In the area I live, there are a few upscale housing complexes who have their own gym. I’m thinking of inquiring on adding a Personal Training program to the services they offer; with doing so, do you think the complex shoud receive a fee if I were to offer personal training services? Does anyone have a similar proposal to share or similar helpful information?
I did this once when I lived in Woodstock Georgia… kind of. I didn’t become part of the services they offered (though that too was my initial intent) but rather, was able to train my clientele that lived in the complex, at the complex’s gym. There were legal waivers, insurance, and credentials that had to be agreed upon but they never asked for anything in return. I picked up a few clients while working with others and, well, it was great. If they ask you for a fee, it will probably be monthly as those gyms aren’t monitored so they would never know when you are working. It was a wonderful experience and I would do it again in a heartbeat.
It’s a great idea, but maybe more on the downlow, if you know what i mean. If they approach you, then have a proposal ready and a list of residents, currrently using your services, to help persuade management. If they get involved, they may have a lis tof unreasonable conditions that may make it not worth your while.
Hi Louis. I say “go for it!” I’ve provided this type of training service to a few large communities before. It’s a great way to increase your visibility and your income. Each “deal” or arrangement is different. Some management offices ask for a percentage of what you bring in, but in my experience that is very rare. If you are proactive and address EXACTLY how you propose this arrangement will work, in the proposal that you give them, more often than not management will go with it. Since everything in your proposal is subject to “negotiation,” then I say start with exactly what YOU want. Then let them counter if they want more.
I think this is a great idea for both the complex and yourself! I would have your proposal ready to meet with the management/owner.
Share with them your ideas, your plan to market yourself within the complex, rates, percentages back to the complex, your credentials, insurance, references, a list of other successful complexes with the same services and what you expect from them in return i.e. how they will promote you and make persoanl training a another valuable emenity within the complex.
Keep us posted on your outcome!
Wishing You Great Success!
I am in this same situation. I am preparing a marketing packet to present to the housing communities in my area (in Florida EVERYONE lives in a community). Some have full gyms with aerobics studios, others have smaller sites with a few pieces of equipment. I think it is a great way to get involved and to gain income and clients. I believe meeting with the manager is the way to go. You are representing yourself and you want to put your best face forward. You want to show people that you practice ligitimate (sp) business ethics and morals. The repercussions of doing it under the radar, and getting caught and reprimanded could be detrimental to your name and deter future business prospects.