I take your privacy very seriously. The information gathered in your registration form/health questionnaire before you start classes is kept strictly private, password protected, and will never be passed on to any 3rd parties. It is gathered solely to enable your safe and effective participation in my classes and to contact you with relevant information about your classes. By signing your registration form/health questionnaire, you consent to your personal details being stored and used by Strong Body Pilates as described above. You can request a copy of the information I hold on you at any time.
Before participating in any of my classes for the first time, you MUST complete a health questionnaire. There is a PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiess Questionnaire), a Postnatal PAR-Q and a PARMed-X for Pregnancy Questionnaire, depending on your individual circumstances. You must answer all questions honestly, and I will use the information you provide to determine if; a) You are fit to participate straight away, b) You need to consult your GP or other appropriate healthcare professional before participating, c) You are unable to participate. Pilates is safe and effective for most people, but I will always seek appropriate guidance if I have any concerns. Any changes to your health should be reported to me immediately and I may require you to complete a new PAR-Q form to ensure your continued safe participation. If you feel unwell before or during the class, you should refrain from participating until you feel better.
I sometimes take photos in my classes to use on my website and social media. If you do not want yours, or your child's image to be used, please just let me know. Otherwise it will be assumed that you don't have a preference.
Classes are booked in half term blocks and must be paid for in full, even if you know you will miss a week, for example, if going on holiday. Generally, this is the case with all classes of this type. I still have costs such as the venue hire and insurance, and I can not run classes with sub-occupancy. I also have waiting lists with prospective clients who are willing to pay for the whole block to secure their place. I hope you will understand.
Your health, and that of your baby/babies is of utmost importance during our classes. In our Mum & Baby classes, you are able to incorporate baby into some of the movements, however, you must listen fully to instructions, and if you do choose to incorporate baby, this is at your sole discretion. In all classes, please ensure that you listen to your body and stop if you feel any discomfort or illness. Pilates should be gently challenging, but not painful, so it's your responsibility to inform me immediately if you experience any pain or discomfort so that I can offer modifications. I am not medically trained, so I cannot diagnose issues or offer specific treatments, however I would like to work with your physiotherapist or relevant healthcare professional, with your permission, to ensure that the work we do in our classes is beneficial, and in no way detrimental to your existing condition or recovery. Pilates is a 'hands-on' discipline, with the instructor helping to physically guide you in some exercises to ensure that you are performing them for optimum benefit. If you have any problem with this, please do let me know as this isn't an issue what so ever. I am up to date with my Emergency First Aid Training through the Red Cross.
I have full Instructor Public & Teacher Liability Insurance.