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.
Eileen, if you are working at a gym, schedule them about 15 minutes apart. That way you have time between clients to get their paperwork ready, go to the bathroom etc.
If you have other commitments – and it sounds like you do -and this is not your sole source of income then tell clients “I can only train on these days.” if you are good they will make time for you.
Only being able to train on certain days may be good from a marketing standpoint because it creates scarcity and that can be a powerful motivator.