For those of you who have in the past or currently been employed at a fitness facility in any capacity (as employee or as an independent contractor) what incentives or other benefits made it worth while to stay – – perhaps longer than you anticipated?
Basically, how can gym owners and managers help alleviate turnover rates for both employees and independent contractors?
If you are a gym owner/manager and had success in keeping great personal trainers, what worked for you?
before I had my own studio, I was an independent contractor at a local, independently owned club. In fact, had the club not closed, I may never have opened my studio because I had a great working relationship there and enjoyed many aspects of it.
What made this relationship good for both sides was that the club recognized that I was an asset in bringing in members of a demographic group who otherwise would not have joined there. I payed them a rather moderate fee, and the club got monthly membership dues. I also liked it that they really left me alone to do my thing, yet at the same time they spoke of me to members with high regard.
It was just a pleasant environment (except for the loud music).