How Much Does A Personal Trainer Earn in Dublin

So you’re passionate about health and fitness, and you’re wondering; can you make a career out of doing something you love, like maybe becoming a personal trainer or coach.

After all,

If you choose a job you love?

You’ll never have to “work” a day in your life, right??

Maybe you’ve seen personal trainers working in a gym and thought to yourself “that’s something I would love to do …someday”

Maybe you know some people who’ve become personal trainers in Dublin and not only are they loving life but their thriving financially you *think*

But the big question you probably want answered is;

“Can I actually earn enough money to live, support myself and, have some left over to be able to do the things I wanna do”

So here’s what we’ll do

First we’ll lay out the possible stages

Of progression on the coaching career path.

Then we’ll talk about the earning potential at each stage

So not only will you find out how much does a personal trainer earn, you’ll also have an idea of the stages of transition. From a person with a passion for fitness to someone who can move to making it their full time profession.  

Then, towards the end (for the more ambitious or entrepreneurial) I’ll talk about the 3 phases of growth in a trainers career (that I learned from Michael E Gerber) which outline how you need to shift focus in very different areas if you want to grow a business towards high 6 even 7 figures


Good onwards;

First up you need to consider the 3 most important things of all:

Cause over the last decade of creating Ireland most successful coaches, we noticed that those who understand the 3 things I’m about to share with you always end helping more people, having more impact and enjoying more freedom;

If that’s something you’d like too?

Then consider the following questions for yourself;

  1. What do I want in 5-10 years
  2. Where do I want to be in 5-10 years
  3. What does “success” look like for me as an individual


Take the time to consider the details

Think of it like going training down the gym.

You wouldn’t just walk into the gym and start doing random stuff and expect to see results would you? Cause that’s not how it works. In Fact usually this results in going backwards.

You only get results when you train on a programme that has a specific destination chosen before you begin.

And so it is with your career in fitness

If you don’t plan where you want to go in your life you cannot expect to meander your way there, by accident.

Put simply Results don’t come by accident in training or in business they come by following a proven plan.

Make sense? Cool.

Now you’ve done the most important part

Let’s show you where you can go. Cause really it’s up to you to decide where you go, we’ll just lay it all out here and, you’ll do what’s best for you.

Stage 1 Contemplating, Learning, Educating (not coaching phase)

Fitness has had such a positive impact on your life that you have begun to consume everything you can get your hands on.

When you’re not in the gym?

You’re watching fitness “schtuff” on Youtube

Listening to podcasts, following people who inspire you.

You’re a “sponge like object” when it comes to fitness you wanna soak up all the best info and try it out and see what happens

You’re probably being asked for advice down the gym or giving help to your friends and family and when they give you feedback on how much it helped them it just feels awesome doesn’t it?

So you’ve some knowledge you‘ve picked up along the way a tonne passion and enthusiasm but no clients or any formal training on how to start getting them

You could maybe fall into one of 3 buckets;

  1. Consuming info out of curiosity and the love of learning but, not thinking about a career
  2. Consuming info with hesitation and waiting for the “right time”
  3. Consuming info with an idea of doing something in about 6 months.

Earning Potential: €0

Here’s something to consider

Especially for those waiting for the “right-time”;

There isn’t one. 

And if you’re sitting around waiting on it arriving like some train running late you need to consider the possibility it’s never coming. Meanwhile you will have to continue to watch as other people will do the things you would love to, simply because they chose to believe in themselves.

For those with a plan of 6 months

If there was one piece of advice I could give it would be this:

You don’t have to go “ALLIN”

What I mean is; You can try it out part-time, as a side hustle first before you quit your job, and gain some experience of what it would be like, so you can see for yourself if it’s what you thought it would be.

This is a great way to not lose income while you build up a business to the point where the only thing holding you back becomes the hours you spend on your other job

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