Hello! I was just hired as a personal trainer today. It is at a very nice club where I live and I am just wondering what will most likely happen next. I go in next Wednesday to fill out paper work so I’m just curious about what will happen typically. I will be payed through a 60/40 split, but since I am a new trainer and don’t have any clients yet, when will I actually start making money? This club only assigns personal trainies for new members that are interested. Any information about what may happen next would be greatly appreciated!
this depends a lot on the arrangement that you will have with the club. You say that the club assigns you to a new member of the club if they want to. Most clubs offer free orientation, and that will be your opportunity to connect with the new member and convince them that having you as a trainer will help them.
Being on the floor also gives you exposure to other members who may feel intrigued to approach you.
Much of what happens next also depends on whether you will be asked to work on the floor. Exposure is really critical. People look for qualifications but also for an easy personal relationship with a trainer. Seeing you and interacting with you can go a long way towards that.
When you will start making real money? Difficult to say. You can do the math and determine how much you would need to train under the arrangement you have to call it an income. It often takes some time to get established.
I wish you good luck.