I am working on adding additional clients to my business. I am going to approach some fitness equipment stores to see if we can get an agreement. My proposal to the fitness stores would be this: They sell a piece of cardio equipment, free weights, home gyms, etc. They notify their customer that with their purchase they get a free consulting and workout with a personal trainer (me). I see this as beneficial to both parties as they can give their customers something different than other stores are currently doing and I get potential leads. Is there something I might be missing in this effort? And is there a certain way you would approach the stores on this?
I have an agreement with a local (independently owned) fitness equipment store, but a little different. If I refer a client to them–and they purchase a piece of equipment–then I get paid a small percentage of the purchase. (I have an in-home business, so I refer clients for in-home gym needs). It is a great referral system as well.
I have not done your suggestion, but it certainly would be worth a try. It is great to have connections like this as it fosters local small businesses and their growth. Everyone benefits.