How to Obtain a Health Club License: Step-by-Step Guide
The majority of states require health clubs to hold some kind or license or registration, Each license type has its own set of requirements, depending on state/local laws and regulations. If you plan on starting a health club, there are several steps that need to first be taken.
What Is the Definition of a Health Club?
- Sports and bodybuilding clubs
- Tennis clubs
- Health spas
- Martial arts schools
- Other similar physical training courses
Operating Without a License
Health clubs that operate without a license (or with an expired one) may be subject to penalties. Furthermore, entities who violate any provisions of the state’s laws and regulations are liable to receive a civil fine. The amount of the civil fine is different for each state, but can be as high as $2,500 for each violation.
Health Club Licensing: Step-by-Step Guide
General Health Club License Requirements
State and Local Requirements
Membership Contract Restrictions
Most license application forms and all other applicable documentation can be accessed online via the state’s licensing agency’s website. Submit your license application to the licensing agency and ensure that you have included all required additional documentation.