If you’re running a business in the fitness and wellness industry, it’s important that you understand the regulations that apply to you. Our legal team specialises in supporting businesses in the fitness space – whether it be limiting your liability through contracts or advising you on regulatory compliance, we’re here to help.

To establish a fitness or wellness business in the UK, you will need to prepare and register a variety of legal documents. Key requirements include:

  • Registering your business name with Companies House (https://www.gov.uk/government/organisations/companies-house).
  • Obtaining Employers' Liability Insurance and business insurance (e.g. public liability, professional indemnity).
  • Securing Local authority approval (if operating from a commercial premise) and a lease agreement (if renting premises).
  • Having Health and safety policies and procedures in place, in compliance with the Health and Safety Executive (HSE) guidelines (https://www.hse.gov.uk).
  • Complying with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 for privacy and data protection policies and procedures.
  • Registering with relevant industry bodies (e.g. UK Active, The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) - https://www.cimspa.co.uk).
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