When it comes to any type of program for inmates, safety has to be the number one priority. This includes physical fitness programs. Many prisons have gyms and gym equipment, but the equipment can pose a safety risk also. There is a great solution that can keep inmates safe while they work on their physical fitness. That is group training classes.
A group training class is great for inmates because there won’t be a lot of equipment around for them to turn into weapons. They can do group exercises and use their own body weight to get a great workout. This will also save the prison money since the prison won’t have to purchase a lot of gym equipment.
To develop a great physical fitness program for inmates, first assess how much space you’ll need. Since a group training class can include a lot of inmates, you’ll need a big enough space so everyone can participate. You also need to set a good time that will encourage as many inmates to participate as possible.
The next step would be to hire a personal trainer or other fitness expert. They’re experienced with creating physical fitness programs so you could work with them as a team. They implement the exercises while you implement the safety details.
Exercise is a great idea for inmates as long as it’s done safely. Group training classes are safe, inexpensive, and efficient. The MAX Challenge of Commack has professional fitness experts that can help develop an inmate program.