Fitness Policies

General Fitness Floor Policies
  • All individuals exercise at their own risk.
  • Participants may request assistance with equipment. Fitness Assistants are available to provide basic assistance and instruction on proper operation and use of equipment.

  • If you experience lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea or any other discomfort, discontinue your workout and seek help immediately.

  • Proper exercise attire is required. See DRESS CODE for complete details.

  • Water and sports drinks in sealable, screw-top containers are the only beverages allowed.

  • To reduce risk of participant injury, all loose jewelry, bracelets or loop earrings should be removed prior to use of equipment.

  • All personal items/belongings must be stored in a day use or rented locker, wallet locker or cubby.

  • Backpacks, book bags and large personal items are not allowed in any fitness activity areas.

  • Talking and texting on a mobile device is prohibited while using exercise equipment. The only exception is when mobile device is used for music/video with headphones.

  • Wellness and Recreation is not responsible for any valuables left unattended.

  • Horseplay and rowdy behavior that poses a risk to user safety will not be tolerated.

  • Participants must wipe down each piece of equipment following use. Disinfectant wipes are provided throughout the workout areas.

  • All fitness equipment must remain on the fitness floor in its designated location. Equipment is not to be taken to any other areas within the facility.

  • All facility related injuries must be reported immediately to the nearest Wellness and Recreation staff member.

  • Report any damage, equipment malfunction or facility irregularity to the nearest Wellness and Recreation staff member.

  • Staircase should not be used or blocked for workout.

  • Participants should be considerate of other users at all times.

  • Respect for equipment, facilities and the Wellness and Recreation staff should be shown at all times.

Resistance Training & Conditioning
  • Do not attempt to use any equipment with loose or damaged parts.
  • Do not place hands or feet on mirrors or walls.

  • Do not lean or prop free weights/weight plates against mirrors, walls, pillars, benches or equipment.

  • Use of chalk, powder, spray adhesive, or any other substance for powerlifting is strictly prohibited.

  • People socializing in groups that congest the area will be asked to disperse or leave.

  • Group and team workouts are NOT permitted. No more than 3 people are allowed to work out together in order to prevent monopolizing any area or equipment.

  • Do not monopolize a select weight station. Allow others to work in and share machines.

  • Do not stand on or step-up on benches. Platforms and risers are provided. 

  • Do not stand on mats.  Mats are for stretching and ab/core work only.

  • Weightlifting belts may only be worn if they do not come in contact with equipment upholstery. Accessory belts are not allowed

  • Do NOT drop or throw free weights or plates. Slamming of the free weights and/or weight stacks will not be tolerated. Participants who do so may be subject to disciplinary action.

  • The Wellness and Recreation center is not equipped for Olympic/Power lifting.

  • Using a spotter is recommended on all press stations.

  • Collars/locks are required on all free weight bars during use.

  • Fitness equipment shall not leave the resistance training area.

  • After use all equipment and weights must be returned to the correct location and storage racks, in proper order.

  • Users who fail to rack and put their weights back properly may be subject to suspension of facility privileges.

Cardio
  • Use of cardio equipment is limited to 30 minutes during peak hours or when others are waiting.

  • Talking/texting on phones when using equipment is strictly prohibited.  Phones may only be used used as listening device during activity. Phones may be used by the cubbies.

  • Wipe down equipment after use. Do not wipe touchscreens.

Indoor Track
  • Track is intended for walking/running use only. Lunges, plyometrics or any activity that obstructs the flow of traffic are not permitted
  • Stretching and warm up exercises are to occur in the designated areas only.
  • Only non-marking, closed-toe, athletic shoes are allowed. Spikes, turf shoes, cleats and hard-sole shoes are not allowed.
  • See track direction signs for daily direction of travel.
  • Jogging/Running lanes are the 2 inside lanes.
  • Walking lane is the 1 outside lane.
  • Give right of way to people passing on the track.
  • 10 laps equals 1 mile.
  • The track is not an observation area for courts below. No one is allowed to stand on or block any lanes of the track.
Group Fitness Studio
  • Water and sports drinks in sealable, screw-top containers are the only beverages allowed.

  • No food is allowed in the studio.

  • Proper exercise attire is required. Bare feet, full coverage tank tops and other attire appropriate for a specific class format may be allowed during class time only.

  • Studio may be used outside of class times by checking in/out with the fitness assistant on duty.

  • Only non-marking shoes are allowed.

  • Report any injuries or equipment problems immediately to class instructor.

  • No dropping equipment.

  • Do not touch mirrors.

  • All group fitness equipment is to remain in the Group Fitness Studio and stored properly.

  • Only Wellness and Recreation staff are allowed to use the stereo and audio equipment.

  • Arrive at least 5 minutes prior to class starting time to receive directions from the instructor. Space may be limited for some classes.

  • All personal items must be stored in the provided cubbies or lockers.

  • Mobile devices are strictly prohibited during class times.

  • Wellness and Recreation is not responsible for lost or stolen items.

  • Silence or turn off all electronic devices.

  • Plan to complete entire warm up and cool down.

  • Multiple failures to adhere to instructor cues will result in class suspension.

Spinning

In addition to the above listed group fitness studio policies, please adhere to the following Spin class policies:

  • All first time riders must attend the cycling orientation prior to the start of class.
  • Wipe down the bike, including seat and hand rails when finished. Disinfectant wipes are provided.
  • Place bikes back in correct storage position before leaving the class.
Personal Training
  • Outside personal trainers or private, individual training is not permitted.
  • Personal training is available to currently enrolled, fee-paying students, employee members and community members.  Training packages may be viewed online at https://wrc.gcsu.edu. Select the "Multi-visit Passes".  Login is required.
  • Clients are matched with trainers based on availability, goals and preferences provided on the training application. Applicants are not guaranteed a trainer.
  • Once matched, clients should be contacted by a trainer within 72 hours.
  • Full payment must be received prior to the first training session.
  • Payment should be made at the Member Services desk. Credit/debit cards are the only accepted form of payment.
  • Clients must complete and return all personal training documents to his/her trainer during the initial Fitness Assessment.
  • Fitness assessment must be completed prior to the first training session.
  • All training sessions last one hour.
  • Client must call the Wellness and Recreation Fitness Desk (478-445-7545) if he/she is running late for a training session. Trainers are required to wait only 15 minutes before that sessions in forfeited.
  • If a client is late, the session will only last until the end of the hour for which that session was scheduled.
  • To cancel an appointment the client must notify his/her trainer directly at least 12 hours prior to the scheduled session time. Do not call the Department of Wellness and Recreation to cancel or reschedule appointments. Discuss with your trainer which method of communication is preferred (cell phone, text, email, etc.).
  • If a client does not give his/her trainer a 12 hour notice that session is forfeited and will not be rescheduled.
  • Clients will receive a credit for any training session cancelled by the trainer, due to uncontrollable circumstances (severe weather, power outages, etc..) or personal emergencies.
  • Clients are required to abide by all Wellness and Recreation User Policies while working with a trainer.