Injuries are often an unavoidable part of life and can be a common occurrence in physical activity – whether it be from improper use of equipment or an accident. There are several ways to prevent injury:
1) Warm up for at least 10 minutes (the older and more athletic you are, the more time you should spend on warming up).
2) Wear shoes that are designed to provide special support and flexibility for physical activity.
3) Focus and pay attention to your body’s movements, particularly the form and technique in which you perform your exercises. Distractions can lead to uncontrolled and unplanned movements, which often lead to injury.
Talk to your trainer about how you can prevent injuries when exercising outside of the studio.