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:
I agree with those who think it has to do with the business model. Each business or organization operates in their own way and rules so they hire employees according to their needs and business model. For example, if I was going to hire a trainer to work for me he would need come onboard as an independent contractor, because I operate a very small business and that is the way it was been set up from the beginning.