How to become a Personal Trainer in Massachusetts

License or Certification

In the state of Massachusetts, there are no requiremens set forth to become an Personal Trainer; however, there may be come requirements on the city and county levels in which case you must contact the local City Clerk’s office.


Annual Income / Per Hour Rate (as reported by the Bureau of Labor Statistics 2010)

Personal Training Income Annually: $38 -52k
Hourly Personal Training Rate: $25+


Standard requirements across state lines:

  • Must be at least 18 years old
  • Must be a United States citizen or legal alien
  • High School diploma or equivalent

Other Requirements that May Be Helpful:

  • Driver’s License
  • Good Communication skills
  • In good physical shape
  • Be able to stand long periods of time


Additionally, if you plan on working with or for a company, there may be special guidelines that you must follow. It would be a good idea to take at look at the below guides:

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