My client walked in just before her session and handed me an envelope. It had $100. During the session, I initially felt really nervous and considered whether or not I should take it. At the end of the session, I went back to grab the money and to give it back to her. She said it was a gift and that she didn't want it back. I said I would rather she just got more sessions with it; that would make a better gift. But she said she has to buy a new car and wouldn't be able to get more...
I feel a bit awkward about it. Do you take tips?
04-23-2012, 08:00 PM #1
Do you take tips from your client
04-23-2012, 08:24 PM #2
If someone handed me $5 after each session, I would initially refuse and depending on their persistence I would likely accept.
Basically, make it clear to them that a tip is in no way expected, and if they still insist, the polite thing to do is accept.
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I get tips and gifts all the time. Money, sports tickets, movie tickets, etc... Clients will even bring me food they've cooked. I like to give my clients gifts as well its great relationship building. I even mail out birthday cards and gift cards to past clients.www.CrossFitGoldenSpike.com
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04-24-2012, 02:21 PM #10
I do snatch pulls in the gym so I can do snatch pulls in the bars. And I ALWAYS use a hook grip.
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Another trainer I talked to at my gym felt it was a bit much and didn't understand it. Thus, I wasn't sure what to think... Alright.
Ha...our older trainer just told me one of his past clients gave him a convertible with 20k miles on it. Maybe I'll lay off until that happens.
04-24-2012, 04:53 PM #14
I wanted to give my coach a $50 tip...I had been with them for 4 months, extremelly impressed with the results (lost 44 lbs) and service. He refused to take it and said gratuities will not be accepted until I reach 130 lbs...which is 20lbs below my goal...so in essence he won't accept a tip.
Although I was impressed with how he felt, that it wasn't about money, I felt foolish, and embarressed by even offering.
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One of my clients put a £50 in a Christmas card, and I felt awkward. I don't like receiving gifts like that, so felt very strange when I opened the card. Thats the cost of one session.Tired of boring cardio? Want to add a challenge to your workouts?
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04-25-2012, 12:30 PM #19
When I left my last job to move some distance away I received a few goodbye gifts. I remember one client asking me about how much he though my move would cost and I didn't even think about it. But he gave me that exact amount, which I said although not necessary, I accepted.
I think you really need to understand how grateful clients are with results. If you can change their perception of their own bodies and happiness, they don't give a crap about money.
Take it, smile and thank them.I love lifting plates and bars.
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