As a Staff Attorney with the Governor’s Office of Consumer Protection, I spent 5 years pursuing fitness studios and gyms for failing to comply with Georgia’s stringent health spa requirements.  The penalties for failing to comply with state law requirements before opening your gym are stiff—up to $2,000 per violation.  Those are large sums of money for most small businesses.  I can work with you to ensure that your contracts and pre-sale practices comply with Georgia law.

Also, as a certified group fitness instructor as well as an attorney, I am especially attuned to the risks and benefits of working with clients to improve their health and maintain their wellness.  Professionals working physically with clients (dance instructors, fitness trainers, massage therapists, eco-adventure tour leaders, etc.) have a number of tools available to help manage or limit personal liability.  The Zeigler Firm can assess your exposure to potential liability, work with you to draft client agreements that outline the scope of your agreement with your clients, and also assist you with the many methods you can employ to protect you and your business in the event of injury to your client or their property.

To discuss your options, contact The Zeigler Firm at 770-580-9013 to schedule a one-hour personal trainer, group fitness instructor, gym, or fitness studio assessment.  The fee for the assessment is $100.  Consultation fees are credited towards the total fee if the firm is retained within 30 days of the consultation.

Legal Services for the Health Club and Fitness Industry

  • Membership Issues and Statutory Agreements
  • Pre-sale Compliance
  • Assessment of Training Procedures
  • Liability Waivers
  • Event Promotions and Sponsorships
  • Professional Trainer Agreements
  • Insurance and Liability Issues
  • Equipment Lease and Purchase Agreements