I have a client I have trained for almost 2 years who travels every 8-10 weeks internationally for 2-3 weeks at a time. I have been providing him travel programs, but he has expressed interest in having me travel with him to train him in person on these trips. I am at a loss in how I would charge for this, he would be paying for my flight, but I am also giving up sessions with other clients during this time. Does anyone have a similar situation, and how do you charge?
I had a client pay me to travel with her. (this was years ago before I had kids, which made it much easier to decide). As Martin said fees were no problem. She paid me for each session (2 a day, she was a model), all my travel fees, a weekly retainer plus the lost income from other clients. It was quite a lot of money. We also had a contract (that her lawyers vetted) making it quite clear that I was only responsible for her training, and that the rest of the time was mine. She had no problem with this, we did not even sit together on the plane (all of us first class, she had quite an entourage). She is also a very easy going, genuinely nice person, so I always enjoyed training her. I did this for almost 3 years (it was about 1 week of travel every 6 to 8 weeks) until she decided to switch to acting and moved out west. It was an amazing experience for me, she happily paid for my husband to come on some of the trips when he could get away from work. I would never have seen so much of the world. The hardest part was covering my fitness classes, I did end up losing one as it was too hard to get subs, and the director was not happy. My regular clients really did not mind me going for 1 week, and I always set them up with workouts to do in advance.
So if you have all the rules set in advance, like your client and want to travel it might be worth it.