Club Policies

 

Fitness Floor

  • Age Limit. You must be at least 16 years old to enter and use the fitness floor.
  • Equipment. You must follow all safety procedures for equipment use, including but not limited to, using safety clips or stops on mechanical equipment and refraining from dropping free weights. If you have any questions about equipment use, please see a Club 1 Studios personal trainer to familiarize yourself with its use.
    • Equipment Reservation. You may not reserve equipment for your personal use, such as with a towel, sign or note unless otherwise permitted (such as immediately prior to a scheduled Group Fitness class). You must honor all signs on equipment, including notices that the equipment has been reserved (e.g., for group or class use) or is out of service for maintenance.
    • Equipment in Disrepair. If you notice that any equipment is in disrepair, do not use it. Please report it immediately to a Club 1 Studio Team Member. We are not responsible for injuries sustained while using equipment, even in the event of equipment failure, malfunction or disrepair.
  • Personal Items. Unless otherwise permitted (e.g., water bottles), you may not bring or set bags, clothing, food, laptops, or other items on the equipment or fitness floor.
  • Fitness Floor Etiquette. Please turn off, return or replace equipment to its original condition and location when you are not using it, even temporarily. Please wipe down equipment with sanitary wipes before and after use. Considerate use of chalk is permitted on our weightlifting platforms only. Please clean any chalk from equipment after use. Out of consideration for other members, avoid talking on cell phones on the Fitness Floor or free weight areas. While resting or using your cell phone for non-voice activities between sets, please allow other members to work in.

Group Fitness Mezzanine

We offer introductory to advanced group fitness classes focused on strength training, cardio (e.g., athletic and choreographed), flexibility and balance. We also offer mind/body classes in our Group Fitness Mezzanine

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  • Reserving Space or Equipment. 
    • You have the ability to reserve a space (Yoga), bike (Cycle) and spot/space (In most Studio Classes).
    • Reservations open six (6) days in advance. You can reserve on the Club 1 Studios mobile App (Members). Guests will need to call to reserve their spot.
    • Please arrive within 5 minutes of the start of class. After that, your reservation will be released and made available to those on the waitlist.
    • The instructor will communicate any equipment needs for the class prior to class starting.
    • Earplugs are available in our studios or upon request.
  • Class Etiquette. 
    • We request that you arrive for class a few minutes early to prepare your space or equipment (e.g., bike, yoga mat/weights, etc.) and check-in if you made a reservation.
    • The warm up at the outset of the class is an important part of the work out. If you arrive late, please enter the class quietly and appropriately.
    • Because classes are designed as group activities, you should follow the instructor’s routines or instructions, consistent with your personal abilities and limits.
    • You must wait for a class to conclude before entering the studio to prepare for the next scheduled class.
    • Please wear attire and, except for yoga, shoes appropriate for the class. After class, please wipe down and return all equipment to its proper place.
    • Only Club 1 Studios Team Members may operate the stereo and lighting equipment.
  • Special Yoga Etiquette. To avoid disruption, you should not enter class during opening meditation or leave during the closing resting pose. If you must leave class, please inform the teacher before the final pose.
    • Proper Attire: You should wear comfortable layered, stretchable clothes that are easy to move in. You may not wear shoes, perfumes, or heavy jewelry. During heated yoga experiences it is allowed to limit the amount of clothing worn; men may remove shirts and women may choose to practice in a supportive garment.
    • A t-shirt and shoes must be worn when exiting the locker room and/or yoga area to go to other areas of the club.
    • Yoga Assists: A hands on assist offers you support to get into the basic shape of the yoga pose. At the door of the yoga studio you can find a card that states “Yes, Please” that you can place on your mat if you are open to assistance in your yoga practice. If you do not choose a card, you will not get any hands on assistance.

 

Things to consider :

  1. Always ask.

If someone is using a machine or piece of equipment and you need something nearby, ask if you can. Don’t just grab a weight plate from the rack when someone is squatting. It can be dangerous: you might knock the person squatting or bench pressing while they’re under a heavy weight, which could be disastrous.

  1. Put your weights back.

The number one rule broken in all gyms. Be extra curtious, if you find a weight somewhere it shouldn’t bee, put it back where it belongs. Please, don’t leave your weights on the ground. Again, it’s dangerous —  If you can pick it up, you can put it back.

Similarly, don’t leave machines loaded for someone smaller to struggle with.

  1. Keep the equipment where it belongs.

Equipment has been methodically placed in an optimal spot in the gym.  If you need to move equipment to maximize your workout, you must put it back where you found it.

  1. Be mindful of your surroundings.

Gyms can be dangerous places if you’re not alert. On busy times of day in particular, you have to be mindful of the other patrons.  Be aware of your surroundings, for your safety and others, if you see someone struggling, offer them a spot.

  1. Have a towel. Use it.

 Viruses love nonporous surfaces such as steel weights in particular. So, for both your own sake and the sake of other patrons, use that towel.

  1. Clean up after yourself (and, if you have to, other patrons).

Related to the previous point, if you still manage to sweat through your towel or for some other reason leave sweat on a piece of equipment, grab a wet wipe and do your fellow gym-goers a solid. 

  1. Selfies: Try to be discreet about them.

we know you want to take them and you should be able to. If nothing else, they’re a good way to track your progress. But there are limits. try and stick to less busy days when you’re not getting in the way of other patrons. The general rule of thumb here is: do what you want — just don’t infringe on anyone else’s gym experience.

Better yet, book a time with our resident photographer for when they are in to take professional pictures of members (free of charge)

  1. Personal space: respect it.

We try and ensure enough equipment that will minimize waiting on others to finish there workout, so you can do your own.  If you do need a piece of equipment,  ask how long they will be, and then give them there space to finish in comfort.

  1. Don’t hog the equipment.

If you have a programme to follow, follow it and make the best out of your workout.  If you’re occupying a popular piece of equipment at a popular time of day, don’t sit on your phone.  Everybody needs to squat — don’t monopolise the rack if it’s prime time.

  1. Avoid chitchat.

The gym is a place of solace for many people and, although it can be a great social setting, try to keep the gossip to a minimum. If you run into a gym mate or someone you know, meet up with them in our lounge.

And, of course, if someone is wearing headphones, it probably means they don’t want to be disturbed.

Simply be considerate of other people.