Industries | Health Clubs

Sound legal advice helps health clubs operate at peak performance

The attorneys at Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP provide comprehensive legal services to health and fitness clubs. We represent gyms, clubs, fitness training facilities, recreational facilities, resorts and amusement parks in matters such as contracts, development of employment policies and premises liability matters. We offer clients litigation, transactional and consulting services. Potential clients searching for attorneys who understand their industry should know that our firm has developed a specific emphasis on representing health clubs in Southern California and throughout the state.

Business contract services for California health clubs

The attorneys at our firm represent health, fitness and sports clubs in matters involving business contracts. From the initial drafting to negotiating terms to review of existing contracts for possible liabilities, our team of skilled legal professionals will work to ensure your interests are protected.

Health club litigation

In addition to premises liability, we also defend health, fitness and sports clubs and other recreational facilities in a wide range of legal matters, including:

  • Dangerous conditions
  • Daycare/camp licensing issues
  • Defective equipment
  • Employment policies and procedures
  • Health club waivers and releases
  • Health Studio Services Act / SB 581 contract compliance
  • Independent contractor agreements
  • Membership agreements
  • Negligent failure to supervise
  • Negligent instruction
  • Personal trainer agreements
  • Product design liability
  • Hold harmless and indemnity agreements


We have developed issues and defenses such as recreational use immunity, assumption of rise in exculpatory agreements, trivial defect and open and obvious conditions.

Appellate attorneys secure gains for recreational facilities

Our appellate attorneys have fought to secure some of the leading appellate decisions published in California relating to health and recreational facilities. They have a strong background in general civil litigation and work in partnership with our trial attorneys. Consequently, when our trial lawyers draft motions for summary judgment, demurrers or motions for judgment on the pleadings, they already have an eye on appellate ramifications. The depth and range of our experience increases efficiency in our pretrial and trial work. When an appeal becomes necessary, our Law & Motion attorneys provide clients with the type of skilled representation that has won our firm its enviable reputation.

When health and recreational clients retain Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP, they are not getting the skills of just one lawyer, but a team of attorneys working to ensure the best possible outcome for the case.

At Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP we take a comprehensive approach to meeting your needs. Owners of health clubs and recreational facilities in California will receive focused, dedicated legal support from a law firm that knows their industry. Bradley, Gmelich & Wellerstein LLP has developed a niche practice that provides sound advice on business and employment law matters, and strong litigation representation all the way through trial and appeal.

When you need expert assistance with litigation, business planning, document preparation, employee issues, manual writing, employee training or even help selling your business if needed, we will be there for you.