i have a question as opposed to an answer, but most responses above are valid. i have a couple that I’ve been home training for sometime. sometimes they have out of town family who will join in on a session but i dont ask for a fee nor do they offer. They have family members coming in town for the holidays and they asked if I would do a group training session which means there will be 8 people for this session. Im on the fence about how much to charge for the additional 6 peeps.All are relatively younger (mid 20’s to mid 30’s) . No physical limitations other than being deconditioned. Thoughts?
Updated: My small-group classes are still doing really well – my core clientele is still with me, and an extra one or two people added on top of that per hour is icing on the cake.
As far as what qualifies me to do so – I tell my clients a bit about my training experience and let them take one group class with me (pending availability) and they either purchase or not. It’s not any one certification that makes me qualified, but rather a package of education, experience, and people skills.
My original clients pay $15 – $20 per class for small group with a limit of 6 participants.
All of my new clients are paying $30-40 per class. Our gym went to a standardized pricing for small-group. I don’t get as many clients at that rate, but because I get paid so much more per client, I make about the same money.
Both pricing methods work, and I get clients at both rates. BUT, I prefer the less expensive option because I like to teach to bigger small groups.
I charge each client in the group a slightly reduced price from my single client price. For ever client that joins the group the price reduces slightly for each client. I make more for 2 clients than 1. More for 3 than 2 and so on.
I still spend a good bit of time designing the program so that it addresses each individual. This takes more time for more clients. And I charge more if the clients do not share similar goals and ablilties, as this also takes a good deal more time for me to design the program.
That you asked this question makes me think that you do not spend very much time in designing programs or focusing on each individual client. That would make me think that the trainer is not very professional or truly interested in their profession.