Melissa Dahl wrote an excellent article about "Gym Injuries" on MSNBC.COM. It was very exciting to see that she used a quote from me for this piece from a telephone interview that we did. MSNBC.COM is the #1 internet news site in United States, with 37.2 million unique visitors a month (yahoo!News is second). I owe a huge "thank you" to Shawn Taylor of Shawn Taylor Photography for recomending me for this article. Below are my quotes from this piece, click HERE to read the article in its entirety.
So if health club newcomers are a little wary during their first few workouts, they have good reason.
“It can be, when you’re starting out, a huge, scary experience,” says Jody Cranston, a personal trainer in Vancouver, B.C. “You’ve got all this heavy equipment, these huge, heavy weights that almost seem like they’re flying around the room.”
In Cranston's 13 years of being a personal trainer, he’s seen his share of trips and falls — once, he even watched a gym newbie do a complete cartwheel before falling off a treadmill.
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