Category Archives: Avoiding Liability Bulletin

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 …

USE OF TWO-PERSON RESISTANCE BAND LEADS TO INJURY AND LITIGATION BUT DEFENDED BY A RELEASE/ASSUMPTION OF THE RISKS

Most health and fitness facilities have a variety of equipment …

Actions of Personal Trainers Which Heighten Risks to Clients May be Actionable

Two 2012 cases from New York highlight the fact that …

Nutritional Advice by Personal Trainers: Is it Legal?

Recent litigation as well as an examination of the practices …

Personal Trainers Beware – A $14.5 Million Jury Verdict in Connecticut

In a rather startling and very recent case from Connecticut1, …

Emergency Response Tips for Personal Trainers

In the delivery of personal fitness training services by any …

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