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 depends on your agreement with the gym. You can do it although it would be considered unethical and if discovered you could be terminated from that gym. If your contract allows you to do so (for example some gyms require yo give them only that many hours each weeks there and the rest of the time you can work as IC) then you should be ok. The risk is only yours to take.