2. To train in the gym you need to bring proper sports clothing and clean sports shoes. Training in jeans, wearing boots, heels, flip flops, barefoot or on socks is not allowed.
3. We have changing facilities for clothing and shoe changes. Please do not use the gym as your personal changing area.
4. Bags and personal belongings
Store your bags and personal belongings in the lockers provided in the changing rooms or bag storage by the reception. Bags, coats and other non-training related items are not allowed in the gym.
5. The lockers need padlocks
5. Safe training
You are responsible for your own personal safety in the gym. Please be aware that you are in a space with heavy equipment and need to be cautious. Ask for a spot when you are lifting weights over your head and face or when you are lifting to failure. Always make use of safety collars on barbell exercises to prevent plates from sliding off. Not sure about the safety of an exercise or how to perform a specific exercise with proper technique? Ask one of our instructors!
6. Sharing equipment
In a gym, equipment is considered communal property. So please be friendly to other members and share equipment when it’s crowded or when requested. You can easily alternate with another person while training and resting using either machines or free weights.
7. Cleaning up and storing equipment
To keep the gym safe and cleaned up, you should store the equipment you have used properly. Put plates, weights, bars, clips and other training equipment back where it should be.
8. Cleaning cardio equipment
Please clean the cardio equipment after usage. Don’t leave it all sweaty for the next person, but wipe it clean with the provided cleaning solution and blue roll.
9. Damage and dirt
Training in a manner that will cause damage to the facility or equipment is strictly forbidden. If you are not sure about an exercise, then ask one of our instructors.
10. Excessive behaviour
Please take into account that you are not the only one in the gym and your behaviour can influence other members. Aggressive or annoying behaviour such as screaming, yelling, roaring is not allowed and will be addressed.
House rules Gym – use of racks and platforms
1. Training safety
Use collars so your plates can’t slide off
Ask for a spotter when training heavy or till failure
Provide yourself and other sufficient space to train safely
2. Wear proper shoes: why?
It provides a stable surface to help you balance and support heavy loads. This is particularly important with exercises like the deadlift, squat, and overhead press.
It fits your feet snugly and leaves no wiggle room. You don’t want your feet moving around in your shoes as you train.
It provides good traction so your feet don’t slip or shift during a lift.
Finally, shoes provide more safety (foot protection), hygiene and better looks (neat) in general.
3. Storing plates
When you are done, please put the plates back and store them where they belong! The right spot for every plate is indicated with labels on the storage trees.
4. Olympic Weight Lifting
For Olympic lifts, use the platforms and the Eleiko bars and bumper plates. We kindly ask you not to use Eleiko plates for bench pressing or exercises on the half racks.
5. Dropping weights
Rubber platforms and bumper plates are designed to reduce impact, noise and to prevent damage to the flooring. This does not mean you are allowed to drop weights as if it was a new sport.
If you have to drop the bar, make sure you control it on the way down and minimise its impact.
Nb.: Please use the round bumper discs for deadlifting.
6. Racking and unracking the bar
Be gently! Thrashing the bar back in the rack will damage materials and create unnecessary noise.
7. Use of chalk/magnesium (with reservation)
Only liquid chalk is allowed in case necessary for heavy lifting using the specialist bars. If you leave dust or bits of chalk on the platform or floor, please clean it up properly afterwards.