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.
It looks as though some of the policies and provisions will be changing with the Declaration by AMA that Obesity has now been declared a disease. Obamacare and Medicare will, I believe, soon begin paying for a portion of the personal trainer’s fee. Insurance companies will of course continue to hold out but more and more professional medical studies are proving that prevention of obesity or treatment of obesity to prevent other more debilitating non curable diseases will be money well spent. I have also read that many insured individuals would welcome a premium reduction plan based on weight loss. (if these individuals were rated as obese previously)
I would have to agree that a licensure or certification standard of the Personal Trainer to qualify for payment or reimbursement by the insurance company is a good idea. There would be way too many people portraying themselves as trainers otherwise.