Assumption of Risk and Liability Release Form
The facilities and activity programs offered by the Carl Sandburg College Fitness Center have been designed and established to provide the optimum level of beneficial exercise and enjoyment without compromising the health and safety of those who utilize the facilities or participate in the activities. Because of the nature of the program made available in the Fitness Center and the equipment which is an integral part of many of the activities, there is an inherent risk of injury which characterizes any exercise activity resulting in a practical limitation placed on the Fitness
Center in its efforts to prevent injuries to participants, whether actively participating in exercises, utilizing the equipment or taking advantage of the various other facilities at the Center. The Fitness Center enlists your assistance in assuring that the facilities and the equipment are utilized in a proper manner so that the inherent risks which exist under the control of the Center, as well as those outside the control of the Center and partially within the control of each individual participant, are minimized by the participant’s thoughtful and cautious use of both the equipment and the facilities.
In consideration of the above factors, the undersigned participant acknowledges the existence of risks in connection with these activities, assumes such risks and agrees to accept the responsibility for any injuries sustained by him/her in the course of his/her use of the facilities and/or the equipment. More specifically, the participant acknowledges and accepts risks in one or more of the following are as:
The participant further acknowledges the existence of and the need for certain rules and procedures concerning the use of the equipment and facilities that are a part of the Fitness Center. He/She agrees to abide by those rules and to make every individual effort to assure that the equipment and facilities are kept in safe and usable condition.
HAVING READ THE PRECEDING, THE PARTICIPANT ACKNOWLEDGES HIS/HER UNDERSTANDING OF THOSE RISKS SET FORTH HEREIN AND KNOWINGLY AGREES TO ACCEPT FULL RESPONSIBILITY FOR HIS/HER OWN EXPOSURE TO SUCH RISKS.