New Trainer: Start my own business or work for a gym?
I know this sounds like I'm putting the cart before the horse. My original plan was to get certified and get a job at a gym. But I'm just so appalled at how much an average training session costs compared to how much the trainer actually gets to take home. Now I'm going back and forth on the idea of starting my own business right from square one.
I come from a business and sales and marketing background and have no worries about getting enough clients. I am also confident in my ability to train clients. I am constantly working on gaining more and more knowledge base and I put a lot of thought into training programs. I don't mean to sound cocky in any way, because I do know that I am new to this. My concern is that I do not know about the results. I believe I can get clients to their goals, but I haven't had the experience of getting anyone to their goals YET. That would be my definition of a successful trainer, knowing they can actually help someone meet their goals.
Just want to know what other experienced trainers believe would be the wise path to take?