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Fitness Instructors

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K&K's Fitness Instructor Program is designed for U.S.-based personal training, exercise, aerobic or Pilates instructors directly supervising an individual or group engaged in fitness and exercise activities.  Coverage is provided by a carrier rated A or better by A.M. Best Company. Instructors teaching yoga exclusively can obtain lower rates through our Yoga Instructor Program.

Eligible Operations
A U.S.-based instructor age 18 or older conducting private or group instruction for the following is eligible to enroll in this program:
-Acrobatic/partner yoga-Hoop Fitness
-Acro dance/tumbling-Personal training
-Aerial/anti-gravity/suspended yoga  -Pilates
(certified instructors only)-POUND®
-Aquatic exercise- SPINNING ®
-Cardio kickboxing-Strength
-Children's fitness programs-Tai Chi
-Dance-Tumbling (floor only, no gymnastic apparatus)

Ineligible Operations:

Certain operations are not eligible for coverage by this program.  K&K reserves the right to decline any request for coverage.  The ineligible

operations include, but are not limited to the following (and are excluded from coverage):

-Certified athletic trainers-Instructors under the age of 18
-Coaching of organized competitive athletic teams-Instructor's employment as an exempt or non-exempt
- Instruction of sports skills activities*employee of a school, university or college
* If your risk doesn't fit the eligibility of this program, visit our Sports Instructor Program.        


Liability Coverage
General liability coverage protects you if you are legally obligated to pay damages for bodily injury to others and for damage to the property of others resulting from your fitness instruction activities. The policy also provides coverage (professional liability) for wrongful acts (breach of duty, neglect, error, or omission in the discharge of fitness activities) that occur as a result of your instruction activities. 

Coverage includes incidental virtual training provided by fitness instructors to their clients. The policy provides coverage for instruction under your direct supervision or organized by you, including material created by you that is accessible to your clients only (through a private platform such as a password protected website or a closed Facebook group) - Coverage does not extend to any training material that is accessible to the general public. 

We expect that all reasonable precautions will still be taken when you are assessing potential new clients online, including but not limited to: health assessments, waivers/release forms, and interviews with clients prior to instruction or training. We encourage our clients to consult with their attorney to consider special waiver/release agreements that will apply specifically to virtual training. 

Please note, virtual training/instruction does not extend to any training/instruction that includes gymnastic apparatuses, tumbling, or stunting (including pyramids), or in-water activities.  We do not provide coverage for cyber liability, so if you are taking payment or collecting personal information online and it is compromised, there would be no coverage under the general liability policy.

General Liability
-Bodily Injury & Property Damage -Professional Liability
-Products-completed Operations-Damage to Premises Rented to You
-Personal and Advertising Injury    -Medical Expense (other than participant)
-Bodily Injury to Participants Liability-Abuse, Molestation or Exploitation
Defense Cost Reimbursement



The following exclusionary endorsements are part of the policy providing coverage for this program: 

-Abuse, molestation or exploitation-Sale or distribution of medicinal, herbal and/or nutritional
-Any adult-themed parties/meetings/trips, including but not

limited to parties/meetings/trips during which demonstration
-Sexually transmitted diseases

of products and/or services used in the adult entertainment
Silica or silica-related dust

industry takes place
-Specified recreational vehicles and activities- Aircraft/hot-air

balloon, Airport, Amusement devices: The ownership, operation,
-​Cap on losses from certified acts of terrorism

maintenance or use of any device or equipment a person rides 
-​Commercial general liability standard exclusions

for enjoyment, including, but not limited to: mechanical or

(CG0001 04/13 edition)
non-mechanical ride, slide or water slide (including any ski or
-​Communicable diseases

tow when used in conjunction with a water slide), inflatable
Cryogenic chambers/therapy
recreational device, or vertical device or equipment used for
-Cyber incident, data compromise, and violation of statutes

climbing whether permanently affixed or temporarily erected.

related to personal data
This exclusion does not apply to video games or computer
Cycling (other than stationary)
games or to any device that is specifically designed for the
​Employment related practices
​training or instruction of an activity for which you are enrolled,
​Animal, Bungee, Dunk tank, Haunted attraction, Performer,
​Fitness/exercise operations related in whole or part, to perform
​Rodeo, Saddle animals, Snowmobile

​as an exotic dancer or any similar occupation in the adult
-​​Those operations listed as ineligible

​entertainment industry
-​​Total pollution with a building heating, cooling and dehumidifying
​Fungi or bacteria
​equipment exception and hostile fire exception
​Instruction/activities held on or in open water
-​​Training programs for law enforcement, public safety and
military personnel
​Medical, therapy or health care services
Unmanned aircraft
​Nuclear energy
​Operation, ownership or management of a fitness, dance or

​sports facility
​Physicals/stress testing
​Physical therapy, massage or salon services
* For information regarding coverage for a fitness facility, visit our Health & Fitness Facility Program.
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