Hi. I have been approached from a large private school to submit a tender to provide a variety of fitness classes (Pilates, barre, Aqua fitness, Piloxing, stretching) to their students before and after school. It could be up to 10 classes per week. I have absolutely no idea what to charge. It takes 30min to drive there.i was also considering giving them 2 health and nutrition goal setting workshops per term as an extra as I am also a Health & Nutrition Coach.
Has anyone else provided classes to schools and if so what on earth do you charge. Thanks for your help.
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It’s funny how different ideas can be on things. All of the places I teach, with the exception of one, are within 2 miles and 10 minutes of my house. The extra place, I drive 1/2 hour each way, but it is only once a week and it’s a stone’s throw from a friend’s house so we do lunch every Tuesday after class. If not for that social connection, there’d be no way I’d drive 1/2 hour to teach a class.
But if I lived in Los Angeles or Phoenix, I’d be grateful for a 30 minute commute!
We all have a strike price for what’s “worth it” for us, and it’s not just money. 🙂
Hello Suzanne Cooley,
I charge my personal training rate per class, not per participant. I used to charge a mileage rate; but, too many people tried to bargain; therefore, I charge a flat fee for training.
Don’t fear the travel, it may work in your favor to gain more clients closer to your location.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.
Would you want to teach at a place that is going to be a 1/2 hour drive away? If you are doing a class before and a class after school, that’s 2 hours in your car every day. Possibly more than that, if traffic is unpredictable and you don’t want to be late. That would be a huge consideration for me. Most places that purchase our services don’t care about our commute.
I’ve taught at corporate settings but not at a private school. Generally, I charge about 50% more per hour than my group-ex rate at a gym, since I’ve been a contractor and not an employee at those places. If they don’t already have the equipment that you need, you might want to propose a quarterly or annual equipment budget as well.