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Old 02-26-2007, 09:36 AM
 
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Can anyone tell me what personal trainers charge in the SA area or outside the area, especially NE of SA? Also are there personal trainers who do house calls? Any info would be appreciated!
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Old 02-26-2007, 03:10 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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If you go to a gym they are around $60-80/hour. I know my trainer does at home sessions but I have no idea how much more that is.
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Old 02-27-2007, 08:41 AM
 
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Just wanted to say thanks for the info. I appreciate it!!
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Old 02-27-2007, 07:18 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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No problemo! If you end up needing a number for one let me know and I can refer you. If anything you can at least see if he knows of someone in your area.
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Old 02-28-2007, 08:59 AM
 
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Thanks again. I am a personal trainer and will be looking for jobs --- hopefully NE of SA in the Hill Country. Anyone have any suggestions?? I am considering doing private lessons in homes ---- any ideas? Thanks
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Old 02-28-2007, 02:00 PM
 
Location: Helotes, TX
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I think San Antonio was listed as either the fatest city in Texas or maybe the nation, I can't remember. I do know that personal trainers have a hard time of it here. Hopefully with the influx of us southern Californians that'll change but it's not going to be easy! I'd start advertising in the expensive neighborhoods or those subdivions that were built to be geared towards out of staters. I knoe there are a lot of people in the Dominion and Alamo Heights that have masseuses come to their homes, they might do personal trainers too. My subdivision has a newsletter that you can purchase ad space in and many of the residents here are from Cali or the east coast.
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Old 08-27-2008, 01:20 PM
 
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You are right- San Antonio is a really tough market for us personal trainers. If you are a personal trainer not working in a gym it can be tough (that's my situation- I do in home and outdoor bootcamps). What I would recommend is define your target market (post surgery rehab patients, prenatal, etc) and try to market yourself that way. You can be a lot more successful as an in home PT if you have a specialty.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:24 PM
 
Location: San Diego, CA
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Yes, it is a tough market, so maybe y'all should just pack it in and go back to SoCal.
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Old 08-27-2008, 10:35 PM
 
Location: Funky Town
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Tru dat!!!! LoL
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Old 08-27-2008, 11:20 PM
 
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I think San Antonio was listed as either the fatest city in Texas or maybe the nation, I can't remember. I do know that personal trainers have a hard time of it here. Hopefully with the influx of us southern Californians that'll change but it's not going to be easy! I'd start advertising in the expensive neighborhoods or those subdivions that were built to be geared towards out of staters. I knoe there are a lot of people in the Dominion and Alamo Heights that have masseuses come to their homes, they might do personal trainers too. My subdivision has a newsletter that you can purchase ad space in and many of the residents here are from Cali or the east coast.
Wow Michelle.... Just exactly what subdivisions are geared toward "out of staters"....especially Southern Californians? Physical fitness is certainly a good thing, but it obviously doesn't have an impact on internal beauty or a gracious attitude.

I have to agree with the expert....who is actually in the biz. Anyone who is self employed should find a "niche" market. Network with chiropractors, orthopedic doctors, hospitals, and gyms and see what might emerge of interest to you. You might start off at one of the physical therapy clinics or gyms and be a transitional therapist for patients or clients that need additional therapy at home. I know of two people right off the bat that have to drive out of the way before work to get their post surgery therapy in.

You might also try some of the high schools or Universities or athletic organizations. Kids needing additional guidance for upcoming sports seasons or potential college scholarships might be a great niche. Lots of great avenues.

Best of luck!
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