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Personal Trainers – Be Careful in Expanding Services

According to recent industry reports from IDEA, many personal trainers are expanding their client service offerings into areas apart [...]

Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) & Emergency Response Concerns for Personal Trainers

In the last column of this CPH Bulletin, we provided several emergency response tips for personal trainers dealing with clients in need [...]

Legal & Risk Management Concerns for Fitness Professionals

So far in 2015, at least two significant cases against …

Recent Verdict Against Personal Trainer – Lessons to be Learned

The Litigation In April of this year, a jury in …

Is Practical Training and Testing Necessary for Personal Trainers?

At the turn of the 21st century, a number of …

Scope of Practice Issues for Fitness Professionals

Fitness professionals are presently not regulated by any United States …

Proper Placement of Exercise Equipment is Important for Client Safety and to Avoid Suit

A June 2015 case from California should remind all fitness …

Placement of Treadmills – Consult Industry Standards

In the last article posted on this site, I provided …

Health and Fitness Standards: Use Them to Provide Appropriate Client Care and to Avoid Claim & Suit

Written standards of practice, sometimes referred to as parameters of …

The Intake Process for Fitness Clients – Signing Clients Up for Service

The intake process for fitness clients begins when prospective clients …

Screening Process

Once the client intake process begins for any fitness or …

USING RELEASES OF LIABILITY AS A FIRST LINE OF DEFENSE

As I pointed out in my first article on this …

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