AEDs for Gyms & Fitness Facilities

September 02, 2020 | Last Updated: July 28, 2021
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It’s safe to assume that the members of your gym or sports team are likely part of your organization because they want to stay active. We all know that exercise is good for your heart and overall health. But did you also know that exercise can increase risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest (SCA)? 

SCA is the leading cause of death among people over the age of 40 in the United States and tragically claims the lives of more student-athletes than any other condition. If left untreated, people suffering from SCA will die within minutes. Learn more about Sudden Cardiac Arrest.

Fortunately, there is a simple and effective treatment. Automated External Defibrillators (AEDs) provide life-saving defibrillation shocks to patients whose hearts have stopped beating due to SCA. For athletic facilities and sports teams, having an AED nearby is proven to save the majority of people who go into SCA in the gym or on the court. Keep your members, staff, athletes, fans, and community safe by obtaining an AED for your organization!

Sudden Cardiac Arrest Happens…And AEDs Save Lives!

Although gym-goers and athletes are often presumed to be some of the healthiest people, they are still at risk of Sudden Cardiac Arrest. In fact, athletes are estimated to be 3x more likely to suffer SCA than non-athletes. Learn more about the risk of SCA in athletes. Fortunately, Automated External Defibrillators can save the lives of athletes and gym-goers that suffer SCA. In fact, Sudden Cardiac Arrest victims are over 9x more likely to survive in a gym with an AED than in a gym without an AED!

Meet Bill who saved the life of 16-year-old Lexi with an AED when she suffered Sudden Cardiac Arrest at the gym.

Frequently Asked Questions about AEDs for Gyms and Athletics

Is my gym legally required to have an AED?

Some states have legislation that legally requires gyms to have an AED on site. Check to see if your state is among them.

What is the most affordable or least expensive AED?
How many AEDs does my gym or athletic facility need?
Where should I put the AEDs in my gym?
How do I prepare for a Sudden Cardiac Arrest Emergency?
Can Sudden Cardiac Arrest be prevented in student-athletes?
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