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
Are there any other businesses around you? Sometimes, a cross-marketing event can be beneficial for both of you.
The existing clients you have, offer them free sessions for bringing you new clients. I have a referral system for any of my small group training clients who brings me a new client that buys a 10-pack or more, they get 2 free sessions. Since everything I teach is in a group, giving away 2 sessions doesn’t cost me any time, and in the long run it gains me revenue. I have a couple of people who LOVE getting free stuff so they’ve grown my revenue!