Supplements and Fitness Professionals: Special Legal Issues

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

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Client confidentiality and the fitness industry

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

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Training the elite amateur athlete: legal issues

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

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Fitness Law: Why Equipment Maintenance is key

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

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

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

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Does HIPAA apply to personal trainers?

The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (42 United States Code § 1320d), more often referred to by its acronym, HIPAA, is a complex piece of legislation that protects the

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Training a Sponsored Athlete: Legal Issues

While the International Olympic Committee has removed the word “amateur” from their governing documents, the US Olympic Committee has left the word in, and delegates deciding whether an athlete is

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Fitness Professionals: are you giving medical advice?

When we ask “where is the line?” when it comes to fitness professionals giving medical advice what we are really asking is what is the scope of practice for a

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Fitness Professionals: Do you need Liability Insurance?

Fitness professionals need liability insurance. But, what is it? and why do you need it? Liability insurance is any kind of insurance policy designed to provide legal defense and to

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dba vs LLC for fitness professionals

So maybe you’re not doing this personal training thing as a business yet, or you just teach one class a week as a 1099 contractor for a gym. You might

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