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?
If I were in this position I would take a few things into consideration.
Do I want to go to the location? If it is somewhere that I would want to vacation to, then I might use the opportunity to do so. I would expect my travel expenses to be paid and the time I spend with the client to be paid.
If the location was not one that interested me, I would still expect to have my travel expenses paid. But I would add an additional charge for the cost of lost business. I would of course, discuss it with the client.
Clients that make such requests usually don’t have issues with the fees. Also, be sure that you are reading the intent correctly. Some clients may be interested in more than a few workouts.
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.
There is a lot of risk here. You know that, I’m sure. How well do you know this client? Have you done a background check? Where will you be staying? What are your accommodations with regard to sleeping and meals? Do you have contact info in case you need it? I understand that Janet’s experience was sublime. I hope that, if you go, you have a wonderful time.
For me personally, this is a wonderful country, especially for those who like to live among “wild” nature. It is very beautiful and you shouldn’t be overwhelmed by the tourist. I am a personal instructor of an influential person and I constantly have to be absent from home, but I see the world and get the currency. And there are also many “but”ÐÄ However, I would like to emphasize the need for tourism in this country. I was in the Dominican Republic for the first time a year ago, namely in Juan Dolio for almost a 5 months, thanks to https://planetofhotels.com/en/dominican-republic/juan-dolio I managed to live in a luxury 5-star apartment and were absolutely satisfied the fullness of Dominican culture. The hotel and the feed I was paid by the client + my reward in money. It all depends on how you agree in advance. You can register the conditions in the form of a contract and get everything in the bills. This is a very good experience and a plus in your karma professional instruction