SAFETY CHECKLIST

  • Do not wear nylon clothing or any fabric that may be slippery against the nylon parachute material

  • Wear comfortable, nonrestrictive clothing – no shorts

  • Ladies should wear sports bras that will provide support during inversions.

  • Gentlemen should consider wearing either jock-straps or compression underwear

  • Remove any loose items out of pockets before inverting (coins, cell phones, etc.)

  • Remove any jewelry or restrictive accessories before using

  • Avoid heavy meals prior to class, but do have something light or bring juice to avoid low blood sugar levels.

  • Wait at least 15 minutes after consuming liquids before performing inversion

  • Do not invert while taking anti-coagulants or Advil

  • Use awareness and proper form with each movement

  • Always listen to and honor your body’s needs. Disengage from any painful movement

  • Remember to breathe in all positions or routines. Do not hold breath

  • Drink water afterwards and stay hydrated during class to maximize the effectiveness

  • If you suffer from hypoglycemia or low blood sugar, bring light snacks or sweetened tea

  • Maximum weight tolerance is 300 lbs

 

If you have been diagnosed with or are experiencing the symptoms of any of the following conditions, do not invert without your doctors approval.

  • Ear, eye sinus disorders or infections in the head

  • Recent surgery or trauma to any internal organs

  • Broken or fractured bones in the hip/torso area

  • Recent head/brain injury or trauma

  • Heart and/or circulatory disorders

  • Severe spinal cord trauma

  • Fused vertebrae

  • Pregnancy

  • Hernia

 

*If you are on your menstrual cycle please inform the instructor.

It is also recommended that you always consult with your doctor before beginning any exercise program.