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)
While I do agree with the others in terms of options you have for the client (home, gym, etc..), there are a few different factors to consider before you decide on a place. You may decide to focus on one or a few different places but–it will ultimately depend on your clients’ needs and goals. Where do your potential clients plan on doing the majority of workouts on their own?
You are there to train the client, but at some point they will be on their own. My advice is to connect with the client first and find out what their needs are–and the environment they prefer for doing their own workouts when you are not training them. Then, you can decide what works best in terms of location. There is a market for in-home training, gym training, and corporate training.
Good luck to you!