I work at a private gym that does both Semi-Private (5 or less clients) and private training. I mostly train the semi private sessions, which being a relatively new trainer, has helped me gain a good amount of training experience.
I d have a couple of my own clients though would like to get more but am not very sure how to do this since the only people that come in to the gym are already in either the semi private or private sessions. I have tried thumbtack but it isn’t currently very economically feasible, I’ve gotten a few from craigslist. I have also put profiles on yourtrainer, ideafit, ipersonaltrainer.net but haven’t really gotten much of any leads.
I was wondering if anyone might have any inexpensive suggestions on how I might be able to gain/solicit new clients
I would also look in the areas around the gym. Most people like a gym location that is either close to work or close to home.
Are there apartment buildings nearby that have bulletin boards? Maybe they have a common area where you can offer a free presentation on a fitness subject. You may need to invest in at least a few snack food items, though.
Your existing clients and the participants in your group classes can also be a resource They already know you and may be able to get you presentation opportunities at their workplace.
Just make sure that you know the demographic very well to which you will present; you may need to be prepared to change the message on short notice once you see who is in front of you.