Hi. I am trying to change career fields. I originally went to college for chemistry and have a full time job in the chemistry field. But I also have a fitness training background and have started with my own business where I combine small group fitness and martial arts training together. It is through this that I’ve found where my true passion lies. I would like to get out of the chemistry field and work in fitness full time. I would like to get a personal trainer job to replace my chemist job. But my question is, with my own group fitness business, how do I approach applying for a personal trainer job in a gym when I have my own business? How do I address concerns that I may try to lure customers into leaving their gym and coming to my facility? That is not my intention of course.
Every gym drools over a trainer like you. They like bringing in new personal trainers, but PT’s take time to build up a client base. If you bring one in, they’ll most likely be more than happy to accommodate you and your clients in any way.
Ask for discounts on your client’s getting memberships there or an extra little % higher than what they already offer to you as a PT.