On fitness forums, including IdeaFit, I have seen this question posted quite frequently:
Which is better, to hire a personal trainer as an employee or as an independent contractor?
In the following weeks, I will attempt to explore this question from different topic angles with addressing the VERY BASICS. However, I would like to get a more in-depth perspective for my own personal knowledge as a gym owner.
I ask for feedback from you, the reader, no matter where you fit in the fitness industry!
I have posted the first of the series on my blog available at:
Pros- not on your paperwork, you get paid for what they do, zero hassle on your part, just verify they have their credentials/insurance and off to the races.
Cons- No/little control over what they do. Can train badly, can fudge their dues, run off with paid clients $ and little you can do to enforce it unless you want to get legal.
Pros- Does what you tell them to do, you can dictate what forms they use to better pass clients from trainer to trainer, uniform the position to easily slide people in and out.
Cons- Taxes, can be a drain on your income if they’re unable to contribute a good number of sales