It is me again…with a different question this time.
My personal training business now that I’ve officially launched is taking off a bit quicker than I envisioned (this is a good thing i know!). However, I’m not versed nor thought about this one little issue – WHERE do I train my clients. For example, I have a potential client interested in training with me. She has no gym affiliation (and even if she did not sure I could come in as a guest to train her?). I have affiliations with two gyms, one that one even allow for outside guests (it is a private gym i use for myself solely) and I do have a membership to Planet Fitness. Am I allowed to bring a “guest” as my client if I have the black card membership? It looks like I will end up with a couple clients right off the bat (again didn’t see this coming this fast!) and now in a panic to figure out where the heck do I train them. I can do some bodyweight/basic training outside at my house (i have a large private yard) but I need a facility to be based out of. Recommendations would be hugely appreciated! THANK YOU!!! (again)
Congratulations on your success!
Have you considered in-home training? If (and only if!) I know a client personally, I do in-home training at a client’s home. I’m insured to do so, and it’s convenient for the client.
Another place that has worked well for me is short term rental of dance / pilates studios.
I have had friends kicked out of gyms for training clients where they were not employees. Look at the contract on your gym membership. I think you are a member of Planet Fitness, right? See what you signed.
A qualified trainer has every right to train there private clients at public gyms as long as you have public liability insurance your fine ,gyms don’t like it but there is nothing legally stopping you and your membership can not be canceled. I can’t believe the negativity around this as gyms are completely taking advantage of trainers with rental contract which is why the stats show that 90% of PT graduates don’t last 6 months in the industry. It’s about time we as trainers start taking a stand. Train at there gyms, poach there members they certainly don’t care about them they have no respect for contact law making there contractors wear there uniform to advertise there business which is clearly illegal.
I live in NYC and have about 8 clients within Manhattan, and I found this great place www.completebody.com they have very affordable rates for the trainers and the facilities are great!
If you have your own clients, the answer is…anywhere you want! Go to www.GymLynx.com to rent fitness space by the hour. Rent closer to your clients. Rent different spaces for different workouts. No long term contracts. Be in control of your schedule.
WOW…thanks for asking this question!!! ALL of your replies have helped me too!! I know this posted a while ago but I was just certified last Friday and the following Monday, I had an interview with a private studio owner to try each other out for a week. We’ll be meeting Tuesday to discuss our future together and the information in this post has really helped me as this is a BRAND new career for me…starting over at 40 is interesting, especially with a Master’s in Criminal Justice…lol…you never know where you’ll end up 🙂 Thanks again1!1