Steve Pfiester, 43, who along with his wife, Bonnie, owns and manages Longevity Max Fitness, was sitting in his office late Friday afternoon when he was struck by a bullet from a .40-caliber Glock hand gun.
According to Tom Raulen, Indian River County Sheriff’s Office public information officer, the bullet that passed through Pfiester’s right leg and grazed his left leg, first went through three interior walls in the fitness club.
The owner of the gun has been showing it to someone in a near by locker room when he accidentally fired it.
Pfiester is reportedly back to work this week teaching classes, though the injury is keeping him from his normal workout routine. Pfiester, who did not press charges, was quoted in a press report saying he considered the man who accidentally shot him to be a friend and an otherwise responsible gun owner.