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  1. Prior to participation, all members are encouraged but not required to attend an orientation to go over the common risks involved in strength training, the proper execution of various exercises, and the possible consequences if proper technique is not employed. Appointments can be scheduled at the Campus Recreation Center front desk.
  2. Only Roger Williams University members may use the facilities. Use of all facilities is at your own risk. The university and its employees are not responsible for personal injuries.
  3. Members of the fitness center are expected to comply with fitness center policies and safety instructions given by staff.
  4. Appropriate athletic attire, including footwear, must be worn in all activity areas NO jeans. NO Khakis or open toed shoes.
  5. Proper Roger Williams University identification must be presented upon entering recreational sports facilities.
  6. The Recreation Center and/or its staff is not responsible for users’ personal belongings, lost or stolen items.
  7. Members should be considerate to other patrons/staff, and respect individual rights.
  8. Do not abuse other patrons, staff, facilities, or equipment.
  9. Children under the age of 16 years must be accompanied by an adult member in all areas of recreation center.
  10. Children under the age of 16 years are prohibited from using fitness area of campus recreation center.
  11. Clothing, bags, balls, and other personal equipment must be stored, please store items in carrels located in fitness center or in lockers.
  12. All patrons must leave the recreation areas immediately when the fire alarm sounds. Failure to comply may result in a prohibition of future use of facilities.
  13. No abusive language or profanity.
  14. No fighting or spitting permitted in fitness center.
  15. DO NOT slam, throw, or drop weights and/or dumbbells.
  16. DO NOT lean or stand weights against the walls, pillars, benches, equipment, or mirrors.
  17. After use, Patrons should be wiping down equipment thoroughly. There are disinfectant cleaners and rags to wipe equipment before and after use to prevent spreading of germs/bacteria.
  18. Re-rack dumbbells and weights in the proper order after use.
  19. We recommend the following after you work out:
  • You should shower after a workout.
  • You can wash your hands with soap and water or use our  non-alcohol based hand rub before and after your workout.
  • You should always cover skin abrasions or infections with a clean, dry bandage to avoid exposing your open wound to germs and bacteria.
  • You should also wipe equipment before and after use.
  1. The use of collars is recommended on the end of the bar for all exercises.
  2. No one should squat outside the squat rack.
  3. Lifters should use spotters for all exercises that involve moving the bar overhead, over the chest and/or when racked on the back or shoulders.
  4. Members must not wear weight belts when using selectorized equipment or if the belts could contact equipment upholstery.
  5. Weight-lifting hand chalk or powder is not permitted.
  6. Benches should not be moved from where they are placed.
  7. To avoid congestion and waiting lines, patrons should allow others to “work in” while using weight equipment. Please use courtesy and consideration for others when using weight equipment.
  8. During the peak time, cardiovascular equipment is limited to 30 minutes.
  9. Outside Personal Training is not allowed. Any personal Training will be performed Fitness Coordinator and/or by approved staff by Fitness Coordinator.
  10. Patrons under the influence of alcohol/drugs will be asked to leave the premises and may have their membership suspended.
  11. Personal equipment must be in good, useable condition.
  12. Report damaged equipment, injuries, or unsafe conditions immediately to staff.
  13. Food and beverages in glass bottles are not permitted in the Campus Recreation Center. Plastic closeable beverage containers are permitted. Food and gum are not permitted in any activity space.
  14. Tobacco products are not allowed in the Campus Recreation Center.
  15. Blocking or restriction of emergency exits is prohibited.
  16. Unauthorized propping open of any door is prohibited.
  17. Emergency telephones, intercoms, and exits are for emergency use only.
  18. Customer service and kiosk phones are for office use only.
  19. The staff offices and telephones are off limits to patrons unless permission to use them is given.
  20. Pets, bicycles, in-line skates, and skateboards are not allowed inside the Campus Recreation Center.
  21. Patrons must comply with decisions made by recreational sports staff.
  22. Unauthorized use of video recording devices and photography is prohibited in all recreational sports facilities.