Fitness Centre Rules

For the safety of yourself and other members please follow all of the policies below

-   The Fitness Centre is shared safe space – please be respectful and aware of your impact on others.
-   To book a FREE Orientation, please see the Fitness Centre staff.
-   All members must complete a basic wellness questionnaire prior to access.
-   User must be Georgian College registered student or must be at least 18 years of age or older.
-   Fitness centre membership is required for access, member must swipe their card upon entry at the front desk and upstairs.
-   Sharing cards, double swiping or jumping turnstiles will result in loss of membership privileges.
-   No gym bags, purses or coats are allowed in the weight room, track or multi-purpose room.
-   No food permitted in the fitness centre.  All drink containers must have secured lids.
-   Safety first!  If any activity you are performing is deemed unsafe for yourself or others you will be asked to cease that activity.
-   Wipe down all equipment, seats and contact points after use with the wipes provided for the health and safety of all members.                              
-   Providing personal training, therapy or treatment by non-department staff is strictly prohibited.
-   Foul or inappropriate language, clothing or behavior could result in loss of membership.
-   Safety collars must be used with all weight bars.
-   All free weight equipment and plates must remain on the rubberized floor with the exception of the cardio walkway.
-   Please return all weights, plates, bars and accessories to racks when not in use.
-   Do not slam or drop weights or Fitness Centre equipment. 
-   Use of chalk (of any kind) is not permitted.
-   Allow others to work through when performing multiple sets with any equipment.
-   Maximum cardio equipment usage time is thirty (30) minutes per session/machine.
-   Please ask designated staff for assistance with use of equipment or when spotting is needed.
-   This is a smoke/drug/alcohol free facility.
-   All patrons must vacate the facility by the posted closing time.
-   If changing status from being a Full-time student to a part-time student before the add/drop date will result in increased fees.
-   Video recording, picture taking and face to face calls are not permitted.
-   Report injuries, damage to equipment or other concerns promptly to the Fitness Centre staff.
-   The Athletic & Fitness Centre will be closed on statutory holidays. Hours of operation may change without notice. Facilities may close periodically for maintenance/repair/or college closure.
-   Georgian College and the Athletic Department is not responsible for any lost or stolen items in any of its facilities (fitness centre, gymnasium, climbing wall, change rooms, fields, etc.)
-   Clothing must be CLEAN and ODOUR-FREE
-   Athletic attire is required, no jeans or street clothes
-   A full t-shirt or sleeveless top is required, no crop tops or stringers (nipples, navel/mid-drift must be covered)
-   *Clothing should not feature inappropriate/offensive graphics or language
-   Clothing should be free of excess material or attachments such as buckles/Velcro/snaps that could get caught in, or damage equipment
-   Shorts/pants must be of sufficient length to cover buttocks/groin. 
-   No outdoor shoes or boots 
-   Clean, closed-toe athletic footwear should be worn in the fitness centre, gymnasium, track and multi-purpose room
-   Athletic shoes must be worn at all times (no open-toed shoes or sandals permitted).