Zumba classes have become very popular and are a good way to enjoy aerobic exercise while having fun. Their energetic and varied nature and use of music attracts many people to take up Zumba classes for fitness. So when an accident happens it can be unexpected and can cause concerns for the safety of the class.
Zumba class injury
As an energetic class, Zumba classes must ensure they use the right venue and have enough space for the members of the group to exercise safely. Smaller spaces can mean there is not enough room for the class members to carry out the movements and they may be dancing on top of each other and getting in each other’s way. When this happens it can be much more likely for a trip or a collision between members to happen, possibly causing people to fall and become injured. Members may be focussing on the steps and the instructor so there needs to be enough space for them to do this without bumping into or hitting other people in the class accidentally. If there is not enough space it becomes difficult for them to enjoy the class and more likely that an accident will happen.
It is important that instructors and gyms ensure their classes are organised well and are going to be safe. If classes are allowed to become too big for the venue it can become unsafe and impractical for them to continue in that place. This is why instructors and gyms need to operate groups with a maximum limit of participants. They should not allow more people to attend the group if there is not the space and if it would be unsafe to do so. This is one of the hazards that they need to be aware of when managing a class. It may mean turning people down for the group or considering a bigger venue or putting on a number of different groups at different times to accommodate more people.
If you suffer a Zumba class injury because you were in a class that was too large or because of the negligence of the company organising the class, you may be entitled to compensation. Accident Advice Helpline can help you to make a claim with our no win, no fee policy that means there are no upfront fees to pay. Call today on 0800 689 0500 to discuss your case and receive free, no-obligation advice.
Date Published: November 30, 2015
Author: Sarah Douglas