Tag Archives: avoiding liability for fitness professionals

Club Member’s Claims of Willful and Wanton Conduct to Proceed Against Personal Trainer and Health Club

As we have recommended several time in this column, pre-activity waivers of liability often protect fitness professionals and fitness [...]

Exercise Equipment Injuries and Claims and Suits – Defending against Litigation

As we have pointed out in various articles in this column, exercise equipment use by fitness facility clients can lead to injury and [...]

Personal Trainers Take Note: Screening Standards Have Changed

In late 2015, we reminded personal trainers and other fitness professionals of their obligation to screen clients for activity prior to [...]

Are Monthly Equipment Inspections Sufficient?

In a relatively recent case from Wisconsin, a trial court and then an appeals court were faced with determining whether or not a [...]

Can Fitness Facilities Be Liable for Defective Equipment Injuries?

In a recent and interesting case from New Jersey, an appeals court reviewed a trial court’s decision in a fitness equipment injury [...]

Preparing Personal Trainers for Client Service – Education, Certification and/or Practical Training?

The fitness industry has been focused on the qualifications of fitness professionals, particularly personal fitness trainers, for many [...]

Avoiding Exercise Equipment Injuries Saves Time, Aggravation and Money

Exercise equipment mishaps account for a frequent source of client injury, as well as client claims and lawsuits.  Many of these cases [...]

Fitness Professionals Beware: First Few Personal Training Sessions Can Lead to Injury and Suit

Personal training services are sometimes offered to new health and fitness facility clients on a free or reduced fee basis at least for [...]

Legal Risks and Liability Concerns in Wellness & Fitness Programs

On Thursday, June 22, 2017 we collaborated with one of …

There are Lots of Reasons NOT to Push Clients Too Far – “Rhabdomyolysis” is One

As pointed out many times in this column, a good number of claims and suits are asserted against personal trainers and other fitness [...]

When Releases and Waivers Don’t Work – Thoughts for Fitness Professionals

We have devoted considerable time and space in this column to provide examples of cases filed against fitness professionals, [...]