I also believe that competition is healthy; non-compete agreements are not fair to the trainers who decide they want to leave the gym environment because they are not making enough money. However I like the idea of the contract stating the client is hiring the company-not the trainer for their current contract. This way trainers can’t steal clients with sessions set up but they can still compete when the contract runs out.
I don’t stress it. I make sure I remain current and that I am aware of what is happening in the industry. I try my very best to be before the wave as opposed to catching the wave.
I believe competition is healthy. It encourages fitness professionals to be proactive about their professional growth.