Even if their club is not in California, a non-compete clause can still be difficult to impose if it is not closely tailored to the club`s legitimate business interests, Steinmeyer said. She added that if a coach has developed a certain class while working in an institution, then the employment contract should be clear that he can take that class with him, but the agreement should stipulate that if they have used club resources to develop something while they are there, that class is part of the club, Maciel said. I`ve been coaching for years. Don`t you need to sign a non-compete contract because I am an independent contractor and when I pray for a foot in a public gym with a monthly salary, I help clients enjoy, use and develop habits throughout life to make them long-time clients and thus bring their clients back to the gym. And my goals are to build fitness in communities, no matter where fitness takes place, public parks, private gyms or recreational areas, like ski resorts. You shouldn`t criticize all gyms as a whole if you were only in one of the gyms. Learn about other experiences of other guests and collaborators at other fitness sites before making any comments that may affect their business. Northwest Personal Training`s non-compete clause contains provisions relating to conflicts of interest, recruitment of clients/employees and intellectual property. The geographic area of direct competition prevents employees from working within a five-mile radius of one year after leaving Northwest. 4. . .