Do you include assessments as part of a package? Are your assessments free/included with other purchased sessions? Do you charge for a session for your assessment? Do you have clients who don’t want an assessment (even though they should have one)? Do you require one? Any help on this topic would be great!
I start every client with a package that includes an assessment and three sessions. This is paid at the time of the assessment. I have never had a situation where a client did not want it. I would not train a client without one.
My rationale for this is that if a client only wants an exercise program, that I should be reasonably sure about proper exercise selection after an assessment and having observed the client a few times. So if that is all they want, I am still compensated for the time it takes for the assessment and the work to put it together.
My subsequent billing is not in packages but I charge clients at the end of the month for the sessions they had with me.