How much does a Certified Personal Trainer make in the United States? The average Certified Personal Trainer salary in the United States is $41,287 as of December 27, 2022, but the salary range typically falls between $29,784 and $50,720. Salary ranges can vary widely depending on many important factors, including education, certifications, additional skills, the number of years you have spent in your profession. With more online, real-time compensation data than any other website, helps you determine your exact pay target. 

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What is a Certified Personal Trainer ?

A personal trainer is an individual certified to have a varying degree of knowledge of general fitness involved in exercise prescription and instruction. They motivate clients by setting goals and providing feedback and accountability to clients. Trainers also measure their client's strengths and weaknesses with fitness assessments. These fitness assessments may also be performed before and after an exercise program to measure their client's improvements in physical fitness. They should also educate their clients in many other aspects of wellness besides exercise, including general health and ...

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Flexx Fitness - McLean , VA
We seek to hire an energetic, motivated, skilled personal trainer to join our team and encourage ... First aid and CPR training and certification required * Professional personal training ...
ZipRecruiter - 9 days ago
YMCA of Greater Richmond - Petersburg , VA
The Petersburg Family YMCA is seeking part time certified Personal Trainers to design and implement exercise programs and to work closely with members. This part time position starts at $17.00 per ...
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YMCA of Greater Richmond - Sandston , VA
The Chickahominy Family YMCA is seeking certified Personal Trainers to design and implement exercise programs and to work closely with members. Looking for candidates with a flexible schedule. DUTIES ...
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Blink Fitness Virginia Beach - Virginia Beach , VA
CERTIFICATIONS: * Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certification required * Approved Personal Training Certification Required **This job posting is for a ...
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PCRK Group - Sterling , VA
PCRK Group is looking for certified fitness professionals that have a passion for helping others ... OR similar personal training certification program * OR Bachelor's degree in exercise science or ...
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F45 Training CP006048 - Staunton , VA
... personal fitness trainer * Character, care, and communication skills * Energetic and attentive ... Nationally accredited current fitness certification - certifications: NSA, ACE, ACSM, PTA Global ...
ZipRecruiter ATS Jobs for ZipSearch/ZipAlerts - 67 days ago

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