SAFE EXERCISE: Important information

Please read before undertaking any exercise

 

  1. Exercise involves inherent risks. By following the guidance below for safe exercise, those risks will be mitigated but cannot be totally eliminated. [We cannot accept legal responsibility: (i) for a failure to follow these steps; (ii) for residual, inherent risks involved in undertaking the exercise; or (iii) for personal injury (unless it results from our negligence) or for any other loss. This notice is subject to, and does not affect, the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977. / OR We cannot accept legal responsibility: for a failure to follow these steps; or for any injury or loss of whatever sort, whatever its cause (including, except in the case of personal injury or death, our own negligence) and whatever the legal basis on which that liability is claimed. This notice is subject to, and does not affect, the Unfair Contract Terms Act 1977.] 

 

  1. You should not undertake exercise if you feel unwell or have known injuries. In particular, if you experience chest, neck or back problems; dizziness; ear or balance problems; known injuries or aches and pains; you should not exercise (or stop exercising) and should seek medical advice. If you have any chronic health issues, or are taking any medication, you should only exercise after obtaining medical advice, and consistently with that advice.

 

  1. Ensure that your exercise workspace is safe. It should be clear from obstacles, trip hazards, and any objects that could pose hazards if you lose balance or fall. Exercise on a soft, non-slip surface such as a carpeted floor, or an exercise mat.

 

  1. Know your limits. The exercises and videos on the Health and Wellness Hub cover a range of skills and abilities, and you should only attempt those that are suited to you. Watch the video first to make sure that you are comfortable and confident with what it requires. If it involves the use of equipment, only use it if you are confident that it is within your means, and you know how to use it safely. If in doubt about your skill or experience level, please ask us.

 

  1. Never exercise using blades, weapons or sharp objects of any description.

 

  1. Exercise should be undertaken while following a balanced diet, and when well-hydrated. Have a bottle of water with you when you exercise. Our nutritional advice is intended to supplement, not replace, a healthy, balanced diet.

 

  1. Avoid physical contact with other participants during exercise (and, where appropriate, adhere to social distancing guidelines).