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Strength and Conditioning Area Policies

  • All participants must be 16 years of age or older to use fitness equipment.
  • All Personal Trainers must be hired through the Campus Recreation.
  • Appropriate athletic attire is recommended; jeans and dress pants are also allowed.
  • When using any equipment that requires prolonged contact with the user's torso, such as a weight bench or recumbent bike, a barrier (e.g. T-shirt or towel) should be placed between the patron and the equipment.
  • Closed-toed shoes are required; no sandals or open-toed shoes may be worn.
  • Patrons should use extreme caution in lifting weights to avoid any potential injuries to themselves or others.
  • All dumbbells and weights must be returned to the appropriate storage area after use.
  • Use of weight collars (clips) is required at all times.
  • Chalk is prohibited.
  • Water in a closed container is the only drink permitted. No food is permitted.
  • All patrons should wipe down the equipment with a gym-wipe or towel after use. Please be considerate to other patrons.
  • All equipment must be used in the manner for which it is designed. Do not attempt to modify equipment.
  • Standing on benches or equipment frames is prohibited.
  • Personal belongings must be kept in a locker. The staff is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • Spotters are recommended on all lifts.
  • Do not attempt to use equipment if unfamiliar with the proper use. Please seek Fitness Floor Supervisor for assistance.
  • Do not drop the weights. Also, do not prop the weights up against the walls, mirrors or pillars.
  • When using bumper plates, the barbell must always remain under control. Hands should stay in contact with the barbell until the barbell is below the lifter’s waist.
  • Top loading additional weight onto the weight stack machines is prohibited.
  • All equipment must remain in the area it was placed. Do not move equipment from one location to another.
  • Use of cardiovascular machines is limited to 30 minutes, if others are waiting.