The PARQ form below must be submitted online prior to the start of your SUP Fitness class.
You will need to be able to swim to attend our SUP fitness classes.
Regular physical activity is fun and healthy, and more and more people are starting to increase their daily activity levels. Being more active is very safe for most people. However, some people should check with their doctor before they make drastic increases to their activity level.
If you re planning on becoming much more physically active than you are now, start by answering the seven questions below. If you are between the ages of 14 and 59, the PARQ will tell you wether you should check with your doctor before you start. If you are over 59 years of age and you are not used to being very active check with your doctor. If you are under the age of 16, an adult will be required to attend with you. (But not required to join in the fitness class).
Common sense is your best guide when you answer these questions. Please read the questions carefully and answer each one honestly: check 'yes or no'.
If you answer YES to one or more questions:
You will not be able to participate in SUP fitness activities until you have had a talk with your doctor by phone or in person before you start becoming much more physically active or BEFORE you have a fitness appraisal. Tell your doctor about the PARQ and the questions to which you answered "YES".
* You may be able to do any activity you want- as long as you start slowly and build up gradually. Alternatively, you may need to restrict your activities to those which are safe for you. Talk with your doctor about the kinds of activities you wish to participate in and follow his/her advice.
*Find out which community programmes are safe and helpful for you.
If you answered NO all questions
If you answered "NO" honestly to all PAR-Q questions, you can be reasonably sure that you can:
*Start becoming much more physically active- begin slowly and build up gradually - this is the safest and easiest way to go about it.
*Take part in a fitness appraisal - this is an excellent way to determine your basic fitness so that you can plan the best way for you to live actively. It is also highly recommended that you have your blood pressure evaluated. If your reading is over 144/94, talk with your doctor before you start to dramatically increase your physical activity levels.
DELAY BECOMING MUCH MORE ACTIVE
*If you are feeling unwell because of a temporary illness, such as a cold or fever, wait until you feel better.
*If you are or may be pregnant talk to your doctor before you become more active.
PLEASE NOTE: If your health changes so that you then answer "YES" to any of the above questions, tell your fitness or health professional. Ask whether you should change your physical activity plan.
By submitting the questionnaire below you are agreeing that "I have read, understood and completed this questionnaire. Any questions I had were answered to my full satisfaction".
NOTE THIS PAR-Q IS VALID FOR 12 MONTHS FROM THE DATE OF COMPLETION AND BECOMES INVALID SHOULD YOUR CONDITION CHANGE SO YOU WOULD ANSWER "YES" TO ANY OF THE ABOVE QUESTIONS.