Top Accident in Health Clubs – How to avoid falling off treadmill

Falling off the treadmill.

This can be embarassing and painful.  Here is a video with some examples of falls that we can learn from so we can avoid this painful outcome.

My Top Suggestions:

girl dragged on treadmill 150x150 Top Accident in Health Clubs   How to avoid falling off treadmill1.) Keep your treadmill at least 3 feet away from the wall in back.  People try to cram their treadmill in the corner to maximize space but if you have no room behind your treadmill if you fall your skin will be dragging on the treadmill until you can figure out a way off.  OUCH!!  (you can see a young girl get caught in this situationin the video)

2.) Use the safety lanyard.  The little string that comes off the treadmill.  You can usually clip it to you.  If you fall or get too far back on the tread it will pull off the treadmill and the treadmill belt will stop.  Could prevent a fall or at least stop you from getting dragged accross the belt.

kid looking away treadmill 150x150 Top Accident in Health Clubs   How to avoid falling off treadmill3.) If you are going to watch TV, Read, or look around - I recommend holding on with one hand so you can keep track of where you are in relation to the treadmill.  People tend to drift side to side when they are distracted.  If your foot lands 1/2 way on belt and half way off you will certainly stumble and very likely will fall.

4.) Start the treadmill at the slow speed while straddling the tread and then step on THEN build up the speed gradually.  If you take the tread up to a FAST speed before you get on you have the potential to be surprised and jar your joint or get sent off the back.

5.) When stepping on or off treadmill hold on with both hands.  (put your water bottle and mp3 player on the treadmill first before you get on).  This will make sure there are no accidents.  !!!very important when you are exhausted and trying to get off quick!!!bike dude on treadmill 300x166 Top Accident in Health Clubs   How to avoid falling off treadmill

6.) Obviously don’t ride your bike on your treadmill.  :o) (I don’t need to explain why do I?)  No pogo sticks either.

 

That’s my tips for not ending up a nasty fall like these people.  Practice Safe Treadmilling.

 

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