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Is Your Gym Dangerous?

Is Your Gym Dangerous?

by Deborah Moss

Just because a gym is cool and stylish doesn't mean it's safe. Take this quiz to see how your gym measures up.

Your gym has trainers who:
1 of 7 questions

Option A

Have been certified by organizations such as the American Council on Exercise.

Option B

Promise you'll lose 10 pounds in 10 days.

Option C

Have been members of the gym since day one.

Option D

Are in amazing shape!

At the club's pool, you've noticed staff mopping up the deck frequently.
2 of 7 questions

Option A

True.

Option B

False.

The free-weight area at your gym:
3 of 7 questions

Option A

Has personnel on hand to observe and lend a hand.

Option B

Offers collars (those metal spirals that lock onto the ends of barbells to secure weights).

Option C

Isn't packed to the gills.

Option D

All of the above.

The gym personnel take care of the machines by:
4 of 7 questions

Option A

Wiping them down several times a day.

Option B

Cleaning them once a month.

Option C

Making sure they function properly.

Option D

Both a and c.

Your gym offers a free introductory session with a trainer.
5 of 7 questions

Option A

True.

Option B

False.

When you joined your gym, they asked you:
6 of 7 questions

Option A

To describe your personal fitness goals.

Option B

Whether you have any cardiovascular problems.

Option C

If you have ever sustained any injuries.

Option D

At least two of the above.

Your gym has prepped for medical emergencies by:
7 of 7 questions

Option A

Telling members to stay home if they are ill.

Option B

Training at least one staff member in CPR.

Option C

Creating a formal emergency policy for its staff.

Option D

Both b and c.