Although I don’t personally sell my training that way, I’m definitely interested in why you feel it “was the best change we’ve ever made in our business.” Thoughts?
Also, what are the parameters you’ve set for the following:
-Number of sessions per week?
-How do you prioritize which clients get which times?
-Number of clients per session?
It sounds interesting and I’d love to know more! Hope to hear back from you soon.
Good question. I don’t use this system because some of my clients are people who either travel due to work or other times they have other type of conflicts or need to switch slots and I don’t feel comfortable charging them every month when they have unused sessions. If this is something that works for your business that’s great and I wouldn’t change it if it was me. It’s probably a good way of knowing up front who will continue and the amount of income coming in for next month and also guarantees them the time slots they have chosen.
not sure what a ‘recurring fee’ is but I write monthly invoices to my clients based on the number of sessions they had with me that month. I have done that from the beginning of my personal training, and, that way, I was never in the business of reselling packages or services. To me, this works great.
We have “Paid In Full” or “Personal Training Contracts” similar to a Health Club Membership Contract. PT contracts are based on a certain amount of sessions purchased each month and charged automatically to the members checking acct. or credit card until the contract is fulfilled.
At my gym, we do offer either “pay in full” package (5, 10, or 20 sessions) or the optional “financing” PT package. The “pay in full” is just that, the member has to pay for the full amount of PT sessions up front…which is expensive to most. With this option, they can use the sessions whenever they like. The other “financing” type of package, does give the member the option to choose however many sessions they would like to attend (5, 10, 20) and then break it down even further into sessions they want to dedicate themselves to on a weekly basis (1, 2, 3, 4, 5). Each week, the member is then automatically charged based on the amount of weekly sessions they committed to whether they attend the session or not. I designed software for my billing company that allows for weekly billing.
I would definitely be interested in learning more about the specifics of your model.