Wearing proper attire for exercise classes

I just returned from the Panama Canal 15 day cruise.  I had a wonderful time.  There were many choices of excursions but as a seasoned cruiser with a limited budget  my primary "bucket list" item was sailing through the canal.  I did see Cartagena Colombia which was very nice but congested because of the Nov 11 Independence day  celebration.

I am basically writing this because I was disappointed that although Zumba was advertised and three very crowded classes were held, that was it for the 15 day cruise.  This is a warning to all you women who think that you can come to an exercise class, as active a Zumba, and wear wedge and open back sandals and flip flops. Don't Do It!!!!  A woman wearing wedge sandals fell  and we never had another class.  Please don't ruin it for the rest of us.  Follow the warning in the daily paper to wear proper shoes.   

5 Answers

Be extra cautious. Avoid exercising for the week. If you do get hurt, that waiver you signed will be shoved in your face. Relax. Eat . Then relax some more. Then eat some more. Exercise when you get home.

This is an excellent point...

Especially where footwear is concerned, the proper attire is absolutely essential. The gym staff have a responsibility to inform guests if they are putting themselves or someone else in danger. My guess is that now they will be put in the role of enforcers if individuals show up wearing inappropriate footwear. This will be a fleet-wide policy. Though disruptive to some guests at the time, cancelling classes was likely a corporate decision or else was defined by risk management protocol.

As instructors in charge of the class, I believe they should not have allowed that footwear in the class to begin with. It may be bad public relations by not allowing that woman to participate (until she shows up with the proper footwear), but it is also a safety thing (which should trump the PR problem).

(Now, if I could only use similar logic for the MDRBig Smile)

Good reminder!

I agree that the instructor should have enforced roper footwear before the class started.


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