Joining on as a member of another strength and conditioning gym
Hi there, I am looking to join on with a fellow fitness coach here in town. Any recommendations in how to make this transition? I am his first employee, so we are at a loss of how to handle finances. I know this is a BIG question, but any helpful advice would be great! Thanks!
I am unclear if you are assisting him in building his business. Are you a contractor, a consultant?
However, having said the above, you know your worth and the individual hiring you should also know your value as well as what the current salary is of a "fitness coach" in your area. If the business is owned by the individual presenting the offer, he/she should have included the "salary budget" in his business plan.
You may want to go to other gyms in the area to see how they are handling things, so you do not under or overcut the service worth.
I would highly recommend your getting together, and each outlining how you see the arrangement working. Then, spend an hour or so with an experienced business attorney (preferably one with experience working with fitness clients) to memorialize your agreement/arrangement on paper.
I hope that this helps.
Be very clear and concise
I would also suggest a legal contract between you and the owner