Your pay will be dictated by several factors. The first factor is whether you're just overseeing the corporate fitness center, or you're running your own programs. If you're simply running the fitness center, your hourly rate will be significantly lower than one-on-one or group training. If you're doing individual training, you should charge the same rate that you charge your other clients. However, you may consider offering half-hour sessions, as these are more feasible for people during work hours.
Group programs are where you can really increase your hourly rate. The exact amount will depend on how many participants you have, as well as whether the employees or the company are paying you. With ten or more people, you can keep the clients' costs down while increasing your own profit margin. Remember to consider the time it takes you to commute from your other place of business when you negotiate your fees.
Be careful not to sacrifice service in an effort to increase profits. If you have more people than you can handle sign up for your programs, you will need to hire another trainer to assist you. It may decrease your profits initially, but it will increase satisfaction with the program and you will therefore be more successful.
Working for an Hourly Wage
If you're hired to run a corporate fitness center, you'll most likely receive $15–$20 per hour. Your job will be to create a safe and enjoyable atmosphere for the employees who exercise. As an employee of the company, you may or may not have the opportunity to offer personal training. If you do, it's still in your best interest to work with groups, as this will pay better than individual training. Working with four employees at a time who each pay $15 will give you $60. However, unless you're an independent contractor and can negotiate the opportunity to personal train, you probably won't be able to do so in a corporate setting.