Collapsing in the gym has taken many lives recently, including those of actor Siddhaanth Vir Suryavanshi, comedian Raju Srivastava, and actor Puneeth Rajkumar, it made gym owners and trainers extra vigilant.
New Delhi: Collapsing in the gym has taken many lives recently, including those of actor Siddhaanth Vir Suryavanshi, comedian Raju Srivastava, and actor Puneeth Rajkumar. The health conditions of these people deteriorated during their workout sessions in the gym, which later led to their deaths. Gym madness has reached a tipping point and gym owners and trainers have become extra vigilant.
Several gym goers have now become more cautious after the heart attacks suffered by celebrities in the gym. Sahil Bhatt, a Noida-based techie and a regular gym goer, said, “I have turned more careful at the gym and am noticing that minor negligence can be fatal.” In fact, we must share our medical history with the trainers so that they can plan our workout as per our previous medical records. If the trainers are aware of my medical history, they will know to what point we can stretch ourselves.”
All coaches must be CPR certified
Fitness centre owners say they make sure all of their employed trainers are capable of performing CPR. “It’s important that a trainer knows CPR, so that in case of any emergency, they can save a life,” says Mohit, owner of a gym in South Extension.
Ankur Sehgal, who has been operating a gym in West Delhi for the past 14 years, claims that all of the trainers are trained to deliver fitness training as well as know how to perform CPR. “We continue to host medical camps at least once every six months to examine lipid profiles and BMI (body mass index), despite the fact that some of our clients overwork and use steroids.”
Advise form an expert
Dr. Nehal Shah Vora, a general physician from Gurugram, advises that anyone who is 30 years of age or older or has a family history of hypertension, diabetes, high cholesterol, or coronary heart disease should get tested before joining a gym. This assessment should include a routine test and a 2D echo. If you have a history of asthma or lung conditions, consult a pulmonologist and have pulmonary function tests performed. The finest results come from moderate exercise. Stop immediately if you have any discomfort, such as palpitations, laboured breathing, unusual sweating, headache, giddiness, or pain that radiates to your arms, back, or jaw. Take no artificial protein powders or supplements containing steroids. After a heavy lunch, wait two hours before exercising.