Campus Recreation

University of Mississippi

FITNESS CENTER POLICIES

  1. Patrons must be 16 years of age to use the fitness center.
  2. Proper athletic clothing and shoes are required. No jeans, jean shorts or clothing with rivets are allowed as they may damage the upholstery. Sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes, open-heeled shoes and boots are also prohibited.
  3. Participants must wear a shirt at all times that covers the torso, rib cage, and midriff.  Shorts must have at least a 2 inch inseam.
    • This policy is designed to minimize skin contact on pads, mats, and other areas to help prevent the development and spread of MRSA and other infections.  Patrons are expected to disinfect equipment after each use.
  4. Personal property such as bags, books, keys, and other belongings are to be secured in the day-use lockers available at the fitness center entrance and in the lobby area. Neither the Department of Campus Recreation nor its employees will be responsible for lost or stolen property.
  5. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the fitness center. Water or sports drinks will be permitted in closed plastic containers only.
  6. All dumbbells, bars and free weights must be returned to their original and proper place immediately after use.
  7. Do not lean bars or weights against walls, mirrors or equipment. Also, do not drop dumbbells or weights on the floor or release machine weight stacks to “free fall” into their original position.
  8. Weight belts are not to be worn when using any equipment where the belt buckles may damage upholstery.
  9. Cardiovascular equipment is on a first-come, first-served basis. There is a 30-minute time limit on all cardio equipment when there are patrons waiting.
  10. Patrons should wipe down all equipment after use.
  11. Any equipment removed from the fitness center should be returned immediately after use. No equipment may be removed from the Turner Center unless it is under the supervision of a personal trainer.
  12. Only personal trainers employed by the Department of Campus Recreation are allowed to train clients in this facility.
  13. Patrons should report any injuries or facility/equipment irregularities or malfunctions to the fitness center supervisor on duty.
  14. Patrons should always exercise within their known personal fitness levels.
  15. Collars are required for use on all plate-loaded barbells.
  16. Spotters are recommended for all free-weight exercises. A fitness center supervisor will spot anyone needing a spotter.
  17. Olympic or explosive weight lifting is strongly discouraged. The campus recreation team reserves the right to ask patrons to discontinue any lifting fitting this description.
  18. Patrons are expected to exhibit proper conduct and respect the rights of others. Engaging in unacceptable, unsafe or inappropriate behavior may result in the loss of facility privileges.

GROUP FITNESS & STUDIO POLICIES

  1. All patrons must sign an Informed Consent/Release of Liability form and present their Ole Miss ID with a current FIT sticker to participate in group fitness classes.
  2. Patrons must be at least 16 years of age to participate in group fitness classes.
  3. Proper athletic clothing and shoes are required to participate. Sandals, flip-flops, open-toed shoes, open-heeled shoes, and boots are prohibited. You may not participate in classes barefoot, with the exception of yoga, pilates and aqua classes.
  4. No food or tobacco products are allowed in the multipurpose room. Water or sports drinks will be permitted in closed plastic containers only.
  5. No patron arriving more than five minutes late for class will be allowed to enter.
  6. No children are allowed in the multipurpose room while a class is in session, even if a parent or guardian is present.
  7. No unsupervised children are allowed in the multipurpose room at any time.
  8. Any equipment removed from the multipurpose room should be returned immediately after use. No equipment may be removed from the Turner Center unless under the supervision of a personal trainer or group fitness instructor.
  9. Indoor cycling bikes are not to be used by anyone except during indoor cycling classes.
  10. Patrons should wipe down all equipment after use, including bikes and mats.
  11. Patrons who have musculoskeletal limitations or injuries should notify the group fitness instructor prior to the beginning of the class.
  12. Patrons should always exercise within their known personal fitness levels.
  13. Please refrain from cell phone usage and all other disruptive behaviors during class. Instructors reserve the right to ask patrons to leave should their behavior fit this description.
  14. A minimum of three patrons is needed for a group fitness class to be held.
  15. Patrons are expected to exhibit proper conduct and respect the rights of others. Engaging in unacceptable, unsafe or inappropriate behavior may result in the loss of participation privileges.