Many people in fitness believe offering free services degrades the value of the profession. I have been one to hold such notions in the past. I’m re-thinking this idea and wonder if any independent trainers or business owners offer regular, non-binding free services to their community and how those services have affected their company?
I don’t do anything for free after the first meeting/interview of the potential client.
I used to do all sorts of free things, then i got tired of people not showing for free appointments and rescheduling at the last minute. I am all for educating those who want to be educated, but I have come to the understanding that a lot of people don’t take anything that’s free serious enough and my time is too valuable to be wasted like that. Now free eBooks or workouts that don’t take away from my time are a something else entirely and can be used as marketing if done properly. I just place too much value on my very limited time.