All fitness service suppliers must comply with the Fair Trading (Code of Practice - Fitness Industry) Regulation 2003.
Fitness service suppliers
Under the Code of Practice, a fitness supplier is someone in the business of supplying fitness services.
A fitness supplier can be:
- the owner of a fitness centre who receives income other than rent to provide fitness services
- a fitness centre franchisee
- someone who manages a fitness centre´s day-to-day operations
- a personal trainer.
A fitness supplier is not:
- an administrative person who gets paid to work in a fitness centre´s office
- an aerobics instructor who gets paid to conduct aerobics classes at a fitness centre.
A fitness service can include:
- an exercise consultation
- a supervised or unsupervised individual exercise program
- a group exercise program
- fitness equipment used by clients at a fitness centre.
A fitness service does not include:
- a service supplied by:
- a doctor
- a registered physiotherapist
- a sporting club or organisation for a competitive sport
- an educational institution as part of its curriculum
- a spa bath, sauna, swimming pool or similar facility with no other fitness service
- a hotel´s fitness equipment for patron use with no other fitness service
- a fitness centre service for medical rehabilitation only
- a service for an unsupervised outdoor activity
- court hire or other facility hire for playing sport.
Last reviewed 28/11/2011