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Health Commitment Statement

Health Commitment Statement

Participation in exercise activities always induce health related risks. Your health is your own responsibility. All employees of High Five Health Promotion are passionate for their profession and are dedicated to make any effort to enable you to make optimal use of the offered facilities. With this in mind, we would like to agree what to expect from each other.

Our commitment to you:

  1. We will respect your personal decisions, and allow you to make your own decisions about what exercise you can carry out.
  2. We will make every reasonable effort to make sure we provide a safe sport environment.
  3. We will take care that our staff are qualified and meet the requirements of the profession.
  4. If you tell us that you have a disability which puts you at a substantial disadvantage in accessing our equipment and facilities, we will consider what adjustments, if any, are reasonable for us to make.

Your commitment to us:

  1. You should not exercise beyond your own abilities. If you know or are concerned that you have a medical condition which might interfere with you exercising safely, you should get advice from a relevant medical professional and follow that advice, before you use our equipment and facilities.
  2. You should make yourself aware of any rules and instructions, including warning notices.
  3. You should not carry out any activities which you have been told are not suitable for you.
  4. You should let our employees in the sport center know immediately if you feel ill when using our equipment or facilities. During the manned opening hours there is always an employee present in the sport center that has a valid first-aid certificate.

Physical Activity Readiness Self-screening

Using the PAR-Q (Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire) you can easily decide whether participating in sport and exercise activities is responsible. This test is suitable for every person between 15 and 69 years old. Use your common sense in answering these questions. Please read the questions carefully before answering with Yes or No.

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  1. Has your doctor ever said that you have a heart condition and that you should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?
  2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity? 3. Did you experience pain on the chest while at rest in the las month?
  3. In the past month, have you had chest pain when you were not doing physical activity?
  4. Do you lose your balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness?
  5. Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip) that could be made worse by a change in your physical activity?
  6. Is your doctor currently prescribing drugs (for example, water pills) for your blood pressure or heart condition?
  7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not do physical activity?

If you answered on or more questions with Yes, please consult your physician before participating in sport and exercise activities of a fitness assessment. Inform your physician which questions you answered Yes.

When you honestly and truthfully answered all questions with a No, it is reasonably safe to assume that you: Can start being more active  start quietly and slowly build up the activities. This is the easiest and safest way. It is possible to have fitness assessments in our facilities. This is an excellent way to chart your general fitness. Hereby you can also plan which activities would fit you needs and wishes. We advise you to test you blood pressure on a regular base. If a blood pressure above 144/90 is measured, consult a physician before making the next step in  becoming more active.

Wait a little longer with becoming more active if:

  • You don’t feel well because of a temporary illness, like a cold or fever feel. Wait until you feel well again.
  • You are pregnant  consult your physician before becoming more active.