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.
Commercial gyms usually provide liability insurance for their trainers (read your contract, it’s should be stated in there). As for you trying to take clients away from the gym so you can start your own business, I would strongly suggest not to do it. Usually there are “non-compete” or more accurate “non-solicitation” clauses in the contract agreement between you and your employer that should forbid you to do so. Also, you don’t want to create enemies or burn down any bridges because you never know what the future holds.