Behind every Medi-Fit supported fitness club is a Sports & Medicine Trained Doctor to look after YOU and ensure that you get the right advice when you set off on your new healthy active journey!
When you join your chosen club, they will make arrangements for our Doctor to call you at home and discuss your current fitness level and any medical conditions you might have. (If the Doctor feels that he would like to see you in person then that will be arranged with you. The Doctor will prescribe an appropriate starter exercise programme for you and will notify your fitness club trainers so you can be sure you will be getting the most appropriate exercise programme created for you.
(The Doctor will even let your own GP know about your exercise journey)
If you answered yes to one or more questions, we will refer you to our Medi-Fit trained Doctor before starting to exercise who will contact you to discuss your exercise programme.
In most cases, you will still be able to exercise as long as you adhere to our Medi-Fit Doctor guidelines.
If you answered no to all questions, you can be reasonably sure that you can exercise safely and have low risk of having any medical complications from exercise. It is still important to start slowly and increase gradually. It may also be helpful to have a fitness assessment with a personal trainer or coach in order to determine where to begin.
If you are not feeling well because of a temporary illness, such as a cold or a fever, wait until you feel better to begin exercising.