ACSM's Health & Fitness Journal® November – December 2020 CEC Course #1: The New ACSM Recommendations for Preventing Cardiovascular Events at Fitness Facilities
By Deborah Riebe, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-EP; Aaron L. Baggish, M.D., FACSM; Barry Franklin, Ph.D., FACSM, ACSM-PD, ACSM-CEP; Carrie Jaworski, M.D., FACSM; and Paul D. Thompson, M.D., FACSM
Providing a safe exercise environment is of the utmost importance in health-fitness facilities. The overarching goal of this document is to reduce the likelihood of exercise-related cardiovascular complications and their adverse sequelae while, simultaneously, removing unnecessary barriers to widespread participation in regular PA. Developing an emergency plan, consistent staff training, and practicing emergency procedures should be emphasized in all health fitness facilities. In addition to providing a safe environment, it is important to remember that the risk of exercise related adverse CVD events can be mitigated by adopting a progressive transitional phase of approximately 2 months to 3 months during which the duration and intensity of exercise are gradually increased. It is strongly recommended that new clients who were previously sedentary begin with light- to moderate-intensity (2 METS - 3 METS) and gradually increase intensity over time provided they remain asymptomatic.
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