Building Policies

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Attire and Footwear

  1. Appropriate athletic footwear must be worn whenever using recreational areas which should be closed-toed. Hard-soled street shoes with or without heels are not considered to be appropriate footwear for the Wellness Center. Athletic shoes may be worn for jogging, passive recreation areas and weight training only. All shoes that mark floors, turf shoes and open-toed shoes are strictly prohibited.
  2. Participants must wear appropriate exercise attire: T-shirts, warm-up suits, sweat suits, tennis clothing (where appropriate), or aerobics attire. Street clothing can be dangerous and confining when exercising and is not allowed to be worn during exercise activities except on the jogging track. Tank tops may be worn. Women are not permitted to wear only sports bras. Street shoes are permitted on the jogging track, however it is recommended athletic shoes be worn. Shirts and pants with buttons (other than rubber), metal zippers, studs, or belt loops are considered street wear and are only permitted on the jogging track. These items tend to accelerate wear and tear of exercise equipment and could pose a risk of injury.
  3. Clothing and bags are to be stored in the locker rooms or storage units.
  4. We recommend that jewelry, which may cause injury or damage equipment, be removed. Participants will be asked to remove jewelry that presents a danger to oneself or others.

Gymnasium Courts

  1. Dunking, slapping the backboards and hanging on rims or nets is strictly prohibited because of the risk of injury and potential damage to the equipment. Violations of this policy will result in ejection from the facility. Repeated violations may result in suspension from the facility.
  2. The courts may be used for designated activities only as indicated by the recreation schedule.
  3. Spitting on floors, walls, drinking fountains or support beams is not allowed.
  4. All open challenge play shall be handled in a manner fair to all wishing to participate. While others are waiting the same two teams or groups may participate for a period of time not to exceed one hour.
  5. Setting and removal of equipment is only handled by the facility staff. Ask for assistance if the court equipment needs to be adjusted.

Jogging Track

  1. Running direction is patterned to help reduce leg stress associated with running tight turns. Users help promote safe running conditions by cooperating and running the posted direction for that day. The daily direction is indicated on the sign located at the top of the stairs.
  2. Walkers should walk in the outside lane. Joggers and runners should run in the inside lane. The middle lane is for changing speeds or conducting a fast pace walk.
  3. Stretching areas are located adjacent to the track.
  4. Do not spit on floors, walls or in the water fountains.
  5. Eleven laps equal approximately one mile.
  6. Baby strollers are not permitted.

Cardio and Weight Area

  1. Users not familiar with the operation of the exercise machines should seek assistance from staff.
  2. The machines and weights should be used with care. Dropping plates, dumbbells and weight stacks can cause injury, equipment damage and facility damage.
  3. Users should be courteous to others by limiting the length of their workout at a single station and by observing posted time limits when others are waiting.
  4. Users should only use the machine pin designed for the machine they plan to use. The use of an incorrect pin, and/or the improper insertion of the pin may cause personal injury and/or damage to the machine. Machine pins should remain at the station to which they belong.
  5. If weights, pulleys or other parts become jammed, users should not attempt to free them without staff assistance. Report the problem to the front desk staff.
  6. Users should always inspect the equipment for loose, frayed or worn parts before using. If in doubt, do not use the equipment and report the problem to a staff member.
  7. To reduce the chance of injury users should keep head and limbs clear of weights and moving parts at all times.
  8. All equipment is to be returned to appropriate storage locations after use (i.e., weights must be re-racked on weight trees).
  9. Weights are not to be propped against the walls, pillars or mirrors due to the risk of damage or injury.
  10. Spotters are highly recommended at all stations in the free-weight area.
  11. Participants shall use extreme caution in moving equipment and weights to avoid potential injury to themselves or others.
  12. Utilization of collars in free weight lifting is recommended, however weights shall not be hoarded at weight lifting station.
  13. There is a 30 minute limit per individual for using cardiovascular equipment when others are waiting. Please see the front desk attendant if you need assistance.
  14. At no time is a person under the age of 16 permitted in the weight areas. Children under the age of 14 are not allowed in the cardio areas. Food is not allowed. Water bottles may be used if they are made of a non-breakable material and contain only water.
  15. Do not stack any additional plates on the selectorized machines.
  16. Please clean all machines and benches after using
  17. Please exercise at your own risk .

Aerobic Studio

  1. Scheduled group fitness classes have priority usage of this area.
  2. The room is available for individual workouts during free periods.
  3. Clothing and bags are to be stored in the locker rooms or storage units.
  4. Groups may reserve the Aerobic Studio by contacting Steve Leitch @ 270-809-6791.

Racquetball and Wallyball Courts

  1. Safety goggles are highly recommended. Safety goggles, racquets and racquetballs are available for checkout at the reception desk.
  2. Racquetball racquets that have bumper guards and wrist ropes/straps are recommended.
  3. Courts may be reserved in advance at the reception desk or by calling (270) 809-6000.
  4. All court reservations not claimed by 10 minutes after the hour are forfeited and may be claimed by any eligible user.
  5. If you have reserved a court and someone else is using it and will not relinquish it to you, or if someone is abusing the sign-up procedure in any other way contact an employee. He or she will assist you in addressing the situation.
  6. Reservations for racquetball or wallyball may be made the day of. Players are not permitted to reserve a racquetball court for back-to-back hours.

Food, Beverage and Tobacco

  1. The Student Recreation and Wellness Center is a smoke-free environment. All types of tobacco use is not permitted.
  2. Possession and/or consumption of alcoholic beverages are prohibited in the center.
  3. Food and drink may not be brought into the activity areas, except during designated functions water bottles may be used if they are made of a non-breakable material and contain only water.
  4. Please help keep the facility neat and appealing to all users by properly disposing of litter!
  5. Use of the facility while under the influence of alcohol and/or drugs is prohibited.

Lost and Found

  1. Contact the staff at the reception desk to check for lost clothing and equipment.
  2. Items not claimed within 30 days will be donated to charity.
  3. Murray State I.D. cards that are lost in the Campus Recreation and Wellness Center can be located at the reception desk.
  4. The Campus Recreation and Wellness Center and Murray State are not responsible for lost or stolen items.

Failure to Abide by Policies and Procedures

  1. Individuals who damage the facilities or equipment will be responsible for the full repair or replacement cost.
  2. Individuals who abuse or damage the facilities, or fail to follow established procedures, may forfeit their right to use the facility.
  3. The preceding guidelines are established with the safety and enjoyment of all participants in mind. Decisions rendered by professional staff on any infraction may be appealed to the Campus Recreation Advisory Committee.

ID card policy

Members will be required to have their membership card in order to gain entrance. The membership card must be active.