-DBA (doing business as) and Tax permit (get from your local court house
-Rules and Regulations forms
-Fitness Assessment Logs
-Health/Fitness/Medical Clearance and Recommendation forms
-Informed Waiver forms
Document everything and keep it for at 5-7 years after you stop training that client. write down everything even if you think it’s minor. Subscribe to a legal resource such as PRC Publishing’s Exercise Malpractice Report. What you don’t know can hurt you.
Consult with a legal for all your paperwork.
Keep tax, receipts, etc because you may be audit.
As a business owner, you are 100% responsible.
Once you have all the business aspects together, then focus on all the other great advise from the other comments above.
Michele Blake, MBMHFS Creator/Owner for 26 years.