I am currently a personal trainer at 2 gyms and I work front desk at one of the gyms. As of right now, I am in a major financial crisis where I barely have enough to pay rent. All of my money from both jobs as a trainer and front desk barely give me enough to only pay rent. I am in the process of training clients at their gym (24 Hour Fitness, City Sport, etc.) and was wondering if it’s ever a good idea to look for clients via cold approach (striking a conversation with someone that I don’t know and then selling Personal Training).
If you wear a shirt that says personal trainer, then if you strike up a conversation, it might come up naturally in conversation.
But if you just approach someone cold, this can be very threatening. “Hey, you look like you need a personal trainer!”
If you work at the front desk at one of they gyms, how about asking new members if they’ve booked their first workout yet (usually clubs allow a free “first workout” which is both an education and a sales pitch). And then when you’re scheduling, you can say that your club has several trainers. “I train clients on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, and we have other trainers who can work with you at different times. What works for you?”
Do you have a social media account?