The Pilates program will begin at a low level and will be advanced in stages depending on your fitness level. We may stop the exercise session because of fatigue or signs of excessive strain. It is important for you to realise that you may stop when you wish because of feelings of fatigue or any other discomfort.

There exists the possibility of certain dangers when exercising. They include abnormal blood pressure, fainting, irregular heart rate, fast or slow heart rate, and in rare instances, heart attack, stroke or death. Whilst every care will be taken, it is impossible to predict the body’s exact response to exercise. Every effort will be made to minimise these risks by evaluation of preliminary information related to your health and fitness and by observations during exercise. Trained personnel are available to deal with situations that may arise when attending an in-person class.

I understand that with certain conditions a degree of undressing may be required during the assessment, and that the Pilates instructor will explain this to me at the time. I understand that the Pilates programme will be specifically designed as a personal training plan, and will take into account details given in my health questionnaire and assessment, if completed by me. Therefore, this programme of exercise should only be undertaken when in a Pilates class, or when I have been given specific instructions to exercise on my own.

If I have a significant medical condition, I must gain prior consent from my GP to take part in exercise.