I am interested to understand how much of the personal training market is private – where the personal trainer themselves take 90% of the fee paid by the client. And how much is generated from the gym themselves – therefore where the PT has to split the value of the session with them gym. I am interested in how this works in practice and where the PT’s would administer their private sessions.
Hey man… as long as I worked in other facilities I, never received 90% of fees paid and never knew of another in the same position (training dept. even “master trainers”) receiving this amount.
I have worked under varying circumstances.
1. The host facility was required to provide (x) amount of leads per month.
2. Rental agreements as an independent where I had access to members (old & new).
As I do not & have not worked for other facilities in a few years things may have changed a bit but, I doubt it as I believe these facilities have to realize where their bread is buttered after monthly membership fees.
If you can negotiate better terms you would be killing your potential not to try. If you are a stand out @ what you do your clientele (value 2 facility)may reflect this. If your new to the profession or being an indi professional understand my point above!!
I have worked in situations where my instruction was off premises and others where it was not (insurance).
Most facilities are not in the business of throwing money away or @ least not capitalizing on ALL their resources (you in this case). I have seen suggested standards by big name associations implemented sometimes and others find a successful mix through their experience in the industry (owners) I gather.
When I first started in this industry and now when I am in a new place I am eager to scope out how things work and fill in the gaps (establish myself as a professional) and offer assistance to all. Took it as O.J.T. and honestly can’t remember not falling on good graces from employer for providing something missing or something refreshing.
All in all, I think you will be hard pressed to find a 90% payout. Even independently costs have to be considered from the gross to get a net you can live with. I say continue to grow in your profession, build your confidence, knowledge, communication skills and your client base should reflect the growth I think your hinting @. BE THE RESOURCE or one of the main ones.
When done out of love the same is reciprocated. If done for a dollar, well you see what you can buy with that…