What do you suggest is the best way for me to go about finding other personal trainers interested in renting my space to train?
I'd like to offer up my training studio to other personal trainers in order for them to make their own money at their own rate. It would include full 24-7 access, with their own ADT security code and key to the studio. at a mere $400/month with a 3 month minimum commitment......trainers are making no money for all their efforts and these local health clubs and I'd like to seem them change that around.
*Sponsor a free workshop for personal trainers on a topic of their interest and offer refreshments. Do this quarterly and build a relationship as friend of the trainers. Let nature take its course.
*Offer your shop as a place of internship for new pts. We all know it isn't just about your skill level (though that is the most important) but about personality and the drive and knowledge to market oneself. Be on the lookout for this person among the new Pts and court them with substantial benefits.
Most Fitness Organizations now have posting boards on their sites that you can talk to other fitness professional about what you're doing.
Social media such as Facebook and Linkedin are alo good as you can post it in your status and have them contact you through your email account.
Your heart is in the right place and I wish you much success!
First, I would check with reputable fitness organizations: IDEA, ACSM, Can-Fit-Pro, CPTN, etc..for leads (most have a section on their website where people advertise their space).
Second, I would perform a thorough interview and screening process, complete with references, criminal check, etc..Also, maybe talk to their clients...
Third, a security camera probably isn't a bad idea. Of course, people have to be made aware of camera presence...
Fourth, maybe notify fellow business owners in your area? Sort of a "neighborhood watch" program...
Fifth, consider stopping by unannounced at different times/days? Just to see what's going on...
Beyond that, I guess you just have to trust your gut. Best of luck to you!
I always go by my gut feeling
I also would suggest a security deposit, a list of references, valid I.D. etc, signed contract all done prior to them starting.
I would give them a DO NOT DUPLICATE key and changed the locks and security code often
Take care, good luck.
I also have gone to local gyms websites and looked under their trainers and read their Bios to see if they might be the type of trainer I was looking for...you can find more specific areas they specialize in! And most good trainers don't like to stay in gyms to long- I can't offer them Insurance, but they don't have to work the usual floor hours, they can come and go as they please, and I pay them more per hour!