I was looking for a space for a studio when the city coordinator informed me that another personal trainer was looking to do the same thing. I was wondering if anyone has had experienced partnering up with another personal trainer on a studio (splitting rent, etc)? Or my other thought was to see if they would want to work under my business name since I am LLC already.
Any thoughts or experience would be appreciated. Thanks!
Not a bad idea. I have worked at a studio before where everyone was responsible for getting their own clients and basically running your own business. The few trainers that were there, I knew who I could trust with my clients, and like wise they trusted me. This was awesome because I could go on vacation and know my people were getting taken care of. Now, the only problem you may have is getting the person to work under you. Remember, most trainers enjoy “working for themselves” and for better or worse have a lot of pride with their name. When you approach them put yourself in their shoes. What do they have to gain? Can you market yourselves together and forward each other clients if need be? Make sure everything is in writing. Like all relationships, you really need to make sure you are always on the same page.