Thursday, September 10, 2009

Personal Trainer Survey

I got certified as a personal trainer back in 2001 with 3 different organizations. I recently finished up my University degree in exercise science and I am training clients regularly again. I want to do a little market research for Your Fitness Quest and would appreciate your feedback. Please answer the following 10 questions in the comments section. If you don't have a blogger login, you can just publish your answers as anonymous.

1. Have you ever worked with a trainer?
2. Do you prefer working out at home, in a gym, or outside?
3. Do you prefer individual training or group workouts?
4. Do you have any fears or concerns about using a personal trainer?
5. Under ideal circumstances, how often would you work with a trainer?
6. Rank the 3 areas of improvement that are the most appealing to you from the choices below:
(appearance, energy level, athletic performance, weight loss, nutrition)
7. Which would say is the single most important benefit of using a trainer?
(education, customization, accountability, motivation, safety, or other)
8. What is the least you would expect a trainer to charge per session?
9. What is the most you would be willing to pay per session?
10. On a scale of 1-10 how important is a fit appearance for a personal trainer?

Thanks so much for taking the time to to give me your feedback. I appreciate it.

20 comments:

Anonymous said...

1. No
2. gym
3. individual
4. no
5. 3 x week
6. appearance,wt. loss, nutrition.
7. accountability
8. $25
9. $45
10. 8

Kristina P. said...

1) No
2) Home
3) Individual
4) No
5) Once a week
6) Weight loss, energy level, nutrition
7) Motivation
8) $50
9) $75
10) 8

Sass said...

1. Yes.
2. In a gym.
3. Individual.
4. Not being able to commit.
5. 3 times a week.
6. energy level, weight loss, appearance.
7. Safety.
8. um...no clue, maybe $30/hour.
9. Again...no clue, probably about $30/hour.
10. Honestly, I'd say 10.

Kirk Richards said...

1. No
2. Gym or outside
3. Individual
4. Cost
5. Once a week
6. Appearance, energy level, athletic performance
7. Accountability and education
8. $25
9. $40 (Unless I had money to burn and then it would be $500)
10. 7

Emily said...

1. No
2. outside
3. small group (makes for more consistent workouts)
4. No
5. 2 or 3 times/week
6. Energy Level
nutrition
appearance
7. accountability
8. $30-40
9. $40 (depends on how often the sessions are) I might pay $50 for once/week if I could afford it.
10. I would say 10, but I think the definition of "fit appearance" could be pretty broad. I would just want them to look healthy.

Mary (MEM) said...

1) no
2) home
3) individual
4) they would make fun of how out of shape I am
5) 3 X a week
6) energy level, weight loss, appearance
7) motivation
8) $25
9) $40-$45
10)9

Rosie said...

1. Yes
2. An air conditioned gym
3. Individual
4. No
5. 2 times a week
6.appearance, energy level
7. Motivation
8. $45/hour session
9. $50
10 9 or 10
congratulations on receiving your degree!

Cheree said...

1. No.
2. Gym and outside.
3. Both.
4. The expense.
5. Once a week
6. 1) energy level, 2) appearance, 3) nutrition
7. 1) accountability, 2) motivation, 3) education,
8. $20
9. A better question would be how much would I be willing to pay if I had the budget to pay for it--then, I'd say $50.
10. 10

bonnie jack said...

1. no
2. at home because i can watch my own tv and i'm a lot more likely to work out if i don't have to drive anywhere, but in a gym because they have more equipment so i can get a lot more variety
3. group is more fun...but again, it requires actually going somewhere, so i'm more likely to do it on my own.
4. yes. i fear i can't afford it.
5. 3-4x a week
6. energy level, appearance, athletic performance
7. education
8. $50?
9. no money right now. can't pay anything.
10. 10

Raine said...

1. No
2. gym
3. group
4. they would think Im fat and dumb
5. 1/week
6. weight loss, appearance, energy level
7. education
8. $25
9. $50
10. 8

Gwen said...

1. No.
2. Gym/outside.
3. Group. I like taking classes.
4. Nothing beyond cost.
5. Under ideal circumstances, all the freaking time.
6. Performance, appearance and energy level.
7. Motivation.
8. No idea.
9. I'm just not into the "per session" fees. If the trainer came as part of my gym package, I would totally do it.
10. 10.

Bee and Rose said...

1. Yes
2. Home
3. Individual
4. No
5. 2-3x week
6. Energy level, weight loss, nutrition
7. Motivation
8. $40
9. $60
10. 8

Jeremy & Marti said...

1. NO
2. Gym & Outside if its good weather
3. individual
4. no
5. 3 times a week
6. weight loss, appearance, nutrition
7. motivation
8. $30
9. $50
10. 8

Jen Yak said...

1. No
2. Gym
3. Individual
4. No- if I could afford it
5. Once a week
6. Appearance, weight loss, nutrition
7. Customization
8. $25
9. $35
10. 10

Jeanne said...

I'm outside your age range, but since I work out regularly, I thought you might still be interested.

1. Just long enough to learn how to use the equipment at the gym.
2. Gym.
3. Individual
4. No.
5. Once a week.
6. Weight loss, energy level, nutrition (also, strength and balance)
7. Education
8. No clue.
9. None there, either.
10. Probably 7. Dr. Glenda, the trainer at my gym, used to be pretty overweight and I find her much more credible since she slimmed down.

mike, cynth, jonathan, jen, jeremy, and jessie said...

1. Yes. (Just an intro at the gym...)
2. Home/outside (no gym membership anymore).
3. Individual.
4. Cost. Other than that, I'd love it!
5. 1x every week or two.
6. Weight loss, energy, nutrition (as evidenced by my lunch of Oreos and candy corn...ugh!)
7. Motivation and education.
8. Not sure. $50/hr.?
9. This is wishful thinking right now, I'm afraid. :-)
10. 8 or 9.

Krista said...

1. Yes
2. Gym
3. Individual
4. I don't think they can always relate to overweight people. I wonder if they are secretly disgusted.
5. 3 times a week if I had the money. Otherwise, I think once a week would be great-trainer teaches you a routine to follow and you do it on your own the rest of the week.
6. Appearance, weight loss, energy level
7. Motivation
8. $20
9. $35
10. 9

rebecca said...

1. No
2. Gym
3. Doesn't matter
4. No
5. 3x a week
6. weight loss, energy level, nutrition
7. motivation
8. never had a trainer, so wouldn't know
9. ditto #8
10. 10

RoseAnne H said...

1. yes
2. with a trainer: gym, my own workouts: cardio-outside, weights-gym
3. individual
4. just that it is expensive
5. 3 times a week
6. 1-nutrition 2-energy level 3-appearance
7.customization, accountability and motivation
8. a beginning trainer-$20/hr
9. personally, $30
10. 6

Tracy P. said...

1. No
2. outside
3. individual
4. Yes, is it expensive
5. Just a few times to get started
6. nutrition, appearance, energy level
7. education
8. $20
9. $40
10. 10