10 Ethical Guidelines for Fitness Professionals

When running a fitness gym or coaching athletes, you have to be worried about more than just plan creation and marketing.  There’s what is legally required and there is professional

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Do fitness professionals legally need to be certified? (US, Australia, Canada, UK & Brazil)

The question of whether fitness professional legally need to be certified is a fundamental question, both for those starting out in the industry and for those who’ve been around a

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Working with Minor Athletes – Special Legal Issues

It is that time of the year, when the new school year begins, school physicals are being feverishly done, and parents are registering their children for athletic leagues, and school

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Fitness Professionals: Am I allowed to touch my clients?

Fitness training is by its nature physical. While that might seem obvious, the question of whether it is professional and ethical to touch your clients is a question to consider

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Training for free?: Legal protections you need to have in place

You decided to do some personal training or fitness training for free. We’re not going to talk about why you might have decided this, or the pros and cons of

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New Fitness Client Legalities 101

Regardless of how effective your advertising and marketing is, your client onboarding process for new in person fitness clients is essential for making a great impression on the client. Attracting

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Legal risks and issues to consider for Fitness Trainers working online

We’ve written about Liability Risks that fitness professionals face and highlighted that websites can open a fitness professional up to liability risks that go beyond those that a face to

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Special Legal Issues for Independent Contractors working in a gym

Where you train clients and your employment relationship (whether as an employee or a contractor) may change your risk of liability drastically. Let’s talk about the special issues for independent

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Disclaimers and Best Practices for Nutrition and Exercise Advice

As a fitness professional, you may be in search of best practices for nutrition and exercise advice, and specifically disclaimers for nutrition and exercise advice you may offer in the

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Fitness Disclaimers

Be Protected So you’re here because you’re a fitness industry professional..  You may be a coach or nutritionist – and you understand that liabilities are rampant in this industry. That

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