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What is the average fitness trainer salary?

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Fitness trainers and instructors make an average of $15.25 an hour or $31,720 a year, as of 2012. The salary depends on the experience, where the trainer works and what type of training they do.

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The education and training for a fitness trainers is usually a minimum of high school diploma plus some on-the-job training. Some fitness centers or organizations require their instructors to have fitness trainer certification. Fitness trainers provide individual instruction for strength training, cardio exercise and stretching. Some trainers also work in groups or teach fitness classes. Fitness trainers work as independent contractors, in gyms and fitness centers, luxury hotels, yoga and Pilates studios, and private workout studios.

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