Joseph Pilates – Lawrence Hayward – Jazz Alessi London – Pilates International Seminars

Jazz Alessi is a Second Generation Pilates Teacher ( and a London Master Personal Trainer ) – trained on a one to one basis by Lawrence Hayward, who was firs…
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Service Providers in the Gym and Health Club Industry are Now Able to Purchase Insurance Policies That Once Covered Only the Large Establishments

Burbank, CA (PRWEB) July 16, 2013

USA Business is announcing that General Liability Insurance as well as broad coverage insurance plans are now being written for all participants in the Fitness Center Industry. At one time it was believed that these policies were only available to actual full-service gyms and health clubs. Now affordable policies are being written for single providers who offer their professional services at a home studio. This could be a personal trainer, a yoga instructor, Pilates coach, in-home massage therapist and other professionals.

General Liability Insurance can be written for these individuals as well as the brick and mortar businesses. Plans protect the business owner or service provider against claims, by clients who state they were injured while working on the owners machines or slipped and fell in a wet area. Even if the owner being sued is found not responsible for the injury, general liability insurance will cover the legal fees. Some municipalities require minimum limits on bodily injury coverage prior to issuing a business license or certification of occupancy. Owners should keep abreast of these ever-changing limits.

Gym equipment is expensive whether it is present in a home office environment or in a full service health club. Water pipes breaking, a storm causing a ceiling to collapse or any damaging circumstances can render equipment useless. Along with property damage coverage the smaller gym or individual provider may want to include loss of income provisions.

An important area that service providers avoid even though it is a growing concern is Abuse and Molestation Insurance Coverage. In todays environment companies of all classes are very sensitive to this issue and have Human Resource manuals which cover appropriate behavior. Although strict guidelines are enacted to prevent inappropriate behavior on premise, it is important to recognize that rules are capable of being violated by employees and clients alike. Either way a lawsuit can not only hurt the establishments reputation but can be extravagant in legal fees. These cases take highly specialized legal talent as well as expert witnesses. Having this coverage under a fitness center insurance policy will protect the owner or service provider from having to cover legal fees and any settlements out of pocket.

Most states allow suits to be filed against club owners and supervisors of a person who is accused of molestation alleging that there were not proper background checks, on-site security or adequate supervision of the accused. Establishments that offer massages, manicure and pedicures, body waxing and/or personal training are especially vulnerable. What is surprising to many is that humiliation, embarrassment and perceived threats allegedly suffered by a client can fall under Abuse and Molestation Insurance Coverage.

To learn how bundling an insurance policy may be the right decision for a gym, health club or private service provider, go to

About USA Business Insurance: USA Business Insurance writes general liability insurance for every class of business and is educated on specific state requirements. Underwriters examine types of common liability and make sound suggestions based on years of research.

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Would religious affiliation nullify testimony by an expert witness?

Question by Kell: Would religious affiliation nullify testimony by an expert witness?
Scenario: Arguments are being made at the Roe v. Wade trial. Wade brings in an embryologist as an expert witness. The opposing counsel objects because the respected embryologist is a pro-life Catholic who often writes articles refuting abortion.

Does the judge refuse to allow the embryologist to testify?

In other words – does an “expert witness” have to be irreligious?

Any clarification on this will be greatly appreciated.
Kim, thank you. The embryologist would not give any of his “religious” disagreements with abortion. He would only be giving his vast embryological testimony regarding the “science” of when a human life begins.

But is this open for interpretation by the judge? If the opposing counsel disagreed that he should be allowed to be an expert witness does the judge still HAVE to let him testify or is the law such that the judge “could” make a determination that the witness had a conflict of interest?
I see Go AZ. So the judge could NOT prevent an expert witness from testifying for either side. So let’s say that counsel A called his expert embryologist to testify that life begins at conception. Then the judge has to allow him to testify – right? But at the same time – the opposing counsel B could call in an expert embryologist who may cast doubt about when life begins – correct?

Am I understanding this correctly?

Best answer:

Answer by Kim
No, an expert witness does not have to be irreligious.

However, a witness’ testimony should be limited to his area of expertise. In your scenario, the embryologist should restrict his testimony to his medical views, without bringing religion into it. When it comes to presenting the religious view on abortion, a different witness would be preferable.

Edit: judges have very wide latitude in such matters. If the judge thinks the witness has a conflict of interest, he can prevent the witness from testifying. But if a judge disallowed testimony because of the witness’ religion, I would bet money that the case would be overturned on appeal.

Edit 2: in theory, the judge could prevent the witness from testifying. But in practice, the judge would “have to” let the witnesses testify if they both had good scientific credentials and the nature of their testimony was scientific, lest the case be overturned on appeal. What would probably happen in such a case is that both sides would call in opposing experts.

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What are “Pilates”? And, where should I start?

Question by Miss J: What are “Pilates”? And, where should I start?
Have heard alot of people are doing this now. What is it??? Only know it’s some kind of exercise that I’ve heard is good for the mind and body. Does it take alot of energy?? I’m not in the best shape or health, right now

Best answer:

Answer by Megan Clark
Pilates is a form of exercise, developed by Joseph Pilates, which emphasizes the balanced development of the body through core strength, flexibility, and awareness in order to support efficient, graceful movement.

Pilates is one of the most popular exercise systems in the country.
It seems like everyone is either doing Pilates, or interested in starting a Pilates exercise program. Indeed, one of the best things about the Pilates method is that it works so well for a wide range of people. Athletes and dancers love it, as do seniors, women rebounding from pregnancy, and people who at various stages of physical rehabilitation.
Read: Who Does Pilates?

The top benefits doing of Pilates exercise that people report are that they become stronger, longer, leaner, and more able to do anything with grace and ease.

Find classes at a local YMCA or search for places online.

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Background Checks Virginia “Best of the Best” Awarded to PHYLEO, LLC for Excellence by Follow Media Consulting, Inc.

Washington DC (PRWEB) July 12, 2013

Phyleo, LLC was awarded the “Best of the Best” designation for excellence by Follow Media Consulting, Inc. in the category of Background Checks Virginia. This award signifies the continued commitment and dedication of the area best in background investigation services.

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How would I dress up like a history professor for mock trial? (Female, of course)?

Question by Daniella: How would I dress up like a history professor for mock trial? (Female, of course)?
For 8th grade mock trial I am the “expert witness” and have to dress as a history professor. We are questioning president “Andrew Jackson” for our trial. What do I wear?

Best answer:

Answer by Chrispy
A long cotton dress of a solid color, a bonnet of a color that either matches or complements the dress, and perhaps a shawl.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Pilates’ Body Conditioning: A Program Based on the Techniques of Joseph Pilates

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Pilates' Body Conditioning: A Program Based on the Techniques of Joseph Pilates

The world is rediscovering the Pilates method as a great way to get into top physical shape. This photo-illustrated manual points the way to a toned and flexible body, following the time-proven Pilates “thinking exercise” routines. Approximately 75 years ago, calling on the mind to work precisely with body muscles, Joseph Pilates developed exercises that produce flatter stomachs, longer limbs, stronger backs, and the poise of a dancer. This book takes men and women of all ages and abilities thro

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