For Your Protection: Crime Prevention at the Gym

Posted at 2:56 AM, Mar 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-03-24 17:58:03-04

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL)-- Summer is right around the corner, and many are packing into the gym. 

WTXL's Jade Bulecza sat down with Tallahassee Police Officer David Northway for crime prevention tips to make sure your stuff doesn't get stolen while you're working out:

  • If you have personal items of value, leave them at home.
  • If you have to bring personal items, get a fanny pack and keep them on you at all times. Do not leave your keys unattended anywhere.
  • Use a lock on your gym locker.
  • Also, another way to stay safe is to never leave your bags, purses, wallets, or any other possessions unattended even for a moment. Know where your property is when you are working out.
  • Be aware of your surroundings when you get to the parking lot and report any suspicious activity.
  • Keep a written record of valuables, including descriptions and serial numbers. These are proof that the property is yours and will aid in the reporting process and recovery.