Lawrence with Gym Insight

Las Vegas, NV 89148

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Does is make sense for someone over 50 to become a personal trainer?

21 Answers | Asked by Cindy Baird on Jan 09, 2013

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Jan 10, 2013

Cindy, As a gym owner, age of a personal trainer would never hinder me from hiring... and as someone who understands how important fitness is to those who suffer from the chronic illness of arthritis (because I witness the daily effects from someone close to me), having a PT who personally empat...

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What's the youngest age group your gym will allow into the workout area (unsupervised)?

14 Answers | Asked by Calvin Yeong on Dec 19, 2012

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 19, 2012

Only with the express permission of their parents, I will allow 16 years old to be unsupervised.

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Anyone using monthly pricing plans for personal training?

12 Answers | Asked by Keith Bishop on Aug 27, 2011

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 04, 2012

Hi Keith, I know that you posted this a while ago. I am a gym owner who just started to implement this system and have found it change my whole business - in a very good way. My gym manager actually posted a YouTube video about it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbGcdlDjsi0&feature=relat...

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How much has the economic downturn affected your personal training business?

10 Answers | Asked by Megan Senger on Jun 27, 2011

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 03, 2012

I have added a weekly financing option to my personal training packages. So my members benefit from a commitment and the package option, while only have to pay smaller more affordable weekly amounts. I have a payment processing software company that adheres to this idea as well. Check it out: ...

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I have recently hired a Personal Assistant to help me with my Personal Training business. Is anyone using a P.A.

11 Answers | Asked by sizwe gumede on Jun 10, 2012

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 03, 2012

Have you considered looking into gym management and membership systems and payment processing systems that can do this all for you?

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Have you adjusted your personal training prices and packages because of the economy? If so how?

12 Answers | Asked by Stacy Rae Mednick on Jun 17, 2011

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 03, 2012

Yes I have not changed my prices, but I have changed my options for packages at my gym. I have given my gym members an option of financing these packages based on a weekly commitment. At my gym, for the smallest package of 5 pt sessions, I charge $33 for 1/2 hour and $50 for a full hour session...

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Looking to change from punch cards to EFT monthly fees and prepaid packages? Need help on pricing.

7 Answers | Asked by Emily Zug on Dec 03, 2012

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 03, 2012

Hi Emily, I do agree with LaRoue that only you really know what your price should be. With that said, I can give you some insight as to what I do. I am a gym owner and my independent PT's have two types of sessions: 1/2 hour and full hour. We have three packaging options either half o...

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What are your insights on having a payment processing system that is capable of billing weekly (instead of monthly)?

8 Answers | Asked by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 01, 2012

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Dec 01, 2012

Susan, Harris, and LaRue: Thank you all for your Insights and your time giving me feedback! Let me clarify a little too: How would your opinion/analysis change if the billing was the normal monthly system but with an optional capability to do weekly charges lets say to accommodate for more me...

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What should be the name of my personal training business?

21 Answers | Asked by Laura Myers on Apr 27, 2011

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Nov 26, 2012

I would suggest naming your PT business something congruent to your location and service based on SEO. I am sure you will have a website and you definitely want to near the top on the search rankings. Pick a niche with whatever SEO combo that is most tailored to your location and service! Do yo...

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Have you heard of 'Automated Personal Training'?

8 Answers | Asked by Karin Singleton on Nov 18, 2012

Answered by Lawrence with Gym Insight on Nov 20, 2012

These are all great Insights! In my next software project, I wanted to build a kiosk that incorporates a personal training element into it. Let me know what you think?

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