HEALTH & FITNESS
London’s Outdoor Fitness
Classes & Walking Groups
Group Exercise Information & Booking Form
Thank you for completing this form accurately and considering the guidance which I hope you will find useful.
Please complete the form, at least 24hours before your Taster Class starts.
- Complete the form on this page
- Click ‘Submit‘ once you have completed it.
- A copy of your completed form will be sent to the email address you give in this form, (please check you spam folder if you do not see it in your inbox)
- A copy will also be sent to Johanna Green.
If you would prefer to complete a Paper Form rather than complete this form on-line then please click the button and print the following form. Please bring the completed form with you on the day you attend your class.
If you are attending any class with a child e.g. Family Boot Camp then please print off and use the following form.
Some Guidance & advice to help you get the most from your class
- Ensure you are well hydrated by drinking 2 liters of water per day taking care to limit intake of caffeine and alcohol
- Ensure good nutrition.
- If you eat just before the exercise session, take on a small amount of an easily and quickly digested food for example a piece of fruit, or piece of toast /bread.
- Rain , snow, ice or shine, and whatever the temperature, the outdoor classes will happen!
Therefore bring layers of clothing with you to take off and put on as appropriate, as well as hat, scarf and gloves (winter). Use a waterproof/water resistant bag. If there is a chance we do get wet, arrange that you can put on some dry clothes as soon as possible after the session, and/or wear some waterproof clothing and clothing which sheds water, in the first instance.
In shine……, consider a hat, sun screen and sun glasses! Bring water.
For Nordic Walking use a small ruck sack style bag (for your layers of clothing, water ….) as you require your hands and arms to be free moving and we are walking around the park.
- You will be advised on the intensity, technique and type of exercise to ensure safe and effective exercise, especially working to your own fitness level, motivation and ability.
- If applicable, bring relevant medication with you.
- Between May and October, use insect repellant to avoid getting bitten.
Classes/schedule and Locations
Meet me for your first class 10 minutes before the start time.
To clarify exactly where to meet, discuss with Johanna/ check the ‘current month’s schedule’ on the website schedule page, as locations vary each month.
Meet me 5 minutes before the start time, at the entrance to the park between 84 and 86 North View Road, N8 7LN for Taster classes / ’Learn to Nordic Walk’ Course classes and the regular Workout Walks.
Please complete the form answering all the questions:NB:
This screening form does not in any way substitute for a medical examination. If the answer is ‘Yes’ to any of the above questions you may be required to consult your doctor before commencing this exercise programme.
INFORMED CONSENT FOR ASSESSMENT AND EXERCISE PARTICIPATION
I understand that the purpose of the assessment and exercise programme is to provide safe and effective exercise to improve fitness and wellbeing.
Also, that I am to exercise within my own limits.
Exercise may include:
Cardiovascular (CV) activities like walking, jogging, running, stepping, jumping, squatting, and lunging in a circuit training format.
Muscular strength and endurance (MSE) activities like lifting parts of your own body weight, pushing and pulling (for example, exercises using resistance bands, exercises with light weighted balls: squats, triceps dips, full or part press ups using the ground and benches)
Walking, using poles, on the flat and up and down hills, at varying speeds/intensity/techniques.
Other exercises may be introduced.
For all classes:
flexibility such as mobility exercises and stretches
The exercise programme is designed to place a gradually increasing workload on the CV and MSE systems and thereby improve its function.
The reaction of these physiological systems to such exercise can not always be predicted with complete accuracy.
Also, the outdoor environment is more variable and challenging; physical reactions to this can not always be predicted with complete accuracy.
I understand that I am responsible for monitoring my own condition throughout the exercise programme and that should any unusual symptom occur, I will cease my participation and inform the trainer of the symptoms.
I understand that a programme of regular exercise has been shown to be beneficial. Some of these benefits include:
- Greater feeling of wellbeing Improved energy
- Improved confidence
- Used as a coping strategy for stress and depression
- Improved mobility
- Improved muscle tone, strength and posture
- Improved blood pressure
- Decreased risk of heart disease/osteoporosis/diabetes
- Improved body fat %
I declare to the best of my knowledge that I know of no reason why I should not participate in the ’Alternative Boot Camp’ / Nordic Walking exercise classes. I take part in any recommended activities and follow any advice given in the exercise classes at my own risk and waive any legal recourse for damages to myself or my property arising from my participation in the programme.
- I realise that my body’s reaction to exercise is not totally predictable.
- I will exercise within my own limits.
- Should I develop a condition that affects my ability to exercise, I will inform the instructor immediately and stop exercising if necessary. I take full responsibility for monitoring my physical condition at all times.
- The onus is on me to inform the class instructor of my health and fitness status, and any changes, at the start of every class.
- I shall not rely on the information and advice offered by the personal trainer as a substitute for the professional medical advice of my doctor.
Any information you provide to us will be treated in the strictest confidence and held on record according to the standards set out in the Data Protection Act 1998.
NOTE: You will be asked to sign a copy of the form (that you have just completed and which has now been sent to Johanna Green) BEFORE your first class. Johanna, or one of her team, will bring along the form for you to sign.
If you do not have your own Nordic Walking poles, please book, to ensure your place as there are limited sets of poles.
Call me with any questions on 07931 242 358
I look forward to meeting/seeing you