The gym is a dangerous place. With a very real risk of pulling a muscle lifting weights or unceremoniously falling off a moving treadmill, you wouldn't be blamed if you never wanted to set foot in the place again. One woman probably feels exactly like that, after she was"impaled" on her spinning bike during a SoulCycle class in Beverly Hills. Ooouuuuuuuccchhhssehdfdbskmjd.
When Donna Wood of New York dismounted her stationary bike, she accidentally dug her upper thigh into the bar holding resistance weights on the back of the bike, according to the NY Daily News.
"Her weight shifted, and caused the support bar/beam for the saddle bar/weight bar to cut even more deeply into the flesh of her upper thigh, essentially impaling Wood's right leg," court papers explained.
But to make the whole situation worse, Wood's cries for help went ignored, thanks to the dim lighting and loud music SoulCycle's known for. Wood was reportedly stuck, "dangling" from her bike by her right leg for "several minutes," which must have been some of the most painful of her life.
Eventually, one of her fellow cyclists noticed her and helped her off, but Wood was shocked to see that when staff eventually learned of her injury, they failed to call her an ambulance. As a result, she had to Uber to a local hospital, where she had more than 50 surgical staples inserted to close the wound...which, probably because of all the sweat and germs hanging around on the weight rack, became infected. While she eventually recovered in April last year, "the laceration left a deep and permanent scar," say the court papers.
It's not surprising, then, to hear that Wood has since filed a lawsuit with the Manhattan Supreme Court against SoulCycle for negligence. See? Told you the gym was a dangerous place.
Cosmopolitan.co.uk has reached out to SoulCycle for comment.
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