Health and Suitability

Health and Suitability

  1. Ultimate responsibility in assessing the suitability and safety of any class, session or exercise lies with the client. A standard medical/health questionnaire is made available online. It is the client’s responsibility to ensure this has been filled out fully and honestly. If any questions have been answered "yes" or ticked the check box the responsibility lies with the client to obtain any necessary professional approval for the suitability of the exercise regime undertaken. It is the responsibility of the client to update and inform Balanced Edinburgh of any changes in their specific or general health conditions that may or may not affect the suitability of any exercise regime entered into.

Cancellation policy

  1. Balanced Edinburgh studios operate a strict 24-hour cancellation policy. Late cancellations will be liable to full payment.
  2. Balanced Edinburgh matwork classes are sold in eight-week blocks (with seasonal exceptions) and must be paid for in full before the block commences. Places on matwork classes can only be confirmed when payment is made.
  3. 48 hours notice is required for cancellation of a block of matwork classes or a cancellation charge (20% of the course cost) will be levied. After the first class in a course, no refund will be given for cancellations or missed classes.
  4. Where spaces permit missed classes may sometimes be made up by attending another class in the same block. This must be arranged in advance and agreed with the matwork co-ordinator and is strictly dependent on our maximum numbers policy and spaces being available in a particular class. Where classes are full we cannot allow extras. Balanced Edinburgh takes no responsibility for classes missed: this ultimately lies with the client.

Mat Classes & Studio Sessions

**Note: Please advise us before commencing a session if for any reason your ability to exercise has changed. It is inadvisable to do Pilates between 8 and 14 weeks of pregnancy, unless by special arrangement with your teacher. It is also advisable to wait six weeks after the birth of your child before resuming exercise. (Please do not resume classes or studio sessions until you have had your six-week post-natal check with your GP).**

Pilates is very safe but as with all forms of exercise it is important to consult your GP (or specialist) before embarking on classes or studio sessions. These sessions are not a substitute for medical counselling or treatment. If you have any doubts as to the suitability of the exercises please refer back to your medical practitioner. Teachers can accept no liability for personal injury related to participation in a session if i) your doctor has advised you against exercise on medical grounds or ii) you fail to observe instructions on safety or technique iii) said injury is caused by the negligence of another participant in the studio (iiii) you fail to disclose a medical condition or injury at the start of a class