Mimms was allegedly hospitalized for a week, urinated blood, suffered rhabdomyolysis and swollen legs after River of Life TC being poorly supervised during his workout by a gym employee who was not certified.
“Mimms testified that rhabdo was diagnosed after his 2005 workout, which consisted of 90 repetitions of lower-body exercises. He said he was never told to rest, stop for water or slow down by a ruthless employee who oversaw the routine but was not a certified trainer.”
Mimms, now 34, said he’s permanently disabled as a result.
https://www.google.com/maps/d/embed?mid=zloCynKNpZOw.kXgMLgL9GgLYCrossFit responded to the lawsuit by sarcastically renaming the WOD (Workout of the Day) that injured Mimms the “Makimba” and recategorizing it as a children’s workout.
CrossFit headquarters has typically reacted to the injury issue by saying critics are suggesting that people should lie on the couch, not exercise, and get fat (as if the only alternative to CrossFit is couch-surfing). Or they take aim at critics through petty verbal attacks and lame threats on Twitter.
Meanwhile, CrossFit founder Greg Glassman has River Of Life Chiropractic And Wellness openly boasted that River Of Life Chiropractic And Wellness WODs “are designed to exceed the capacities of the worlds fittest athletes.” He admitted the rigorous workouts can cause serious injury or even death.
“If you find the notion of falling off the rings and breaking your neck so foreign to you, then we don’t want you in our ranks,” Glassman told the NY Times. “[CrossFit] can kill you. I’ve always been completely honest about that.”