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    quality vs quantity

    Everyone wants to grow their business. This means diversifying what you offer. You'll never get 500 people in one place all squatting, pressing and deadlifting. Or just doing kettlebells, or whatever particular tool or method you think is most useful. But there's a limit to how far you should expand. Because if you get big enough, eventually this is what happens.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=296515957819319

    You should not try to be so pure that you don't have a viable training business. If that happens you end up writing an e-book and become a fitness business coach. But do have some standards.
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    That almost looks like my gym at night when all the kids come in...except these poor misguided people have more energy and enthusiasm...

    I thought kids were supposed to be full of energy? The "older" fitter members seemingly bring more life into their training. More purpose, I guess, among other things.
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    What the absolute hell. I mean, yeah money is being made but jeezalou. Like a karate black belt factory.
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    I'll tell you the story one day of this woman who came to see me for a consultation at the old gym... everything I told her (which mind you she should have already read on the website, plus we had already discussed via email) she would proudly inform me "I don't want that".

    As in...
    this is the approach and how it works...
    "is that the approach you use with all of your clients?" yes,
    "Then I don't want it. I want something just for me".
    Well... it is going to be a custom program just for you, but we need to work to a system where we assess your progress and then we determined what the best choices of exercises and overall strategy are for you. Otherwise I'm just throwing a bunch of random crap at you for no reason.
    "But is that system you use with all of your clients?"
    yes. everyone ends up with a custom strategy but we work to this system to arrive at it.
    "I don't want that. I want something just for me".

    By fate we cross paths about a year later and she informs me that she joined f45.
    I guess "something just for me" = "a bunch of generic random crap with 3 dozen other people at the same time + however many people in other sessions + their other locations".

    That was around the time I decided to move far far away from other humans and just focus on my online stuff.
    Ironically i have some good clients in my private gym now though from the nearest towns.
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    If the trainer can instruct group training on this level and most clients enjoy their sessions, I see no problems.
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    My opinion on gym owners/trainers in general.

    Originally Posted by KyleAaron View Post
    Everyone wants to grow their business. This means diversifying what you offer. You'll never get 500 people in one place all squatting, pressing and deadlifting. Or just doing kettlebells, or whatever particular tool or method you think is most useful. But there's a limit to how far you should expand. Because if you get big enough, eventually this is what happens.

    https://www.facebook.com/watch/?v=296515957819319

    You should not try to be so pure that you don't have a viable training business. If that happens you end up writing an e-book and become a fitness business coach. But do have some standards.
    Did not watch the video but if the trainer is qualified and/or knowledgeable, I see no issue. If the client or group of clients have no clue on what they are doing and the trainer/ coach is not helping out, then there is an issue. The goal should be to get enough money to support yourself and pay your workers and make sure you have enough to pay rent and the goal should be to make 1000-3000 a month of income for yourself. So as long as you are charging a reasonable fee for clients and standard gym fees it should not be an issue. If someone likes what they are doing they will run a successful business with their gym and what they are looking to achieve. For myself it is just to run a small online business as a side job while working part time and going to college. Everyone has different business goals for personal training
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