I have been a trainer for 2 years now in August. I started off working for LA Fitness in Michigan where i live and the pay was horrible for having a bachelors degree first of all. I had great clientele, but left in search of another job with a different gym because the amount i was making was not enough to take care of my son. Now i am at Anytime Fitness where i absolutely hate where i train. I need to setup my own LLC but do not know how to even start that. Help on why Michigan is so bad with personal trainers making a living for themselves and just starting out?
You’ve already gotten some great advice on setting up your LLC, I’d caution you to be sure you have a solid business plan before letting go of your current position. As a small business owner, you’ll still struggle at times to get clients and establish a reputation. Spend some time now to evaluate what type of business you want (all personal training, small group, boot camps, etc), who will your clients be, where will you train, how/where will you market, cost structure, fees, forms, web presence, business accounts, etc. Learn and take from your past experiences both good and bad.