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      RS 51:1576     


§1576.  Definitions

As used in this Chapter:

A.  "Physical fitness services" means facilities or services for the development of physical fitness through exercise or weight control.  This term includes the facilities, services, and classes of health or exercise centers, clubs, studios, health spas, weight control centers, clinics, figure salons, tanning centers, and athletic or sport clubs.  It shall not include a business limited solely to the practice of physical therapy, as defined in R.S. 37:2401, by a therapist licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners; nor shall it apply to medically related services performed by a physician licensed by the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners in a private office, clinic, or hospital.  

B.  "Customer" or "member" means a person who contracts for the use of physical fitness services.  

C.  "Center" means any person or organization which, for profit, offers physical fitness services, whether at multiple outlets or a single outlet.  Any subsidiary of a center offering such services shall be deemed a part of said center.  

D.  "Outlet" means a separate location of a center which is not physically connected with another center but which may use the same name or may be operated by the same person or organization.  

Added by Acts 1982, No. 808, §1.  

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