Getting fit might be all the rage but some methods of doing so can be dangerous. Fitness experts are exhibiting more and more concern over the popularity of the camps as methods of getting fit. These boot camps tend to emphasize strenuous activity – obviously, they take the boot camp moniker from the military – to help people lose extra pounds. There are safe ways and markedly unsafe ways to go about getting fit and, if somebody providing a service ends up injuring you because of their own negligence, you may find yourself with quite a lot of medical expenses on your hands.
Doctors and Personal Trainers
Boot camps are generally not run by physicians or anybody with any significant degree of medical training. That being the case, people who are markedly out of shape may find themselves in a situation where they are being pushed too far. According to a press release by a New Jersey doctor, there are over 600 different types of certifications that personal trainers can get. These types of certifications include ones that specialize in boot camp training.
While many fitness experts and personal trainers are very good at what they do, this isn’t true of all of them, nor is it true of all the camps. If you are planning on attending one of these facilities, it’s always best to consult with an actual physician before you do. In some cases, being out of shape for a long period of time may end up putting you at great risk if you engage in activity that is too strenuous for your level of fitness. If your body hasn’t been exercised in a long time, it’s not likely that you’re going to take to long runs, a lot of push-ups and situps and other strenuous activity very well.
If you happen to be injured at one of these boot camps, don’t let the fact that you may have signed a waiver dissuade you from speaking with an attorney. Even though you may have willingly taken on a certain amount of risk by signing such a waiver, only an attorney – who has specific training and experience dealing with contracts – can determine whether or not you do have an option to seek compensation for your injuries. When somebody provides you a service, they are required to be competent and, when they are not, they may be held to be negligent.
Negligence essentially means failing to take reasonable care that would’ve prevented someone from coming to harm that they ended up experiencing. Whenever you suspect that you may have been the victim of negligence, you should speak to an attorney. If you or a family member have attended one of these boot camps and ended up suffering injuries, make certain that you take the time to sit down with an attorney and speak to them on the matter. They may be able to help you by filing a lawsuit against the company providing the services and, in some cases, they may be able to win compensation for you.