My rates are dependent on a number of factors. I usually present a client or their parent/guardian with a scale of best package for the need and then less complete packages. If the client is unsure of how to proceed, we discuss their budget. Often clients have not considered the dollar amount that they actually are prepared to spend. And your rates should reflect your expertise and experience. If you have not been training a particular type of client and will be using this as a learning experience, charging less is appropriate. And initiating a client such a youth client into your scope could benefit your business by bringing in more youth clients.
I personally do not train youth, so I will say that up front. 🙂
But, if this is individual personal training, why would you charge any different based on age? You would still need to assess the youth and movement of his body, see if he has any prior injuries, surgeries, or orthopedic issues that need to be taken into consideration, plus design a program based on his own individual needs.
Again, I do not train youth, but I would not underestimate your value to that population and discount just based on age.
Hope this helps, and best to you and good luck.
HI, I train a lot of youth. I base my prices based off of needs. Is the client obese, on a lot of medication, how much research needed to get client to results, is this sports training, is this a one time deal or for a period of time? I ask myself those questions and will usually charge 30/35% less than I would my adult clients.