Being in the field for almost 30 years, I don’t see enough trainers doing record keeping of their clients. They may write some notes after the session but to me that’s harder to be accurate. Harder if they have back to back clients. If they have easy forms, then they can quickly make notes on their client.
Keep in mind that if a trainer gets sued, he or she will need to prove that they were rightl. If if not in writing, it would look bad for the trainer. The Lawyer will come into court with their big suitcase on why you were wrong. Be ready for them JUST IN CASE with your big suitcase.
Take a lot of legal workshops for fitness professionals. Also, subscribe to some time of legal resource such as PRC Publishing – Exercise Malpractice Reporter.
Michele Blake, BS (kinesiology), AA (Law)