I understand that participation in training activities involves a certain degree of risk and can be physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding or can even lead to death. I also understand that participation in these activities is entirely voluntary and requires participants to abide by applicable rules and standards of conduct.
Based on the vast experience of the medical community, Alexandra Merisoiu, The Merisoiu Technique Institute and Dracula’s Retreat has identified the following risk factors that may limit your participation in training.
- Excessive body weight
- Heart trouble or Heart disease (e.g., CHF, CAD, MI)
- Hypertension (high blood pressure)
- Epilepsy or Seizures
- Lung/respiratory disease
- Asthma or breathing problems
- Fainting spells or dizziness
- Muscular/skeletal injuries
- Psychiatric/psychological and emotional difficulties
This is not an exhaustive list.
Known Risks From Training Include
- Injury from dropping weighted items such as logs or stones
- Injury from walking, running, crawling barefoot and barehanded i.e. sharp objects, glass, metal.
- Injury from climbing on trees and boulders.
- Injury from throwing, catching, lifting, pulling, pushing – branches, logs, stones and boulders.
- Wild animals
This is not an exhaustive list.
We have experience training outdoors and are aware of the locations we visit. However it’s important to keep in mind we are outdoors and whether it’s Hyde Park or the Carpathian mountains there are risks.
Cuts and open wounds If you cut yourself during training with a sharp or unknown object it is recommended that you have a tetanus jab. Tetanus is caused by infection with Clostridium tetani bacteria. These bacteria can enter your body through a wound or cut in your skin. They are often found in soil and manure. Similarly, you are at risk if you arrive at training with an existing cut or open wound. For more information visit the NHS website.
In case of an emergency involving me, I understand that every effort will be made to contact the individual listed as the emergency contact person. In the event that this person cannot be reached, permission is hereby given to the medical provider selected by the coach in charge to secure proper treatment, including hospitalization, anaesthesia, surgery, or injections of medication for me. Medical providers are authorized to disclose protected health information to the coach in charge and/or any physician or health care provider involved in providing medical care to the participant.
I release Alexandra Merisoiu, The Merisoiu Technique Institute and Dracula’s Retreat, the local council, the venue management, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all claims or liability arising out of this participation.
I hereby assign and grant to the Alexandra Merisoiu, The Merisoiu Technique Institute and Dracula’s Retreat the right and permission to use and publish the photographs/ film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings made of me at all training activities, and I hereby release Alexandra Merisoiu, The Merisoiu Technique Institute and Dracula’s Retreat, the local council, the venue management, and all employees, volunteers, related parties, or other organizations associated with the activity from any and all liability from such use and publication.
I hereby authorize the reproduction, sale, copyright, exhibit, broadcast, electronic storage, and/or distribution of said photographs/ film/videotapes/electronic representations and/or sound recordings without limitation at the discretion of Alexandra Merisoiu, The Merisoiu Technique Institute and Dracula’s Retreat and I specifically waive any right to any compensation I may have for any of the foregoing.
When you sign up for any activity organized by Alexandra Merisoiu, The Merisoiu Technique Institute and/or Dracula’s Retreat you agree with the terms above.