Keeping The Fitness Centre Fun
By Ben Price, Fitness Head of Department
With the summer holidays now over, people are beginning to return to their fitness regimes and we will therefore see an increase in Fitness Centre usage over the coming weeks. With this in mind, we want all of our users to be able to complete safe, enjoyable and effective workouts.
Here are some pointers on how you can help in this regard:
Please ensure that you are upholding the etiquette guidelines displayed within the gym including wiping down equipment, allowing others to “work-in” with you on equipment, keeping bags in lockers and returning your equipment to the correct areas after use. We always have Fitness Advisors on hand to help monitor this so please do not be offended if they remind you of such etiquette when deemed necessary.
One of the most effective ways of improving both your own workout AND the workouts of those around you is to manage your phone use within the gym.
Using the phone whilst in the gym for texting, social media and calling etc., has the high possibility of:
• Extending rest time for too long
• Maintaining/elevating stress levels
• Reducing productivity
• Reducing your spacial awareness thus causing risk to yourself and to other users.
Please be respectful of those around you and, if you decide to bring your phone onto the gym floor, keep its use to an absolute minimum. Please also stand up and move away from the equipment when texting (do not sit/rest on the equipment or mats).
As a reminder – mobile phone use should predominantly be for music. Absolutely no calls are to be taken in the Fitness Centre and absolutely no phone use is allowed in the free weights area.
The level of phone use is constantly being monitored by Fitness staff and excessive levels may lead to further restrictions coming into place.
We will also be trialing the open-use of our Functional Studio at certain periods of the day. This room holds additional Synrgy rigs, floor space, dumbbells and equipment such as Vipr’s and steel bells. Please keep your eyes peeled for full details on when this room will be open. Please note that it will be manned at all times, but will only be accessible from the Fitness Centre and will therefore require a normal workout payment.
I look forward to seeing you all soon.
Fitness Head of Department