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Old 03-28-2008, 12:09 PM   #31
Christian Gotcher
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Re: Bullhooey in the Fitness Industry

Another option I've been considering (thinking about far future possible job opportunities) is to develop your client base as best you can, teach them good fitness, get referalls, establish yourself as a trainer-who-happens-to-use-Globo-Gym-facilities, and some of them might follow you if you finally choose to leave the gym. It's a little shady in terms of your obligation to the manager, but at the same time, your obligation is both to your employer and your client, and when your employer is cheating your client, you essentially have to pick sides.
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Old 03-28-2008, 03:25 PM   #32
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Re: Bullhooey in the Fitness Industry

I'm a trainer in a community rec center {as well as on my own} and my manager sees no problem with 'whatever' I give my clients. I know I'm lucky that way. A couple of things come to mind and may have already been said, but here goes:
Suck it up ~ for now only!!! It's a job, you need to eat. On the other hand, you need to be you and develop your style of training. Be honest to yourself. Can you look for something else while working at this facility? Now you now some more questions when "YOU" interview the next facility manager.

How about starting your own company? You don't need to be a Crossfit affiliate right out of the gate. You'd be surprised where your clients start coming from, I know I am. Right now I'm looking at doing almost all the dry land training for a local hockey association, running conditioning classes at a local high school {that will take a while to develop with internal bureaucracy}. This is not including the individual clients, self defense training, other sports and things popping up.

Good luck.
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