Becoming a sports coach is an exciting career because it is, above all, an exciting profession that can offer many advantages. Sport is an essential activity for human health and well-being. A sports coach can choose between several alternatives to carry out his work, namely opening a gym or working at home. But which one is the most advantageous?
To determine the profitability and efficiency of these two strategies, it is essential to identify the assets that each means can present and their respective constraints.
Opening a gym
Opening a gym is very advantageous because, on the one hand, having a gym allows the coach to receive more clients. We can see that the majority of people prefer to go directly to the gym for many reasons. It will enable them to have a regular rhythm, reach their result faster, perform the movements in an easier way with the help of adapted materials, be better followed, exchange, share their passion, and meet people.
On the other hand, by having a gym, the sports coach can do group sessions at fixed times according to the internal organization. He can also have a specific schedule to do his work and stay at the same place.
However, opening a gym requires a significant investment. First of all, it is necessary to find a suitable place and to buy all the necessary equipment and accessories. A small adjustment must also be made depending on the condition of the available rooms. The coach must also take into account the other permanent charges such as water and electricity, the monthly payment of rent if the room is subject to a lease agreement. In this aspect, the return of capital can take several months or even years, depending on the number of potential clients.
Becoming a home-based personal trainer
Working from home is also another alternative for the sports coach. This consists of going to the client’s home to train them. The home-based trainer must be autonomous and organized to do his work in the best conditions and satisfy the needs of his client. Some people prefer to have a personal trainer at home in order to benefit from a better follow-up, and this, in a 100% personalized way. This system is especially appropriate for people who do not have time to go to the gym and prefer to stay home. When the opportunity arises, the coach can take the client to the outdoors, especially to the field or to the mountains.
By becoming a personal trainer at home, you will have a variable amount of time to do your work. This depends mostly on the availability of the client. But still, the coaching can be done at any time depending on the conditions agreed upon between the coach and the clients. The personal sports coach at home is not afraid of the closure of gyms as during the health crisis. The same is true for his clients. Indeed, nothing prevents them from continuing their physical training and reaching their goal.
However, the professional home trainer may encounter difficulties in finding clients. Indeed, personal training at home requires a higher budget than training in a gym because of the quality of the coaching and the sessions offered. This is why the majority of clients prefer to go to the gym. Moreover, with the increase in the number of qualified personal trainers, the home-based coach has several competitors.
Sometimes I don’t really have the motivation to go to the gym, and having a coach could give most of us the incentive and motivation on a regular basis because you have a sense of support there. Sound off in the comments section below and tell us your thought on being a sports coach.