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.
Hello Jason Hwang,
Welcome to the health and fitness industry; your enthusiasm will take you far. Yes, you will want to have your own insurance; it is not too expensive and a good blanket. As for trying to gain the gym’s clients, no, that is not a good idea for many reasons: ethical, non compete and professional. You will be able to ask for referrals; though, as most people shy away from the public eye of a gym.
Natalie aka NAPS 2 B Fit.