Fitness classes are supposed to make you fitter, correct? That’s the idea, and yet some people (thankfully, very few all in all) have been injured while attending this type of class. There are some dangers of fitness classes you may not be aware of, and while it is very unlikely you will ever come across any of them, it pays to be alert and aware of what they are.
Hidden potential dangers
- Illness. You wouldn’t think of this as a hazard, and yet it could potentially happen if you purchase drinks or food at the fitness centre that cause you to be ill. Additionally, the purchase of out-of-date supplements recommended by the class leader could constitute an issue.
- Unqualified employees. Is your fitness instructor qualified to give classes? Check before signing in for a class. They should know the risks and be able to ensure they give a safe class.
- Poorly maintained equipment. Some classes require equipment to be used. When this is the case, there is a chance that equipment could be substandard or poorly maintained. This could potentially increase the odds of someone being injured while using it.
- Slips and trips. These are among the more common accidents that can end in an injury. They can happen in a class if there are too many people crammed into a room, or if there is little room to manoeuvre around the equipment. Trip hazards can easily crop up here, there and everywhere, and should be minimised as much as possible.
- Falls. These can happen in a class, especially if you are given incorrect instructions by an unqualified instructor, but they could potentially happen in other areas of a fitness centre as well. Any fall could lead to one or more injuries needing medical attention.
Have you experienced the dangers of fitness classes?
In some instances, you can be alert to the dangers and still fall victim to something happening to you. If this is the case for you, you should consider whether negligence was to blame. Can you prove it? Why not call Accident Advice Helpline to see whether we could help out? One call to 0800 689 0500 will assist you in finding out. Our lawyers could be able to take on a no win, no fee case that might end up with compensation being paid out to you.
Date Published: April 19, 2016
Author: Allison Whitehead