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
“The future depends on what you do today .” - Mahatma Gandhi
Way to Pivot: How Peak Zone Fitness Rebuilt their Business During a Pandemic:
“My whole schtick when I opened in 2013 was to provide the fitness industry’s first one-on-one personal training that’s done in a group setting,” says Donny Day, NASM-CPT, owner Peak Zone Fitness, in Lake Highlands, Texas. Pre-pandemic, his workout classes held up to 24 members, with each person receiving individualized medical testing, vitals tracking, motivational coaching, nutrition counseling and workout parameters (such as tempo, weight load and difficulty). Then on a Monday night, Day caught wind of the governor’s shutdown order. “I sent out an email right away and said, ‘Don’t worry about it. I’ll have a workout for y’all tomorrow,’” he says. The next morning, Day was livestreaming on Facebook…and he hasn’t stopped innovating ever since. Below, he shares some of the approaches that helped him retain most of his members, add new ones—and serve them all in half the time.
Don’t feel the need to go live. Soon after going online, Day switched to pre-recorded videos to provide higher quality (and fewer mistakes). They still have the feeling of a live class because members get to follow along with someone they actually know.
Move onboarding online. New members used to come in for a 2-hour consultation, but now they receive an email questionnaire instead. A trainer’s time is better spent creating and explaining individualized programming than doing paperwork, Day says.
Save time on assessments. Thanks to his video library, Day is able to shut down the club for a week (twice a year) for client assessments without stopping their program. (He used to do this year-round.) He also taught clients how to self-assess on a regular basis by taking photos, doing simple exercise tests or taking measurements.
Offer equipment rentals. During the shutdown, Day sent home dumbbells, medicine balls, mats and more—on a donation-only basis. This helped retain members, including ones who didn’t use what they borrowed. He is working with a third-party vendor to continue this popular service.
Challenge the status quo. In addition to creating a 56-day COVID-19 fitness challenge for members, Day created a 21-day version for the community. This, too was customized—per each person’s at-home equipment, fitness level and goals. By using existing videos and nutritional materials, Day was able to keep costs low while attracting new business.
“My plan was to start doing online training in two years, but [COVID-19] forced my hand,” he says. “We did lose a ton of revenue, but overall, I feel pretty blessed because now I have the ability to train people all over the world.”
Peak Zone Fitness
10531 E. Northwest Hwy, Suite A, Dallas, Texas 75238