Waiver & Release
Because physical exercise can be strenuous and subject to risk of injury, including serious injury or death, the Club urges you to obtain a physical examination from a doctor before using any exercise equipment or participating in any exercise activity. You (each member, guest, or participant) agree that if you engage in any physical exercise or activity, or use any club amenity on the premises or off premises including any sponsored club event, you do so entirely at your own risk. Likewise, dietary modifications can cause a variety of changes and can create problems, including as it relates to your energy, stamina, appetite, and mood. Any recommendation for changes in diet including the use of food supplements, weight reduction and/or body building enhancement products are entirely your responsibility and you should consult a physician prior to undergoing any dietary or food supplement changes. You agree that you are voluntarily participating in these activities and use of these facilities and assume all risk of injury, illness, or death. We are also not responsible for any loss, damage, or disappearance of your personal property.
This waiver and release of liability includes, without limitation, all injuries which may occur, as a result of: (a) your use of all amenities and equipment in the facility and your participation in any activity, class, program, personal training or instruction; (b) the sudden and unforeseen malfunctioning of any equipment; (c) our instruction, training, supervision, or dietary recommendations; (d) any on-line or virtual training; or (e) your slipping and/or falling while in the club, or on the club premises, including adjacent sidewalks and parking areas. This waiver also includes any claim associated with the presence of or transmission of any bacteria, viruses, or infectious diseases.
You understand that the Club occasionally photographs/videotapes client events/sessions and you consent your approval for the Club to use these images or video in any and all media for promotional purposes with no financial or other remuneration due to you.
By submitting below, you acknowledge that you have carefully read this "waiver and release" and fully understand that it is a Release of Liability. You expressly agree to release and discharge the club, and all affiliates, employees, agents, representatives, successors, or assigns, from any and all claims or causes of action and you agree to voluntarily give up or waive any right that you may otherwise have to bring a legal action against the Club for negligence, personal injury or property damage.
BLOGS | PEAK ZONE FITNESS
“Our bodies are our gardens – our wills are our gardeners.” - William Shakespeare
Getting to the gym:
Do you find it hard to get motivated to work out? You’re not alone. Here’s a powerful incentive: Exercise is the single best way to make yourself sharper, happier, healthier, and better looking.
At Peak Zone Fitness, which has been named “Best Gym in Dallas” by Best Business', we are all about wisely using the power of exercise to get great results – tangible results that you will enjoy and others will notice.
Exercise is a magic bullet:
It’s far more effective for enhancing your memory and ability to learn than playing brain games, taking nutritional supplements, or meditating. That’s because exercise increases brain-derived neurotrophic factor, (BDNF), which strengthens synapses in the brain, according to Justin Rhodes, Ph.D, a neuroscientist at Oregon Health and Science University in Portland
Feeling sad and mopey? Exercise releases endorphins, and that improves your mood. For some people, exercise is as effective as antidepressant medications, according to Dr. Michael Craig Miller, assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School. Working up a sweat even helps prevent people from relapsing into depression. Three exercise sessions of 30- to 45-minutes per week were enough to reduce the risk of relapse, according to SMILE (Standard Medical Intervention versus Long-term Exercise) studies at Duke University.
Exercise boosts your immunity. “The risk both of catching a cold or the flu and of having a particularly severe form of the infection ‘drop if you exercise moderately,’ says Mary P. Miles, PhD, an associate professor of exercise sciences at Montana State University and the author of an editorial about exercise and immunity published in Exercise and Sport Sciences Review. But the risk both of catching an illness and of becoming especially sick when you do ‘jump right back up’ if you exercise intensely or for a prolonged period of time, surpassing the risks among the sedentary,” reports The New York Times.
Exercise enables you to work more effectively. Corporate employees who took an aerobics class, lifted weights, or did yoga during lunchtime were more productive and reported feeling more energetic and less stressed, according to a study by Leeds Metropolitan University in England
Getting to the gym boosts self-image. “The simple act of exercise and not fitness itself can convince you that you look better," according to a study released by the University of Florida.
“This is an important study because it shows that doing virtually any type of exercise, on a regular basis, can help people feel better about their bodies,” comments Kathleen Martin Ginis, a kinesiology professor at McMaster in Ontario, Canada. “With such a large segment of the population dissatisfied with their physiques, it’s encouraging to know that even short, frequent bouts of lower intensity exercise can improve body image.”
When you become stronger, you feel physically and mentally better about yourself, which boosts confidence.
Exercise helps you sleep better, and getting enough sleep, as we all know, is critical to optimal health and performance.
“We have solid evidence that exercise does, in fact, help you fall asleep more quickly and improves sleep quality,” says Charlene Gamaldo, M.D. , medical director of Johns Hopkins Center for Sleep at Howard County General Hospital.
Having trouble sleeping? “Exercise significantly improves the sleep of people with chronic insomnia,” according to the National Sleep Foundation.
Want to make more money? Regular exercise yields a six- to nine-percent pay increase, according to a study by Vasilios D. Kosteas of Cleveland State University.
“In addition to the positive impacts on heart health, weight and a variety of other medical issues, studies in the psychology and biology/medicine literature show that exercise leads to improved mental function (Hillman et al 2008), psychological condition (Folkins and Sime 1981) and higher energy levels (Puetz 2006),” Kosteas writes. “All three of these traits can translate into higher earnings by raising productivity.”
Simply put, regular exercise has fantastically positive impacts on your life.
According to the Mayo Clinic, regular exercise
Improves your mood
Combats chronic diseases
Helps you to manage your weight
Strengthens your heart and lungs
Promotes better sleep
Can put a spark back into your sex life
Can be - gasp - FUN!
What are you waiting for? GO FOR IT!
Peak Zone Fitness
10531 E. Northwest Hwy, Suite A, Dallas, Texas 75238