The benefits of working at a gym for physical therapists and personal trainers cannot be overstated. While people in these fields can and do practice out of their homes or in their clients' homes, there's just so much more that a gym can offer than a private residence. These benefits help therapists and trainers along with their clients, so everyone wins.
You probably think of space and gear when you think about practicing at a gym, but there are so many more benefits than just those, although they are important. Working at a gym affords a variety of perks that you just can't get anywhere else.
Of course, space is one of the first things you probably think of because you have so much more of it at a gym. Even the largest home has a limited about of space in which you can help you clients with their PT or personal training. At a gym, however, you have tons of space. Even small gyms offer much more floor space than you'll find in any home, freeing you up from the limitations of a cramped space when it comes to physical therapy modalities or personal training exercises.
Gear is another obvious benefit of working at a gym. There are some things you just can't do with clients when working out of your home, their home, or outside. Certain physical therapy techniques require certain equipment, and personal trainers almost certainly aren't going to find machines like leg presses or power racks in their clients' homes. The gear afforded to physical therapists and personal trainers at a gym just offers so many more options. This, of course, allows you to do a better job for your clients.
Extra facilities is also another big one on the list of the benefits of working at a gym, especially if you're a physical therapist in NYC. A quality gym with showers, lockers, and other amenities can take your business to another level. These kinds of perks impress clients, which is always a great plus for anyone running their own PT or personal training business.
If you're an NYC physical therapist or personal trainer in NYC, the importance of networking is paramount. There are so many people out there in the city, word of mouth can make or break a business. Working at a gym allows you to network with other physical therapists and personal trainers, gym staff, the gym owner, and even meet possible new clients by talking with gym members. It's a treasure trove of possibilities when it comes to social networking.
We all know that the look matters in any competitive field, and PT and personal trainers work in very competitive fields, indeed. Working at a gym presents your clients with a certain professional image that you can't replicate anywhere else. At the gym, they'll see you in your element. The whole vibe is different for you and for them, and it tends to create a feeling of increased trust in you and your abilities.
At SKYHEALTH, we believe we offer the best in gym space in NYC, and we want to show you just how great we are. If you're a physical therapist or personal trainer, stop by or make an appointment for a tour. We bring a lot to the table for both you and your clients. In our upcoming post, we'll be going into more detail regarding exactly what we have to offer. Until then, we'd love to hear from you!