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
Michael has some great points. My question to you is since you already have some clients around your area, why do you want to train them at a gym? It makes more sense to train them at their own place or outdoors and keep all the income for you. This way you won’t have to deal with any of the gyms you are thinking of contacting. Invest a small amount to buy some more equipment (unless you already have all that you need) and go that route.