This 32-page booklet, written by two leading authorities in Exercise Science, will benefit both fitness participants and professionals.
1. Benefits for fitness participants:
The failure to provide proper instruction is one of the most common negligence claims that plaintiffs make when they file lawsuits against fitness professionals and facilities.
Case #1: An expert witness testified that the plaintiff’s stroke was likely due to the failure of the plaintiff’s personal trainer to (a) properly instruct and supervise her to ensure breathing was continuous while performing resistance exercises, and (b) warn her about the risks of the Valsalva maneuver during weightlifting (1).
Case #2: An expert witness testified that the plaintiff’s cardiac arrest was likely due to the failure of the fitness staff to carry out their legal duty to orient/educate the plaintiff on the (a) importance of cool-down and (b) concept of blood pooling (2).
These important “safety” concepts along with many others are covered in this Fitness Booklet. By providing this booklet to your participants and reviewing it with them, it can help you create an effective defense, if ever needed, by providing evidence that you did not breach your duty to instruct your participants on important principles of fitness safety.
1. Bursik, D. & Conway, G. (2013). Warning clients of possible effects of Valsalva with resistance exercise--implications to the standard of care for fitness professionals? The Exercise, Sports and Sports Medicine Standards & Malpractice Reporter, 2(1), 11-12.
2. Abbott, A. (2013). Cardiac arrest litigations. ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal, 17(1), 31-34.
Number of copies
1 Review Copy
Price per copy
$5.00 (includes shipping)
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