A great form of exercise is to go to a local sports hall and see what classes they have. As well as classes, you could join in with a local group who use the sports hall for practising. You don’t have to commit to a series of lessons or sessions, sometimes you can just turn up and join in. One week you might want to try indoor football, the next week basketball. You can join a netball team or even a belly dancing class.
Some sports halls have in-line skating classes and they hold fun events like in-line skating football – it’s just as difficult as it sounds! And some places also have a swimming pool so you can go for a swim too. If you are lucky they have a sauna so you can relax afterwards.
Be safe when exercising
Make sure that you always warm up well before you start your chosen exercise. And don’t push yourself beyond your limit. Always listen to what the instructors tell you to do.
Do not drink before exercise, and always be aware of the other participants. Give other people room to move, and stick to the rules of the game. Make sure you wear the right clothing for the game you’re playing. Also wear any safety gear necessary, e.g. helmets or special shoes. These are all sensible precautions. In this way you can usually avoid accidents.
Sometimes it’s not your fault
But some accidents still happen. Usually they are not serious – you might slip over and bump yourself, and at worse perhaps sprain your wrist.
The instructor should be fully trained and they should always check over the room you’re in for potential hazards. For example:
- There should be no rubbish on the floor, and no glass or grit if you will be barefoot.
- There should also be safe equipment available. It should be new and up to date, with no loose parts. Any additions (e.g. extra weights) should be securely fitted.
- You should always double check these things yourself.
- But what if, despite your best efforts to be vigilant, you have a serious accident?
We will help with your accident claim in Leicester
You might want to phone us for some advice about making an accident claim in Leicester. Whatever the accident was – for example, a broken leg from a slippery floor, or concussion from broken equipment hitting you in the head – we can help.
You might want to reclaim your medical costs back, or be reimbursed for time you needed off work. You could need help with your child care costs. Since an accident like this is not your fault, you deserve to make an accident claim in Leicester.
We can be reached by phone, at any hour. It is afree phone number, 0800 689 0500 on a landline and 0333 500 0993 using a mobile.
Date Published: 18th September 2014
Author: David Brown