I have been asked to research adding personal training services to our Rec Center’s offerings. We are not a private gym, but operated by the city. I would love to hear from directors and managers about how your PT services work (especially from the public sector). I am weighing the pros and cons of hiring PTs as City employees whom we would pay hourly and independent contractors who we would take a percentage of their PT fees. Any insights/advice would be much appreciated. Thanks!
I agree that your first step is to consult with your facility’s attorney and accountant to determine whether you’d be better served by hiring as staff or independent contractor. In either case, Sue’s recommendation that whatever your choice, be certain to verify certifications and experience prior to allowing a trainer to work with your members.