Do you say something....

Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Do you say something....
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Tue, 04-19-2011 - 8:49am

Oh boy...if you see someone in the gym doing something really wrong..do you say something? I saw two women at my gym the other day taking turns on a peice of equipment and they obviously had not been shown how to use it properly. I was concerned that someone was going to get hurt (I mean really hurt) but wasn't sure what to do. In the end I wound up going to get the trainer on duty and pointing the ladies out to her and she went and nicely tried to help out. I know several of you are trainers so do you say something or do you just myob?

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 11:36am

Welcome to gym rats.






iVillage Member
Registered: 06-03-2003
Mon, 05-09-2011 - 10:50am
I always thought that you get an orientation session when you get a gym membership but I guess that depends on the gym that you join... I know when I went to ask for info at the Y where I live they said that they will give you a guided tour as to what they have and if you wanted you can have a trainer to get you started....I really like that idea... Susan
Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 10:33pm

My gym has a free orientation and they set you up with a basic program. I think it's a great idea, plus it's a winner for the gym (even for liability). They pay minimum wage to the trainer for doing it and the incentive to the trainer is that you might pick up a client.

I don't say anything because I've heard people/read people get snippy when offered advice. Most are appreciative but I don't want to deal w/ those who aren't.






Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Wed, 04-20-2011 - 8:39am
I personally wish my gym would offer a couple of free sessions with a membership to help people learn a few things. You would think that it would help keep people around longer if they invested a little time in showing them how to use the equipment and helping them set up a beginning exercise plan.

Do your gyms offer any kind of help with membership?

Karla
Community Leader
WALKING
EXERCISE and HEALTHY LIVING

iVillage Member
Registered: 03-15-2004
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 1:48pm

I too think you did the right thing.

Community Leader
Registered: 09-25-2003
Tue, 04-19-2011 - 9:09am

I like your solution - I am thinking that it is in the best interest of gym management for members to use the equipment properly and avoid injury.