I've taken leads that were a group of 3 friends and just trained them all at once. The biggest issue is logistics, really. At peak times it can be a challenge training just one person in terms of getting the equipment you want.Jungledoc wrote:Kenny, have you ever done small group coaching? I see this mentioned by a lot of well-known coaches, and it seems like it could be a good option for many people. You charge each person less, but the total you get for the session is more. Instead of you spotting for each one, and talking during rest, they spot for each other, help each other load, and you watch and coach. Especially if that's new to your area, it could also prove to be popular.
It's actually something I would love to do more of. I train a couple, husband and wife, and really enjoy it. It's much quicker paced because I have much more to watch and coach. I'm really kept on my toes. The sessions with these 2 always feel like they've lasted 10 minutes by the end of them - time flies. Also an example mentioned above, "ryan and richard", were 2 brothers I trained together. These 2 would be classed as "The Lifter". As well as coaching them, I taught them what to look for. So, when one brother was lifting, I would explain to the other brother what I was looking out for, and what I was seeing, and also what to say to cue them through it. One of them has moved away, though, so 2 brothers are now 1. Still, it was a lot of fun training them.
I think when I make the switch to full time trainer, group/semi private training would be a good option because I would then be able to keep these sessions out with peak times.
Thanks for the suggestion!