I took my business on the road last year: Here’s what I have learned:
Figure out how to fill “down time”: there will be times that you find yourself with 3 hours to kill due to unforeseen circumstances! This doesn’t happen all the time but it only takes a few times for it to get old..
Schedule your clients by address/distances rather than days/times
You are in their home, their turf, so it’s different than them coming to you in a gym or elsewhere.
Be respectful of their home in all regards: no dirty shoes, clothing etc. Try not to use their restroom, and don’t go into other rooms of the house without them. Do not comment on their decorating style and when they have conversations with other people in the home that you are privy to, don’t voice an opinion!
I have a 5 minute rule for traffic and my clients know that: allow for time but realize you may hit a construction zone or delays that are out of your control.
Make sure your workout environment is safe:some clients leave shoes and newspapers lying around which could be an accident waiting to happen.
Discuss distractions: if their phone rings can they answer? if someone comes to the door, what is your policy?
Log your miles: keep track of gasoline:
Figure out what you can transport easily: I use a carry on roll bag: