I have been looking to expand my business and at the point I need another person in a small studio space to work the overflow of what I bring in through marketing. Although at the moment there is not enough to employ someone. I am hoping to find another independent trainer with some clientele in place, who is looking to build their business.
Hi Sharon. As others have alluded to, I think that one of your best sources will be posting your job search directly on the websites of the certifying agencies/organizations. In addition to finding interested applicants, this also gives you a semblance of ‘quality control’ in that you can choose which organizations you’d like to conduct your search through and have your trainers certified with.
I hope that this helps.
IDEA FitnessConnect is the obvious answer.
But if you go on a certifying organization’s website (such as ACSM) there is a Pro-Finder tool. ACSM, for example, allows their trainers to register to be listed online, and provides a city, state, phone number, and e-mail address to contact them. I know for sure other organizations have this.
And of course job postings. If you’re an LLC, you may hire them as an employee. But as a sole proprietor, I just contract them independently and send them a 1099 at years’ end. So don’t forget to weigh the legal (financial) options.