HEALTH & SAFETY GUIDANCE
Please read the following health & safety guidance, covid procedure and fitness industry standard questionnaire
GENERAL HEALTH & SAFETY
Please follow my health and safety guidance when taking part in classes.
- Ensure you practise the appropriate level of movement/impact for your body and how you are feeling.
- Wear comfortable clothing that doesn't restrict your movement and suitable footwear.
- Bring some water with you. I'll suggest times to take a break but feel free to stop for a drink whenever you need to.
- My classes are a safe space for all, so please don't take any photos or videos.
- If you feel unwell or experience any pain whilst taking part, please stop.
- By participating, you are taking full responsibility for your own health and safety.
PHYSICAL ACTIVITY READINESS QUESTIONNAIRE (PAR-Q)
Regular physical activity is very safe for most people but some people may need to check with their doctor before increasing their current level of activity.
For adults up to the age of 69, the PAR-Q is a standard form for exercise classes and will tell you if you should check with your doctor before you significantly change your physical activity patterns. If you are pregnant or over 69, please check with your doctor.
Please read the following questions carefully:
1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and 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. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
4. Do you lose balance because of dizziness, or do you ever lose consciousness?
5. Do you have a bone or joint problem that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
6. Is your doctor currently prescribing medication for your blood pressure or heart condition?
7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?
If you have answered NO to all questions, it is reasonably safe for you to participate in physical activity, gradually building up from your current activity level.
If you answered YES to one or more questions, you are pregnant, or you are over 69, you should consult with your doctor (if you haven't already) before taking part in a new activity. They can advise if it's safe for you and inform of any particular movements or exercises you should avoid or adapt.
Keep in mind that if your health changes you should let me know so we can revisit this questionnaire.
You should delay taking part if you have a temporary illness such as a cold or injury, and wait until you feel better.