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Let's Stay Healthy

Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q)

If you are planning to take part in physical activity, please start by answering the questions below. The questionnaire has been designed to identify people for whom it would be recommended to seek medical advice before starting. If you have any concerns about your health, please see your doctor before participating. 

Please read the following questions carefully and answer each one honestly:

  1. Has your doctor every said you have a heart condition and should only do physical activity recommended by a doctor?                                                                                                   

  2. Do you feel pain in your chest when you do physical activity?  

  3. Have you had chest pain when you are not doing physical activity?             

  4. Do you lose balance because of dizziness or do you ever lose consciousness? 

  5. Do you have a bone or joint problem (for example, back, knee or hip, rheumatoid arthritis)?

  6. Is your doctor currently prescribing medication for blood pressure or a heart condition?

  7. Do you know of any other reason why you should not participate in physical activity? 

If you answered YES to one or more questions:

You should consult with your doctor to confirm that it is safe for you to become physically active at this current time and in your current state of health.

If you have answered YES to any question or need to let us know about any other medical condition, please provide full details below.

If you answered NO to all questions:

It is reasonably safe for you to participate in physical activity, gradually building up from your current ability level.

In Yoga practice:

  • Always warm up gradually and work at your own pace.

  • Never force your body into any posture during the class.

  • Work within your body’s limitations at all times.

  • Be patient and allow gradual progression.

  • Feel free to stop and rest at any time – Yoga & Pilates are non-competitive; it is your personal practice.

  • While some stiffness may occur, you should never feel pain.

  • If you experience any difficulty with a posture / position, please notify the instructor who will be able to assist you and suggest modifications.

Medical Questionnaire

Please fill out the following form to help us understand your physical condition.

Have you been hospitalized in the last 12 months?
Are you currently suffering from a medical condition, illness, or injury?

Thanks for submitting!

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