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Bodylines
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2005/07/30 11:19:19 (permalink)
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Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY!

I'm in desperate need of help from anyone!

I've been working for a small gym for a few years now and as a qualified personal trainer I'm looking to work for myself. I've put adverts in the local newspaper, handed business cards out to the local supplement stores and even advertised on the Maximuslce web-site, but I've had no response.
I've ran out of ideas. Can anyone help. All suggestions would be welcome.
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    dirtyvest
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 11:32:37 (permalink)
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    YOu need to get to a bigger gym. SHould be fairly easy. I work in a tiny little gym and get people asking about PT work (but I value my spare time too much).

    Bigger gyms, or gyms that attract wealthier clients are where you need to look IMO.

    Most people who shop for supps are probably not interested in PTs I find, as they are dedicated enough to feel they know what they are doing. Your targets sould be those who train cos they feel they have to IMO, rather than those who are actually into it and likely research themselves because of this interest.
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    Bodylines
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 11:46:18 (permalink)
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    Problem with bigger gym I've approached is that they charge an unbeliveable amount of money to work there. I can't afford to pay those amounts up front. Plus the owner of the gym I work at isn't charging me to use the equipment or charged my clients at all, he's making nothing out of it so all the money I get will be straight profit. (Thats what you get for working with 30 minutes notice for three years).

    I can see what your getting at but I can't work in those types of gyms, I like the old fashioned 'you go there to train' types not the commercialised gyms you see nowadays.
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 11:55:27 (permalink)
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    Do a leaflet drop in the richest areas of where you live.
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:02:10 (permalink)
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    Yellow Pages has been the better source of response for me.
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    ToxicToffee
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:04:11 (permalink)
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    get out on the social scene, meet people, offer home visits

    i help out at muscle finesse, a supps shop, and talk to people who come in and 'tap them up'

    get in with the local media, make yourself known
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    Bodylines
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:13:41 (permalink)
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    Thats something I didn't think of, cheers CheekyChappie. I'll get my bro onto it he's a wizz on computers.
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    Bodylines
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:16:02 (permalink)
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    I've already placed a ad for the new yell when it comes out which was very costly, but it doesn't come up till later in the year. I just hope the response I get is worth while.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    Bodylines
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:21:42 (permalink)
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    My mate is thinking of starting business in the supplement trade and doesn't have a clue and relies on my advice. Maybe an opening for me to exploit to my advantage.

    Thanks for the advice.
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:27:56 (permalink)
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    Why not approach the local slimming groups
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    Bodylines
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 12:32:59 (permalink)
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    I'll give it a go, nothing to lose apart from time which I have plenty of at the moment.
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/30 16:11:08 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: Bodylines

    My mate is thinking of starting business in the supplement trade and doesn't have a clue and relies on my advice. Maybe an opening for me to exploit to my advantage.

    Thanks for the advice.

    Be careful! It's a cut-throat industry and so many come and go - we see it all the time. Unless you have money to throw at it - don't expect much
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    RE: Help wanted to find clients, QUICKLY! 2005/07/31 01:24:29 (permalink)
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    ORIGINAL: dirtyvest

    YOu need to get to a bigger gym. SHould be fairly easy. I work in a tiny little gym and get people asking about PT work (but I value my spare time too much).

    Bigger gyms, or gyms that attract wealthier clients are where you need to look IMO.

    Most people who shop for supps are probably not interested in PTs I find, as they are dedicated enough to feel they know what they are doing. Your targets sould be those who train cos they feel they have to IMO, rather than those who are actually into it and likely research themselves because of this interest.


    Agree with dirtyvests statement,I know a girl that has struggled to get clients because she works in the wrong place and she wants £30 per hour......to a lot of people the gym is a luxury and could not afford prices like that even if they wanted to!
    Research ur area to find what gyms will let u take clients there (some have a really negative attitude towards it) and ask to put ur card or flyers in there.
    U also need to find ur target.Are u after old women of body builders,depending on ur thoughts select the gyms that the target group frequents.
    Is the place u live a big town/city??In my town there is little call for personal trainers and the ones that do exist and make money only do so because they work for a large gym chain that pays them a wage instead of them hunting for clients.
    post edited by gripperdog1 - 2005/07/31 01:26:33
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