My client bought a Groupon for a visit to a Pilates studio. She had done Pilates exercises on the mat before, but had never worked on the Pilates Reformer, a spring-loaded device that you have to climb on.
The instructor told her to stand on the Reformer and perform a dangerous exercise. As she was doing the exercise, the springs caused the platform to snap back, throwing her to the floor. She fell and fractured her wrist.
Despite the fact that she had signed a waiver of liability and despite the fact that the law provides that gyms are usually not responsible for such injuries, we were able to achieve a very favorable settlement for our client.