn out, showing your appreciation for them is paramount. Many employees in any business will work for alittle less money, and more appreciation.
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Old 12-13-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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Re: Paying your trainers

As a small gym I have a coach in training. I'm paying her $10 an hour for on the job training basically. She only has a Level 1 and is short on experience. She needs chances to actually apply what she has been studying while being supervised.

This arrangement has been working well. I bring her in for 2.5 hours a night when we are busy and let her practice under my supervision. When we run met-cons I let her handle organizing, scaling, movement review under my supervision. Then if all is running smooth I can get some paper work or planning done.

I'll bumper her to $20 an hour when she can run classes solo and teach all the necessary skills to new people. She gets to decide how fast or slow she wants to progress.
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