The celeb PTs making a FORTUNE on Instagram and earning up to £12k per post
When they’re not sculpting the most sought-after bodies in the world, celebrity personal trainers could be earning over £6m per year on Instagram, according to research conducted by personal training course providers, OriGym.
The report analyses the trainers’ follower count, celebrity clientele, post engagement and uses the Infiki Instagram money calculator to rank the highest earners on Instagram.
Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson’s PT earning the most per post at £12k
Origym reveals Dwayne Johnson’s PT, Ross Dickerson, is the richest trainer with estimated earnings of almost £12k per sponsored Instagram post.
Ross now boasts 2.6m followers on Instagram, classing him as one of the top celebrity personal trainers worldwide in terms of expertise, and online following.
As an avid Insta poster, Ross has scheduled over 500 posts in the last 12 months, making him the most Insta-active PT on the list and also the most likely to rake in the highest earnings, with a potential £6.3m return.
The top-earning celeb PT influencers
Millions of Insta followers, a personal brand and high-end clientele all help these celebrity PTs earn a hefty sum.
The personal trainers who have helped sculpt Madonna’s famous abs, J-Lo’s booty and Kim K’s iconic curves all feature in the top 30 richest PTs.
Here, Origym reveals the highest-earning celeb personal trainers:
|Personal Trainer/Coach||Instagram Followers||Celebrity Clients||Earnings Per Post|
|1||Ross Dickerson @dickersonross||2.6m||Dwayne Johnson||£11.4k|
|2||Melissa Alcantara @fitgurlmel||1.1m||Kim Kardashian||£4.8k|
|3||Danielle Peazer @daniellepeazer||1.1m||Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall||£4.8k|
|4||Jeanette Jenkins @msjeanettejenkins||896k||Kelly Rowland, Pink||£3.9k|
|5||Jono Castano @jonocastanoacero||706k||Charlotte Crosby||£3k|
|6||Tracy Anderson @tracyandersonmethod||669k||Victoria Beckham||£2.9k|
|7||Mary Helen Bowers @balletbeautiful||536k||Zooey Deschanel, Liv Tyler, Kirsten Dunst||£2.3k|
|8||Bradley Simmonds @bradleysimmonds||416k||Maya Jama, Theo Walcott, Niall Horan||£1.8k|
|9||Gunnar Peterson @gunnarfitness||381k||Sylvester Stallone, Khloe Kardashian, Angelina Jolie||£1.6k|
|10||Luke Zocci @zocobodypro||323k||Chris Hemsworth||£1.4k|
|11||Don Saladino @donsaladino||309k||Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal||£1.3k|
|12||Simone De La Rue @simonedelarue.official||292k||Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway||£1.3k|
|13||Anna Kaiser @theannakaiser||261k||Shakira, Sarah Jessica Parker||£1.1k|
|14||Harley Pasternak @harleypasternak||244k||Kanye West, Ariana Grande||£1.1k|
|15||Tony Horton @tonyshorton||253k||Bruce Springsteen, Usher||£1.1k|
|16||Patrick Nilsson @thepatricknilsson||214k||Justin Bieber||£924|
|17||Erin Oprea @erinoprea||212k||Carrie Underwood||£914|
|18||Jonny Roxx @ovoroxx||178k||Drake||£768|
|19||Joe Holder @ochosystem||137k||Naomi Campbell||£591|
|20||Don Brooks @donamatrixtraining||116k||Fergie||£498|
|21||Aaron WIlliamson @aaronvwilliamson||109k||Zac Efron||£469|
|22||Leyon Azubuike @leyon||93.6k||Jennifer Aniston||£402|
|23||Nicole Winhoffer @nicolewinhoffer||88.6k||Madonna, Kate Hudson, Rachel Weisz||£380|
|24||Amy Rosoff Davis @amyrosoffdavis||86k||Selena Gomez||£374|
|25||Peter Lee Thomas @peterleethomas||80k||Demi Lovato||£345|
|26||David Kirsch @davidkirsch||79.7k||Jennifer Lopez||£344|
|27||Mark Jenkins @themarkjenkins||50.6k||P Diddy||£226|
|28||Danny Musico @dannymusico||48.7k||Leonardo DiCaprio||£209|
|29||Sugarhill Steward @kronksugarhill||47.3k||Tyson Fury||£210|
|30||Pete Geracimo @petegeracimo||31.4k||Adele||£135|
Closely following Ross, is Kim K’s trainer, Melissa Alcantara, who’s said to train Kardashian up to 6 days a week. She sees one of the biggest Instagram pay packets and can charge up to £5k per post on the social media platform. Similarly, Perrie Edwards’ and Jade Thirwall’s personal trainer, Danielle Peazer, could earn £4.8k per post.
Having trained the likes of Victoria Beckham, Robert Downey Jr and Nicole Richie, Tracy Anderson is also recognised for her workout DVDs and online routines and comes in 6th place.
One surprise placement was Simone De La Rue, who came in 12th on the list but has one of the most exclusive roster of celebrity clients – Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock and Anne Hathaway.
This is how much celeb PTs could be earning annually JUST from Instagram
The top 10 richest trainers are made up of the PTs who help Hollywood A-listers, international singing sensations and British household names stay in shape.
Although personal training and fitness is the main source of income for this list of top 10 trainers, some could be making millions of pounds through Instagram endorsements and sponsored posts.
By multiplying the average yearly posts with the estimated earnings per post, OriGym was able to calculate the potential annual earnings.
|Personal Trainer/Coach||Instagram Followers||Celebrity Clients||No. of Instagram Posts in Last 12 Months||Average Earnings in Last 12 Months|
|1||Ross Dickerson @dickersonross||2.6m||Dwayne Johnson||556||£6.3m|
|2||Jeanette Jenkins @msjeanettejenkins||896k||Kelly Rowland, Pink||285||£1.1m|
|3||Danielle Peazer @daniellepeazer||1.1m||Perrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall||220||£1m|
|4||Jono Castano @jonocastanoacero||706k||Charlotte Crosby||269||£807k|
|5||Simone De La Rue @simonedelarue.official||292k||Chrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway||466||£605k|
|6||Melissa Alcantara @fitgurlmel||1.1m||Kim Kardashian||105||£504k|
|7||Gunnar Peterson @gunnarfitness||381k||Sylvester Stallone, Khloe Kardashian, Angelina Jolie||312||£499k|
|8||Don Saladino @donsaladino||309k||Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal||367||£477k|
|9||Bradley Simmonds @bradleysimmonds||416k||Maya Jama, Theo Walcott, Niall Horan||258||£464k|
|10||Tracy Anderson @tracyandersonmethod||669k||Victoria Beckham||121||£350k|
Adele’s personal trainer earns just £135 per post
Despite being the fitness expert behind one of the most talked-about weight-loss transformations of the past few years, Adele’s personal trainer features at the lower end of the chart with estimated earnings of £135 per post and £20k per year on Instagram.
The ever-growing world of social media combined with the popularity of the fitness industry means that Instagram is proving to be the best place for personal trainers to post their fitness-related content and earn an extra income.