I thought it’d be useful to have a thread where trainers and coaches can talk about making a living in the gym.
I know there are more than a few people here who have clients and have worn the “Staff” t-shirt in the gym, so get in here. Maybe toss a quick intro with some background about your work, training education, and all that.
This thread’s not for advertising your services, so no plugging your blog/social accounts/whatever. Let’s talk the business side of things, brainstorm client situations, discuss what methods work and what don’t, brag about client success stories, facepalm client horror stories, etc.
Some forum reading:
Trainers Talking Shop - A thread I started way back in 2006. It went on for a few years with some good discussion along the way. Cool to see that the first reply is from Matt “quit the gym, moved to Hollywood” McGorry and another early reply is Alwyn Cosgrove’s endorsement, “This is a great thread here guys - some really good info getting thrown around.”
Trainers Talking Shop Part 2 A slightly more recent but short-lived sequel to the above. Still some good info there.
Some articles to check out:
So You Want to Be A Fitness Professional and Straight Talk About the Fitness Biz by Alwyn Cosgrove
Becoming A Personal Trainer by Al Kavadlo
5 Ways Trainers Need to Improve by Nick Tumminello