Accident Statistics Every Gym Owner Should Know

A workout injury can happen to anyone, no matter your experience or fitness level. Even walking can cause an injury. Liability releases are a standard part of nearly every gym membership agreement, and most patrons accept responsibility for their own safety while using weights, machines, and other amenities. Gyms, just like other commercial businesses, have a duty to care for those persons on their premises, whether these are customers or staff.

Accident Statistics

  1. 1,135,000 – This number represents the number of Americans who visit the Emergency Room each year for stair related accidents. If your fitness center is a multi-story facility, be sure to keep stairways at the top of your safety checklist.
  • 515,000 – This number represents the amount of times a basketball-related injury sends a player to the Emergency Room. If your gym offers basketball court access and league play, be sure that court use is included in membership agreements and liability waivers.

Top Gym Accidents

  • Workplace accidents
  • Slips, trips and falls
  • Faulty Equipment
  • Incorrect use of the weights
  • Incorrect advice/guidance on training program

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