10 Mobile Personal Trainer Success Stories [2023]

Updated: November 19th, 2023
Become A Mobile Personal Trainer

Do you love helping people through their fitness journey? If you want a great side hustle to earn extra income, consider becoming a personal trainer.

The fitness trainer side hustle can be an adamant industry to earn good money. However, once you develop a reputation as a good trainer, you can get more clients through referrals. You need to register for the certification course to start offering personal trainer services .

To attract your first clients, consider online advertising, and seek referrals from every customer.

Here are some real life success stories of starting a mobile personal trainer:

1. Live Fit ($720K/year)

Chris, the founder of Live Fit, started the company in 2011 to address the misses in the personal training industry and create a more comfortable experience for clients. He focused on building trusting relationships, offering a variety of services like strength training, yoga, and massage sessions. Over the years, Live Fit has grown steadily, expanding to two locations and generating over $760,000 in revenue in 2019.

How much they make: $720K/year
How much did it cost to start: $50K
Current team size: 1

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How I Started A $60K/Month Personal Training Company

Live Fit, a personal training company founded in 2011, grew from earning $80,000 in their first year with two trainers to earning over $760,000 in 2019 with 12 trainers and two locations, thanks to a focus on building trusting relationships and providing a variety of services to clients.

About
Chris started Live Fit almost 13 years ago
Revenue
Chris grew the business to $60K/month
Costs
It cost Chris $50000 to start the business

2. The LOOK Fitness ($480K/year)

Bryan Greene, founder of The LOOK Fitness, came up with the idea for his boutique fitness facility after a successful career in fitness training. Frustrated with the lack of upscale and personalized options for clients, he decided to create a facility that catered to executives, business owners, and everyday gym-goers who wanted a more exclusive workout experience. Despite facing challenges such as a difficult location search and dishonest realtors, The LOOK Fitness now generates $53,000 per month and continues to grow.

How much they make: $480K/year
How much did it cost to start: $150K
Current team size: 3

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About
Bryan started The LOOK Fitness almost 8 years ago
Revenue
Bryan grew the business to $40K/month
Costs
It cost Bryan $150000 to start the business

So... can you actually make money with a mobile personal trainer?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

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3. Prepmedians ($415K/year)

How much they make: $415K/year
Current team size:

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About
Kalyan started Prepmedians almost 5 years ago
Revenue
Kalyan grew the business to $34.6K/month

4. BioFit ($240K/year)

John Zarbock, the CEO and Founder of BioFit, came up with the idea for his business after seeing a Facebook ad for an exercise machine that claimed to provide effective workouts in just 20 minutes a week. Initially skeptical, he decided to investigate further and ended up purchasing two of the machines. After experiencing a highly efficient full-body workout and recognizing the potential of these machines, Zarbock decided to start his own business centered around them.

How much they make: $240K/year
How much did it cost to start: $100K
Current team size: 3

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BioFit is a fitness studio that offers safe and effective exercise through high-intensity training (HIT) methodology, using adaptive resistance exercise (ARX) machines that can achieve results in as little as 20 minutes a week, with an 80% closing ratio, over 70% client retention, 125 clients, and an average monthly revenue of $20k.

About
John started BioFit about 5 years ago
Revenue
John grew the business to $20K/month
Costs
It cost John $100000 to start the business

So... can you actually make money with a mobile personal trainer?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

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5. Future ($100M/year)

How much they make: $100M/year
Current team size: 327

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Future, a personal training company, matching users with coaches who use Apple Watches, has raised $75 million in funding and is generating $100 million in revenue.

About
Rishi started Future almost 7 years ago
Revenue
Rishi grew the business to $8.33M/month

6. Health Haven ($7.2K/year)

Edward, the founder of Health Haven, came up with the idea while he was a student at university. He noticed a lack of guidance and affordability in the fitness industry, and saw an opportunity to create a platform that would connect fitness professionals with those looking for personal training services. After outsourcing app development and receiving feedback from users, Edward realized the niche extended beyond sports coaches and expanded the platform to serve the entire personal training community. The COVID-19 pandemic further validated the need for remote training, and Edward used his own experiences with a rare condition to assist others in the community.

How much they make: $7.2K/year
How much did it cost to start: $20
Current team size: 0

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Health Haven is a one-stop-shop app for personal trainers and fitness enthusiasts to connect, with a monthly revenue of ~Β£500, offering powerful lead generation systems and convenient client management options.

About
Edward started Health Haven over 2 years ago
Revenue
Edward grew the business to $600/month
Costs
It cost Edward $20 to start the business

So... can you actually make money with a mobile personal trainer?

Of course. There are millions to be made in this industry.

But how?

  1. Research real, profitable businesses and see exactly how much money they make.
  2. Study exactly what works, and what doesn’t.
  3. Take action, because now you have the roadmap.

Join Starter Story and build your next big thing:

Start Now

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