How Safe Is Your Gym?

From the Show: Train Your Body
Summary: The gym should be a safe environment, including the equipment you use and the people you encounter.
Air Date: 8/18/15
Duration: 10
Host: Melanie Cole, MS
Guest Bio: Grace Desimone & Neal Pire, Fitness Experts
Neal PierNeal Pire is a nationally noted expert on fitness and personal training. He is a Fellow of the American College of Sports Medicine and has served on the Executive Council of ACSM's credentialing arm, the Committee on Certification and Registry Boards.

Neal served as vice president of a leading national health management company and now serves as an Exercise Physiologist at HNH Fitness, a medical fitness center in Oradell, NJ. He is widely sought after as a consultant for athlete training programs, performance enhancement centers and fitness industry management.

As a 35-year veteran with deep understanding of the subject matter, he is often asked for background, commentary or analysis by media covering wellness, fitness, and personal training.

Grace DeSimone Grace DeSimone has been in the fitness industry for over 30 years and brings a variety of experiences in commercial, corporate and community settings.

She is the editor of ACSMs Resources for Group Exercise Instructors (LWW, 2011) and is an ACSM certified personal trainer and group exercise instructor. Grace is the National Director of Group Fitness for Plus One Health Management, an Optum Company.
How Safe Is Your Gym?
If you've recently joined a gym, you might have some questions about how safe it is.

Not just safety in terms of how stable the equipment is or the overcrowding of a fitness class, but also feeling safe in the company of the people surrounding you.

The gym is usually a place where people like to go to relieve stress, tension, and escape from the hectic day.

That becomes a bit more difficult if you feel uncomfortable about using certain equipment or if someone is side-eying you from across the weight room.

Fitness experts, Grace Desimone and Neal Pire, discuss how you can stay safe at your gym.