I am a recently married independent trainer and we are planning a child in the next year or two. Our concern is how I will continue to contribute to the household while unable to train for several months. And the second question is how I will manage childcare while training odd hours. I’m looking for actual experience and advice!
I have an 18 month old son, and while I did take a year off of training, I am getting back into it and have had the same struggles. I usually train in my home during naptime, which is ever changing from birth to about 16 months. I also have a couple clients who have adolescent children that they will bring with who play with my son while we train. I know we can’t afford child care on what I bring in and we also have no family close by, so we find ways to make it work. I’ve also just signed up as a coach with Beachbody and am working that in with my personal training biz. One of my fellow coaches has been a trainer for 25 years, and when her son was born she would take him along and use a play-yard to contain him and let him play. Being a Beachbody coach is turning out to be a great source of additional contacts and income.