4. Safety first!
The health and safety of members is important to us. This clause sets out some of the things we require of you to help achieve that objective.
(a) Your physical condition
A safe and effective exercise program is dependent upon accurate health and fitness profiling. It is therefore essential that you tell us in writing all relevant personal health and fitness information both before (through our pre-exercise questionnaire or otherwise) and during the course of any exercise program or other activity.
You promise that information you disclose to us will be true and accurate and not misleading in any way. You must not attend and use the facilities and services whilst you are suffering from any illness, disease, injury or other condition that could present a risk to the health or safety of our staff, other members and guests or yourself. You will inform us of any medical or pregnancy related changes, prior to commencing any training session.
You acknowledge that if you have disclosed certain illnesses or conditions that you know of that do or may put you at risk, we have the right to refuse to allow you to participate in training sessions unless and until you provide a medical clearance in an approved form from a qualified medical practitioner. You certify that you have consulted with a medical practitioner in regard to any past or present injury, illness, or other condition which may affect your suitability or ability to participate in the training sessions.
You acknowledge that in normal circumstances the exercises you undertake in training sessions should not harm you in any way but you further acknowledge that your participation in some training sessions may carry risk of harm or damage to your health and safety. If you have any concerns or discomfort either before, during or after a training session, please discuss this with us.
If you happen to use the facilities and services before disclosing relevant health information to us, you expressly represent that you are in good physical condition and you do not know of any reason why you may not be able to exercise safely. If you feel unsure that you can make this promise, we ask that you do not use the facilities and services until we have completed your health and fitness profile.
(b) Training Outdoors
From time to time training sessions may be conducted outdoors.
You acknowledge that training sessions conducted outdoors are affected by changing weather conditions. Bella Femme Fitness reserves the right to modify or cancel activities in the health and safety interests of all participants in the event of unforeseen circumstances or circumstances outside our control.
You acknowledge that you have received appropriate warnings as to the risks associated with the outdoor training and other physical activities, by Bella Femme Fitness:
i. The nature of the terrain and waterways;
ii. The physical nature of the training;
iii. Becoming lost or disoriented;
iv. Injury or illness caused by plant or animal life;
v. Injury or illness as a result of exposure to the elements;
vi. Illness as a result of the consumption of food or drink in the course of the training.
(c) Proper use of equipment
We will provide you with an instructional consultation with a staff member before using the facilities and services which you must attend before use. In any case, you promise to take care when using the facilities and services and make sure that you use the facilities and services including equipment appropriately and safely. If you are ever not sure how to operate any equipment properly, please ask a staff member before you use it.
Note that you will be responsible for any damage that you or your guests cause to persons or property through a wilful act, recklessness or negligence.
As a courtesy to other members, please:
• use a clean towel when you use equipment, including exercise mats
• keep to the set time limits
• keep phone calls to an absolute minimum
Note also that you must not use a camera in our clubs without written permission
• Put equipment away after use.
(d) Studio Code
We display rules that apply to everyone using the facilities and services in order to promote health and safety and the protection of property (our Code). A copy of our Code will be made available to you when you apply for membership and may be displayed on our website and on signage. Please make sure that you read our Code carefully and ask us if there is anything you are not sure about.
We may occasionally update our Code to further promote health and safety or to make other improvements. We will seek to notify you of any changes as set out below, though we expect you to keep familiar with the current version of our Code by reading our website and signage on a regular basis.
If you break our Code, the response we take will be at our discretion, acting reasonably, and we will endeavour to exercise this right fairly, including by giving you a warning if we consider that the breach or failure is less serious. In this regard however you acknowledge that health and safety of all users and protection of property is of paramount importance. Accordingly, if we reasonably consider your breach or failure to follow our Code is serious or persistent we may suspend or even cancel your membership with immediate effect.
(e) Wearing Suitable Clothes
All members and visitors must wear suitable clothes and enclosed sports shoes in any exercise areas. Clothing must be comfortable and suitable for the activity. There may be times when barefoot training is encouraged. While instructed by us, it is the right of the member to refuse and continue wearing appropriate enclosed footwear. If the member participates in barefoot training all instructions by us must be adhered to.
(f) We can refuse you entry
We can refuse you entry to the facilities and services or cancel your membership immediately if you behave in a way that we consider to be risky or inappropriate, such as if you threaten or harass others, deliberately or recklessly damage equipment or facilities or if you use or distribute illegal or performance enhancing drugs.
(g) Please follow our directions
You agree to follow any reasonable direction of a member of our staff relating to health and safety or any other matter.
(h) Emergency contact
You give permission to staff of Bella Femme Fitness to contact any of the emergency contact numbers that you provide, should the need arise. You further authorise Bella Femme Fitness, that in event of any accident to obtain medical assistance as is required and agree to meet any expenses related to that medical assistance. You also authorise Bella Femme Fitness Personal Trainers to call an ambulance if it is required and you agree to meet any expenses associated with the ambulance service.
By participating in training sessions, you agree that you are personally and unconditionally assuming responsibility for any harm, damage or loss suffered by you or any child/children under your care as a consequence of your participation. To the extent permitted by law, you release, indemnify and will keep indemnified Bella Femme Fitness, our officers, employees, servants and agents from and against any claims, rights or causes of action, except claims for gross negligence arising from your participation in training sessions. This document may be produced and relied upon as a complete defence to any such claim.
(j) Emergency procedures
In the event of any kind of emergency, you agree that you will strictly adhere to any directions given, either by Bella Femme Fitness trainer(s), or our employees, officers or agents.
You acknowledge that Bella Femme Fitness does not accept liability for additional costs incurred by you as a result of any emergency or unforeseen circumstance, or circumstances outside our control.