the legal resource for fitness entrepreneurs
the legal resource for fitness entrepreneurs

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Why you need an attorney for your fitness business!

Running a fitness business isn’t easy. Just like any other kind of business, you can’t know everything you need to know to build a successful business in the fitness industry. We all need a little help to make sure our businesses are protected and to make sure we have a team behind us who has...
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Why your CrossFit box needs a lawyer drafted release form

You might have wondered, why does your CrossFit® box need a lawyer drafted injury and illness waiver and release form? Why can’t you just ask one of your fellow affiliates for a copy of theirs? What would it hurt to just create one yourself by compiling part from this one here and another part from...
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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 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;...
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Do fitness professionals legally need to be certified? (US, Australia, Canada, UK & Brazil)

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 while who might be under the impression that industry practice might equate with legality.  Let’s talk briefly about the situation in the following countries: USA,...
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Fitness Professionals: Am I allowed to touch my clients?

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 in light of your own circumstances and fitness business. Touch is part of many professional occupations, including medicine, hairdressing, aesthetics, physical therapy, massage, and personal...
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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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New Fitness Client Legalities 101

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 new clients and retaining existing clients is always challenging. However, providing an outstanding and seamless customer service experience through an onboarding process which addresses important...
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Legal risks and issues to consider for Fitness Trainers working online

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 face trainer may be at risk for liability. Let’s talk about the legal risks and issues that need to be considered for fitness professionals are...
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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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