Personal Training Pay
Is it normal to work for free to gain experience as a personal trainer? I recently started working as an independent contractor at a small privately owned personal training studio. I have been certified for some time, and have worked in the industry as a manager, but do not have a great deal of experience training others. Currently, I am just following another trainer, taking notes and occasionally jumping in for practice, with the promise that I will be taking over some of these clients in the near future. I don't get paid for this time, and would like to know if this is typical in the industry. I have yet to fill out any tax forms or see an employment agreement, which makes me a little nervous.