I received my paycheck for the first month of my job. It was rather modest, but definitely exceeds the industry average considering the number of hours I had to work. As a rule a fitness professional tends to always be overworked and underpaid. I think I'm doing okay. I'm a Group Exercise Instructor when it comes down to it. Boot Camp fitness, P90x, Shaun T, Jane Fonda, I'm the guy with the headmike up front leading people to get their butts moving with unbridled enthusiasm.