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 go around to all of the nearby businesses and introduce myself. Ask to leave a small stack of business cards in a high traffic area/lobby. Ask to put a sign up in the break room for a meet and greet at your location or nearby park. Things like that or other things. Free introductory session? Free registration? A sign up sheet for a new group with a focus like weight loss, improved balance, HIIT,etc.\\ What is your current favorite training format? And carry business cards everywhere you go and give them to everyone you talk to and meet.