The Celebrity Personal Trainers Making a Fortune on Instagram

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

Credit – Kim Kardashian

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/CoachInstagram FollowersCelebrity ClientsEarnings Per Post
1Ross Dickerson @dickersonross2.6mDwayne Johnson£11.4k
2Melissa Alcantara @fitgurlmel1.1mKim Kardashian£4.8k 
3Danielle Peazer @daniellepeazer1.1mPerrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall£4.8k 
4Jeanette Jenkins @msjeanettejenkins896kKelly Rowland, Pink£3.9k 
5Jono Castano @jonocastanoacero706kCharlotte Crosby£3k 
6Tracy Anderson @tracyandersonmethod669kVictoria Beckham£2.9k
7Mary Helen Bowers @balletbeautiful536kZooey Deschanel, Liv Tyler, Kirsten Dunst£2.3k 
8Bradley Simmonds @bradleysimmonds416kMaya Jama, Theo Walcott, Niall Horan£1.8k 
9Gunnar Peterson @gunnarfitness381kSylvester Stallone, Khloe Kardashian, Angelina Jolie£1.6k 
10Luke Zocci @zocobodypro323kChris Hemsworth£1.4k 
11Don Saladino @donsaladino309kRyan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal£1.3k 
12Simone De La Rue @simonedelarue.official292kChrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway£1.3k 
13Anna Kaiser @theannakaiser261kShakira, Sarah Jessica Parker£1.1k 
14Harley Pasternak @harleypasternak244kKanye West, Ariana Grande£1.1k
15Tony Horton @tonyshorton253kBruce Springsteen, Usher£1.1k
16Patrick Nilsson @thepatricknilsson214kJustin Bieber£924
17Erin Oprea @erinoprea212kCarrie Underwood£914
18Jonny Roxx @ovoroxx178kDrake£768
19Joe Holder @ochosystem137kNaomi Campbell£591
20Don Brooks @donamatrixtraining116kFergie£498
21Aaron WIlliamson @aaronvwilliamson109kZac Efron£469
22Leyon Azubuike @leyon93.6kJennifer Aniston£402
23Nicole Winhoffer @nicolewinhoffer88.6kMadonna, Kate Hudson, Rachel Weisz£380
24Amy Rosoff Davis @amyrosoffdavis86kSelena Gomez£374
25Peter Lee Thomas @peterleethomas80kDemi Lovato£345
26David Kirsch @davidkirsch79.7kJennifer Lopez£344
27Mark Jenkins @themarkjenkins50.6kP Diddy£226
28Danny Musico @dannymusico48.7kLeonardo DiCaprio£209
29Sugarhill Steward @kronksugarhill47.3kTyson Fury£210
30Pete Geracimo @petegeracimo31.4kAdele£135

Closely following Ross, is Kim K’s trainer, Melissa Alcantara, who’s said to train Kardashian up to six 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 sixth 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 from Instagram alone 

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 ten 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/CoachInstagram FollowersCelebrity ClientsNo. of Instagram Posts in Last 12 MonthsAverage Earnings in Last 12 Months
1Ross Dickerson @dickersonross2.6mDwayne Johnson556£6.3m
2Jeanette Jenkins @msjeanettejenkins896kKelly Rowland, Pink285£1.1m
3Danielle Peazer @daniellepeazer1.1mPerrie Edwards, Jade Thirlwall220£1m
4Jono Castano @jonocastanoacero706kCharlotte Crosby269£807k
5Simone De La Rue @simonedelarue.official292kChrissy Teigen, Reese Witherspoon, Sandra Bullock, Anne Hathaway466£605k
6Melissa Alcantara @fitgurlmel1.1mKim Kardashian105£504k
7Gunnar Peterson @gunnarfitness381kSylvester Stallone, Khloe Kardashian, Angelina Jolie312£499k
8Don Saladino @donsaladino309kRyan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Jake Gyllenhaal367£477k
9Bradley Simmonds @bradleysimmonds416kMaya Jama, Theo Walcott, Niall Horan258£464k
10Tracy Anderson @tracyandersonmethod669kVictoria Beckham121£350k

Adele’s personal trainer earns just £135 per post

Credit – Adele

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. 

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