JCC Personal Training Waiver and Policies


I have volunteered to participate in a fitness program provided to me by my Personal Trainer (herein referred to as the Trainer) at The Jewish Community Center of Austin (herein referred to as the JCC) and to use its facilities, equipment and machinery, therefore, I agree to the following waiver and release.

I for myself, my heirs, executors or anyone else who may claim on my behalf hereby waive, release and forever discharge the JCC and its officers, agents, employees, representatives, executors, and all others from any and all responsibilities or liability from personal injury, death, damage to property or loss of any kind resulting from my participation in any activities or my use of equipment or machinery under the care of my trainer.

I do also hereby release the JCC and its officers, agents, employees, representatives, executors and all others from any responsibilities or liability for any injury or damage to myself, including those caused by negligence.

I understand that strength, flexibility, and aerobic exercise, including the use of equipment, are potentially hazardous activities with certain risks and benefits, some of which include but are in no way limited to: soft tissue injuries such as wounds, sprains, acute strains, broken bones or head injuries; back, neck, knee and foot injuries; heart attacks; improved cardiovascular fitness and flexibility; and increased strength and muscle tone.

I also understand that while some of the risks and hazards involved in using the equipment and facilities of the JCC are foreseeable, others are not.

I acknowledge that I have either had a physical examination and been given my physician?s permission to participate, or that I have decided to participate in activity and use equipment and machinery without the approval of my physician and do hereby assume all responsibility for my participation and activities, and utilization of equipment and machinery in my activities.

I have read, understand, and have had the opportunity to ask questions regarding this legal document.



• Dress appropriately for the activity you will engage in. Please wear appropriate foot wear (no open-toed shoes). Clothing should be comfortable. Bring a water bottle and towel.

• Proper nutrition is the foundation of a healthy body. Working out on an empty stomach may cause dizziness and premature fatigue. A light snack 1.5 hours prior to exercise or a fruit / vegetable 20 minutes prior to your workout is recommended.

• Answer the questions on the ParQ form to the best of your knowledge. Medical clearance is required if you have any medical problems and have answered yes to any of the questions on this form.

• If you feel light headed, faint, dizzy, nauseated or experience pain or discomfort stop the activity and inform your personal trainer.

• The results of any fitness program cannot be guaranteed. Your progress depends on your effort and cooperation in and outside of the sessions.

• It is your responsibility to inform your personal trainer of any conditions or changes in your health which might affect your ability to exercise safely with minimal risk of injury.

• Many sessions are booked back to back. It is very important to be on time for your session. If you arrive late for a session, it will still end at the scheduled time. If the trainer arrives late, you will receive a full hour. If you are more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you MUST inform your Trainer. Failure to do so may result in a loss of your session; this session will be charged as a no- show. Your Trainer is not expected to wait without confirmation that you will arrive.

• Youth under the age of 13 are not allowed in the weight room except while working out with a Personal Trainer. We are committed to help you reach your health and fitness goals. By adhering to all the above we can help make it happen. I understand the policies set out above.



The personal trainers at the JCC operate on a scheduled appointment basis; therefore, we require that members provide a minimum of 24-hour notice when cancelling an appointment. Should a member cancel a session with less than 24-hours prior notice, the member will be charged in full for that session.

For package buddy sessions (2+ people), if one or more person/s does not show up, one of the following courses of action should take place:

• the buddy that shows up will train, but the other buddy(ies) will lose their session(s). The member will need to make sure that the absent person(s) consent to this agreement, as no make-up sessions will be offered by the trainer and no refunds will be given

• the buddy that shows up may buy an individual session so that the other buddy(ies) do not lose their session

• the buddies cancel and reschedule, but each will be charged for the session if notice is not given within 24-hours of the scheduled session

Members are entitled to one free no-show session, meaning they can late-cancel one time only and not be penalized. The JCC recommends that all cancelled sessions be rescheduled to ensure fitness progress and consistency within the trainer’s schedule.

All personal training session cancellations need to be done by contacting the trainer directly; the JCC is not responsible for communicating cancellation requests to the trainers.