Saturday, October 16, 2010
Corrective exercise is personally tailored exercise designed to bring you towards better physical function and health. Many common problems such as low back pain, knee, hip and shoulder pain, neck tension and headaches are the result of poor postural alignment. Accelerated degeneration or ‘wear and tear’ of discs and joints are not inevitable as we age if we have correct and optimal mechanics in movement. Postural correction is therefore the corner stone for reduced pain, improved aesthetics, optimum well-being and daily function in the body and mind. A corrective exercise program that is specifically designed for you will first restore flexibility and mobility. Stability and postural strength will be established before introducing strength and power exercises to meet the demands of your daily life, sport or work.can help with any pain you have in the body as a chek practitioner i look deep in side and out of your body so if you like to get pain free then i can help you with a posture assessment of 4 hr and lifestyle assessment on you body to make sure i do not miss any thing in you body like to know more go to www.activebryantsystems.com
A freelance personal trainer has the potential to earn significantly more, but as with any self employed business, the income is directly proportionate to the quality and quantity of the work you put in. A good freelance personal trainer can expect to earn £50,000 to £100,000.
Freelance personal training income can be divided into the following types:
- Personal training fees
- postural assessment
- Other service fees e.g. sports massage
- metabolic typing
- hormone testing
- holistic lifestyle coaching
The following addresses each one in turn.
Personal Training Fees
This should be the bulk of a self employed personal trainer's income. It is, after all, what the job is all about.
Setting your fees at the right level is a bit of a balancing act and depends on a number of factors.
For a start, what part of the country should not chag what your fees are . In the South of England, where I am based, I could easily ask for £75 per session, where a session lasts between 45 minutes and an hour. In less affluent areas, £60 per session is the average, and in London fees of £80 per session are not uncommon.
The level, type and number of fitness qualifications, combined with the amount of experience in the fitness industry you have are also a consideration. If you are newly qualified and new to the industry then it may be a good idea to pitch your level a little lower e.g. £50 per hour, just to get your foot in the door and to build up your initial client base. One disadvantage of doing it this way is that it can be harder to increase your fees later on, particularly with existing clients. Also, in my experience, clients who can only afford to pay £20 or less per session, are likely to be less committed than those who can afford the higher rates. So there is a strong argument for starting off how you mean to go on.
This is where another very important factor comes in...CONFIDENCE. It takes confidence to charge the higher rates. Confidence in your business, your ability and yourself. If you charge £50 per session or more, clients will expect more from you in terms of how you present yourself If you have been through the qualification process, then you are an expert in your field. So behave like one and do not let self doubt creep in. Sell yourself and your business, and be confident in promoting the results that you hope to achieve with the client.
You can of course charge more should you decide to specialise or target a specific market. back pain There are a number of city based personal trainers who specifically target the celebrities. Even if you only get one or two on your books the endorsement alone, and the potential for your clients to say "I have the same personal trainer as ........" means you can pretty much double your fees. Celebrity trainers will charge anything from £80 to £160 per session. But again, bare in mind that there is always a pay off. Celebrities are notoriously demanding and have unsociable working hours that you will need to work around.
Alternatively, you may choose to qualify and specialise in a sports specific field and perhaps work with individual athletes or teams. While they will have their own coaches, it now common place to have seperate fitness instructors who can build their fitness with specific sport requirments.
what we have discussed so far is simply the setting of your basic rate.of £75 This itself can change depending on how you sell your personal training products and services. For example, you may sell individual sessions at £75 per session,reducing your session rate to £10. Furthermore, you may give a free session to clients for referring a friend, you may discount your rate for a long term client, you may offer an attractive rate to secure a corporate training deal.
Other Service Fees e.g. Sports Massage
www.activebryantsystems.com If you have taken the time to qualify in any supporting therapy such as sports massage, reiki or reflexology, then this will be another significant part of your income. Furthermore, it provides an excellent opportunity for cross selling and meeting new personal training clients.
The amount to charge for these services is really dependant on the same factors taken into consideration when setting your basic fee for personal training.
However, one should also bare in mind, particularly as your days start to get filled up, that if one service is being charged out for less that another, bookings for one may prevent you from taking bookings for the other for which you get better paid. So there is therefore, a good argument for having one basic hourly rate regardless of service.
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