The Pitfalls of Charging Peanuts: How Coaches Set Themselves Up for Burnout

Business, Coaching

I am going to look at some of the issues we see when people pay very little for a service or when coaches charge very little for a service. The end result of these scenarios looks like this for the coaches:


  • Working sixty to seventy hours per week
  • Never getting a holiday
  • Earning a salary that makes it incredibly hard to pay bills
  • Losing your passion for the health and fitness
  • Hating something you originally loved


First we will look at the minimum skill requirements that clients expect in their coaches, as well as the basic expectations they have of your gym premisesThen we will go through the mistakes that gym owners make that create the above over-worked scenario.



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