Our promise to you
Any objects that may hinder your session or cause injury will be removed. Any members of the public that are in the training area will be informed and politely asked to move. As the training areas are also public areas please be respectful if any individual who may appear in your way and simply move around them. They will be asked to move.
Warming up and cooling down
At Hodge Health & Fitness we want to give you the best exercise experience and help you achieve the very best results.
However we also want to keep your training sessions safe. We must ask you to stick to our session plan as all warm up/cool down exercises and stretches have been specifically chosen and precise instruction given.
All fitness sessions include a full warm up specifically designed to increase spinal and core mobility and to help increase full range of movement of all joints. Plus a cool down designed to increase flexibility and aid full recovery.
Please be a where of your surroundings and others around you. Be respectful at all times and keep your language tame. Listen to all verbal/physical instructions & demonstrations and do not talk through them. If you're not sure or don't understand anything then please ask.
Always do your best
At times we will encourage you to push yourself, try a few more repetitions or run faster etc.
These words of motivation are aimed at the training group as a whole. So there will be times where it will be a judgement call on your part whether your next repetition will be of benefit or of harm.
As you get to know your body more over the weeks of training then this judgement call will be easier for you to self-assess. Remember as a general rule if exercise feels easy then your not pushing yourself enough. We want you to find your sessions challenging but not impossible!
If you want to stop
If at any time exercise causes you any discomfort or pain then please stop and let your instructor know, as an alternative exercise can be given to you. In most cases you may just need a little time to rest and recover before you're able to join in again with your training session.
As the weeks go by you may notice that the rest periods on your sessions get shorter and less frequent. However as we are all different you are also encouraged to rest when you feel you have to and drink water when you need too.