HOW MUCH DOES A PERSONAL TRAINER IN BANGKOK COST?
Learn about the prices and costs for personal trainers in Bangkok
Here's a detailed look at personal trainer prices in Bangkok
Right around 2018 the fitness industry exploded in Thailand and it seemed like every Thai national was either choosing a career as a personal trainer or changing careers to become a personal trainer. At the same time, foreign personal trainers were moving to Bangkok in droves further saturating and already flooded market making each personal trainer's slice of the pie smaller.
With the advent of a flooded personal trainer market, personal trainers who didn't have the strong personal fitness training resume and/or a significant amount of training experience and who lacked a formal University exercise science education quickly realized that they had to drop their personal training prices in order to get clients. And even then, folks shopping for the cheapest personal trainer didn't seem to value an exercise science accredited personal trainer and chose the cheapest available further wreaking havoc on the personal trainer pricing structure as a whole.
Fast forward to 2022. Bangkok now has a multitude of commercial gyms, boutique training studios and fitness training location options all fully stocked with both Thai and foreign personal trainers, all with varying levels of fitness education, certifications and years of experience, thus, a rather large variance in personal trainer prices.
So how much does a personal trainer cost in Bangkok?
Hiring a personal trainer in Bangkok costs from 300 - 800 Thai Baht ($9 - $24) for an unqualified or newly certified coach to 3,000 Thai Baht ($90) and higher for a personal trainer holding an NCCA accredited personal trainer certification or a University Exercise Science BS or Master's degree with twenty plus years of personal training experience and specializations.
Prices for a personal trainer in Bangkok will vary if the trainer works inside a gym or is a freelancer training in-home or at condo gyms.
Typically freelance, mobile personal trainers in Bangkok with cost 300 - 500 Thai Baht more per session to account for their travel time and expense to and from their client's training location. Prices will be slightly higher as the distance needed to travel gets further from the trainer core area.
300 - 800 Thai Baht per session personal trainers in Bangkok
Personal trainers in this price range are unqualified, lack a personal trainer certification or have little or no personal training experience.
It is wise to avoid personal trainers in this price range as their lack of formal anatomy, physiology and especially kinesiology education puts you at risk of injury while training.
Penny wise and dollar dumb is the saying that comes to mind when reviewing the value of a personal trainer in this price range.
900 - 1,400 Thai Baht per session personal trainers in Bangkok
Personal trainers in Bangkok in this price range typically work at commercial franchised gyms. They will most often be certified by a local organization which is not accredited by the NCCA.
Freelance personal trainers in Bangkok charging per session in this price range typically have a weak training resume, are not certified and do not have a professional website to market themselves, thus, the lower price.
Personal trainers in this price range are not your best investment as they often time lack the anatomy & physiology necessary for being able to identify body parts and train them.
1,400 - 1,900 Thai Baht per session personal trainers in Bangkok
Personal trainers in this price range are typically foreigners with a personal trainer certification, and between 5 - 10 years of personal training experience.
1,400 seems to be the "sweet spot" for foreign freelance personal trainers as most will be charging this rate for personal training at condo gyms within the Sukhumvit Road / Asoke Road area where they are in most demand with the Expat clientele living in this area.
Some personal trainers will charge in this price range and closer to 1,700 Thai Baht as it is congruent with the International standard personal trainer rate of $50 per session.
2,000 - 2,400 Thai Baht per session personal trainers in Bangkok
Personal trainers in this price range are typically foreigners with a personal trainer certification, University degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology and 10 plus years of personal training experience.
Personal trainers and fitness coaches charging these prices are a much wiser investment as they are typically more mature, educated, professional, ethical and embody the traits and characteristics of what a personal trainer should be.
They will have a formal University education or certification in nutrition and provide integrated nutrition coaching into every client's daily fitness training program.
2,500 - 3,300 Thai Baht per session personal trainers in Bangkok
Personal trainers in this price range are typically foreigners with an NCCA accredited personal trainer certification, University BS or Master's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology and 20 plus years of personal training experience.
This personal trainer, myself Dennis Romatz being an example personal trainer, will be a fitness industry ambassador, leader and have a proven track record and long list of training clients with safe, successful results. He or she may possess multiple NCCA accredited personal trainer certifications as well as supplemental nutrition, sports performance, strength & conditioning, pre & post natal, Senior's training and group fitness certifications.
The personal fitness trainer in Bangkok in this price range is an absolutely wise spend in terms of being able to maximize your personal training sessions, improve your health and transform your body.
This expert Bangkok personal trainer will offer clinical based personal training. He or she will perform thorough exercise tests and fitness assessments, design a goal appropriate fitness training program, utilize clinical based, biomechanically perfect fitness training modalities and methodologies and monitor and scale your fitness training program for ongoing, sustainable results and achievements.
About the author
Dennis Romatz is an Internationally acclaimed personal trainer, clinically focused, exercise based, naturopathy centric personal trainer, online fitness coach and plant based nutrition coach specializing in weight loss with a University Exercise Science & Nutrition education and 36 years of personal training experience.