just about to push to go into a career as a personal trainer and was just woundering if I can do half in a gym half as a personal trainer so I will be able to build my client basis up without jumping in the deep end, cause I still need a steady income and cant afford to be earning basically nothing in my first month. I have been told its illegal to do so by someone but sounded like bull**** as I know some people who have done it. just need some clarifaction or some documentation to show if it is or is not. any help is appreciated.
It can be totally legal, if you’re up front when you sign your contract with the gym and have it written in a way that allows you to do so.
What I would be careful of, however, is any hint or appearance that you are using your job at the gym to develop clients who will pay you outside the gym. Your main job isn’t an ethical place to recruit clients for other services.