Fitness Area Guidelines

Fitness Area Guidelines

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Winston-Salem State University
University Recreation
601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Dr.
Winston-Salem, NC 27110


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To help ensure your safe use and enjoyment of our facility and programs, we provide the following list of guidelines for everyone to follow. We may find it necessary to amend or add to these to better serve you. Guidelines may be orally communicated to you, listed on the website or contained on signs posted in the facility. Please review and familiarize yourself with them. Please contact our staff if you have any questions.


In an effort to promote safety, reduce the spread of communicable diseases and prevent additional wear and tear on equipment and machines, all participants are asked to wear appropriate athletic clothing while working out or participating in activities. Participants not wearing appropriate clothing or clothing that may be found offensive to others will be asked to adjust as needed or asked to leave the facility.  

· A shirt must cover the upper body, including back, sides and chest.
· Shorts must cover at least two inches past the rear.
· Shoes are required in all activity areas except for yoga and Pilates
  classes. Athletic shoes with non-marking soles are required. 
  Open-toed shoes, open-backed shoes, boots, sandals, or casual 
  shoes are not allowed.
· Recommended attire includes: sweat suits or shorts, non-mesh tee
  shirts or tops.
· Jeans, jean shorts, street cargo pants, belts, or any articles of
  clothing with zippers or rivets are not permitted.
· Weight gloves are recommended for the use of free weights.
· In the weight/cardio rooms, we recommend that you do not wear
  jewelry which may cause injury or damage to the equipment. 

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• Please observe proper personal hygiene by showering regularly, 
  wearing clean clothing, avoiding cologne, and using deodorant.
  Please avoid smoky areas prior to working out.
• Water bottles with lids are encouraged at UREC.  Food, gum and
  other drinks are prohibited.
• All personal belongings must be placed in lockers or cubbies. UREC
  and the staff members are not responsible for lost or stolen property.
• Use of the facility and all equipment is available on a first
  come/first serve basis.
• Members must use the equipment only in the manner intended by the manufacturer
  and authorized by UREC. Please follow all instructions and posted signs carefully. Please ask the
  UREC staff for assistance when using equipment with which you are not familiar.
• Members shall not move or modify the equipment in any manner whatsoever. No free weight or
  loose equipment shall be used in connection with any mechanical equipment or in any manner for
  which the equipment was not originally intended.
• Please wipe down your equipment after use.
• Please report damaged equipment, equipment malfunctions or injuries to the UREC staff 
• The use of cell phones in the facility is prohibited due to member privacy and interference with
  heart rate monitors.
• Personal training or private instruction is restricted to UREC staff only.
• DO NOT USE the equipment if you are taking any medication that causes drowsiness or have 
  any medical condition which makes such use inappropriate.

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Cardio Guidelines

Please be courteous:

• The maximum time limit on all machines is 30 minutes when other members are waiting.
• The emergency-off clip is recommended when using treadmills.

Weight Room Guidelines

Please be courteous:

• Allow others to work in when performing multiple sets
• Members should seek assistance for all spotting needs. 
• Collars are to be used at ALL times to secure weights on bars.
• Weight plates are to be re-racked.  They are not to be leaned against machines or left on
  equipment or bars.
• After using equipment, return all plates, dumbbells and other equipment to the proper storage
• Safety bars must be used when available.  Set the safety bar about one inch lower than your
  lowest movement with the bar.
• Dumbbells and weight plates should NOT be dropped on the floor for any reason.
• Please maintain slow and controlled movements of weights at all times.
• Each participant is allowed to have no more than two sets of dumbbells off the rack at a time.
• Chalk is not allowed in the facility.
• Please keep language and behavior respectful and avoid the use of profanity.

Winston-Salem State University

601 S. Martin Luther King Jr. Drive

Winston-Salem, NC 27110

Phone: (336) 750-2000

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