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Fitness Centre & Studios

MANDATE STATEMENT

The primary mandate of the TPASC Fitness Centre is to provide an inclusive environment for all to workout in a safe and enjoyable manner, free of discrimination and harassment. 

ENTERING/ACCESSING THE FIELD OF PLAY – Fitness Centre and Studios

Check-in Policy 

  • Fitness Centre 
    • When entering the fitness centre all patrons must enter through Level 1 and scan their membership/student card at the welcome desk. Patrons needing accommodations can speak with staff at the Customer Service Desk located on Level 2.
    • Day passes may be purchased at the Customer Service Desk on level 2, patrons will be supplied a wristband that will need to be presented to the fitness centre staff at the welcome desk. 
  • Group Fitness Classes 
    • Registration is mandatory to attend group fitness classes. If spots remain at the start of the class, patrons may drop in on a first come, first serve basis. 
    • When entering the Group Fitness classes all patrons must be able to provide their membership/student card or wristband.
  • Minimum Age Requirement/ Supervision Requirements 
    • Children must be at least 10 years old to access the Fitness Centre. 
    • Those between 10 and 14 years of age must be directly supervised by a parent or guardian 16 years of age or older and are only permitted to use cardio equipment under direct supervision. 
    • Those 14 years of age or older can use the facilities on their own and attend group fitness classes. 
  • Accessibility
    • In accordance with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA), the Fitness Centre and Studios are designed to improve access and opportunities for people with disabilities by identifying, removing and preventing barriers that might interfere with their ability to make full use of our facility. 

Patron Fitness centre Attire / Dress Code 

  • Proper gym attire is to be always worn throughout the Fitness Centre and studios. 
  • Clothing should be clean and should not be ripped. 
  • Jeans or street wear are not allowed.   
  • Athletic indoor footwear is to be worn at all times (with the option of removing shoes when stretching on the mats). 
    • Shoes must cover the entire foot, to help prevent injury. 
    • Outdoor shoes, crocs, boots, dress shoes, bare feet or sandals are prohibited. 

Prohibited Items/Behaviours 

  • Misuse of fitness equipment
  • Photography/Video/Voice Recordings of others without their permission                                                                            
  • Outdoor street shoes/ boots /Crocs / sandals / flipflops 
  • Outdoor coats/ jackets 
  • Bags, knapsacks etc. 
  • Sports equipment (including but not limited to basketballs, soccer balls, volleyballs, etc.)
  • Laptops
  • Glass of any kind (water bottles, containers etc.) 
  • Food
  • Powdered chalk
  • Sparring 
  • Using personal speaker systems or loud timers
  • Children under the age of 14 years are not permitted to use any weight equipment.
  • Children under the age of 14 years are not permitted to be unsupervised at any time in the fitness centre.
  • Children under the age of 14 years are not permitted to attend group fitness classes.

Enter/Exit Points 

Every patron must use the designated entrances/ exits. It is prohibited for patrons to prop open doors. Emergency exits are to be used only in an emergency and are not prohibited for regular use. 

ETIQUETTE AND EXPECTATIONS 

  • All patrons are to follow the dress code and be mindful of other patrons utilizing the fitness centre. 
  • Please return all weights and fitness equipment to their proper designated place after use and leave your workout area accessible for the next user. 
  • Use care with all exercise equipment. 
  • Please do not drop or bang weights. Always train with safety in mind, both your safety and the safety of others.  
  • Use control when lifting your free weights by not banging or dropping the weights. 
  • Always use safety clips or collars (provided) appropriately on all free weight bars and cable machines- do not switch clips or attachments between machines. 
  • Please do not remove equipment from any of the program areas or designated program spaces. 
  • Patrons are to refrain from prolonged used of equipment while others are waiting. 
  • Please use the disinfectant wipes that are provided in locations throughout the Fitness Centre and studios to wipe away excess perspiration as a courtesy to the next member. 
  • Small pieces of fitness equipment (ex. Mini bands, massage balls, ankle cable attachments) may be brought into the fitness centre for personal use. 
    • TPASC reserves the right to deny personal equipment into the fitness centre that poses a potential risk to our equipment or the safety of patrons. 
  • The Fitness Centre and studios are supervised on a regular basis. We encourage you to consult one of our Fitness staff regarding any questions you have to using equipment safely or any training needs you may have. 

Prohibited Patron Behaviour 

  • No person within the fitness centre or studios shall behave in such a manner as to jeopardize the enjoyment, safety and health of himself/herself and others. Such behavior, including abusive or profane language, harassment of any kind, may be asked to leave.  
  • No personal training sessions other the TPASC personal training is prohibited in the fitness centre or studios.

Sharing space 

  • Please be prepared to share equipment and space. Be always courteous to fellow patrons. 
  • Please be courteous to others and limit your time at any specific piece of equipment to 30 minutes. 
  • As a courtesy to other participants, cell phone conversations are not permitted in program areas including the fitness centre and studios. Please have your conversations outside any program area at reasonable volumes. 
  • Please silence your notifications and ring tone on your phone when attending any group fitness classes.