Whether you attend a boot camp, yoga class or work one-on-one with a personal trainer, getting fit under the watchful eye of a fitness instructor can be a great way to get in shape. However, when instructors are inexperienced or unqualified, you may be at risk for serious injury. People who work with a trainer have a right to work with an instructor who is adequately trained and qualified. The reality, however, is that not all instructors have the background, skill or knowledge required for their position. This puts clients in a vulnerable position and is particularly problematic when they have a pre-existing medical condition such as high blood pressure or heart disease.
If you have been injured while working out with a fitness instructor, consider whether the instructor took steps to prevent your injuries. Did he or she warn you of the risks inherent in a particular exercise, instruct you in the proper technique, or modify and adapt a program to fit your needs? If you suspect you may have been injured because of the actions of an unqualified instructor, speak with one of our lawyers today and learn more about your options.