What do Independent Trainers look for in a private facility?
I own a private facility in the LA area and recently expanded, now I'm wondering what else I should add or bring in to appeal to more trainers. I brought in a massage therapist, so time will tell if this works out. I tried to see if a rope climb was possible, but no beams up top. We have high ceilings incase anyone was wondering. Thanks
As for personal trainers concerns about a facility (besides what is listed above) a few of mine include- safety, parking (being in LA, i'm sure this is a highly rated desire), cleanliness, equipment selection and quality,lighting, floor space- floor space- floor space (don't limit your trainer's creativity by packing in too much in too tight of a space.) don't over-rent your space. Too many trainers at one time is too much. Outdoor/indoor space. A friendly owner who is willing to allow the trainer to run their business independent of the facility.
In terms of equipment, it all depends on the type of client and training style of a personal trainer. A trainer who specializes in strength, weight loss and power will most likely need a squat racks free weighs and cable pulley stations to serve his/her clientele. A movement specialist who specializes in addressing biomechanical deficiencies and correcting postural ailments will probably only require floor space, mats and soft tissue tools and accessories.
At the end of the day, client comfortability, overall make-up of the private gym and type of clientele a trainer serves should serve as a template in helping you determine how to make your private facility more appealing to trainers.
Hope this helps.
-Fees I would have to pay
-Number of other trainers working there (luck of space can become an issue)
-Hours of operation (I have clients who like to workout either very early or very late)