Oh hi Kristie,
That sounds nice that you don’t have to carry equipment over to the clients place.
You’re already of to a good start with the insurance and waiver.
Busy times the place might have a maximum number of people or no trainers are allowed. Probably not and if they do then they’ll let you know.
Other than that you will have to bring equipment that isn’t there which you probably already thought of and is part of the job.
Let us know how it goes.
Hello Kristie Pogue,
I would check out the gym in advance to know what I am working with: space, quality, maintenance and safety. You want to be sure the location is listed on your insurance as “additional insured.” Philip brings up a great point about availability. You may want to check the apartment building regulations about “outsiders” using the facility; especially, as a wage earner.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
I always think it’s a good bet to start off with a consultation at the facility of the client that way you can get a lay of the land. And then obviously you want them to fill out a park you a release and you also want to make sure you have insurance.
Good answers so far. I especially like Eric’s suggestion of doing an initial consultation at the client’s facility.
And then, depending on the quality and variety of equipment, be open to other areas around the client’s apartment complex. Do they have a pool? Is the weather favorable for training outdoors?
Does the client want you to teach them merely how to use the equipment they have access to? Or are they open to using you to teach them that, THEN provide unique training experiences each session with specialty equipment, then have them do “homework” with the equipment they have access to? You will have your client a lot longer if you can show that you’re adding value over and above teaching them how to use the machines. What I like to do is have a mix of home-based exercises and exercises that the individual can only get from me so that *I* am adding value. For example, I bring bender Balls, gliding discs, and a few other lightweight tools to in-home and apartment-based sessions. That way, they’re getting variety in their movement and can do “homework” with the equipment they have available.
I agree with all of the above. One thing I always tell my female trainers when a male client has asked for in-home or out of studio training is to be safe. If they feel uncomfortable or if the client makes any inappropriate comments, I tell them to leave and call me immediately. I always google any potential clients to see what comes up, too.