Hi, I’ve been a lurker here for a while, it’s a great community with lots of useful insights and I eventually joined to ask a question!
I’m really confused on how one should build a client base, starting from scratch, working in a commercial gym, assuming you have to build your own client base without any help from the gym itself.
A lot of advices and suggestions I see take for granted you have already a base to start from, but what if your completely new to the world of personal training?
What are your best advices for a new trainer looking to build a client base relatively fast? Should I approach everyone and give free sessions? Should I ever try to sell my services or just be nice, help people and try to build relationship and trust hoping someone will eventually request personal training?
To sum it up: please, share your knowledge on, going back, everything you would do in the first weeks in a gym setting. I’m very very confused (and… terrified)!
Thank you for all your answers!
Lot of great advices here.
I was a bit worried because in every bodybuilding community there’s a lot of pessimism regarding this carreer.
Everyone says “Don’t do it”, but I can’t honestly picture myself doing anything else: fitness is and will always be my passion.
Why can’t I follow my dreams and what inspires me?
Yes, I know building a client base will be hard.
Yes, I know I will probably struggle in the first times.
Yes, I know the market is oversaturated.
Fortunately, there is a community like this, with PASSIONATE Personal Trainers, Fitness Instructors etc. who made it and gives me some hope.
A big THANK YOU for this.
Every other input is much appreciated, thanks again!