We are trying to develop a personal training program at our City-run community rec center. My supervisor has asked me to look into independent contractors who would train at our facility for a percentage of their sales OR a monthly facility rental fee. I would love some pointers on what percentage splits look like for the trainer/facility and what a monthly rental fee might look like. Right now, my sup is pushing for a monthly flat rental rate and I have no idea what is typical. Any advice and insights would be immensely helpful! THANKS
I have worked as a contractor in the past with a 70/30 split. All clients had to sign in at a front desk area before working with me. The club kept track of the number of people (I had a three ring binder at the front desk. All clients signed in and out.) At the end of the month, my total was tallied up and the club paid me out (clients paid the club, not me). It helped keep my paperwork clear and I knew what I was to be paid each month, as did the club.
I will say, now, I’d prefer a flat fee. I could set my rates dependant on the fee and know what I had to hit to cover the fee and make the profit I was looking to make. It certainly makes the paperwork easier for the club and increases the incentive for me to reach my numbers!