Safety evaluation in the use of fitness equipment by the elderly

Carlos Eduardo Gonçalves Simas, Henrique Riera De Farias, Marcio Michel Gil, Renato Landim & Homero Da Silva Nahum Junior
Abstract This study aimed to evaluate the safety of elders during the use of fitness equipment. Ninety subjects were interviewed, 64 women (71.11%) and 26 men (28.89%). Data were collected through a questionnaire. Answers were treated with frequency analysis and then compared by Qui-squared test (a = 0.05), allowing to conclude that fitness practice’s primary goal was to improve health conditions (60.83%), and hydro-gymnastics was the second activity that most interested subjects (80.00%). Among the...