Should one purchase liability insurance even if I work at big corporate gyms? FYI, I am new to the industry and this will be my first job as a fitness professional. Inevitably speaking, I would like to acquire my own personal clientele in the future and operate my own business. Am I even allowed to take the clients from my gym (Golds, 24, LA Fitness) and offer them training sessions outside the gym? If thats the case, should I register for my business and purchase liability insurance? I might be rushing things, my motivation level is so high right now that I want to accomplish so many things. I would appreciate any advice tips even if it does relate to my specific question per se. I want to hear everything about my mentors have to say thats been in the fitness game for some time.
you should read the contract with a corporate gym very carefully. Many have a ‘non-compete’ clause that says that you cannot operate your own business within a certain radius. Taking clients from the gym and training them in private is usually frowned upon.
So be very careful what you sign. I have heard of cases where this clause was enforced, and as an individual trainer you stand no chance against the legal resources of corporations.