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 in finding clients.
Many gyms, usually the large franchises, are very particular about independent trainers and often do not want them. Even more so when they have trainers on staff. Training a client there as your personal ‘guest’ or as a ‘workout buddy’ can get you into hot water; you may even lose your membership yourself.
Finding a place to train requires legwork and knocking on gym doors. Smaller privately owned places are a better place to start but gyms at apartments or even community centers may allow you to train. Make sure that you have professional liability insurance; I did not see that on your profile.
Yours is an interesting problem; most trainers wonder how to find clients. I wish you luck with your hunt.