I have an in-home business and do not charge a registration fee. I offer a free consult and assessment, and no fee (it’s just me so I do not send out other trainers). This works for me as every time I’ve done that the client has signed on…
What is your registration fee for–just curious?
I have never heard of a registration fee outside of a sign up charge at clubs.
I do consultation for free and roll my charge for an initial assessment into my personal training charge.
No, I don’t charge a registration fee.
That said, sometimes there’s a start-up cost, depending on the client’s interest in doing homework, what they already have in their home, and their interests. I bring everything that we need so a client would have zero equipment cost, but some of them want homework between sessions and I no longer loan out my equipment. In initial discussions with in-home clients, we talk about what they’re willing to do during their “off” days and sometimes that requires the purchase of equipment. That can be an up-front cost of $25 for a couple of exercise bands up to $300 for a CrossCore and the mounting hardware to put it up in their garage.