In signing below, I affirm to have carefully read this form and agree to abide by the conditions herein. In consideration of services provided by Rio Fitness & Lifestyle Training, LLC (“Rio Fitness”), I, intending to be legally bound, on behalf of myself, my heirs, executors, and administrators, agree as follows:
ASSUMPTION OF RISK
I have agreed to participate in a fitness program provided by Rio Fitness, which may include, but may not be limited to, resistance and/or strength training and aerobic or cardiovascular exercise. I understand and am aware that any exercise program, whether or not requiring the use of exercise equipment, is a potentially hazardous activity, and that consultation with a medical doctor is always recommended before engaging in strenuous physical activity. I hereby affirm that I am in good physical condition and do not suffer from any known disability or condition which would increase the risks of participation. I also understand and am aware that any exercise and/or fitness activities involve a risk of injury, and may cause abnormal changes in blood pressure, fainting, heart attack, stroke, other serious disability, or death, and I am voluntarily participating in these activities and using any equipment or machinery with full knowledge, understanding, and appreciation of the dangers involved. I hereby agree to expressly assume and accept any and all risks of injury.
RELEASE AND INDEMNIFICATION
I hereby waive, release, and forever discharge any and all rights and claims for damages which I may hereafter have against Rio Fitness, and/or its owner, officers, agents, representatives, successors and/or assigns, for any and all damages which may be sustained or suffered in connection with, or arising out of participation in the services provided, and/or use of any premises, facilities, or equipment, except those caused by Rio Fitness’s gross negligence.
AUTHORIZATION AND EVENT PROMOTION
I agree to be filmed and/or photographed and give Rio Fitness the right to use its name, image, and likeness, in any manner and in any medium to promote Rio Fitness’s services, and release Rio Fitness from liability associated therewith.
This Waiver and Release shall be construed in accordance with and subject to the laws of the Commonwealth of Virginia. If any paragraph, section, sentence, clause, or phrase contained in this Waiver and Release becomes or is held by any court of competent jurisdiction to be illegal, null or void against public policy, the remaining paragraphs, sections, sentences, clauses, or phrases contained in this Waiver and Release shall not be affected thereby.