Overview of Plus Size Exercise (PSE)

Exercising is hard work; it takes time, dedication and really strong will power to get out of bed when it is freezing cold outside, it takes even more dedication when you know you are overweight, unmotivated and feeling like it is all too hard.

This is a group for those that specifically have ongoing weight problems and want to exercise with others to achieve something that seems impossible, the life and body you want!

The aim of this group is promote healthy, active, positive living that will result in achieving the health goals you set for yourself. It is also about having fun and achieving things you never thought possible and making new friends along the way. Exercise is hard, but it can also be fun and if you have always struggled with weight loss then this is the group for you. Support and positive encouragement is sometimes all you need to get started and finally make the commitment to creating the life you dream of.

Our Members

Our members come from various backgrounds and are different shapes and sizes.

Definition of Plus Size -  this group is for anyone that identifies that they have ongoing weight issues and need support. We do not turn away members who need help regardless of wether they fall into the conventional definition of Plus Size or not.

How this group is run?

This group is run by passionate volunteers, people who not only want to create a better life for themselves but also want to help others do the same.

Gold Coin Donations - we ask for members for a gold coin donation at each event. This money is used to cover the administration costs imposed by meet up ( $72.00 every six months) and also the cost of internet , phone calls and text messages made  by the leadership team to organise events, research, answer members questions, give directions to lost members and more.

A small sum from the donations will be passed onto the leadership team (about $10.00) to go towards phone calls and internet costs.

Once the costs are met, the excess money that is made will be donated to Plus Size Exercise’s charity of choice Cystic Fibrosis Australia.

What we offer?

Exercise events -These events are generally hosted by volunteers who do not have any medical or physical fitness training. If you wish to attend an event you have to make a personal assessment on whether you can physically participate or not. Plus Size Exercise does not take any responsibility for injuries, illness or death.

 

Paid Events – We will research and organise paid events, some of these events will include personal trainers, dieticians, experts in various fields, social events and more. It is up to members to decide if they wish to participate in the paid events.

 

Social Events – Plus Size Exercise recognises that an important part of changing your life is being around people that can support you.  Each exercise event is crafted to make sure you are not only exercising but also being inspired by other members who are on the same path. We also organise a major social event at the end of each month, this will be for old members and new to connect and be inspired to continue on their exercise and lifestyle goals.

Code of Conduct

Discrimination

We expect members of Plus Size Exercise to be respectful to all members of the group. We are inclusive group that does not discriminate based on religion, political beliefs, sexuality, race, ethnicity, religion and more.

If you have strong beliefs, while you are attending a Plus Size Exercise event we expect you to keep those opinions to yourself. Everyone has a right to their personal beliefs, but if they could be considered offensive then please refrain from expressing those views.

Discrimination is bad enough against PLUS SIZE PEOPLE; it is widely documented, but not recognised. This group will NOT be a place to harbour discrimination against other groups.

If your views are considered to be offensive, racist or discriminatory, you will be warned once, the second time you will be removed from the group. PREJUDICE, RACISIM, SEXISIM, and RELIGIOUS VILIFICATION will not be tolerated; there is enough discrimination in the world against people without adding to it.

Dating

Plus Size Exercise is about people getting their life on track and being supported in their life changing journeys. It is not a forum to search for new partners for casual flings.

If your intention is to use Plus Size Exercise as place to pick up numerous partners, then we ask you to rethink your membership. All relationships have to be between consenting adults, but when an individual is using a group to establish short term flings, that could potentially impact on the group as a whole this then becomes a problem.

Of course if you come along to a Plus Size Exercise event and connect with another member then the dating ball is in your court and we wish you the best of luck.

 

We just ask the players to move along and really consider why they are joining this group.

 

RSVPS

Once you have joined an event and RSVPed, YES it is exepcted that you will show up to that event. We also recognise that circumstances change. The rules around RSVPs for PSE are;

  • If you can't make the event change your RSVP to a NO 24 hours before the event.
  • If you forget, CALL THE HOST on the day and let them know you can't make it.
  • If you do not make the effort to change your RSVP or call the host you will be marked as a NO SHOW, three NO SHOWS and you will be removed from the group.

Thanks for joining Plus Size Exercise, it is great to have you on board.

 

Sian

Creator & Founder

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