So I currently am a personal trainer at a gym in the same neighborhood as the apartment i live in. I am hoping to go independent soon. Can I bring clients into my apartment’s gym (which by the way is beautiful, it’s not small, includes a swimming pool, yoga fitness room, pool tables, etc) if i charge them a lower rate?
Also, other getting permission from the building? What else do i have to do legally? I know i need liability insurance, where would i get that from? Nasm’s webiste?
Would i have to hire a lawyer to help me make a waiver, for my clients to sign before training?
your profile has not been completed so I am not sure where you are starting. Have you already established a business? It is not required when you work for a gym but you need it to operate as a trainer by yourself. You definitely need permission from the apartment manager. Personally, if I were them, I would request from you proof of professional liability insurance, and Brenda gave some good advice on that. I also would have more than just a liability waiver but a personal training contract with health and exercise history questionnaire and your rates and payment requirements (also late cancellation policy) spelled out.
Check with the gym at which you currently work whether you have signed a non-compete agreement with them, particularly since your apartment building is in close proximity to the gym. Those non-compete agreements often specify that you should not train a client from the gym within a certain distance from the gym.