I am a personal trainer and have been requested to offer a basic nutrition and exercise plan for a new client. The potential client would like to meet for about 30 minutes, twice a month to go over their “plan” and make adjustments and track their progress. How much do I charge for such consulting?
I charge my regular hourly rate for this type of training, although I don’t do it often.
I have done something like this in a special situation. A small-group client of mine was returning to her home country and wanted to learn enough exercises so that she could do strength work at home (no gyms nearby) with limited equipment.
Nutrition was out of my scope.
I met with her twice for a full hour, to teach her a variety of exercises. Then I met with her for a half hour for 12 times, to watch her exercise compliance on a portion of the exercises (could she repeat the exercises safely without my help, was she getting stronger). Depending on what / how she did, I’d either give her more instruction on existing exercises, progression on existing exercises, and / or a couple new exercises.
Based on her budget, her goals, and her motivation, this is what she could afford and the best plan we could come up with. Although the typical client will see better results if they train with me twice or three times a week for a full hour, I can sometimes compromise on my ideals for a client who understands the disadvantages of what they are asking.