I offer a 1 free session with people to broaden my possible scope of clients. At the end usually the only problem is the price. Do you know if some health insurance companies cover Personal Trainers? I’m fairly certain the demand for PT’s would go up as a whole if people had the option to pay with their medical insurance.
Yes and No. As a general personal trainer, as of right now, no, the cost of a personal training session would not be covered by insurance.
However, if as a trainer you work as part of a company’s wellness program, which has been approved and covered by the insurance offered by that company (usually they have a tier system and you can opt in or out of the wellness program – often offering insurance premium deductions if participating in a smoking cessation plan or obesity program, etc), then you may be able to get the sessions partially covered or a premium deduction offered.
Also, as a trainer, if you find out the largest insurers in your area, you can call them and see if, what or how they cover personal training. Some may cover part of training fees through an FSA, or with medical documentation or if you hold additional certification in a special population. If you go this route, you may have to present your case to the insurer to cover you and your practice, document your certification/education and ability, be able to bill the insurance company (an arduous process), agree to their fee/payment structure, etc. Its not always as simple as, covered or not covered.
If you’re really interested in pursuing this route, there may be some opportunities for it. Good luck!