What to look for when looking for space to rent:
Rental rates. Any gym that rents space to trainers will have their own rental rates. Some are affordable, others may not be.
The space itself. Is it spacious enough for your needs, does it have the equipment that you need for your programming, and are there any restrictive rules to abide by? Feeling comfortable and heard is important.
Requirements for renting. Unlike working as an employee, working independently requires a bit more. You’ll need liability insurance, CPR/First Aid, your own waiver forms, and the gym should require documentation. If they don’t, it’s best not to risk working there.
Be prepared to work in any space with respect, professionalism, honesty, and authenticity.
Here at Temescal Fitness & Movement, we strive to give all renting independent personal trainers their space to work as they choose. We all learn from each other, but we don’t interfere. We treat each other with respect and reverence. Rents start as low as $15/hour.
You are able to come and go as you please, set your own schedule, and, if respect and honesty are shown to all, we won’t have any problems.
With all of this information in mind, you're on your way to renting gym space as an independent personal trainer! Come by Temescal Fitness & Movement in Oakland, check it out, and become your own boss!