Fitness Centre Rules & Etiquette

For the enjoyment and safety of all patrons inside the BirdCoop and ARC Fitness Centres, please adhere to the following etiquette information:

    Before Entering the Fitness Centres

  • Bags, umbrellas, jackets, skateboards, etc… are not allowed past the front desk.
  • No candy, food, gum or outside drinks allowed.
  • Plastic and personal water bottles are allowed.
  • Drink water. It is important to stay hydrated to avoid fatigue and dehydration.
  • Apparel Policies

  • Proper athletic shoes and workout clothes must be worn when in the fitness centre.
  • No jeans allowed.
  • Shoes must be worn at all times in the fitness centres.
  • Proper footwear must be worn in the Climbing Cave at the BirdCoop Fitness Centre.
  • Equipment Policies

  • Valid Photo ID is required to sign out any small equipment from the fitness centre desks.
  • Only use equipment on which you have been given proper instruction on.
  • Fitness Equipment cannot be removed from the fitness centres.
  • Report any equipment malfunctions to the staff immediately to ensure the safety of all patrons.
  • Proper Etiquette

  • Ask staff for assistance if you are unsure how to use a machine.
  • Use spotters and weight training belts when training with heavy weights.
  • Use collars on all bars at all times.
  • Use of personal chalk is allowed at the Olympic Platforms in the BirdCoop.
  • Do not drop weights except on the Olympic Platforms using bumper plates.
  • Put away all your weights and plates after use.
  • Wipe down all equipment and benches after use, or use a towel to be respectful of the next person to use that piece of equipment.
  • Keep workout area clear.
  • Share the equipment if it is busy for enjoyable experiences for all.
  • Do not work out between people using benches in dumbbell area.
  • Please limit your cardio use to 30 minutes (20 minutes at peak times).
  • If you feel faint or dizzy, stop, sit down and ask for assistance.

Failure to comply with these rules may result in loss of BirdCoop and ARC Fitness Centre privileges.

Fitness Classes Rules & Etiquette

For the enjoyment and safety of all patrons of Fitness & Classes programs, please adhere to the following information. Please note that:

  • Membership Based Programs include: Boot Camps & Spin Memberships, and Yoga & Pilates Memberships
  • Registration Based Programs include: Dance, Martial Arts, Cardio Conditioning & Strength classes.
  • Membership Based Programs Rules

  • Memberships can only be purchased at the SRC, ARC, and BirdCoop Front Desks.
  • Memberships cannot be purchased online.
  • All Boot Camps, Pilates, Spin, and Yoga classes operate on a term basis.
  • “Term” is a set of four months; either September – December, January – April, or May – August.
  • All Boot Camps, Pilates, Spin, and Yoga classes operate on a first come, first served basis until capacity of the class has been reached.
  • The purchase of a membership does not guarantee a spot in a membership based class.
  • Membership Based Programs Etiquette

  • Patrons must sign in at the respective buildings’ desk before a class begins.
  • After signing in, a patron will receive a token at the desk, which then gives them access to the class.
  • Tokens will be collected at the door of the class by a member of the Operations or Floor Staff.