The gym I’m at just opened May 1st and they have decided to start offering these free sessions for Birthdays. They have arranged it so you can have a phone conversation with the member before the session to find out their history. But is that enough? I feel uncomfortable going into it without more information you would get from a proper assessment. The gym offers free Fit Scores and I just told them I think they should get one of those done before their free session. What do you all think?
I completely agree with you. I give my clients a free session for their birthdays, but that is a different story. On principle, I do not work with somebody without an assessment, and for that reason, I do not offer free sessions.
You are in an awkward situation because you are an employee at the gym and cannot make your own rules. Maybe you can get the other trainers to stand with you on this.