When you’re venturing off on your own as an independent personal trainer, you likely won’t have access to the playground that is a “big box” gym. What is the meaning of a “big box” gym, you might ask. You know, massive gyms such as Gold’s Gym, 24 Hour Fitness, Equinox, and the like, which are all jam-packed with the latest equipment and machines. These big box gyms maintain strict policies prohibiting non-employees from training anyone else for any form of payment. Trust me, they won’t be making an exception just for you. Be careful if you want to tread this fine line, you and your client could ultimately lose your memberships. And besides, the goal here is to start your own personal training business, not to work for a corporate gym. So, you’re going to have to think outside the “box”.