I am considering doing a sliding scale fee for my clients. I am doing this because there are so many people in my area who want to get fit but can’t afford a gym let alone a personal train or. I am doing research on this idea and wonder if there any thoughts regarding the issues surrounding this idea. Or any knowledge of others being successful working with clients on a sliding scale.
I do not provide this option. This is not to say that I have never given clients a price break if they found themselves suddenly in difficult circumstances.
I have one rate per session but I provide material to clients that will allow them to work out on their own. That way, some clients only see me once a month.
I feel it is unfair to clients to have different rates for the same service. I hate to say it but you will be taken advantage of by those who ask for a discount wherever they go.