Fitness Center Policies

Fitness Center Policies

  1. All users of the weight room must be at least 18 years of age.  South GA College students as well as Early College students must have a valid I.D. and must be present on the list provided to the fitness staff.
  2. Workout towels are mandatory.
  3. Please clean equipment after use.
  4. Proper athletic attire is required (closed toe/heel shoes, athletic shorts, athletic shirt).  No cargo shorts, jeans, belts, or pants that contain zippers, rivots, or buttons that could potentially harm the equipment. Use best judgment when assessing excessive pockets.  Cut off sleeves are permitted.  Shirt must cover the nipple and belly button area at all times. Use best judgment for tennis skirts and short shorts.
  5. Footwear must be in the form of running, tennis, or weight lifting shoes.  Boots are not allowed.  Specialty shoes are at the discretion of the fitness staff.  Vibram 5 fingered shoes are permitted only on the cardio deck.
  6. Sports bottles or “twist-on” cap bottles are the only permissible beverage containers allowed. No food, gum, or tobacco.
  7. No outside personal training is permitted in this facility.
  8. Please do not drop or throw equipment.
  9. Please do not step onto leather benches.  Please use step-boxes.
  10. Spotters are required on all free weight press stations.
  11. Return equipment and weights to their proper location.
  12. Please share equipment during peak hours.  30 minutes time limit
  13. Use of offensive language is not permitted.
  14. Report any injuries or equipment problems to the Fitness Staff immediately.
  15. All personal items must be stored in the provided cubicles or lockers; The Fitness Center and its staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  16. Re-rack all weight plates and place them in their proper location.

** Policy violations may result in ejection from the facility. **

Other Fitness Center Policies

  1. Participants are not allowed in the fitness center unless the Fitness Staff is on duty and the facility is open.
  2. All individuals exercise at their own risk.  We recommend seeing one of the Fitness Staff if you have questions.
  3. Discontinue exercising immediately and notify staff if you feel pain, discomfort, or dizziness.
  4. Trash bags, sweat bags, sweat suits or any other material that inhibits the exchange of body heat or promotes water loss will not be allowed.
  5. No sitting on cubicles.
  6. Please do not place hands, feet or anything else against the mirrors.
  7. People socializing in groups that congest the weight room will be asked to disperse or leave.
  8. Fitness equipment shall not leave the resistance room, i.e. fitness equipment can not travel from downstairs to upstairs.
  9. Be considerate of others.
  10. Staff members are not responsible for valuables.
  11. Respect for equipment and facilities must be demonstrated at all times.  Misuse of equipment and facilities may result in immediate expulsion and/or loss of additional privileges.

Cardio Deck Policies

  1. All participants must be 16 years of age or older.
  2. Workout towels are mandatory.
  3. Proper athletic attire is required (closed toe/heel shoes, athletic shorts, athletic shirt).  No cargo shorts, jeans, belts, or pants that contain zippers, rivets, or buttons that could potentially harm the equipment. Use best judgment when assessing excessive pockets.  Cut off sleeves lower than the elbow are permitted on the cardio deck, however, nipple and belly button area must still be covered at all times.  Use best judgment for tennis skirts and short shorts.
  4. Footwear must be in the form of running, tennis, or weight lifting shoes.  Boots are not allowed.  Vibram 5 fingered shoes are permitted.
  5. Limit time to 30 minutes on all equipment while others are waiting.
  6. Sports bottles or “twist-on” cap bottles are the only permissible beverage containers allowed.  No food, gum, or tobacco.
  7. Report any injuries or equipment problems to the Fitness Staff.
  8. Please clean equipment after use.
  9. No outside personal training is permitted in this facility.
  10. All personal items must be stored in the provided cubicles or lockers; The Fitness Center and its staff are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Group Fitness Studio Policies

  1. All participants must bring a clean towel for use during the class.
  2. Only non-marking athletic shoes are allowed.
  3. Proper workout attire must be worn at all times. (No plastic sweat suits allowed during classes)
  4. Water is permitted in activity areas if in a re-sealable container. No other beverages, sport drinks, are allowed in the Group Exercise room.
  5. Chewing gum is not permitted in the Group Exercise room.
  6. All personal items must be stored in the provided cubicles and/or lockers.
  7. The facility is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  8. Staff members are not permitted to hold valuables.
  9. Personal hand weights are not allowed.  Facility hand weights will be provided for appropriate classes, and may only be used at the direction of the Group Exercise Instructor. (No dropping or throwing weights.)
  10. If you experience lightheadedness, dizziness, nausea, or any other discomfort, please stop your workout and see the appropriate staff member on duty. 
  11. Immediately report any Group Exercise related injury, or facility equipment irregularity, to the appropriate staff member on duty.
  12. The doors in the Group Fitness room are locked after class starts, you must be on time.
  13. Respect for equipment and facilities must be demonstrated at all times.  Misuse of equipment and facilities may result in immediate expulsion and/or loss of additional recreation privileges.  All Group Fitness equipment is to remain in the Group Fitness Room and used safely.