As a professional personal trainer, what do you think is the most frustrating part of operating the business? Is it finding new clients/making yourself known online/offline, managing the existing clients (communication, scheduling training sessions, etc.), or anything else? Is there anything you think technology can help alleviate such a problem?
I work as an independent trainer and business is good, however there are ” frustrating” days like today (Monday, of course). Up at 5am, out the door by 6, arrive at health club 6:25, client got a call had to leave (will pay), 7:30 client cx sick, 8:00 client out for medical reason, 9:30 client – cx sick, 10:00 client shows for 1/2 hr session, 10:30 client on vac. (until April, California ! nice), 11:15 teach class (1 hr), 12:30 client vac., 1:00pm client – cx sick. Have lunch, go home. The most frustrating part was the first two sessions that canceled in the morning. I straightened up the gym, walked the track, did paperwork, reviewed notes from fitness conference Sunday( 8:30am -5:30pm), had coffee – felt better.