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Where to train my clients?

by JC
(FL)

I currently PT out of the YMCA and USF. I am wanting to know if I have clients that are referred to me to train and are willing to pay me, how do I find a gym that will let me trian them at there facility. I can bring them into the gym's where I currently work but will only be paid my employed rate.

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Same here
by: Torre Mastroianni

This was a question I had when I first began my search for information. I wanted to see if I would be able to work with different gyms and bring people in that were not a part of the gym to train them. Its all about liability and most gyms will not allow you to do that unless the person is a member. It kind of makes sense if you think about it. Liability insurance covers training in peoples homes so that may be an option. I'm planning on working out of a gym and also doing in home training as well. BEst of luck to you.

you can train clients anywhere!
by: MNeave

Hey JC

I've been training since 2001 and I've trained people in virtually every setting: big name health clubs, small health clubs, private studios, apartment gyms, in homes, and parks. I even ran a bootcamp at my son's elementary school.

The only place you will never have to pay rent is in your own home or the clients home but in my experience in home is not as much fun as training outdoors or at a private studio.

If you work in a health club something you can do is find a private studio, a park, or another facility nearby (i.e. karate studio, pilates studio, physical therapy office) and ask if they would be open to you working there part time if you pay them rent. Offer them 15-20% of what you charge and see what they say. They might ask for a bit more but you can negotiate and work something out that seems fair.

Don't be afraid to get out there. If something doesn't workout you can always try other arrangements. You may not want to talk about it too much at your regular gym. Most managers don't appreciate you working at other places.

Monica Neave, ISSA Fitness Therapist
Owner/Editor FatlossWorkoutsGuide.com


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Training Clients at Big Gyms

I wanted to know what the rules are if I could take my personal clients that I get on my own, and train them at 24 Hour Fitness, LA Fitness, Bally's, Etc, I would not be employed by any of these gyms but work for myself??

Do the gyms care as along as both myself and my client has a membership to their clubs??

Do you have to disclose to the gym that you are training someone??

I just want to figure out the best way to train my clients without having to have my own gym setup, and want to do more than in home workouts, any suggestions would be very helpful.

Thank you so much for all your help!



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training in gyms
by: Anonymous

My experience has been that gyms that have their own in house trainers will not allow outside trainers to train in their clubs. But you can always call the individual gyms you're interested in training at and ask.

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