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    "If you've been injured through no fault of your own you could be entitled to compensation. If you're unsure if you could claim, I recommend you call Accident Advice Helpline."

    Esther Rantzen

    Most common accidents in spin classes

    Vigorous and fast paced, spin bike exercise classes are a popular way of getting an effective workout. Care is, however, advised, as spin classes can be the scene of potentially serious spin bike injuries. Common accidents in spin classes The most common injuries in spin classes are caused by poor body positioning, overuse and incorrect….

    The dangers of buying gym supplements online

    Buying gym supplements online can save you a pretty penny. However, they can also put you at risk of illness. What is the main danger of buying gym supplements online? The bottom line is, when buying gym supplements online, you can never truly be sure who you are buying from. These days, gym supplements are….

    Do gym supplements cause health damage?

    Are gym supplements potentially damaging for your health? When we think about accidents and injuries in the gym, we usually picture dropped weights and malfunctioning machines. But what about supplements? Obviously, some steroids and other drugs are bad, hence them being illegal, but what about supplements that market themselves as healthy and beneficial for the body?….

    The dangers of having your saddle too high on an exercise bike

    It’s that time of year again when many of us ramp up our exercise regime in pursuit of the perfect beach body. If you’re planning to hit the gym more frequently, or you’re working out at home, it’s important that you understand how to use the equipment safely. If you have your saddle too high….

    Can you claim if you fall whilst skipping in the gym?

    There are many excellent advantages attached to skipping in the gym or elsewhere, which is why more and more people seem to be taking up the activity all the time. Skipping can vastly improve your health and quality of life, helping you lose weight, boost your cardiovascular fitness and tone up your muscles. Even if….

    Can you claim for gym changing room accidents?

    Gym changing room accidents can be painful, If you have an accident which was not your fault, call Accident Advice Helpline to claim compensation. What are the most common gym changing room accidents? The most likely causes of injuries in gym changing rooms are slips, trips and falls. This is because there are often numerous….

    Who is responsible if I have an accident at the gym?

    Gym owners have a legal responsibility to ensure their members have a safe environment to work out in. This includes provision of: Well-maintained, safe gym equipment Hygienic facilities Vigilant supervisors Knowledgeable trainers It also includes ensuring potential hazards are dealt with promptly or, if this is not possible, marking such hazards clearly. What could cause….

    Working out on public exercise equipment

    Summer is here, and for many of us it’’s time to step up our workout regimes in pursuit of the perfect beach body. If you’’re thinking of joining and gym and using public exercise equipment, you may be worried about health and safety issues. Gyms are generally very safe places, but there is a risk….

    True or False? Ice baths are good for you

    The theory behind ice baths is that the exposure to cold helps combat small tears in muscle fibres, and its resulting soreness, after repetitive or intensive exercises. How ice baths work Thought to flush waste products and constrict blood vessels, ice baths are believed to reduce tissue breakdown and swelling. As the tissue warms again, blood flow increases, circulation….

    The most bizarre injuries from the gym

    If you’’re planning on working out, the last thing you want is to obtain bizarre injuries from the gym. In most cases, you can enjoy a workout or an exercise class without any problem. However, there is a risk of accidents at the gym, such as slips, trips and falls. If you’’re eager to avoid bizarre injuries from….

    Who’s liable if you hurt yourself in the gym shower?

    Who is liable for injuries in a gym shower depends on the circumstances surrounding the personal injury. Self-inflicted gym shower incidents If, for example, you were to sustain an injury by slipping on wet flooring in a shower, it could be argued that showers are by their very nature wet places and you should therefore have:      ….

    Is exercise protein dangerous to your health?

    Many people use exercise protein powders and shakes as part of their training regime. Protein helps to build muscle mass, but is exercise protein dangerous and should you be wary of consuming too much protein in order to prevent injuries? Is exercise protein dangerous? In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the….

    Accidents at an acrobatic gymnasium, who is liable?

    While participants in acrobatics naturally have a duty to protect their own health and safety by adhering to instructions and safety procedures, property owners, coaches and other staff have a duty of care towards visitors and participants to prevent accidents at an acrobatic gymnasium. Possible accidents at an acrobatic gymnasium Accidental injuries at a gymnasium….

    Suffering an injury while working out at home

    In the hectic modern world that we live in, it’s not always possible to make time to go to the gym. As a result, there has been a massive increase in the sale of fitness aids to be used in the home such as treadmills, elliptical machines, free weights and abdominal rollers. Whilst these devices….

    Can I claim if I have a non-exercise related gym accident?

    Accidents at the gym are a common occurrence, especially so due to the variation of techniques adopted and range of machines available for use.  While severe gym-related injury can be sustained through over exertion or incorrect use of equipment, sometimes accidents occur in the gym that are not exercise related. From slips, trips and falls….

    Is exercise protein a danger to my health?

    Containing amino acids, exercise protein can be an important element of getting fit, as it is a key to the building and maintenance of muscle and other body tissue. Available legally online and over-the-counter in the shape of bars, capsules and shakes to be taken with or between meals, protein powders are marketed as having….

    Safely operating step exercise equipment

    In order to stay healthy and fit it is recommended that you exercise. This can take many different forms from running and cycling to tennis or rowing. One such activity which has become popular is working out at  a gym. This is a great way to exercise as you can do this in any weather….

    Can I claim if I’m injured playing organised social sport?

    Thousands of people participate in sporting activities every day in the UK, but what happens if you suffer an injury and are you entitled to claim compensation for a slip, trip or fall during organised social sport? Can I claim for an injury sustained playing organised social sport? For many people, sport is an outlet….

    Gym accidents: Seated Dip Machine

    From slips, trips and falls on treadmills to sprains and strains from over-worked muscle groups, the gym is brimming with potential sport-related injuries and conditions. The key to avoid accidents in the gym is to undertake a full induction, ask for a personal training plan and know your body’s capabilities. Seated Dip Machine: The lowdown….

    Gym accidents: Leg Extension Machine

    Accidents such as slips, trips and falls at the gym are common. It isn’t unusual to see someone slip and trip on the treadmill or fall over bars on a piece of equipment. Although these injuries are not unusual and can be handled relatively easily, some gym-related accidents lead to more severe, complex injuries. The….

    Gym accidents: Hip abductor machine

    Slips, trips and falls in the gym are common occurrences, whether due to a treadmill accident or a trip up when walking from machine to machine. That being said, not all gym-related accidents should be ignored as standard, as various sporting injuries require medical attention and rest breaks, as to not aggravate the sustained injury…..

    Gym accidents: Arm Curl Machine

    Whether you are regularly at the gym or just every so often for mild use, you are always at risk of sustaining an injury during your work out. From misuse of a machine, or something as common as slips, trips and falls while moving around the gym floor, gym-related accidents, leading to sport injuries, can….

    Gym accidents: Chin up bar

    As a rising number of people become increasingly health conscious, the growing use of gyms is leading to more people sustaining accidents in the gym. From slips, trips and falls while doing basic exercises, to more serious injuries caused by incorrect use of specialised fitness equipment, it is imperative that caution is exercised when using….

    Gym accidents: Stair stepper

    Experiencing an accident at the gym is, unfortunately, quite common. Due to the range of equipment and machines available, it is likely that those who use the gym will at some point misuse the machinery or overstretch themselves on the equipment. Beyond the common treadmill slips, trips and falls, gym enthusiasts can be subject to….

    Gym accidents: Cross trainer

    Accidents at the gym can be common with the amount of different techniques and machines being used to do exercise. Beyond the regular slips, trips and falls involved with treadmill use, some more severe sporting accidents can occur when using specialist equipment. Cross trainer accidents The cross trainer is seen as a steady warm-up machine….

    Gym accidents: Rowing machine

    Taking to the treadmill and having a fall is one of the most common gym accidents, not to mention one of the most applauded on social media. Slips, trips and falls when pushing yourself on a treadmill aren’t out of the ordinary, but for some, gym accidents can cause more critical injuries, putting even the….

    Gym accidents: Treadmill

    As we become more aware of what our bodies need to stay healthy and in shape, the use of public gyms is an increasingly popular pastime. With the right advice, hundreds of thousands of us safely use gym facilities every year, however, exercising our muscles, putting our body under pressure and tackling unfamiliar equipment can….

    Gym accidents: Chest press

    Everyone has seen someone take on the treadmill and fail terribly. Slips, trips and falls when attempting to do your best on a running machine aren’t out of the ordinary, and can be fairly amusing, but in some cases, gym accidents can cause more severe injury to users. Beyond slips, trips and falls: Chest press….

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