From the gym to the mat, we keep your work life stress-free.

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.

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  • 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?
  • Negotiate your contracts and help you develop relationships that support your professional growth.

Ready to chat?

You can catch Jackson LLP Partner Erin Jackson on her mat around Chicago, but we'd love to have a formal chat about your needs, concerns, and goals. Schedule a consultation online here: