I’m new to the personal trainer world and am not sure how to go about scheduling clients without my schedule seeming disjointed and chaotic. Right now, my appts are sprinkled throughout the day/week and, with the other fitness classes i’m teaching and my family’s schedule… it just seems really chaotic. I would love to hear what other pt’s have done with scheduling.
That is a pretty common theme in personal training! That is how I started, too. My schedule was early morning through evenings with a lot of back and forth. There are certain times of the day that people like to train, depending on their own schedules with work, school, family, and life. Unfortunately, those times can be at opposite ends of the day for the trainer.
How you handle it really depends on your own needs and availability. You can always have a set time that you are available to train and stick with it. As a new trainer though, you may want to try and build a client base first by being somewhat flexible.
I work part time and have adjusted my schedule–I train and teach classes early mornings through afternoons plus mornings on the weekends. Evenings are out for me right now with family and activities. I had to learn to say no!
You’ll find what works for you, just be careful not to get burned out by trying to accommodate everyone. Good luck!