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?
Shawn, its good to know this didn’t only happen to me. I used to do free things as often as I could, thinking that I was promoting my business. Turns out, I was wasting precious time that I could have been dedicating to those who would dedicate themselves to what I was offering. When its free I don’t see as much seriouisness from those attending; when it is paid for… undivided attention! I still do offer free things, just not regularly and not as often.