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Safe Spotting for Weight Training

Workout Injury Statistics

Over the last ten years, injuries from weight lifting have steadily risen. The American Journal of Sports Medicine recently conducted a study based on the national injury surveillance database to determine the amount, cause, and types of injuries most associated with weightlifting.

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Inspecting Fitness Equipment

Real-Life Stories

Burns from a Treadmill

Improper treadmill maintenance resulted in a fitness center patron suffering severe injuries. She broke her arm and sustained severe friction burns after the treadmill’s belt slipped.

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Keeping Fitness Instructors Healthy

Reality Alert: A longtime fitness instructor ended a vigorous cycling class early due to severe knee pain. Her doctor diagnosed her with a serious tear in her knee due to overuse.

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Biometric Information and Security

What is biometric information?

Biometric information is a physiological way of identifying a person. Examples include fingerprints, facial recognition, DNA, and retina recognition.

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24 Hour Fitness Centers

Today most towns and cities are home to multiple 24-hour fitness centers. From Planet Fitness to Anytime Fitness, these facilities are popular due to their cheap rates and no-frills approach.

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Facility Video Monitoring

Reality Alert: A member at a local community organization presents a manager with medical bills, demanding the organization pay them. The member claims to have slipped and fallen in their lobby and is seriously injured, as evidenced by their large stack of medical bills.

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Staff Contact with Program Participants

Reality Alert: A staff member at a local YMCA was asked to babysit one of the children in their after school programs on the weekend. Seeing no issue with this, the staff member agreed. This turned into a weekly babysitting arrangement.

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Hepatitis B Vaccine Requirements

Reality Alert: An employee at an outdoor pool helped a patron who got a severe bloody nose while swimming. Unfortunately, the employee was exposed to some of the patron’s blood despite wearing gloves.

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