Most of our group sessions are limited to a maximum of 20 participants and with this in mind the following safety points are there to ensure the sessions remain safe.
On occasions it may be difficult to get to the session on time or you may be unable to attend but please make every effort to be ready to start the session or contact us to let us know.
Everyone is asked to complete a Personal Details & Health Questionnaire in case of an emergency. If these details change please ask to complete a new form so we can keep our records up to date.
Meeting the team... The team are all qualified and experienced exercise referral instructors and are first aid trained in case of an emergency.
If you have a medical condition that becomes unstable please let us know, for your own safety you will not be able to take part in the session until your GP or practice nurse is happy that your medication is controlled.
If you take preventative medication it is your responsibility to bring relevant medication with you to each session. Without this medication you will not be able to take part in the session. This includes diabetics - ensure you have something sugary!
If you feel ill, feel pain or injure yourself during a session stop immediately and let the instructor know. If you feel tired make sure you take adequate rest stops.
Remember to control your breathing when exercising - do not hold your breath! Think about your posture when carrying out each exercise. Stand tall, back straight, abdominal muscles pulled in, chest high and looking forward.
Technique is the key to exercising safely and effectively - if you know your technique is not correct stop what you are doing and continue with marching on the spot until the next exercise.
Keep hydrated! Drink before, throughout and after the session to remain hydrated. Average water intake without exercise is 2 litres a day - if you are doing an hour of exercise ideally you need to be drinking at least another litre as well as your daily intake.