One of the most common types of at-home exercise equipment is a treadmill. Be sure that anyone who uses it knows how to operate it and attaches the safety key which will immediately turn off the machine if there is a problem.
Weights and barbells should be stored out of the way of children as these can cause serious injury if they gain access to them.
Many people like to listen to music or tv while they are working out, but this may make them less aware of their surroundings. If a small child were to come into the room, they may not notice, and this could put the child in danger. One way to address this problem is to position exercise equipment in such a way so that you can see when someone enters the room.
Children love to play with things they shouldn’t, and gym equipment can be a great temptation for them. When you are not using exercise machines, keep them in their locked positions and make sure that any attached cords and wires are not dangling from them. It may be best to unplug the equipment when you are not using it to minimize the risk of a child accidentally turning it on. Of course, the safest thing to do is to keep all gym equipment in a room that can be locked.
We hope everyone stays safe and healthy at home during this challenging time.