Title: Fitness facility operations: a forensic perspective

Authors: Laura Miele-Pascoe; Denise Giordano-Autret

Addresses: Robson Forensic Inc., 354 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA ' Robson Forensic Inc., 354 North Prince Street, Lancaster, PA 17603, USA

Abstract: Fitness facilities provide a number of services to the public. Those services encompass how to train and create an overall healthy being. There are national standards and guidelines that fitness facilities must follow in order to keep their members safe. Some issues that large and small fitness facilities have in common are the lack of knowledge regarding safe practices in the fitness industry. The purpose of this paper is to discuss safe operating procedures and establish an understanding of the industry standards and guidelines in an effort to decrease the incidence of injury or death. The authors will review the standard of care in fitness facility operations from a forensic perspective. This paper will also address frequent contributions to injuries in fitness facilities and provide recommendations regarding implementing safe practices.

Keywords: fitness facilities; safe operations; exercise injuries; guidelines; industry standards; cases; procedures; safe practice; fitness industry; fitness safety; gyms.

DOI: 10.1504/IJFE.2015.075268

International Journal of Forensic Engineering, 2015 Vol.2 No.4, pp.286 - 292

Available online: 09 Mar 2016 *

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