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Supplements and Fitness Professionals: Special Legal Issues

By Anna Rabe | December 11, 2017 | 0 Comments

Supplements and Fitness Professionals. For good or ill these two topics seem to go hand in hand. But what is their relationship? We have talked about how to make sure that you are not offering medical advice as a fitness professional, and the legal issues with offering nutritional advice as a fitness professional. There are…

Client confidentiality and the fitness industry

By Anna Rabe | December 5, 2017 | 0 Comments

While it is somewhat unclear exactly when HIPAA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (42 United States Code § 1320d)) applies to fitness professionals, there is no doubt that it raised the stakes when it came to privacy. It is clear that client confidentiality is an area of concern in the fitness industry. HIPAA…

Santa Ruck 2017 – Washington DC

By Rachel Brenke | December 3, 2017 | 2 Comments

This past year my Army Veteran husband and I have taken to rucking. Due to my training schedule with ITU World Championships in Denmark and Ironman Maryland coming up in 2018, it’s been more his thing than mine – but when he invited me to be part of the Santa Ruck which was supporting Toys…

Training the elite amateur athlete: legal issues

By Anna Rabe | December 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

An elite amateur athlete may be just as serious as “professional” athlete. What makes an athlete “professional” is largely determined by the national body governing the specific sport, but it needs to be said that receiving compensation is not sufficient to make an athlete “professional.” For example, federal legislation provides some funding for amateur athletes;…

Christmas Gift Idea: Tri With Mom Children’s Book

By Rachel Brenke | November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Children watch their mothers do extraordinary things throughout their lifetimes. Sometimes, they get inspired by the greatness they see. Triathlete moms are a special breed of moms who demonstrate strength, unwillingness to give up and dedication to following through a challenge. Grab our head attorney, Rachel Brenke’s, children’s book for Christmas. Order now for Christmas 🙂 

Review: The Brave Athlete: Calm the F*ck Down and Rise to the Occasion

By Rachel Brenke | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

As an athlete myself, I am always on the search for the new books to help inspire and fuel my mindset for future competitions.  The Brave Athlete from Dr. Simon Marshall and Lesley Paterson will help you take control of your brain so you can train harder, race faster, and better enjoy your sport. Dr. Marshall is…

Rachel Brenke to serve as USA Triathlon Ambassador

By Rachel Brenke | November 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

FitLegally’s head attorney has been selected as a USA Triathlon Ambassador for the 2018 competition season.  With experience in serving on the local tri club Board of Directors, Chamber of Commerce member, public speaker, accomplished author and podcast host, Rachel Brenke will give back to the triathlon community and encourage other women to join the…

Race Report: 2017 Richmond Half Marathon

By Rachel Brenke | November 20, 2017 | 0 Comments

This is going to be a super short race report as there really isn’t much to report.  Richmond Half Marathon is one of my absolute favorite courses.  Relatively flat and good energy.  It isn’t scenic like Brisbane or Ironman Maryland but it is definitely one to feel the energy of.  With it being within driving…

Fitness Law: Why Equipment Maintenance is key

By Anna Rabe | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sometimes the most obvious things are also the ones that ignored: like fitness equipment maintenance. One of the most effective ways of decreasing costs associated with litigation and being sued is to avoid being sued in the first place! Truly, it is more cost effective to pay in prevention than in trying to solve a…

Can I write off my family vacation as a fitness professional?

By Anna Rabe | November 1, 2017 | 0 Comments

Sounds great doesn’t it? Work and vacation in one, especially if you can just write off your family vacation on your taxes! So, here’s the question we’re discussing in this article: So can you write off your family vacation if you undertake training or work as a fitness professional for a session or two at…

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