Here at Wild Workouts we take safety very seriously. One thing we talk about and watch out for in every class is the individual needs of our clients. We are able to modify and switch out exercises for each participant taking into account any injuries or limitations each person may have while also insuring that everyone receives a good workout. As trainers, we often test out our new crazy exercises on each other before introducing them in class to make sure they are effective, but more importantly safe!
One thing that most people may not be aware of are the safety measures we have in place to attend to someone if the worst happens and an injury or illness occurs.
The benefit of having a certified coach leading each class also means that you have an individual present that is trained and certified in CPR, first aid and AED use. Hey, that’s great but what does that mean? Keeping reading for more info!
First aid refers to emergency or immediate care that is available for minor injuries/illnesses or more serious issues until advanced medical care can arrive. From sprains and strains to cuts, bumps and bruises all the way up to broken bones or worse; every one of the coaches is trained and certified annually to deal with and care for you in the event an issue arises. For serious issues, we can provide care and stabilize the condition until an ambulance arrives. First aid kits are at both the Boot Camp and Small Group locations and are inspected regularly to make sure they are well stocked.
CPR stands for Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation and is an emergency procedure that combines chest compressions with artificial breathing in an effort to preserve brain function until further actions can be taken to restore natural blood circulation and breathing. This occurs when the patient returns to normal bodily functions or advanced medical care/professional medical services arrive and take over. CPR will be performed on an individual who is unresponsive with no breathing or abnormal breathing. CPR by itself is unlikely to restore a normal rhythm to the patient’s heart; it’s main intent is to keep blood flowing throughout the body to continue supplying oxygen to the brain and muscles to help prevent tissue death. Again, each coach at Wild is trained and certified on CPR annually so we are prepared in case the worst happens.
AED stands for Automated External Defibrillator and is used in conjunction with CPR to care for a patient who has no pulse. An AED is a self contained medical device that can analyze a patient’s condition and heart rhythm and if necessary, deliver an electrical shock (defibrillation) in an attempt to restart the heart. Multiple shocks can be provided along with CPR to care for a patient in cardiac arrest. As part of the standard CPR training we each receive every year, we are also trained and certified in AED use in conjunction with CPR. We have an AED at each location and both are inspected monthly to make sure the batteries and charging pads are in good shape and within expiration date.
So what does this mean for me as a client at Wild? It means that you have a dedicated coaching staff that is not only prepared to work with you on your exercise and workout goals but you also have a team of people who are ready to respond if the worst happens. For reference, our first aid kits and AED’s are accessible to everyone, not just the coaches. At Boot Camp, the supplies are located in the stereo cabinet. Nice and close to where they would be needed in case something happens. Same story at Small Group, the supplies are located at the front desk.
If you ever have any concerns or questions about anything in this area, feel free to ask me or any of the coaches and we’d be happy to discuss any questions you may have!