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Title XXXIII
REGULATION OF TRADE, COMMERCE, INVESTMENTS, AND SOLICITATIONS
Chapter 501
CONSUMER PROTECTION
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F.S. 501.0125
501.0125 Health studios; definitions.For purposes of ss. 501.012-501.019, the following terms shall have the following meanings:
(1) “Health studio” means any person who is engaged in the sale of services for instruction, training, or assistance in a program of physical exercise or in the sale of services for the right or privilege to use equipment or facilities in furtherance of a program of physical exercise. The term does not include an individual acting as a personal trainer.
(2) “Health studio services” means privileges or rights offered for sale or provided by a health studio.
(3) “Business location” means any place where health studio services are performed by a health studio.
(4) “Department” means the Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services.
(5) “Reasonable and fair service fee” means no more than 10 percent of the total contract price for contracts. Service fee includes, but is not limited to, registration fee, membership fee, and processing or startup fee.
(6) “Personal trainer” means an individual:
(a) Who does not have an established place of business for the primary purpose of the conducting of physical exercise;
(b) Whose provision of exercise equipment is incidental to the instruction provided; and
(c) Who does not accept payment for services that are to be rendered more than 30 days after the date of payment.
History.s. 2, ch. 90-312; s. 14, ch. 91-201; s. 4, ch. 91-429; s. 1, ch. 94-298; s. 11, ch. 2016-166.