WaiverSign Gains Widespread Appeal Within the Growing Fitness and Gym Industry

SALT LAKE CITY, UT, April 12, 2022 – What do leaders of youth groups, fitness trainers, and gym owners have in common?

At some point, all engage their patrons in physical activity in a variety of forms, therefore giving their organizations a level of liability exposure if something goes wrong.

WaiverSign (www.waiversign.com/) has done extensive research into what motivates an organization or business to step up to the plate to secure liability protection through legal documents called waivers. This Salt Lake City-based company has carved out an international niche by providing intuitive and efficient ways that allow organizations to secure digitally-signed liability waivers that are collected, stored, and can be retrieved for on-demand information about clients, including activities pursued and where and when.

“Through the course of the pandemic, the fitness and gym industry has become more acutely aware of the liabilities it faces if clients are physically impacted by injury or exposure while on site or engaged in activities,” said Bob Birrell, WaiverSign’s Business Development Manager. “The sizeable uptick in new clients utilizing WaiverSign’s products during the height of the pandemic can be attributed to the reality that business owners are not only more aware of this, but also looking for better ways for clients to sign waivers and membership agreements from their own devices.”

“Already in 2022, we see this strong growth trend continuing, as providers are looking for ways to simplify customer processes, get more organized and help the environment,” said Birrell. “WaiverSign is being wrapped into business models and protocols for companies of all shapes and sizes.”

Following is feedback from fitness and gym industry clients who have integrated WaiverSign into their business models:

BRelentless Training and Sports Performance is a small training gym in Morton, IL, that works with athletes of all ages from middle schoolers to professional adults. They assist student-athletes, local teams, and adults who are trying to get on track with their fitness. This operation is unique because the participants in these classes or training programs sign up online. Whether it is a team coming in or a large group ready to take a class, they all have to be prepared to sign a waiver and liability form before entering the gym. With so many people coming in and out on a regular basis, it can be difficult to track everyone down and make sure they sign a paper waiver that often ends up being several pages long. Full teams can have 20-30 athletes, and even though each of them may have signed up online, without a digital solution, each one would have to still fill out a paper waiver when they arrived at the gym. WaiverSign has helped removed the effort, stress, and confusion that can come from collecting paper waivers. See: https://www.waiversign.com/gym-liability-waiver

Whether fitness professionals are looking for a yoga liability waiver or a personal trainer liability waiver, fitness professionals running organizations of all sizes have embraced WaiverSign for both on-site and remote activities.

DS Sports Ventures is a sports investment group that supports nearly 9,000 teams local to the state of Florida. They’ve had to make their own modifications to how they operate.

Annie Cross-Cordon, COO of the investment group, explains. "The COVID-19 pandemic forced our sporting event companies to implement additional waivers in order to get back on the fields." Sports teams already typically require participants to sign one or more legal documents before allowing them onto the team; requiring their 140,000 players to sign even more sports-related waivers presented some serious complications. So they turned to WaiverSign for help making that process easier.

Summit Ascents International, based out of Denver, CO, uses WaiverSign to help their clients scale the summits of signing waivers before their ice climbing courses, domestic and international expeditions. WaiverSign also specializes in digital release forms for tours and activities.

Following are some advantages groups and business now recognize when using WaiverSign:

  • Collecting waivers is simplified by using digital rather than paper
  • Communicating and updating information on liability forms does not involve re-printing
  • Digital waivers can provide custom branding for a more professional look
  • Check-ins for groups and individuals are simplified and sped-up
  • Digital information can be securely stored indefinitely
  • Waivers can be customized per activity/adventure
  • Waivers can be site specific
  • Waivers can address multiple language needs
  • Signing activity waivers for minors is easier for parents and guardians to accomplish through WaiverSign

Over the past year, WaiverSign has also seen a lot of uptake for event liability waivers, bounce house waivers, church activity waivers, horseback riding, trampoline parks, and even waxing consent forms.

About WaiverSign

Founded in 2013, WaiverSign offers one of the most efficient, easy-to-use digital liability waivers and electronic liability release solutions available in today’s marketplace. An API (Application Programming Interface) allows other reservation and customer relationship databases to push and pull customer data directly to and from WaiverSign. This provides a simple and fool-proof way for collecting customer information in whatever reservation system being used. For more information, visit https://www.waiversign.com/ or call 877.741.7705.

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