How Much Does a Personal Trainer in Phuket Cost?
Updated: Nov 25
Your complete guide to personal trainer prices and costs in Phuket, Thailand.
If you're looking for a fitness trainer in Phuket and are wondering what the costs are, this article is for you. This blog post clearly details prices and costs for a personal trainer in Phuket.
Hi everyone, I'm Dennis Romatz, professional Phuket personal trainer and holistic wellness specialist and owner at Dennis Romatz Fitness in Phuket. I've been a personal trainer since 1986 and a personal trainer in Phuket since 2005.
Thus, I have a ton of insightful information in the area of Phuket personal trainer prices. In this blog, I'll outline the various price levels and explain in detail the type of personal trainer you can expect in each price category.
The Answer To The Burning Question How Much Does A Personal Trainer In Phuket Cost?
So you've decided to finally get in shape and need the help of a personal trainer. Or perhaps you're coming to Phuket on a full blown immersion type of fitness holiday with fitness, nutrition, recovery and healthy lifestyle coaching to make a total body transformation happen.
A round of applause for you in either scenario. Getting fit in Phuket is an amazing, life changing experience with personal trainer options to help you reach your goals.
Personal trainers are available in every corner of Phuket from Bang Tao to the Southern tip in Rawai. There is no shortage of personal trainers with unique health & fitness training specialties to suit everyone and any goal.
Personal trainer prices, well, I'm going to take a detailed deep dive into how much a personal trainer in Phuket will cost you. I'll cover all of your price options from low end trainers to the most sought after trainers with University exercise science & nutrition educations and decades of personal training experience.
So how much does a personal trainer cost in Phuket?
Hiring a personal trainer in Phuket 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 coach holding an NCCA accredited personal trainer certification or a University Exercise Science BS or Master's degree with twenty plus years of coaching experience and specializations.
Prices for a trainer in Phuket will vary if they work for a commercial gym or if they are a freelancer training in-home or at condo gyms. Gym trainers working for commercial gyms are typically cheaper than freelance trainers working at condo gyms.
If you would like a personal trainer to come to your house, there will be a slight additional charge. Phuket is a huge island so trainers often times have to travel thirty or more minutes to get to their clients.
Typically freelance, mobile coaches in Phuket will cost 300 - 500 Thai Baht more per session to account for their travel time and expense to and from their client's location. Prices will be slightly higher as the distance needed to travel gets further from the trainer core area.
So, if you're considering a personal trainer, you may want to do a simple Google search using "personal trainer near me cost" or "private trainer near me" to get a list of trainers closer to your condo gym who may be cheap.
+ UPDATE...I've add a new personal trainer Phuket price category. It's entitled "cheap personal trainer Phuket". This is not a joke. You'd fall out of your chair when you see how many emails I get from people asking for a "cheap Phuket personal trainer".
Cheap Personal Trainer Phuket
A personal trainer in Phuket in this category is an absolute waste of time...period...end of story.
This person has no fitness education.
This person has no personal trainer certification.
This person has no personal trainer experience worth putting on a resume.
This person has no personal trainer resume.
This person has no personal trainer website.
This person has no marketing skills.
This person has no way of getting clients so they offer the lowest price.
300 - 1,000 Thai Baht Personal Trainers in Phuket
Personal trainers in this price range are unqualified, lack a relevant certification or have little or no fitness training experience.
It is wise to avoid coaches in this price range as their lack of formal anatomy, physiology and especially kinesiology education puts you at risk of injury while training.
Although these prices seems cheap, this would not actually be considered an affordable personal trainer in Phuket as you will spend more for training longer than it's worth. Penny wise and dollar dumb is the saying that comes to mind when reviewing value in this price range.
This price category can also be considered "cheap persona trainer in Phuket" (waste of time).
1,200 - 1,400 Thai Baht Personal Trainers in Phuket
Coaches in Phuket 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 coaches 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.
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.
By far, the bulk of personal trainers in Phuket are in this price range.
1,500 - 1,900 Thai Baht Personal Trainers in Phuket
Personal trainers in this price range are typically foreigners with a relevant certification, and between 5 - 10 years of experience.
1,500 has aways been the "sweet spot" for personal trainers as it's equal to the International average cost of $50 per session.
Most personal trainers in this price range have 3-10 years of personal training experience, an Internationally accredited personal trainer certification.
2,000 - 2,400 Thai Baht Personal Trainers in Phuket
Personal trainers in this price range are typically foreigners with a relevant certification, University degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology and 10 plus years of fitness coaching experience.
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 fitness professional 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.
Perhaps you're starting to get a better idea of prices and would like to narrow your search to a female trainer.
2,500 - 3,300 Thai Baht Personal Trainers in Phuket
Personal trainers in this price range are typically foreigners with an NCCA accredited and relevant certification, University BS or Master's degree in Exercise Science, Exercise Physiology or Kinesiology and 20 plus years of training experience.
I myself, Dennis Romatz being an example, 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 relevant certifications as well as supplemental nutrition, sports performance, strength & conditioning, pre & post natal, Senior's training and group fitness certifications.
The fitness professional in Phuket in this price range is an absolutely wise spend in terms of being able to maximize your training sessions, improve your health and transform your body.
This expert coach will offer clinical based personal training. He or she will perform thorough exercise tests and fitness assessments, design a goal appropriate fitness training program style, utilize clinical based, biomechanically perfect fitness training modalities and methodologies and monitor and scale your fitness training program for ongoing, sustainable results and achievements.
Searching for a personal trainer often starts with the question, "How much does a personal trainer cost?" so that people know how much to pay, or budget. As we've explored in this guide, the answer varies significantly based on factors like qualifications, experience, and training location.
Your fitness journey is unique, and so are your needs. Take the time to research and connect with trainers who resonate with your goals and values. Don't hesitate to ask questions, seek recommendations, and, most importantly, prioritize your safety and well-being as cutting corners on price may not yield the results you desire.
As you search for a personal trainer, consider the qualifications and experience that matter most to you. Are you seeking a trainer with an NCCA-accredited certification, a university degree, or decades of experience? Do you prefer the convenience of a gym or the personalized touch of a freelance trainer who comes to your condo or resort doorstep?
Ultimately, a personal trainer in Phuket can be your guiding light towards a healthier and fitter you. Whether you choose a lower priced, entry-level trainer or invest in a seasoned expert who comes with a higher price tag, remember that the right trainer is the one who helps you achieve your fitness aspirations safely and effectively.
About the author:
Dennis Romatz is the Owner and Head Personal Trainer at Dennis Romatz Fitness Phuket representing the pinnacle of excellence in personal training in Phuket. You can contact Dennis to train with him in person or live online or connect with him on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and Instagram.