Griffin Underwriting Services is pleased to announce that it has joined forces with RT Specialty effective January 3rd, 2023.

Fitness Centers

We are in great shape to handle your Fitness Center business!  Our online rated product specifically targets fitness centers with up to $2 million in annual sales per location; larger risks available by contacting underwriter. Eligible classes include aerobic studios, corporate fitness centers, independently owned fitness centers and franchised fitness centers.

Product Features of Online-Rated Product

(If risk doesn’t qualify for online pricing, not all of the below options may apply to in-house quote)

  • Available as monoline liability or as a package
  • Coverage for the following exposures is automatically included for no additional charge:
    -   Professional liability
    -   Molestation and abuse at a $100,000/$300,000 limit (increased limits available for a charge)
    -   Child sitting services
    -   Personal trainers/aerobics instructors
    -   Four sport courts
    -   Jacuzzis, hot tubs, saunas and steam rooms
  • Landlords, property managers, club members and mortgagees can be named as additional insureds for no additional charge
  • General liability coverage with expanded definition of bodily injury to include mental anguish and emotional distress
  • No liability deductible
  • Low minimum premiums

Package Coverages Available:

  • Property coverage using ISO’s broad April 2002 coverage form
  • Value Plus Endorsement – 15 additional coverages for one flat charge
  • Equipment breakdown – includes free boiler inspections if required in your jurisdiction
  • Special form and replacement cost coverage is available
  • Money and securities coverage
  • Employee dishonesty coverage

Optional Coverages Available:

  • Limited coverage for tanning units
  • Coverage for massage services
  • Stop gap liability (in OH, ND, WA, & WY)
  • Coverage for special events with up to 500 attendees
  • Hired and non-owned auto coverage
Claims Examples

Property: A fire in an adjoining building caused water and smoke damage. There was $15,000 of building damage and $35,000 of business personal property damage. In order to repair the damage and replace the workout equipment, the fitness center closed for one month, which resulted in the loss of business income for the insured.

Property: The owner arrived at the fitness center one morning to find that the building had been spray painted by vandals. The owner called the police to report the incident. The vandalism caused $5,000 in damages.

Medical Payments: A customer was exercising on a squat machine. The machine came off the ground and cut her leg. She incurred $3,000 in medical expenses.

General Liability: A customer was lifting weights when a 500- pound machine fell on his back and crushed him. The man sustained crushed lungs, a fractured vertebra in his spine and $150,000 in medical bills, as well as loss of income from loss of wages.

General Liability: A customer slipped and fell in the entrance way of the fitness center due to the floor being wet from the rain. The customer sustained a non-displaced fibular fracture and sued the fitness center $12,000 in medical expenses and loss of wages.

Professional Liability: A professional trainer at the center was working with a member and encouraged them to increase the pace of their workout. During the session, the member injured their back and sued the fitness center for $35,000 in medical costs and loss of wages.

Molestation and Abuse: A member sued the fitness center alleging negligent hiring of an employed instructor who exhibited inappropriate behavior when training the member. The cost to defend the claim was $17,000.

Hired and Non-Owned Automobile Liability: The manager of the fitness center asked an employee to run to the bank. While on the way to the bank, the employee rear-ended another car causing $4,000 worth of property damage to the other automobile and $40,000 in bodily injury to the other driver, as well as damage to their automobile. The employee’s car was underinsured when they injured the other driver.

Value Plus: A building next to the insured’s premises caught fire. The fire did not damage the insured’s building; however, the fire spread to the insured’s property and destroyed the insured’s TV satellite dish located outside of the building. The value of the satellite dish was $10,000.

Equipment Breakdown: The insured’s HVAC system was damaged due to an electrical shortage caused during a power surge. The HVAC system needed to be replaced. An equipment breakdown claim was made for $2,000.

Quoting & Applications

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*Coverage may not be available for all accounts or in all states
*Applications will apply to most markets but in certain circumstances additional applications may be needed
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