Wear appropriate work out attire Use collars on barbells and properly use safety pins on machines. Use equipment for its intended use-do not modify the equipment.
No food, gum, glass bottles or cans. Do not drop weights or dumbbells on the floor. Wear only one (1) earbud/headphone while working out.
Know your limits. No cellphones/books/homework while using the equipment. No fooling around; no loud or offensive language.
Put away all weights after using them and wipe down upholstery as needed. Immediately report all accidents, injuries and equipment failure to your teacher. Use spotters and safety racks.
Load and unload free weights evenly and carefully. When in doubt, seek proper instruction. Perform exercises within your capability. Be aware of your surroundings and walk carefully around the equipment and classmates.
Because of the location of the barbell or dumbbell in relation to the student’s head or face. More Potential for injury
Many people tend to hold their breath when they work out (exercising muscles require more oxygen). Failing to breathe can lead to dizziness and could even lead to the client passing out.
*Breathe out during the hardest part of the exercise and breathe in during the easiest part of the exercise
Reason why people can feel dizzy: due to a lack of a cool down (5-10 minute cold down is recommended to prevent dizziness).
Caused by not looking forward which can cause a person to lose balance and fall. Also caused by people jumping off and on treadmills while they are still running. Safety clip should be worn at all times.
Occurs when someone falls and the treadmill continues to run rubbing the skin raw.
Caused by not wearing proper shoes or not wearing shoes at all.
Pain and discomfort that is felt in wrist, upper back, neck and lower back. Caused by relying too much on the handrails and not walking in an upright position.
Use the safety tether Pause the treadmill if you need to step off Straddle the belt when you start Maintain an upright position Keep your eyes forward Use handrails sparingly Wear appropriate shoes
Keep the back straight and torso centered over the pelvis Keep the chest lifted and shoulders drawn back Keep abdominals engaged Relax arms at the side
Use caution while walking or running, distractions may cause you to lose balance which could lead to serious injury. NO CELL PHONES! Safety tether must be worn at all times. Mandatory 3-5 minute cool down on all programs.
Always clean the equipment after every use with a gym wipe and remove any trash.
1. Console 2. Handles and Heart Rate Monitors 3. Motor Covering (as needed) ** Remove Trash