Dealing with Incidents at the Club
Personal trainers may spend hundreds (even thousands) of hours working towards getting their personal training certification and thousands of hours training clients in their careers. Unfortunately, nothing can truly prepare them for an incident where they are the first on the scene in an emergency situation. No matter how hard you study or how good you may be as a personal trainer, nothing can prepare you to respond when you are faced with a client who has a heart attack, stroke, seizure, or other emergency situation under your supervision.
In this week’s episode of the Fitness Insight podcast Pharoah Kafele (www.puravidaclub.com) and Andrea Oh (www.todaysfitnesstrainer.com) discuss the reality of dealing with emergency situations as a personal trainer, their own experiences and how others in their industry have coped (or not). They also discuss:
- The importance of getting regularly certified (CPR, AED, etc.)
- Managing surrounding members and staff
- Emotional support of personal trainers and staff who had to deal with emergency situations
- How to ensure members communicate their concerns (and not spread negative press to the community)
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