About Independent Training Spot


Independent Training Spot is a functional training, sports performance, and corrective exercise facility that provides independent personal trainers, physical therapists, and other industry professionals access our state of the art training studio – from which they may run and facilitate their own training business. The goal of the Spot is to help these entrepreneurs cultivate their own business by giving industry professionals the space, cutting-edge tools, and convenient facilities with no financial risks. The trainers are paid directly by their clients. The trainer pays a per hour facility usage fee to our Spot through the MindBody app.
If you are one of many professionals that got into fitness industry because of the idea that you can make a good living doing some things that you really enjoy – helping others, working by appointment, and working out – then you know this idealized concept quickly burns out. Corporate companies hit you with monthly quotas, floor hours, unpaid mandatory meetings, free sessions/treatment requirements, absurd bonus structures, and no increase in pay even though the client’s fees increase annually. If you have ever dreamed of having your own personal training business, even if it is a side business to your corporate training job, check us out and increase your gross income potential by as much as 2x the average gym payout.
We appreciate the website visit. We would love a facility visit. Set up an appointment to check us out in person to see how we can help you build your business at our Spot.
Think of Independent Training Spot as the executive office space rental for fitness, sports performance, and sports medicine professionals.
About Rick Richey, MS, LMT



Rick has been in the fitness industry for over 15 years as a trainer, manager, educator, orthopedic massage therapist, college and university professor, fitness industry presenter, entrepreneur, author, and a subject matter expert and talent for fitness industry educational videos and written content. He is regularly used by media outlets for quotes and content regarding fitness and wellness. Rick authored two chapters in the National Academy of Sports Medicine (NASM) Essentials of Personal Training textbook and is a doctoral candidate in the Health Science and Exercise Leadership program at California University of Pennsylvania. He has fought professionally in the World Kickboxing and Karate Association (WKA) in Muay Thai and American Kickboxing and is a course educator for the NASM MMA Conditioning Specialist and the Everlast FIT certifications. He worked as a trainer at 15 CPW for 5 years working with The Wright Fit. Rick is the owner of Independent Training Spot, located at 1 E 28th St. and 5th Ave., NYC, and co-owner of several other fitness brands such as The Daily Move Challenge, Human Movement Science (HMS) Resources, and Omnia Health and Wellness.

Rick with ‘SNL’ and ‘Horrible Bosses’ alum Jason Sudeikis.

Rick continues to teach human movement and exercise science workshops at the fitness industry’s largest and most prestigious conferences and out of Independent Training Spot. In his career, Rick has trained celebrities and notables from film, television, music, fashion, and sports, as well as numerous tradition clients. His goal now it to help other trainers build their business and their success!