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
Think local. As others have mentioned – you need to get offline and go make some strategic partnerships with local business nearby. Do you have any chiropractors or running shoe stores? Both would probably allow you to hold a clinic or some kind of joint marketing event. You don’t have to give anything away – but you should both have some kind of discount or referral offer ready. We have done this with a similar business model in Chicago. http://www.krustrengthandfitness.com/