Sophie’s Pilates is not a substitute for personal or professional medical care and diagnosis. The information contained within the website is not intended to provide specific physical or mental health advice. Sophie Compton Carr is not a medical professional.
If you are in poor health or have pre-existing physical or mental health conditions there may be risks associated with the activities with Sophie’s Pilates. Sophie’s Pilates recommends that you obtain medical advice from your GP/ medical professional before undertaking any course of pilates.
With any exercise programme there are certain risks to your health and safety and exercises not executed properly can result in injury. These risks may also exist for those who are currently in good health.
If clients fully and regularly perform the exercises provided by Sophie’s Pilates they should see the desired results. If they do not then this could result in a lack of progress for the client. It must be disclaimed that even when clients attend the classes in full it is still possible they will not get the results they may have expected.
You are attending Sophie’s Pilates at your own risk and Sophie’s Pilates is not responsible for any injuries or health problems you may experience or even death as a result of attending classes.
Please take notice of the IMPORTANT INFORMATION on the Client Enrolment Form for both standard classes and Healthy Back Classes. It is the section which you will have to sign prior to attending a class. The information is as follows:
“Please advise us before commencing any session if, for any reason, your health or your ability to exercise changes.
It is inadvisable to do Pilates between weeks 8 to 14 of pregnancy, unless by special arrangement with your teacher. It is also wise to wait six weeks after the birth before resuming exercise.
Pilates exercises are very safe but, as with all forms of physical exercise, it is prudent to consult your doctor before starting Pilates sessions.
These sessions are not a substitute for medical counselling or treatment. If you have any doubts about the suitability of the exercises, you should refer back to your medical practitioner. The teacher can accept no liability for personal injury related to participation in a session if:
• Your doctor has, on health grounds, advised you against such exercise
• You fail to observe instructions on safety or technique
• Such injury is caused by the negligence of another participant in the class/studio
Exercise should be performed at a pace which feels comfortable for you. Pain is the body’s warning system and should not be ignored. Please inform your teacher immediately if you feel any discomfort during a session. Please also inform your teacher if you felt any discomfort after a previous session.
I understand that Body Control Pilates exercises involve hands-on correction and I hereby consent for my teachers to work in this way.
I confirm that I have read and understood the above advice and that the information I have given is correct.
I confirm that my teacher may use the contents of this form, and any other information I may later provide, for teaching purposes, and that this information:
• will be used in confidence and stored securely
• will not, in any circumstances, be shared with a third party without my written consent, unless that party is another (Body Control) Pilates teacher who will teach me.
• may be retained by the teacher for a period of time such as complies with professional, legal and insurance requirements that they must fulfil
I confirm agreement for my teacher to contact me with information on classes and other Pilates-related activities, and understand that I have the right to withdraw this ‘consent to be contacted’ at any time.”