Thornburg Fitness Center: Policies
- Day Passes - An individual who possesses a valid BSU Connect Card and wishes to use the Fitness Center may purchase a Day Pass for $5. Payment is accepted in cash, check, money order or Connect Card Flex points.
- Guest Policy - A member may sponsor one or two guests per visit for a fee of $5 each and must accompany the guest at all times. Guests must be 18 or older and have proper ID.
- Proper Attire - All patrons must wear proper attire. Non-marking athletic shoes must be worn at all times. Pants with large zippers, jeans, open-toed shoes or sandals are not allowed in activity areas. Please do not wear outdoor shoes into the fitness center.
- Food and Drink - Only non-breakable, leak-proof plastic bottles containing water are allowed inside the fitness center. Other drinks, containers, food or candy are not permitted.
Weight Training Policies
|Attire||Clean, closed-toe footwear is required. Sleeveless shirts and tank-tops are discouraged.|
|Benches||Utility or portable benches are to be returned to their proper place if used in a different location. Dumbbells and bars should not be placed on top of benches, nor should lifters stand on benches.|
|Clean||Spray and wipe bench or machine pads after your final set.|
|Clutter||Items that are not needed during lifting such as bags, hats, jackets, sweatshirts, and basketballs, should be stored in the locker-room or other area outside of the weight room.|
|Collars||Bar-end safety collars are to be used on all free weight bars regardless of bar size, exercise being performed, loads used, or presence of spotters.|
|Control||Maintain control of your dumbbells, bars, plates, and machine levers. Items should not be slammed down or dropped to the floor. See next item below for more details.|
|Food/drink||Foods of any type should not be eaten in the weight room or fitness center. Drinks should be stored in leak-proof, plastic containers, never in open cups or glass bottles. Keep containers off of equipment and away from lifting areas or walkways.|
|Miscellaneous||Rope-skipping and ball-bouncing are not allowed in the weight-room or fitness center. The weight-room exit door is for emergency use only.|
|Olympic-style Lifts||Olympic-style lifts that involve any dropping of weights must be performed on a platform.|
|Re-rack||All equipment, including plates, dumbbells, bars, cable accessories, and safety collars, is to be returned to its proper place. Do not roll dumbbells or barbells across the floor.|
|Spotters||Use one or more spotters when performing a new exercise or when the exercise involves lifting a weight overhead, over the chest, or one that is racked on the back or shoulders. It is the responsibility of the lifter to provide spotters with instructions for each set.|
|Surroundings||Be aware of neighboring lifters or others in your workout space. Allow adequate clearance around bar-ends, benches, racks, and other lifters. Also, avoid leaning on or standing near dumbbell racks or fixed bar racks, regardless if you are performing an exercise or not.|
|Weight belts||Lifting belts should not be worn if the buckle can come in contact with the upholstery of a pad or bench.|