Legal risk management of adverse health outcomes and injury in the Fitness Industry: Developing evidence-informed regulation that improves safety

  • Finch, Caroline Frances (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Dietrich, Joachim (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Keyzer, Patrick (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Norton, Kevin (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

Australia is experiencing an increase in health challenges associated with physical inactivity. the fitness industry plays a critical role in supporting active and healthy lifestyles in Australia's fight against these diseases. However, while regular physical activity can reduce the risk of inactivity-related diseases, overly vigorous exercise can trigger adverse health events and cause injury. This research analyses Australian laws, policies and practices that control risk management in the fitness industry, with the aim of preventing adverse health outcomes and injuries, and the legal liability associated with those risks.
Effective start/end date1/12/1231/12/14


  • Australian Research Council (ARC)
  • Fitness Australia
  • University of Ballarat