MotivatingMates.com is a fantastic way to maintain a healthier lifestyle and share activities with others. The site connects people of all ages and ability to forge new friendships, motivate others and take part in numerous exciting activities. However, when meeting people for the first time, regardless of the activity, it is always wise to read and follow safety tips
to ensure your safety.
Communicating with members on-line
All correspondence is done via the MotivatingMates.com anonymous messaging facility, therefore you never have to give any personal details, i.e. your email address, telephone number or home address unless you wish to do so.
Every memberís profile is manually approved. Motivating Mates has no control over member-to- member contact therefore we recommend you act responsibly and use common-sense when communicating with or meeting other members.
Always try to respond to emails even if youíre unable to share new activity with another member. If you feel uncomfortable about a member, stop contacting them. You can block them so you will not receive unwanted messages. If you feel someone is abusing the service tell us immediately.
Only agree to meet other members when you feel comfortable in doing so. When meeting new people remember you don't know their background or real personality. Remember, when you meet someone for the first time your safety is important.
Only give out your telephone number when you feel comfortable in doing so, not when you're asked. You don't need to pass on your telephone number; you can use the Motivating Mates messenger services or press 141 before making a call. This will will block your number.
Always take your mobile phone just in case, and always inform a friend or family member where you are going and what time youíre expected back.
Regardless of the activity, always meet in a public place, i.e. a health & fitness club, supermarket, garden centre. It's a great starting point to feel confident and secure. Taking part in activities
Make sure you are wearing the appropriate clothing and equipment for the activity. Remember, you can always be a spectator for the first session and become familiar with what the activity entails before participating.Consult your general practitioner
before taking part in any activity:
- If you suffer from, or think you may suffer from, a medical condition
- If you decide to start exercising after a period of relative inactivity
- If you are going to undergo or have just undergone an operation
- If you are concerned about your health
- If you are pregnant or breast feeding
- If you have just had an operation
- If you have been unwell
- If you feel uncomfortable
- If you feel unwell at any time during the activity
- If you are uncertain about taking part in the activity
- If you feel any discomfort or pain when you exercise
- If you experience any discomfort, distress or any other symptoms.