Foot Loose: Legal Liability Issues Relating to Barefoot Exercise
Alexander “Sandie” Pendleton
Sports, Fitness & Recreational Team Leader
Kohner, Mann & Kailas, S.C.
Christopher McDougall’s bestselling book Born to Run, and the extensive discussion therein regarding the reported benefits of barefoot running, have helped to ignite a new exercise trend (craze?). Fitness center owners are being asked if members can exercise barefoot, or are just seeing members working out barefoot in areas of the facility where, until recently, no one wanted to do so. What to do? Should your facility prohibit barefoot weight lifting? What about barefoot running on treadmills? (for the entire article, )
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