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Safety of in home personal training?

by Rachel
(Brooklyn, NY)

Do any PTs ever worry about their personal safety in regards to in-home personal training? It seems like you are putting yourself in a vulnerable position by going into a stranger's home for a one-on-one session, especially female PTs. Does anyone have any advice, experience, anecdotes related to this subject, or am I just being paranoid?

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by: Stephanie

Good question!! I'd love to here some answers to this.

I'm curious too.
by: Anonymous

I'm wondering about that too. Maybe only train women?

How to be safe...
by: Anonymous

I just recently started in-home training and I love it. However, my fiance was very concerned about it. He's a Marine and has showed me some basic self defense tactics just incase. So maybe taking a local self defense course would be a good idea. I also bring my cell phone inside, but I keep it on silent. I do tend to call or text my fiance when I leave a newer client's house. One last thing is all my information and clients' information as well as my daily/weekly schedule is kept on my computer at home. (Usually my schedules are printed out and posted on the fridge.) If the worst did happen then there is a way to track what I did that day and where I was or was not at.
I have not come across any uncomfortable situations, but always remember you can excuse yourself and refer the client to another trainer. Your safety is your first priority! I hope this helps and best of luck!

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Safety in homes

I'm a female and am just starting out with my personal training business. So far, I have two clients who are females as well in my neighborhood. We do personal training sessions either in their home or mine. I don't feel that my personal safety is at risk because they're neighbors and female, however...my question: Does anyone (especially women) feel that their safety is at risk when they enter into a client's home? Especially if he's more of a stranger? Or do you only take on clients who are referrals? Any advice would be great!! Thanks so much.

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Your Safety
by: Erik S. Beard

Well I am a man and a very big man at that, but i still consider my safety no matter who I am dealing with. You should always get arrange an initial meeting in a safe public place, to get find out all the information you need. you can also ask to see their I.D. to copy down all necessary info.

You should always protect yourself and make it known that your safety is always concern.

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Interview client before going to their house?

by Byron
(Ireland)

I would like to do personal training with my clients at their homes preferably and i was just wondering if a client decides they want to use my services and informs me either on my website or through the phone, do i have to interview them first lets say on neutral ground somewhere, or do i just agree to come straight over to their place with screening forms etc and we're good to go??
Thanks for any answers.

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