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
Thanks for your input thus far.
Harris, in answer to your question about why I want to work in a gym if I already have clients … there are a few reasons.
1.) I want to be in a venue that gives me access to a variety of equipment and a full fitness studio. This will give me the ability to draw clients from those classes.
2.) I don’t want to run from place to place (my clients are all over).
3.) I will have lower overhead and more access to clients within a gym environment.
Currently, I teach my fitness classes in non-traditional facilities, but I can only use those facilities during class time.
I’m looking for the best of both worlds.
Bryant, I think you hit the nail on the head in terms of making a proposal that would benefit both me and the gym owner.