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Avoiding Liability as a Fitness Professional

January 1, 2016

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Unfortunately, injuries do occur during exercise, and the legal implications that follow them can be quite significant. Taking small, reasonable precautions at the onset of a new personal trainer-client relationship can stave off significant problems down the road.

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Professional Paperwork and More—Suggestions for Protecting Yourself as a Certified Personal Trainer

October 1, 2015

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Every client should participate in a 20 – 30 min initial interview and consultation prior to participating in any physical activity. This process allows the personal trainer and client time to complete the strategy session form, physical activity readiness questionnaire (PAR-Q), professional liability form, and trainer-client agreement.

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Understanding Risk Management as a Fitness Professional

June 1, 2017

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There's risk in every business, but fitness professionals can often face higher risk than most. While personal trainer insurance can offer solid protection, fitness professionals can best protect themselves by understanding the fundamentals of risk management as they apply within the realm of sports and fitness. In this article, global insurance firm Integro Entertainment & Sports offers tips on how to best protect yourself and your business, defines common insurance terms, and provides an overview to understanding insurance conditions.

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Independent Contractor Versus Employee—Are You Reporting Accordingly?

April 1, 2016

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Little information is available for personal trainers in regards to differentiating the requirements and responsibilities of working as an employee or an independent contractor. Personal trainers and gym owners would benefit from understanding professional guidelines, details, and general knowledge of these two options.

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The Components that Make a Trainer Successful

January 1, 2014

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High standards improve the quality of professionals working within the fitness industry. This article provides steps that may help to increase income for personal trainers.

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Essentials of Personal Training, 2ed, w/Online Study Course Key Code

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This textbook option is ideal for a candidate looking for a supplement to the textbook and/or a guided reading plan. Other options are available for purchase at HumanKinetics.com.

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Back to Basics: 3 Steps of the Initial Consultation

August 24, 2018

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Developing a truly successful program involves several layers that the personal trainer must address with time, competence, and critical thinking. A thorough and complete initial consultation can ensure that the personal trainer has all the data that they need to design a program that is time-efficient and successful.

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Back to Basics: 3 Steps of the Initial Consultation

June 1, 2017

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Developing a truly successful program involves several layers that the personal trainer must address with time, competence, and critical thinking. A thorough and complete initial consultation can ensure that the personal trainer has all the data that they need to design a program that is time-efficient and successful.

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Common Practice for Personal Trainers that Should not be so Common: Examination of Common Practices

Starting into the personal training business is a very exciting endeavor full of great potential, possibilities for success, and endless opportunities to help others. However, many of the “common practices” found in today’s personal training industry are not the most effective tactics to implement.

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