Article taken from Club Industry Magazine Two Lives Saved in Two Days at 24 Hour Fitness Club in Seattle Area-Staff and members at a 24 Hour Fitness club in the Seattle suburb of Bellevue, WA, saved the lives of two members in consecutive days last week with the aid of the club’s automatic external defibrillator (AED).
The saves occurred last Wednesday and Thursday at the club, according to the Bellevue Reporter. A 79-year-old man was revived on Wednesday after he collapsed while playing racquetball, and a 66-year-old man was revived on Thursday after he collapsed during a Zumba class, according to the newspaper.
A staff member used the AED on the 79-year-old man, and a local physician used the AED on the 66-year-old man. In both cases, staff immediately called 911, and after each man was revived, paramedics transported them to a nearby hospital. One of the men was reportedly conscious and alert at the hospital. The other man was in stable condition.
In a Facebook post, the Bellevue Fire Department said it intends to recognize the 24 Hour staff for their efforts in the coming week.