Having a personal studio in your home is often a challenge on a few unforeseen fronts. A few things to take into consideration:
1) Are you comfortable with your clientele knowing the exact location of your residence? (Some clients have boundary issues that need addressed; always have measures in place)
2) Does your community have any issues with an increased flow of traffic? (This can become a legal issue very quickly if neighbors start to complain)
3) Do you own an AED? (They are expensive but get one)
4) Will you offer ammenities? (Changing area, shower, etc.)
5) will you write off every little thing on your taxes? (Yes You Will)
I bring up these issues out of experience. Its not difficult to do but be certain you’ve thought of the issues outside of the box as well. This is your home, and you will feel imposed upon at times. How you deal with these issues should be thought of well in advance so you can handle them with a professional smile.
All’s good, Louis. I have had some experience there as well.
1) Interview your potential client about their available area for exercise. (You can easily determine what not to bring and if the household is a safe environment)
2) Have a liability waiver signed before any In-Home training commences (You can be held liable even for just providing information once you are in the clients home)
3) If you are travelling distance, be sure you are charging for milage, or adjust your prices accordingly. Gas price fluctuations these days, ya know?)
4) Talk with your insurance provider to make certain you are covered (Most do but there are some that won’t)
5) Keep documentation of EVERYTHING that occurs during a session (This comes straight from my lawyer, leave nothing to speculation when on someone elses premises)
Good luck. This is a fantastic way to make a deep connection with a client.
P.S. You can usually get a look in the kitchen for possible “issues” there as well 😉