I would suggest starting a small group workout and branch out from there by asking people if they would be interested in doing specific one on one training with you.
Have brochures, flyers, cards at your studio and also pass them out every where you go.
Go to the businesses you frequent often and offer your services to them. This includes your dentist, doctor, hair stylist, etc. Market yourself daily.
Join the Chamber of Commerce or look for business functions in your town.
Attend local events and try to get booths and participate whenever you can.
I’m sure by now you have figured it out. I also like joining networking groups and making contacts with local Chamber of Commerce, chiropractors, massage therapists and medical doctors. When at the gym, it’s always good idea to approach members and offer free tips and/or even a free session.
I work as a subcontractor in a small gym ( part-time) I love it!
Make sure you really give your clients your full attention at the gym and beyond. Email them, encourage them and check on them few times per week. Show them that you care. That’ s what I have been doing, and I have a pretty good client retention.
Good Luck 🙂
All great responses. I would only add that a challenge for you will be to always stay within your scope of practice. You will likely get questions or encounter client situations that would likely take you beyond your scope of practice to deal with. It is a skill that will certainly develop as you progress in your career.