I’ve recently been certified through NASM and want to train my clients at a local gym, but I want to remain an independent contractor. I’ve been teaching fitness classes in the area for almost three years, so I already have a client base to draw from.
I would like to know how you negotiate rates with local gyms. Do you pay a percentage? If so, what is a fair percentage? If not, how much is too much per month?
Do the gyms allow your clients to work out without having a membership?
What other details should I be thinking about? I already carry insurance. Thanks for your help
I would visit the gyms you are interested to work. Strike up a conversation with trainers or staff and ask them some of those questions
Determine what distinguishes you from the other trainer/s in the gym ie: years expierence, specific training methods, fresh new ideas, marketing etc.
*Not all gyms allow independent contractors…but, employees with a percentage of fees back to the club.
Show confidence, make eye contact, listen to you interviewer and good luck!
Wishing You Great Success!