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FITNESS CENTER RULES

General Rules & Reservation Procedures
The following Rules and Reservation Procedures are not intended to limit or restrict Homeowners / Residents' use of the Fitness Center. In order to insure each person's safety and enjoyment of the facilities, it is necessary to establish rules and procedures, and enforce them diligently.

  1. The Fitness Center (“Center”) is for the exclusive use of Bel Air Ridge Homeowners, Residents and their Guests. All persons using the Center must sign in, and indicate which equipment and/or racquetball court they will be using.

  2. During “peak hours” all guests must be accompanied by Homeowners / Residents when using the Center. During “non-peak hours” guests may be unaccompanied by Homeowners / Residents for a period of time not to exceed two (2) weeks if they have been registered in the Association’s Management Office by the Homeowner / Resident.  “Non-peak hours” shall be defined as 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. (Monday through Friday) and 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (Saturday and Sunday).

  3. All non-registered guests must be accompanied by the Bel Air Ridge Homeowner / Resident when using the Center.

  4. Homeowners / Residents may have up to three (3) Guests in the Fitness Center at any one time.

  5. The Fitness Centerhours of operation are:

    Monday through Thursday 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.
    Friday 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m.
    Saturday and Sunday 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

  6. An adult is defined as a responsible Homeowner / Resident, 18 years of age or older.

  7. Cardio-Vascular equipment and racquetball courts may be reserved by Bel Air Ridge Homeowners / Residents, only. Guests may not reserve any equipment or the racquetball court. Bel Air Ridge Homeowners / Residents and Guests may use any unreserved equipment and or court on a “first come-first serve” basis.

  8. Rowdy, rude, offensive or uncooperative behavior will not be tolerated.

  9. All Homeowners / Residents shall be responsible for the conduct of their children and Guests.

  10. No animals or wheeled toys (i.e., rollerblades, skateboards, scooters, etc.) are allowed in the Center at any time.

  11. Reservations shall be made and written on the reservation sheet by a Gym Attendant rather than by homeowners.  Cardio equipment can be reserved for a single 30-minute slot.  The Attendant can be contacted by phone or in person as early as when the Center opens the previous day, but not earlier, to make a reservation.  Only 2 reservations can be made at a time (for the person requesting the reservation and a direct family member living with them).
     
    If a person whose name is on the reservation fails to show up 2 times in a calendar month and did not cancel the reservation at least one hour prior to the reserved time, he / she and the person who made that reservation will be denied the privilege of making reservations for any cardio equipment or racquetball court for the rest of the month. That person can still use all the resources of the Center.

    A. When making reservations, please give your name and telephone number.
    B. Please, call to cancel if you cannot keep your reservation, as soon as possible.
    C.
    Upon entering the Center, all persons must sign in, record their time of arrival, and check the appropriate space for the equipment and / or court to be used. This is helpful in maintaining usage records for future reference as it relates to the possible purchase of new equipment and / or modification of the Center's hours of operation.
    D.
    Reservations shall start on the 1/2 hour. If the reserving party does not show up for his / her reservation within ten (10) minutes after the reserved time (according to the Center clock), the equipment may be used on a "first come-first serve" basis. A person can reserve and use one type of equipment for 1/2 hour and only continue on that type of equipment if no one is waiting. Two family members from the same household address may not make consecutive reservations for one type of equipment if only one family member uses both time slots.

  12. No smoking, food or beverages (except water in plastic containers) is allowed in the Center at any time.

  13. In order to maintain access control, and to insure that only Bel Air Ridge Homeowners and Residents use the Center, all Homeowners / Residents should bring and use their Association Key Fobs to enter the Center. Do not ring the doorbell for access.

  14. The following rules apply for safety reasons:

    A.
    Persons under 14 years of age may use the racquetball court, only when accompanied with, and in constant control and supervision of an adult Homeowner / Resident. 
    B.
    Persons between 12 - 14 years of age may use the Cardio-Vascular and Weight Rooms, only when accompanied with, and in constant control and supervision of an adult Homeowner / Resident. Said persons must remain in the presence (in the same room) of the adult, at all times.
    C.
    Persons under 12 years of age are not allowed in the cardio vascular room and weight room but are allowed in the entry hall, bathrooms, and aerobics room when not in use provided that they are not creating a disturbance. Children must be supervised by parent or guardian.

  15. Personal trainers may work with a Bel Air Ridge Homeowner / Resident in the Center, but must have at least $1 million liability insurance coverage naming the Association as an additional insured interest. A certificate of insurance evidencing the coverage must be on file with the Association Management Office. Trainers must comply with all Rules & Regulations of the Center. Proof of renewal of policy must be filed at appropriate time.

  16. Offenders of any Rules or Procedures may be asked to leave the Center by an agent of the Association. If offenses continue, the offending party may be notified that the matter will be referred to the Board of Directors for appropriate action, which may include the suspension of Fitness Center use privileges for up to thirty (30) days and or the imposition of fines, for each violation.

  17. As a courtesy to others in the gym, please take all cell phone calls outside or in the lobby.

  18. All gym users are required to wear non-marking rubber soled shoes in the Fitness Center.

  19. Usage of all loose equipment (such as weights and Kettle Bells) over 15 pounds is not permitted in Studio One.

Cardio-Vascular & Weight Room
In addition to the aforementioned General Rules and Reservation Procedures, the following rules also apply to the use of the Cardio-Vascular and Weight Rooms.

  1. Each piece of cardio-vascular equipment may be reserved and used for only 1/2 hour at a time and may continue to be used only if no one is waiting.

    A.
    It is suggested that each person wipe off the equipment they intend to use before each use. Wipe down the equipment by spraying the cleaning solution on a paper towel. Do not spray the solution directly on the equipment.
    B.
    If moved, equipment must be returned to its original place, including all free weights.
    C.
    All equipment should be used properly to avoid excessive wear and tear and damage to the room. Examples:
      i. Put weights down gently on the benches and floor.
      ii.

    Avoid dropping and banging free weights as well as plates on the weight machines.

    D.
    Consult posted instructions on proper use of equipment.


  2. The television in the Weight Room must be on mute when any type of Bel Air Ridge sanctioned organized exercise and aerobic classes are in session in Studio One.

  3. Proper shoes and shirts must be worn at all times. Closed toe and heel rubber soled shoes shall be worn at all times except during organized classes.

  4. No radios, tape or cd players shall be used without personal headphones.

  5. The TV in the Cardio Room will be on MUTE unless there are no more than two people in the room and both agree to leave the sound on.  If one of the two wants the sound off, the TV will be muted.  If a third person comes into the Cardio Room the TV will be put on MUTE. The cardio users can listen to the TV by connecting ear-buds to the receivers that are installed on all the cardio equipment.

Racquetball Court
In addition to the aforementioned General Rules and Reservation Procedures, the following Rules also apply to the use of the Racquetball Court.

  1. Each court reservation shall be for one hour of play only. If no one is waiting, usage may continue. Reservations start on the hour (according to the Center clock). 

  2. If players do not show up within ten (10) minutes after the reserved time (according to the Center clock), the court may be used on a "first come-first serve" basis.

  3. Two (2) new players must be on the court every consecutive hour and three (3) new players when doubles are being played, unless no one is waiting to play.

  4. For safety reasons, the following Rules shall apply to the use of racquetball equipment:
    A. All racquets shall have safety wrist ropes, which players must wear at all times.
    B. All racquets shall have bumper guards.
    C. Eye guards are recommended.
    D. All players must wear proper shoes and shirts at all times.

  5. When a yoga class is in progress in a court, the remaining court shall be closed and not available for play.

(Amended July 1, 2014)


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