In consideration of participating in health or fitness activities, and for other good and valuable consideration, I hereby agree to release and discharge from liability arising from negligence Island Optimal Health & Performance and its owners, directors, officers employees, agents, volunteers, participants, and all other persons or entities acting for them (hereinafter collectively referred to as “Releasees”), on behalf of myself and my children, parents, heirs, assigns, personal representative and estate, and also agree as follows:
- I acknowledge that health and fitness activities involve known and unanticipated risks which could result in physical or emotional injury, paralysis or permanent disability, death, and property damage. Risks include, but are not limited to, musculoskeletal injuries, broken bones, and/or overuse injuries, injuries caused by equipment that breaks or otherwise fails; medical conditions resulting from physical activity; and damaged clothing or other property. I understand such risks simply cannot be eliminated, despite the use of safety equipment, without jeopardizing the essential qualities of the activity.
- I expressly accept and assume all of the risks inherent in this activity or that might have been caused by the negligence of the Releasees and I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the Releasees from any and all claims, demands, or causes of action which are in any way connected with my participation in this activity, or my use of their equipment or facilities, arising from negligence.
- My participation in this activity is purely voluntary and I elect to participate despite the risks. In addition, if at any time I believe that event conditions are unsafe or that I am unable to participate due to physical or medical conditions, then I will immediately discontinue participation.
- I understand that it is my responsibility to consult with a physician prior to and regarding my participation in group or private fitness classes, workshops, or retreats offered the Releasees.
- I represent and warrant that I am physically fit and I have no medical or physical condition(s) that would prevent my full participation or interfere with my safely in group or private fitness classes, workshops, or retreats offered by the Releasees or else I am willing to assume – and bear the costs of – all risks that may be created, directly or indirectly, by any such condition.
- I will update the Releasees as to any changes in my medical condition.
- I will not engage in any inappropriate conduct that could result in injury to myself or others.
- I give the Releasees the express permission to take and use photos and videos of my likeness.
- I agree that this agreement shall be governed by the laws of British Columbia and if any conflict arises between me and the Releasees, I will attempt mediation before submitting my dispute to binding arbitration.
- I agree that if any portion of this agreement is found to be void or unenforceable, the remaining portions shall remain in full force and effect.
- I agree that I am at lease 18 years of age.
I have read the above release and waiver of liability and fully understand its contents and voluntarily agree to all of the terms and conditions.