Before starting any exercise program there are some very important things that you need to know about exercising and we as responsible trainers need to know about you.
The information you give on this pre activity questionnaire is collected for the primary purpose of advising you on the appropriateness of a doctor’s clearance before exercising. Other purposes of collection include the creation of a record on Best Practice Personal Training database, attending to administrative matters and corresponding with you. No personal information collected from you will be passed on to any other organisation without your consent.
Why is pre-exercise screening important?
Best Practice Personal Training has a duty of care to ascertain that it is safe for you to perform regular exercise. Although there is no specific law that requires us to conduct pre-exercise screening or that describes this process, we see the PAQ process as one that satisfies both parties’ need to know of your current capacity to participate in an exercise program. Professional associations for exercise specialists, such as the Australian Association for Exercise and Sports Science (AAESS), acknowledge that pre-exercise screening is an important part of the duties of an exercise specialist. We therefore adopt this as part of our procedures.
This adult pre exercise screening tool has come from Fitness Australia website. Please read and understand the following.
This screening tool does not provide advice on a particular matter, nor does it substitute for advice from an appropriately qualified medical professional. No warranty of safety should result from its use. The screening system in no way guarantees against injury or death. No responsibility or liability whatsoever can be accepted by Exercise and Sports Science Australia, Fitness Australia or Sports Medicine Australia for any loss, damage or injury that may arise from any person acting on any statement or information contained in this tool.