PAR-Q Form: Physical Activity Readiness

The Physical Activity Readiness Questionnaire (PAR-Q) must be examined before starting an exercise program or fitness test, to determine if you should consult a physician. Review the PAR-Q form before doing any physical activity. If you answer "YES" to any of the questions, provide a detailed explanation to your instructor. DO NOT attempt the fitness test until you have clearance from your doctor and you have consulted the instructor. Please include other concerns you may have that are not addressed in this questionnaire.. The PAR-Q is endorsed by the Canadian Society of Exercise Physiology as a form to determine whether you should see a doctor before undergoing physical fitness activities. The American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) also recommends the form.

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