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Is there someone who can show me how to use the machines?

 Yes.  The Fitness Supervisors at the front desk during operation hours can assist those who need help with the equipment. 

What is the appropriate attire for the Fitness Center and Group Exercise classes?

 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 are permitted.  Shirt must cover the nipple and belly button area at all times. Use best judgment for tennis skirts and short shorts.

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.

Why is an ID required to enter into the Fitness Center?

 An ID is required to protect the interest of those who have paid to use the facility.  Students pay activity fees every semester where a percentage goes toward the facility usage.  Additionally, as a safety precaution and statistical analysis, we require that IDs be presented and swiped at the front desk.

Can I bring a guest to the Fitness Center?

 Yes.  Single entry guest passes are permitted for $5.  Information and whereabouts of sign-up and payment can be located at http://gsw.edu/Campus-Life/StudentActivities/Recreation/.  Guests must be 16 or older.

Are you open to the community?

 Yes.  We have a limited number of memberships available that can be purchased through Student Accounts in the Marshall Student Center on campus. Go to:  https://gsw.edu/campus-life/studentactivities/recreation/fitnesscentermembership for more information. 

Can students or student organizations reserve the Group Exercise Room?

 Reservations can be made at https://gsw.edu/Campus-Life/StudentActivities/Reservations as long as certain criteria are met.

Is it possible to join the Fitness Center at a discounted rate and only attend Group Exercise classes?

 YES!  There is a GX Pass Only rate or $50 per semester (4-month time period).

Do you loan out equipment?

 Yes.  We have a limited amount of equipment that may be checked out at the Front Desk of the Fitness Center.  This equipment includes:  basketballs, racquets and balls, and jump ropes.  You must have identification in order to check out equipment. 

Are students allowed to have their family members join the Fitness Center?

 Yes.  As long as the currently enrolled student and the perspective member reside in the same household, any immediate family member 16 years of age or older may join the Fitness Center.

Do you have personal trainers?

Yes!!  Check out our pricing at https://gsw.edu/campus-life/studentactivities/recreation/fitnesscenter/personal-training!  All of our trainers are nationally certified through ACE, ACSM, AFAA, etc.  We also have a degreed and certified fitness professional (Director of Fitness/Wellness) who can answer your question during regular business hours.  You may contact her at Anna.Champion@gsw.edu

Do you have a Registered Dietician/Nutritionist on site?

No.  Not at this time.

Do you have massage therapy?

No.  Not at this time.

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. 

Personal Training services at GSW are a safe and effective way to help meet your fitness and wellness goals.  A nationally certified fitness professional will assist you in developing an orderly exercise routine designed to meet your fitness goals and needs.  Combining personal training with other fitness programs will provide you with the well-rounded package you need to improve your health and fitness.

A Personal Trainer will work with you to:

  • Establishing reachable and realistic goals
  • Increasing participant's fitness level
  • Motivating participant throughout their program
  • Educating participants in various aspects of fitness conditioning by teaching advance training methods

Personal Trainers also recommend and instruct proper exercise techniques while teaching safe and effective use of fitness equipment.  Both individual and partner sessions (2 people) are available depending on your needs and packages range from one to 15 session options. 

How much does it cost?

Packages are designed reasonably in order to provide the best quality service at a low cost to currently enrolled GSW affiliated patrons as well as GSW Fitness Members and Hurricane Club Members (HC).  Each package with FIVE sessions or more will include the initial consultation and fitness assessment.  These offerings are built in to the price listed.

CONSULTATION & FITNESS ASSESSMENT INCLUDED IF YOU PURCHASE >1 SESSION.

GSW Student/Faculty/Staff (please select) GSW Fitness Member or HC (please select)
☐ Consultation (No Personal Training): $20 ☐ Consultation (No Personal Training):  $22
☐ Single One Hour Session: $25 ☐ Single One Hour Session:  $28
 CONSULTATION & FITNESS ASSESSMENT INCLUDED IF YOU PURCHASE >1 SESSION.
☐ 5-One Hour Sessions: $20/session, $100 ☐ 5-One Hour Sessions:  $22/session, $110
☐ 10-One Hour Sessions:  $15/session, $150 ☐ 10-One Hour Sessions:  $17/session, $170
☐ 15-One Hour Sessions:  $11/session, $165 ☐ 15-One Hour Sessions:  $13/session, $195
PARTNER TRAINING (2 people) PARTNER TRAINING (2 people)
☐ Single Partner Session:  $18/person/session ☐ Single Partner Session:  $20/person/session
☐ 5-One Hour Partner Sessions:  $15/person/session ☐ 5-One Hour Partner Sessions:  $17/person/session
☐ 10-One Hour Partner Sessions:  $12/person/session ☐ 10-One Hour Partner Sessions:  $14/person/session
☐ 15-One Hour Partner Sessions:  $10/person/session ☐ 15-One Hour Partner Sessions:  $12/person/session

 

SPECIALTY PROGRAMS
These programs are 4 weeks long; they will have a start and end date. If sessions are not completed within the designated time period, they will be forfeited.
☐ Fundamental Foundation: $150
Check back later or contact us for descriptions.
 
☐ Weight Management: $170
☐ Performance Enhancement: $200

How do I schedule a session?

  • Clients may inquire about Personal Training in the Fitness Center, SSC 1179, between the hours of 9AM and 5PM.
  • Clients will be given a policies & procedures packet that they will have to take to Student Accounts, Marshall Student Center on campus, for payment processing.
  • After payment, Clients MUST turn in all completed paperwork to SSC 1179 before their first appointment. This gives the Personal Trainer time to evaluate and prepare for each client.
  • GSW Fitness and Wellness reserves the rights to request a physician’s clearance form if necessary.
  • A Personal Trainer will contact the prospective client about the initial fitness assessment.
  • Future appoints may be scheduled with the Personal Trainer after the client completes an initial fitness assessment.
  • All males 45 years and above and all females 55 years and over are required to have a Physician's Release prior to participating in this exercise program.
  • Please complete the forms below and bring them to the Fitness Center, SSC 1179:

Trainers

 

Pam Cummins

Hi! My name is Pam Cummins. I am originally from Indiana, but have lived in Americus, GA for 19 years. I am married to an amazing man; and we have 3 awesome, teenage guys. I am grateful to be able to work for GSW in the Admissions Office. I have been a certified personal trainer for over 2 years; and I have been a certified group fitness instructor for over 16 years.

Education: BA in Telecommunications ’85, Ball State University, Muncie, IN
Certifications: Red Cross Adult CPR & AED, SCW Personal Trainer, AFAA Primary Group Fitness
Availability: W & F 6:00a.m. Remember: The hardest part is getting there… after that it’s easy! 80% of success in fitness is showing up!
Fitness Philosophy: Mind over Matter - The struggle with fitness is getting your mind to agree to do it.
Favorite quote: "It is exercise alone that supports the spirits, and keeps the mind in vigor" Cicero, 106-43 BC
Hobbies: Anything outdoors preferably on or near water.

 

Kellan Cox

 

Disclaimer

The Personal Training Program is designed for healthy individuals of the Georgia Southwestern campus community/affiliates. The program is not designed for pre or post-natal women, individuals on medication or under the direct care of a physician, individuals with physiological injury. Individuals with special needs should obtain specialized instructions from their attending physician prior to participation. 

All Group Exercise classes are FREE for students, faculty, staff, and Hurricane Club members at GSW. You must bring your GSW ID to participate. The Group Exercise Studio is located on the first floor of the Student Success Center.

Current Schedules and Policies

There are a limited number of bikes for Group Cycling, so please arrive at least 10 minutes early to allow enough time for proper bike set up (especially if it's your first class). Group Cycling is on a first come first serve basis.

It is recommended that you bring a towel and water bottle to each class. Mats are provided, but it is HIGHLY recommended you bring your own mat, especially if you plan on attending daily Group Exercise classes. To help better control the spread of illness and disease, sanitizing spray and disposable towels are available to use, so please make sure to wipe off equipment after each use.

Instructors

Andrea
Andrea

Brad

Sissy

Marnie

Spring 2015

MLK Holiday

Monday & Wednesday

  • 6:00 am - 12:00 pm
  • 12:00 - 2:00 pm (Academic Hours; closed for classes)
  • 2:00 - 10:00 pm

Tuesday & Thursday

  • 6:00 - 9:00 am
  • 9:00 am - 12:00 pm (Academic Hours; closed for classes)
  • 12:00 - 10:00 pm

Friday

  • 12:00 - 6:00 pm

Saturday & Sunday

  • 2:00 - 5:00 pm

*Fitness Center hours may change during holiday weekends and GSW events.

Click here to download a printable version of the schedule.

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