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Personal Training — Litigation Insulation

Abbott, Anthony A. Ed.D., FACSM, FNSCA

doi: 10.1249/FIT.0b013e31822a34be

Personal Training - Litigation Insulation.

Anthony A. Abbott, Ed.D., FACSM, FNSCA, is president of Fitness Institute International, a consulting firm and vocational school in South Florida. As an educator and researcher in exercise science and instructor standards, he has been retained as an expert witness in more than forty fitness facility litigations, half of which have been death cases. He was a former commanding officer of an Apollo Recovery Team and the Florida Director of the Physical Fitness Institute of America that helped develop the exercise program for NASA and the Apollo missions. He is ACSM Certified Health/Fitness SpecialistSM certified, ACSM Certified Clinical Exercise SpecialistSM, and an NSCA-CPT*D and CSCS*D. Dr. Abbott currently serves as an associate editor and legal columnist for ACSM’s Health & Fitness Journal®.

Disclosure: Author declares no conflicts of interest.

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