- Health Commitment Statement
- Your readiness for exercise participation
Health Commitment Statement
Your health is your responsibility. The management and staff of this organisation is dedicated to help you take every opportunity to enjoy the facilities that we offer. With this in mind, we have carefully considered what we can reasonably expect of each other.
your readiness for exercise PARTICIPATION
Your informed consent for participation in exercise classes, sessions or courses with Riptide
The purpose of our progressive programmes and exercise structure is to provide conditioning activities that will help you achieve your fitness goals whilst maintaining a healthy fit and functional body.
The sessions are designed to gradually improve cardiovascular fitness, muscular fitness and flexibility. In doing so it is necessary that you will work at a higher level of exertion compared to your everyday activity. You may therefore experience quicker breathing, increased heart rate and increased stress on joints and muscles. You may become hot and sweaty and experience some short-term muscle soreness on the days following the training.
All reasonable steps will be taken to ensure activities are safe and effective and that the risk of injury is minimised.
If at any time you feel any pain or discomfort, stop performing the exercise and inform your coach /personal trainer.
Please inform your coach/instructor if you feel for that any reason you should not perform any activities in this programme (such as any illness or injury that could be aggravated by such activity).
You understand that the exercise and diet lifestyle coaching is not intended as a diagnosis, prescription, treatment or cure for any disease and is not intended as a substitute for regular medical care.
The activities will be explained to you and it will be left to you to identify if you can take part or not. If you have to ask questions about your programme please do so at your earliest possible connivence, either in person, email or telephone.
Please understand that you can withdraw from the programme sessions at any time.
Par-q (Physical Activity readiness questionnaire)
Regular physical activity is fun and healthy, and increasingly more people are starting to become more active everyday.
Being more active is very safe for most people.
However, some people should check with their doctor before they start becoming more physically active.
The questions below will indicate if you should check with your doctor before you start.
If you are over 69 years of age and you are not used to being very active, you should check with your doctor.
Common sense is your best guide when you answer these questions.
Please read the questions carefully and answer each one honestly: YES or NO
1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition or that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?
3. Do you smoke?
4. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
5. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
6. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity
7. Do you drink alcohol? If so, more units that are considered average per week (men 14, women 7)
8. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (e.g. water pills)
9. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
10. Do you have any injuries, illnesses, allergies etc? That could impact you or your coach?
If YES to one or more of the questions, please
- Talk with your doctor by phone or in person before you start becoming much more physically active or before you have a fitness appraisal.
- Tell your doctor about the par-q and which questions you answered yes.
- You may be able to do any activity you want — as long as you start slowly and build up gradually.
- Or, you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you.
- Talk with your doctor about the kinds of activities you wish to participate in and follow his/her advice.