Wait, I need a lawyer?

Personal training and fitness instruction shares many similarities with physical therapy, is sometimes governed by state laws outlining the scope of your responsibilities, and it carries a risk of injury to your client.  It can thus be helpful and reassuring to consult with a healthcare attorney who understands these nuances.  Read on to learn about some of the services we can offer to your work.

Opening & operating a fitness studio.

  • Business organization or incorporation services.
  • Researching and obtaining local business license.
  • Negotiate commercial lease and equipment rental agreements.
  • Hiring, training, and supervising employees.
  • Identifying potential risks of your business and obtaining appropriate liability insurance coverage.

Managing your practice.

  • Understand the scope of your responsibilities as a personal trainer or athletic trainer.  Also understand the scope of a physical therapist and massage therapist's practice, ensuring that you do not encroach on their professional responsibilities.
  • Know what to do if a client is injured, either during training or outside of your studio.
  • Know when you should refer a client to a physician or physical therapist.  What injuries can you manage as a trainer, and what requires healthcare professional expertise?