The Pilates programme will begin at a low level and will be advanced in stages depending on my fitness level/ spinal condition. I acknowledge that it is important for me to exercise at my own rate and within my own level of comfort and ability. If at any time I am unsure of the exercise or am experiencing any discomfort/ pain, I will stop the exercise completely and inform the instructor.
The Pilates Programme of exercises should only be undertaken when in the Pilates Class or when I have been given specific instructions to exercise on my own and I fully understand the exercises.
There exists the possibility of certain dangers when exercising, some of which may be serious. These include abnormal blood pressure, fainting, abnormal heart rhythm and in rare cases, heart attack, stroke or death. While every care will be taken, it is impossible to predict the body’s exact response to exercise. I acknowledge that every effort will be made to minimise these risks, by evaluation of the information contained in the Pilates Health Screening and by observation during the Pilates classes.
It is always advisable to inform your GP prior to starting any new form of physical exercise.
Please advise the Pilates Instructor before commencing any session if, for any reason, your health or ability to exercise changes. These sessions are not a substitute for medical advice or treatment. If you have any doubts about the suitability of the exercises you should refer back to your medical practitioner. The Pilates Instrictor can accept no liability for personal injury related to participation in a session if:
- Your doctor has, on health grounds, advised you against such exercise
- You fail to observe instructions on safety and technique
- Such injury is caused by the negligence of another participant in the class