WHY TO BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR MEDICAL HISTORY WITH GYM TRAINER
1) CLIENTS HIDE HEALTH PROBLEMS, BECAUSE THEY DON’T WANT TO HEAR A “NO” TRAINERS:-
Many clients hide their existing medical conditions because they feel that they won’t be allowed to perform certain exercises because of them. Many people hide their health problems from their trainers, because they don’t want to be told “no”. But cases such as this underline the fact that if you know you have a heart disease make sure you get your cardiologist to clear your set of exercises. Others refrain from disclosing their health problems because they think their condition is embarrassing.
People who don’t even disclose their right age to the trainer. Information like this is very important and if you hide it, it will lead to huge issues. For instance, if you tell the instructors you are 20 years old, but are actually 28 — you will end up following a workout that isn’t meant for you.
2) GYMS DEMAND COMPREHENSIVE MEDICAL HISTORY AND CONSENT FORMS:-
Gyms request all the clients to produce a proper health certificate before enrollment. Clients over 40 are screened for blood sugar, blood pressure and lipid levels at the time of enrollment , and every year after that, clients below the age of 40 and who has a big family history of sudden cardiac arrest below the age of 55 in the immediate family are asked to take a stress test.
3) FROM CPR TO DEFIBRILLATOR TRAINING FOR STAFF:-
All gym personnel must by law undergo training in basic life reuscitation techniques and CPR, then refresh that knowledge periodically as the first few minutes after a cardiac arrest are crucial to survival. Also gym owners should also demand a medical certificate from a doctor regarding their client’s health in a prepared format.
Most of our trainers are first and CPR proficient. They are given advanced training to be able to distinguish clearly between the symptoms of cardiac arrest, heart attack, stroke, hypoglycemia, convulsions and syncoge (fainting).