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Help Getting Personal Training Clients

by Emerson
(NYC)

Hi, I am a part time Personal Trainer but I haven't had much luck with getting new clients. I only have two and one consistent but would love to expand my client base.

Would anyone be kind enough to share some ideas on how I can expand my client base. I am not certified in Personal Training but I have extensive training in Martial Arts having competed at national level and still teaching.

Any ideas and thoughts would be so greatly appreciated.

Thanks for all the help and advice.

Emerson

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by: Amanda

Hi Emerson,

For your own good, I wouldn't touch another client until you get properly certified and obtain professional liability insurance. If any of your clients, present or future, were to get injured as a result of your programming - whether or not you are in the wrong - you could lose everything if they sued you.

Amanda

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by: Tony

If the style you teach in martial arts has certified you, then get malpractice insurance to cover you if someone gets injured. Also have a waiver of liability signed for your proctection. I am certified but also i have a masters affiliated with NASM who is partnered with the school i did it at. like you i am a martial artist, boxer, but also a former Marine. Drawing on my physical experience makes it easy to talk to people about fitness. To attract more clients, i have a facebook, myspace, backpage.com, myspace classifieds, craigslist.org, merchant circle.com, directmatches.com, and a few other sites i can think of right now with adds telling people who i am. anywhere you can advertise online for free i try to find them. i also blog only about fitness on myspace but i am finding other fitness blogging sites out the for free. maximize your time online with sites like these. i have shirts made from vistaprint.com, which also gives free business cards and everyone i even slightly talk to i hand them a card and introduce myself. it was not until i made this apart of my daily routine that i saw a change.

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I use a newsletter to help attract clients.
by: Anonymous

I think an email newsletter is a great way to remind people of my services and expand my business. I started to play around with creating my own, but realized it was too much of a time commitment. I know use this service from Treadwell Solutions, they do all the work for me and have reports on how well my newsletter is succeeding. So far, I have had great results. Here is the website if you are interested: http://www.treadwellsolutions.com

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