We at Champion Studio seek to offer our customers the best studio instruction possible. Among our most important concern is professional instruction and safety. To achieve this, it is necessary that our instructors have experience, training, and a philosophy where health and safety. Naturally safety is of special importance. Champion must require the present release form to be signed by all families who have students participating in our programs.
While Champion does all in their power to ensure the safety of its students and to avoid conditions that could cause accident, it is not possible for Champion to guarantee absolutely safety. However, Champion in no way concludes from this that strict safety rules are not of the utmost importance. They absolutely are- at all times – in all places.
Champion only declares that not all accidents are foreseeable, even with the best safety precautions. Therefore, Champion has developed a release form which compiles ERISA requirements. All participants must read and sign this form in order to enroll in such classes. Thank you for your patience and understanding and may all students get the very most out of their classes!
PARTICIPANT AGREEMENT, RELEASE AND ACKNOWLEDGMENT OF RISK
I, the undersigned in consideration of the services and the reasonable rate provided for the same by Champion Studio, its officers, employees, agents or representatives (herein referred to as “Champion”), hereby agree to release and discharge Champion on behalf of myself, my heirs assigns, personal representation an estate, including a child or war for whom I sign, as follows:
I understand and acknowledge that the activity in which I, my child or ward are about to engage voluntarily as a participant and/or volunteer bears certain known risks and unanticipated risks that could result in injury, death, illness or disease, physical or mental, or damage to myself, my child or ward to my property or to spectators or other third parties. Participation in this activity is purely voluntary; no one is forcing me, my child or ward to participate, and I, my child or ward elect to participate in spite of its risks.
I understand that Champion does not wish to frighten me or reduce my enthusiasm for the activity, but believes it is important for me to know in advance what to expect and to be informed about the activity and its risks.
In gymnastics, the activities in which I or my child or ward for whom I sign will be involved include tumbling, flips in the air, exercises on uneven parallel bars (at least 4” and 7” from the ground), walking and cartwheels and other activites on a balance beam (at least 3 ½ from the ground), jumping from a springboard or mini-trampoline onto a pommel horse; and other gymnastics exercises and activities with and without a spotter or spotters, depending on the level of experience and expertise.
In all programs, the risks associated with the activities include those ordinarily associated with falling and colliding with others. Some, but not all of these risks are breaks, sprains, strains, bruises, cuts and abrasions, including the possibility of head injuries. Some of these risk and injuries may be serious. The description of these risks may results in injury, death or property damage. I agree to assume responsibility for the risks identified here and those risks not identified.
Being aware that this activity entails known and unknown risks or injury to myself, my child or ward and a risk of injury to spectators or other third parties as a result of my, my child or ward’s action, I expressly agree, covenant and promise to accept and assume all responsibly and risk of injury, death, illness or disease or damage to myself, my child or ward, to others or to my property or the property of others arising from my, my child or ward’s participation in this activity.
I hereby voluntarily release, forever discharge, and agree to hold harmless and indemnify Champion, it agents or employees, and all other persons or entities from any and all liability, claims, demands, actions and rights of action which are related to, arise out of, or are in any way connected with my, my child or ward’s participation in this activity, including specifically but not limited to the negligent acts or omissions of Champion, its agents or employees, and all other persons or entities, for any and all injury, death, illness or disease, and damage to myself, my child or ward or to my property. IN SIGNING THIS DOCUMENT, I FULLY RECOGNIZE THAT IF ANYONE IS JURT OR PROPERTY IS DAMAGED WHILE I , MY CHILD OR WARD IS ENGAGED IN THIS EVENT, I WILL HAVE NO RIGHT TO MAKE A CLAIM OR FILE A LAWSUIT AGAINST CHAMPIONOR IT OFFICERS, AGENTS OR EMPLOYEES ON BEHALF OF MYSELF, MY CHILD OR WARD EVEN IF THEY OR ANY OF THEM NEGLIGENTLY CAUSED THE BODILY INJURY OR PROPERTY DAMAGE. HOWERVER, I DO NOT WAIVE THIS RIGHT IN THE EVENT OF GROSS NEGLIEGENCE i.e. WILLFUL OR WANTON MISCONDUCT.
Should it become necessary for Champion, or someone on its behalf, to incur attorney’s fees and costs to enforce this agreement or any portion thereof, I agree to pay the reasonable costs and attorney’s fees thereby expended, or for which liability is incurred.
I certify that I have sufficient health, accident and liability insurance to cover any bodily injury or property damage, I my child or ward may incur while participating in this event and to cover bodily injury or property damage caused to a third party as a result of my, my child or ward’s participation in this event. If I have no such insurance, I certify that I am capable of personally paying for any and all such expenses and liability.
I, my child or ward have no past or present medical or psychological condition that might affect my, my child or ward’s participation in the activity or cause harm to myself, my child or ward or others.
My signature below reflects that I have read this entire document, understand it completely, understands that it affects my legal rights , and agree to be bound by it terms. References herein to “I” “my,” “myself,” and other first-person references shall include any child or ward for whom I sign.