FITNESS CENTER WAIVER & RELEASE
The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, South Suburban Special Recreation Association and Allenforce is committed to conducting its recreation programs and activities in a safe manner and holds the safety of participants in high regard. The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, South Suburban Special Recreation Association and Allenforce continually strives to reduce such risks and insists that all participants follow safety rules and instructions that are designed to protect the participants’ safety. However, participants and parents/guardians of minors registering for this program must recognize that there is an inherent risk of injury when choosing to participate in recreational activities.
When you are solely responsible for determining if you or your minor child/ward are physical fit and/or adequately skilled for the activities contemplated by this agreement. It is always advisable, especially if the participant is pregnant, suffers from an underlining medical condition, take medication, smokes cigarettes, has family history of coronary disease, or has recently suffered an illness, injury or impairment, to consult a physician before undertaking any physical activity.
WARNING OF RISK
Aerobic and other fitness activities such as passive/resistance weight training, use of stair machines, jogging, free weights, and other training devices are intended to challenge and engage the physical, mental, and emotional resources of the participant. Despite careful and proper preparation, instruction, medical advice, conditioning, and equipment there is still a risk of serious injury. All hazards and dangers cannot be foreseen. Depending on the particular activity, certain risks, dangers and injuries due to overexertion, improper technique, ignoring safety precautions, failing to follow instruction, slips and falls, unfamiliarity with the equipment and/or exercise, equipment failure in supervision/instruction, premises defects and other risks inherent to the particular activity exist. In this regard, it is impossible for the The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, South Suburban Special Recreation Association and Allenforce to guarantee absolute safety.
WARNING OF RISK
Dependent upon a person’s physical condition, age and/or skill level, aerobics and fitness activities can involve a substantial risk of the following types of injuries. This list in by no means complete, but some of the more common ones:
1. Heart Attack, stroke & circulatory problems 2. Bone & joint injuries 3. Back & neck injuries 4. Shin splints 5. Muscle strain & other muscle injuries 6. Foot problems
WAIVER AND RELEASE OF ALL CLAIMS AND ASSUMPTION OF RISK
Please read this form carefully and be aware that in signing up and participating in this activity, you will be expressly assuming the risk and legal liability and waiving and releasing all claims for injuries, damages or loss which you or your minor child/ward might sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with and associated with this activity (including transportation services, when provided).
I recognize and acknowledge that there are certain risks of physical injury to participants in this activity, and I voluntarily agree to assume the full risk of any injuries, damages or loss, regardless of severity that my minor child/ward or I may sustain as a result of participating in any and all activities connected with or associated with this activity. I further agree to waive and relinquish all claims I or my minor child/ward may have (or accrue to me or my child/ward) as a result of participating in this activity against the The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, South Suburban Special Recreation Association and Allenforce, including its officials, agents, volunteers and employees (hereinafter collectively referred as “Homewood-Flossmoor Park District”).
I do hereby fully release and forever discharge the The Homewood-Flossmoor Park District, South Suburban Special Recreation Association and Allenforce from any and all claims for injuries, damages or loss that my minor child/ward or I may have or which may accrue to me or my minor child/ward and arising out of, connected with, or in any way associated with this activity