Every health club member has a story. What you don’t want is that story to be told through a lawyer.
Unfortunately, that’s the world we live in. Today’s headlines are full of people who claimed to have been injured in some way due to a health club’s negligence. For instance, a woman in New York sued a gym for $1 million after an exercise band slid off her foot and hit her in the face, partially blinding her. Another member sued a club for “an exploding exercise ball.” In another New York State club, a jury returned a verdict against a personal trainer for the sum of $1.4 million(!) for using an inappropriate training regimen for a client who had been injured.
You get the picture. Whether injuries are the result of user error, actual negligence, or even if they’re bogus claims, the process is the same. The suit is filed, and the club has to defend itself.