I’ve been teaching exercise to seniors – strength and motion, yoga and cadio, using chairs at local gyms for the past year. I want to expand on my own to assisted living centers. I would provide fitness assessment, equipment, music. How much to charge per class to the facility? Based on number of participants? size of facility?
Like all business decisions, write out a business plan that encompasses all of your goals.
Include cost on both ends. Ultimately you have to decide your value and worth.
List everything you are qualified to do and be flexible with negotiations. You may want to simply ask what they are willing to pay.
I agree with the above posts, liability is a huge factor here, I suggest that you get certified and obtain liability insurance, I would also talk to your attorney and draw up waivers and release forms.
Typically out here in Northwest New Jersey I charge $80/hr long, and $60/1/2 hr class
One of the centers has me do two 1/2 hr classes back to back to to different levels of residents. For that double class in the same building, same day, and back to back I charge $50 each or $100 total.
I have walked away from a few who asked to lower fees, and a few others I have offered lower fees when I was a potential learning experience on my part.
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