When it comes to services or any general arrangements between parties, the safest option is to have set out the terms and conditions of your arrangement in writing. This is why contracts are always a good option. 

You may have heard of your standard Employment Contracts or Contractors Agreement, but contracts apply to things like personal training, too. 

What Is A Personal Training Agreement?

A Personal Training Agreement is basically a contract between a trainer and their client which sets out important details around the arrangement. 

Essentially, it will cover any legal risks that might arise later down the track. For example, what will happen in the event that the trainer can no longer provide services? Will the client be able to terminate the agreement? If so, on what grounds?

Put simply, a Personal Training Agreement (like most other agreements) will cover all your ‘what if’s, and ensure both parties are clear on their roles and responsibilities. It should also be the first thing you refer to in the case of a misunderstanding or dispute, so you want to make the terms as clear as possible. 

What Does A Personal Training Agreement Cover?

Generally speaking, a Personal Training Agreement will cover some of the following things:

  • Details of your training arrangements
  • Start and end dates
  • Registration processes
  • Costs
  • Cancellation policies

It’s worth noting that each agreement is different. After all, everyone will have a specific training arrangement that is likely to be tailored to their preferences. Let’s use an example to better understand how this kind of agreement will look realistically. 

Example
Let’s say Jana is a personal trainer at her local gym. She has over a decade of experience and has worked closely with some very successful athletes. She specialises in helping beginners in the early stages of their health journey. 

She is looking to work with 20 year old Amy, who is completely new to this world of fitness. This is a very big step for her, and she’s worried that it might not be the right decision. She asks Jana if she would be able to step out of the arrangement if she decides that it’s just not for her later down the track. 

However, Jana is a highly valued personal trainer and is not entirely happy with the chance of Amy wasting her valuable time and services. So, they negotiate a term in their contract which allows Amy to cancel their arrangement within the first month if she is unhappy. 

After the first month, however, there is a $200 cancellation fee. Amy is happy to do this, as long as she has the option to terminate somewhere in the agreement. 

Where Can I Get A Personal Training Agreement?

Personal Training Agreements should be personalised to your parties’ specific needs. This way, if things get messy, the Agreement you refer to will take into consideration your specific circumstances and it’ll be much easier to settle any disputes. 

At Sprintlaw, we offer a Personal Training Agreement package which includes:

  • A Personal Training Agreement in accordance with your business’ requirements
  • Phone consultations with a Sprintlaw lawyer who can advise you on the legal issues that apply to you
  • A complimentary amendment to the final draft we provide you 

Our law firm is also completely online, so we save time by communicating via phone, email and cloud conferencing. Our Australian-qualified lawyers work closely with you to ensure that your specific needs are met, and guide you through the process. 

Next Steps

Whether you’re a personal trainer or a client who wants to set out the terms of your arrangement with your trainer, we’ve got you covered. Our expert lawyers can answer your legal questions and help you hit the ground running. 


If you would like a consultation on your options going forward, you can reach us at 1800 730 617 or team@sprintlaw.com.au for a free, no-obligations chat.

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