the legal resource for fitness entrepreneurs
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Copyright 101 for Fitness Professionals

Copyright 101 for Fitness Professionals

One of the most important things you need to do as a fitness business owner is to invest in your own business and legal education. Why? Because as a business owner you own intellectual property. Logos. Images. Slogans. Business name. Program names. Maybe even original training moves or specific programs. You may be letting protectable...
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Fitness Facility Risk Management Basics

Fitness Facility Risk Management Basics

Want to know the best way to avoid injuries and lawsuits befalling your fitness business that doesn’t involve not having a fitness facility? Implementing risk management strategies that mean that your fitness facility is at less risk than it might be otherwise. This article presents important and helpful information that will empower you to manage...
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Fitness Franchises: Special Legal Issues

Whether you are investigating a health and fitness franchise – such as a franchise that focuses on a fitness technique that requires patented equipment, a 24 hour gym facility, a race series, a day spa, or a facility that offers a style of class under a franchise model – or you have already invested in...
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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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Legal documents for fitness professionals

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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10 Ethical Guidelines for Fitness Professionals

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 and ethical behavior. Let’s talk about 10 ethical guidelines for fitness professionals. Be Honest in your representations They say you should fake it until you...
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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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What is FitLegally®?

Welcome to the only dedicated legal resource for fitness entrepreneurs. From athlete, lawyer and business consultant who knows the entrepenerial journey and all the legalities you need to know.

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