Creating an Injury Policy for Instructors

by: Carrie Haines

Programs

Don’t wait until a member of your staff gets seriously hurt; create a standard operating procedure that addresses injuries.

I started teaching (like many of you fellow managers) more than 25 years ago. The 1980s were great: We jumped around in our spandex with little concern for our safety. We were obsessed with being fit and toned, and our mission was to “bring it.”

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IDEA Fitness Manager , Volume 26, Issue 3

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About the Author

Carrie Haines

Carrie Haines IDEA Author/Presenter

Carrie Haines is the director of group exercise at Saint Mary’s Center for Health & Fitness in Reno, Nevada, and a master trainer for Savvier Fitness and Bender Ball Training. In addition to managin...

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