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.