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Starting a CrossFit Box: Legal foundations

The legal foundations needed for starting a CrossFit Box are not significantly different from starting another kind of fitness business – however, there are some distinctive aspects that arise so read on for some things to think about as you establish the legal foundations for your CrossFit® gym. Choose an entity type A CrossFit® Box can...
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7+ Steps to Marketing your CrossFit Box Legally

Let’s talk about marketing your CrossFit box legally. CrossFit® is one of the fastest growing brands within the fitness industry both within the US and Internationally. CrossFit® is a registered trademark. CrossFit ® is not a chain of fitness facilities nor is it structured as a franchise. Rather, CrossFit® is a network of licensees who...
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9 liability risks of operating a CrossFit gym

Are you thinking about opening and operating a CrossFit Gym? Do you already operate a CrossFit® box and you’re trying to make sure that you have crossed your t’s and dotted your i’s so that you and your business are limiting the risks of liability as much as you can? CrossFit® has become one of...
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Can I Copyright an Exercise Routine?

You may have these kinds of questions: Can I copyright an Exercise Routine? Can I copy an Exercise Routine created by someone else? Can I use an Exercise Routine created by someone else when I teach a class? Let’s talk about each of these in turn. The short answer is yes, you can copyright an...
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Choosing Fitness Class Names and Copyright

You’re in the midst of planning your upcoming fitness class schedule and you’re choosing fitness class names and you have a few questions. Questions like: Can I call my classes anything I want? Is it legal for me to hold Insanity, BodyPump, P90X or Zumba classes and advertise it? Or what about cross fit training,...
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Music and Personal Training

Music and Personal Training

Grinding out the miles and knocking out a hard workout is often made much easier with some tunes. Music can make workouts even more fun, provide motivation or even a little distraction. You can even search for beats per minute (bpm) and compilations for different kinds of exercise. Some fitness modalities offer music that goes...
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Legal Considerations for including Exercise Videos on your website

Legal Considerations for including Exercise Videos on your website

Many fitness professionals are using exercise videos to increase exposure to potential clients: driving additional traffic to their website, demonstrating expertise and instructional style, providing useful information to potential clients. This article will explore some of the legal considerations you might want to consider when including exercise videos on your website. General Copyright The copyright...
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