Equipment that takes technique...

Community Leader
Registered: 04-05-2002
Equipment that takes technique...
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Thu, 12-06-2012 - 7:51am

I've been thinking about this since I took a bootcamp class yesterday that was all kettlebells with no instruction.  Does your gym have equipment that takes proper form, but everyone uses them? My new gym has kettlebells, battling ropes that people use w/ really bad form. I wonder about the liability since it's so easy to get hurt doing them.  I guess all eqiupment has risk of injury but those two catch my eye.  You can easily tell who has been trained to use them and who hasn't.






iVillage Member
Registered: 05-08-2006
Thu, 12-06-2012 - 3:04pm
I think most of the equipment needs instruction...especially weights. My trainer will offer form suggestions to some people, but if they don't seem to listen, unless what they are doing is dangerous, he lets them be. even some of the cardio stuff has a lot of options and I just use QuickStart and control the level myself...
Community Leader
Registered: 04-07-2008
Fri, 12-07-2012 - 10:57am

My gym just puts it all out with no instruction at all. We will just arrive and see new stuff and everyone asks around to see who knows how to use it. I see all sorts of crazy things so I don't know how they deal with the liability issue. Of course, I've seen more people fall off the treadmills than get hurt on the equipment. LOL

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