How to create a small bootcamp without being held liable for any injuries
(Long Island, New York)
I wanted to start a weekly bootcamp for athletes. I live in Long Island, New York and want to know what I can do to do this but without being liable for their injuries.
I am not looking to have them do anything extreme but I understand anything can happen and I want to obviously look out for myself in terms of legal issues and being sued.
I DO NOT HAVE ANY CERTIFICATIONS.
Can I have them sign some type of waiver form, explaining I am not certified and I am not responsible. With their signature and confirmation, is that enough?
Is there anything else? Does anything change if its free or if their paying me? Does anything change if its paid off as some type of donation(s)?
If its not enough, what do I have to do and what are the costs?
Personal training without a certificate...
by Valerie Gangi
I have been training in bodybuilding for over 25yrs, turned Professional in 1995 and have competed in numerous Pro events including been invited to & competed in the Ms. Olympia twice. I have set up an LLC and started a business for helping people by customizing diets and putting together training schedules, etc... I have been asked to train with people and my client contract states that I am "Not" certified and they are to have full knowledge of how to operate gym equipment. What is my possible exposure??
Should I keep teaching while not certified?
(Jersey Shore, PA)
I am NOT certified in any fitness. I do work at a gym and my boss wants me to teach yoga, pilates and stability ball classes. I do have the classes set up but I am not certified in any of it!!
I asked her about certification and liability issues but to be honest with you I do not feel comfortable teaching it, even though my boss says I do fine and it will be ok. I have a wide range of ages and I do not want to hurt anyone!! Don't you NEED to be certified to teach these classes??
I have tried to look it up and cannot find any LAWS so to speak, just says you SHOULD BE not supposed to be so I do not have an argument with it so far and do not want to quit my job but If I do not teach I will lose my job. I cannot afford to be certified and not sure I want to spend the cash to be certified since this is just a part time job. I just do not feel comfortable. If SHE paid for my certification I would do it but it is a hobby for me not a career. Any idea on how I should handle this??
Found out that my personal trainer is not certified.
My personal trainer never informed me of not being a certified personal trainer. I recently just found out about this and he has never gone to school for this. The only reason he got the position was because he is the boyfriend of the owners daughter.
What I want to know is, is this fair to the customers and is it even legal? I don't want to pay lots of money to someone that is not certified and may be telling me or anyone else the wrong material.
Offering Services when not Certified
As an independent contractor in a fitness studio, is it illegal for me to hold P90X classes and advertise it as so? Or what about cross fit training, even though I am not a certified cross fit trainer, am I able to use their methods and advertise that I am teaching cross fit style?
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