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The Dangers of Small Group Personal Training

What is Small Group Personal Training?

Small Group Personal training has become a more common trend in the fitness community during the last years. As these types of training programs spread, it is important that the groups are conducted in a way that allows the participants to perform the activity while minimizing their risks for injury.

Due to the fact that it can deliver an effective workout, it has grown in popularity. Because trainers can lead these programs without having to raise the same amount of capital that would be necessary to start a gym, it appears that these Small Group Personal training sessions will continue to expand.

However, if an accident occurs during one of these activities, it is important that you contact a lawyer to know what rights and options are available to assist you in a litigious situation.

The Dangers of Small Group Personal Training

A recent article speaks to the possible dangers of Small Group Personal Training programs such as CrossFit. CrossFit is an intense workout that consists of weightlifting, gymnastics, and sprinting.

Kevin Ogar was a CrossFit coach and athlete. He wanted to advance to the the national competition for CrossFit athletes. During a Crossfit competition in Southern California, Mr. Ogar injured himself while attempting to execute an Olympic lift. When he lifted the barbell above his head, he stopped trying to perform the maneuver and dropped the weight.

Unfortunately, the weight struck another set of weights, bounced up, and landed on Mr. Ogar’s back. The weights hit him in the back and he severely injured his spine. While Mr. Ogar lay on the ground, he was unable to move his legs, as he had been paralysed.

The injuries meant that the trainer would need multiple surgeries and a long period of rehabilitation to recover from the accident. The story is an even greater tragedy because he did not have any health insurance. He is now relying upon the kindness of donations to help pay for his medical treatments.

The Necessity of Extreme Care with Dangerous Activities

The article concerning the unfortunate accident bolsters the point that these programs place people in dangerous positions. Mr. Ogar competed in these events, but he was also a coach of others and that still did not prevent him from avoiding injury.

If a person trained in these activities who helps people do the exercises can injure himself, it causes one to question to what degree it is necessary to provide adequate and thorough training and guidance when people are commencing these activities. While these types of activities will continue, it is important that they are conducted in a responsible manner that ensures the safety of its participants.

Contact an Attorney

If an accident arises during any type of Small Group Personal Training like CrossFit programs, Boot Camps, and studios, you should attempt to figure out the legal ramifications that are involved.

The law team at Fetterman & Associates are quite experienced in a wide range of cases and have a strong reputation in personal injury law, especially in the field of spinal cord injuries. Our team will do everything possible to help you get the results that you desire. Feel free to reach us today at 561-845-2510.

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