Boxercise can be a great way to increase fitness and physical agility; taking part in boxing exercises without actually boxing with an opponent. It can appeal to people who want to increase their fitness and strength and release some energy without any risk of injury. Boxercise classes are often held in gyms but some boxing clubs also now offer classes that are taught by professional boxers.
Safety in boxercise classes
Safety in boxercise classes is very important as injuries can happen if it is not considered. It is important that class members are taught the proper techniques for punching and how to do this without hurting themselves. Repeated punches using the wrong technique or wrong part of your fist can cause strains and damage to your hands and arms. A professional instructor will be able to teach you to do this. If the instructor is unqualified it can become dangerous as they may not know the dangers of improper techniques and they may misinform class members and cause a boxercise class injury. They also may not induct class members properly to the sport or get details of conditions they already have that could be exacerbated by the sport if care is not taken to avoid it. Trained instructors will know what to look out for and what to find out from class members when they join up.
Have you been injured because of an unqualified trainer?
If you sustain a boxercise class injury because the trainer was not properly qualified, you may be able to claim compensation. This class can become harmful and dangerous in the wrong hands and if the instructor does not know how to avoid injuries they may be putting the members of the class at risk of injury. They may not know the importance of using gloves and wraps to protect hands when using certain equipment such as punch bags and pads and they may be unable to teach proper techniques.
If you are injured because of the negligence of an instructor or because they are not qualified, you may be able to claim compensation for your injuries. Accident Advice Helpline has 15 years’ experience in the industry and can help you to claim what you deserve. Call 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case; you can receive no-obligation advice from our compensation advisors when you call us about what happened to you.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas