Running Your Business
As a self-employed personal trainer you decide how many exercise sessions you want to deliver per day and per week. In most cases, the fees you charge your clients are your own; however, the gym you work at will often charge you a rental fee to use their exercise facilities. These rental fees vary greatly depending on the gym and its location.
Of course, being self-employed also means greater flexibility with the whereabouts of the training you offer. For example, you can train clients in their own home or outside, where there are little to no costs.
Benefits of Being Self-Employed
Being self-employed gives you the greatest amount of control and flexibility over your working life. You are your own boss; therefore, you choose how many PT sessions you want to do, where you train your clients and how much you charge.
Increasingly, the hybrid employed/self-employed model is becoming a more popular personal training model offered by health and fitness clubs. It involves you working some set, salaried hours for the health club, and then you’re free to train your clients in the club for a reduced rental fee. It’s the best of both worlds with the security of a salary and some of the freedom of a self-employed position.
After You Complete Your Level 3 Diploma in Personal Training Course
Once you complete your Level 3 personal trainer qualification, your next step is to start building your client base. The hybrid model allows you to earn a salary performing the duties the fitness club sets for you, while also allowing you get to meet members and convert them into paying clients at your own pace.