Tag Archives: avoiding liability for fitness professionals

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, [...]