Liability/Informed Consent Form
1. Purpose and Explanation of Procedure
I desire to participate voluntarily in an acceptable plan of exercise conditioning. I also desire to be placed in program activities which are recommended to me for improvement of my general health and well-being in which I will be given exact instructions regarding the amount and kind of exercise I should do. Professionally trained personnel will provide leadership to direct my activities, monitor my performance and otherwise evaluate my effort. Depending upon my health status, I may or may not be required to have my heart rate evaluated during these sessions and/or regulate my exercise within desired limits. I understand that I am expected to follow staff instructions with regard to the proper performance of each exercise.
I have been advised and understand it is recommended that I obtain a medical examination by a physician before I participate in this program. The medical examination is highly suggested in order to identify conditions which may preclude participation. If I am taking prescribed medications, I have already so informed the program staff and further agree to inform them promptly of any changes which my doctor or I may make with regard to such use.
I have been informed that during my participation in exercise, I will be asked to complete the physical activities unless such symptoms as fatigue, shortness of breath, chest discomfort or similar occurrences appear. At that point, I have been advised it is my complete right and responsibility to decrease or stop exercising and that it is my obligation to inform the program personnel of my symptoms. I hereby state that I have been so advised and agree to inform the program personnel of my symptoms, should any develop.
Depending upon my health status, I understand that during the performance of exercise, a trained observer will periodically monitor my performance and may measure my pulse for the purpose of monitoring my progress. I also understand that the observer may reduce or stop my exercise program when any of these findings are indicated.
2. Risks and Discomforts
It is my understanding and I have been informed that there exists the remote possibility of adverse changes during exercise including abnormal blood pressure, fainting, disorders of heart rhythm and, in very rare instances, heart attacks or even death. I have been told that every effort will be made to minimize these occurrences through proper staff supervision and by my own careful control of exercise efforts. I understand that there are risks, known and unknown, including a risk of injury, heart attack or even death as a result of my exercise, but knowing those risks, it is my desire to participate as indicated herein.
It is also my understanding that Panthro Fitness employee’s will provide me with some dietary suggestions. Said suggestions are to be taken at my own risk, and Panthro Fitness advises that any dietary suggestion given should be confirmed with my doctor or nutritionist. Panthro Fitness trainers are not to be used in place of advice from a doctor or nutritionist. Panthro fitness is not liable in any way for adverse effects as a result of dietary suggestions.
I agree that I, for myself, my heirs and executors, hereby waive, release and hold harmless Panthro Fitness, its trustees, officers, employees and agents from and against any and all claims, costs, liabilities, expenses or judgments relating in any way to my participation in the personal training program, except for illness and injury directly resulting from Panthro Fitness gross negligence or willful misconduct.