Singapore personal training rates vary greatly. They can go from as low as 20 per session for some private gym’s group classes to perhaps 100 per session at a commercial gym, and all the way to 250 SGD per session at some private PT only gyms. But what is the “correct price”?
Before answering this question, let’s take a look at personal training in Singapore as a business. A personal trainer or a personal training gym is just like any other business. We need to earn money.
Understanding Personal Training Rates in Singapore
With the high cost of living and rental in Singapore, there are only a few business models that will work for personal training gyms. And there are some inherent difficulties with personal training as a business as well.
The first difficulty is that we cannot do what commercial gyms like Virgin Active, Fitness First, or Anytime Fitness do. We cannot sell memberships and hope that clients do NOT come.
You can tell that non-active clients are the main revenue source of commercial gyms. Because selling memberships tends to give their salespeople there the highest commission.
The only way a personal training gym like Genesis can be successful is by providing enough value. So that you buy personal training packages.
The second difficulty is that personal training has, is that it’s not a high income “per square foot” business. The best way to maximize clients per square foot is to pack clients into small areas. That is why you see treadmills, spin bikes or classes marketed heavily in many gyms. It’s not because these are the “best training methods”. It’s because it’s the highest per-sq-ft “business practice”.
Think about how much space it takes to do a simple exercise like a pushup. In that same space you can have 2-3 people working in an office. Or 6-8 people eating in a restaurant. Not ideal from an income perspective especially in high rent Singapore.
With all this in mind, there are only a few options for successful no-membership gyms (with few pay-but-don’t-come members).
Groups vs. 1-1 Personal Training
One way is to have a generic, group style training. Prices can be low (20-30SGD per session). But there is no way to customize the programme for your fitness goals or health conditions.
The other way is to have very high priced 1-1 personal training. This is most PT only gyms and some clients at Genesis Gym. Cost will be about 180-250+ SGD/session. If you get an amazing coach this can be a good option. But how do you know which coach is good? It can be hard to tell, since being young and fit is not always the best indicator. And you are randomly assigned a coach by the gym manager or sales team.
At that price you would expect a person with lots of intelligence, 15 years experience, and lots of education to be your 1 to 1 coach. But that is unlikely as there are few coaches in Singapore with that combination of experience, intelligence and knowledge.
The final option is to have customized, individual fitness, lifestyle and nutrition programmes designed by a very experienced coach. This is the part of personal training that requires the highest skill. And makes the biggest impact on your results.
But, more junior coaches take care of the training sessions. Under the supervision of the senior coaching team.
The Genesis Gym Personal Training Approach
This is the system that Genesis Gym has chosen because it allows you to have the most consistent experience. No matter which coach is guiding a client through the workouts, there is always a senior coach to make sure your programme and your results are on track.
This system works best because it is almost impossible to have one person be the best in every aspect of fitness and health. That is why we have a global team with different backgrounds and education available to you. This team based approach and consistent coaching standards are what give the greatest confidence and sense of security to you. As well as long term results that match your lifestyle and goals.
So in the end the correct rate for personal training in Singapore depends on what you value most. Do you want 1-1 all the time with the best possible coach? That would be more expensive and you won’t know if you got the best possible coach.
If you like the fun atmosphere of group classes that can be cheaper but it’s not possible to have highly customized programmes in this setting.
Finally, there is the Genesis Gym model. This model has been refined over 15 years and 1 million hours of personal training sessions. It combines client education, customized programme design and team-based coaching to give you the most consistent results and the most educational experience.