It’s a beautiful fitness center (small though) and they have access to the outdoors. Do I need to be my own business to train there? I’d also like to run bootcamps and circuit training classes. What do you need to be a trainer who just pops in to companys and you don’t work for anyone? This is in Northern California by the way.
it sounds that the company lets you work as an independent contractor. I would check with that company to see what their requirements are. If I was that company, I would require that the trainer shows me proof of professional liability insurance with the company location listed as a training location as an ‘additionally insured’. I would also require proof of a valid certification and CPR/AED. Even though this is implied with the liability insurance, I never needed to show to my insurance that I am still current on my certifications.
I would be surprised if they did not ask for some money from you as the trainer. After all, you are using their equipment.
In order not to get into trouble with the tax man, you should set yourself up as a company.
You would basically be acting as an Independent Contractor – like being a consultant who gets paid their negotiated fee for services. Your credentials as a trainer need to be up to par & you’ll need liability insurance. You should put together a written proposal of what you can offer them – the bootcamps, circuit training classes, etc. and what you would charge and submit it to them. It could turn out to be a great gig for you – maybe even a full-time position for you. Good luck Kristina!
The key is to be as professional as you possibly can and to cover all bases.
Sign a contract that spells out terms, I’m certain you will be charged a fee of rental.
Liability insurance, a business license, CPR/AED cert along with being a Nationally Accredited/Certified trainer are a few.
Also talk to your tax person to make SURE you are TRULY being categorized and legally so as an Independent Contractor.
It’s hard to know your qualifications since your professional page on IDEAFIT is blank!