LHWC Policies and Conduct

  • Patrons utilizing the recreation facility or its programs and services must have a valid GWorld card with them at all times
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas. Please utilize lockers on the second floor and lower level for storage of all items.
  • No food is allowed in any activity areas and/or locker rooms. Liquids in resealable containers are allowed.
  • Report all injuries to the Control Desk immediately using the emergency phones located around the facility or to the nearest staff member.
  • When using the jogging track, run clockwise on even numbered days of month. Run counterclockwise on odd numbered days of the month.
  • Due to safety considerations, only scheduled recreational activities will be permitted in activity areas.
  • Smoking, tobacco and gum are prohibited.
  • Bicycles, skateboards, scooters, roller blades and roller skates cannot be used in any area of the facility. They must be secured in a locker.
  • Animals are not allowed, except guide/aid animals accompanying individuals with visual or hearing disabilities.
  • Outside private lessons or personal services are prohibited in all recreation areas.
  • When a blood-related injury occurs, halt activity and notify LHWC staff immediately to administer treatment and activate bio-hazardous clean-up procedures.
  • Photography and video in the facility must be cleared by the Operations Supervisor prior to being taken . Once cleared, all individuals need to wear the appropriate “LHWC Media” pass.
  • Announcements, flyers, posters, etc. are limited to the signage kiosk on the exterior of the LHWC; otherwise, all signage must be approved by LHWC staff.
  • Spirited competition is encouraged; however, abusive language, fighting, and/or inappropriate behavior will not be tolerated.
  • Violation of LHWC rules, policies, or the GW Code of Student Conduct may lead to removal from the facility, loss or suspension of LHWC privileges, and/or other appropriate sanctions.
  • All patrons accessing the facility MUST display appropriate/acceptable identification in the form of an unexpired/valid GWorld card, or an access pass issued by the Membership Office.
  • Any patron who does not possess a university-issued (GWorld) identification card or a Lerner Health and Wellness Center access pass must be assisted by a facility manager before accessing the facility.
  • All patrons accessing the facility MUST have a valid/current membership in the ActiveNet database, which will be verified by scanning the barcode on the GWorld card/access pass.
  • Any patron who does not show up as having a current membership in the database must be assisted by a facility manager before accessing the facility.
  • All School Without Walls (minor) students must be accompanied/supervised by an appropriate adult at all times while in the facility - at the point of entry, in the locker rooms and while engaging in physical education activities throughout the facility.
  • Minor students may not be granted access to the facility without being accompanied by appropriate SWW faculty/staff.
  • SWW faculty/staff or an LHWC manager must be present in the individual locker rooms anytime the (minor) students are using the facilities.
  • Any (minor) student showing up after the rest of the class has already entered the facility must remain in the lobby until a SWW faculty/staff or LHWC manager or (adult) staff comes to escort the (minor) student to the appropriate location in the facility.
  • No School Without Walls (minor) student is permitted into the facility outside of scheduled class times for any reason, unless accompanied by an adult.
  • All lost and found items are turned over to UPD on a daily basis.
  • Lost and found information will not be given over the phone.
  • LHWC is not responsible for lost or stolen items.
  • All patrons use the LHWC Fitness Room at their own risk.  It is each individual’s responsibility to use all equipment safely and in the manner for which it is intended.  Failure to do so may result in removal from the facility.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas.
  • Please secure all belongings in a day use or semester rental locker.
  • Closed-toe athletic footwear is required.
  • Appropriate athletic attire is required at all times.
  • Water and sports drinks in closed, resealable plastic containers are permitted.
  • All other drinks, food and glass containers should be confined to the lounge or plaza areas.
  • Equipment must be wiped down after each use.
  • Limit your workout to 30 minutes on all cardiovascular exercise equipment.
  • Please use handrails on all equipment for balance only.
  • LHWC staff reserves the right to instruct patrons how to use equipment properly.
  • Please inform LHWC staff if equipment is malfunctioning.
  • Report maintenance problems to LHWC staff.
  • The Personal Training Studio use is limited to trainers and their clients.  Clients may not use the studio without their trainer present.
  • Outside private lessons or personal services are prohibited in all recreation areas.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas.
  • Please secure all belongings in a day use or semester rental locker.
  • Closed-toe athletic footwear required.
  • Olympic and powerlifting is strictly prohibited.
  • Safety collars must be utilized on barbells at all times.
  • Leaning weights or bars against the walls, pillars, or mirrors is prohibited.
  • Dropping/Slamming weights is prohibited.
  • Please allow others to work-in between sets.
  • Equipment must be wiped down after each use.
  • Dumbbells and weight plates should be replaced on racks or machines after use.
  • Please do not move any plate-loaded machines or equipment benches.
  • No standing on equipment.
  • Dumbbells and other free weight equipment should remain in the weight room at all times.
  • Deadlifting is allowed in the designated area only.
  • LHWC staff reserves the right instruct patrons how to use equipment properly.
  • Please inform LHWC staff if equipment is malfunctioning.
  • Violation of LHWC rules, policies, or the GW Code of Student Conduct may lead to removal from the facility, loss or suspension of LHWC privileges, and/or other appropriate behavior.
  • Outside private lessons or personal services are prohibited in all recreation areas.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas. Please utilize lockers on the lower level to store all items.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes required.
  • No dunking or hanging on rims.
  • No Spitting, please use cuspidors.
  • Gum is prohibited. Please dispose of gum in waste baskets.
  • No shooting on baskets used during full court games.
  • No storing equipment or personal belongings on baskets.
  • No sitting on baskets.
  • Playing or shooting basketball is not allowed when any part of the volleyball or badminton systems are set up.
  • The volleyball and badminton systems must be set-up or taken down by LHWC staff only.
  • No one is allowed to strike the protective mats on the columns or wall for any reason.
  • Fighting, abusive language, or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.

Soccer

  • All players must wear closed-toed, rubber-soled, athletic shoes. No cleats, sandals, black-soled or street shoes.
  • No jeans or khaki shorts or pants are permitted.
  • There will only be one game ball provided by the Lerner Health and Wellness Center.  No other soccer balls can be used.
  • A regulation team consists of 6 players (one of which will be the goalkeeper). No  more players may be on the field for each team due to safety regulations.
  • Each game will be 25 minutes in length with a continuous running clock.  Games will be determined by the first team that reaches 5 goals or the team that is ahead when the 25 minutes have expired.  Players are asked to keep score.
  • The winning team must relinquish the court after two consecutive wins so that others may be allowed to participate.
  • NO SLIDE TACKLING UNDER ANY CIRCUMSTANCES! Players are also not allowed to play the ball while on the floor for safety reasons as well.
  • All fouls and physical play are to be kept at a minimum.  If a person is deemed to be dangerous to another player/patron’s safety they will be asked to leave the court.
  • Fighting, abusive language, or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated.
  • Any player who is cut,  bleeding, or gets sick must stop playing. Please contact a Building Manager at the Control Desk for any injury or illness. All play will stop to clean up any bodily fluid spill.
  • Violation of LHWC rules, policies, or the GW Code of Student Conduct may lead to removal from the facility, loss or suspension of LHWC privileges, and/or other appropriate behavior.

Basketball

  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas.
  • Please secure all belongings in a day use or semester rental locker.
  • Proper athletic footwear required.
  • All games are played to 9 points. One basket is equal to 1 point.
  • Spectators are not permitted to interfere in the game in progress.
  • No dunking, hanging on rims or backboards allowed.
  • The next game is determined by calling "winners" or "next." The person calling "winners" or "next" must remain on the court.
  • Players on the losing team may not play in the following game if there are five or more people waiting to play.
  • If the number of players in the gym amounts to 10 people per basket LHWC reserves the right to stop full court play in favor of half court games.
  • Play must end if injury or illness occurs. The manager on duty must be notified.

Track

  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas.
  • Please secure all belongings in a day use or semester rental locker.
  • Run/Walk clockwise on even days and counterclockwise on odd days.
  • Proper athletic footwear required.
  • Please use warm up and cool down areas for stretching. Do not stretch on the track.
  • Please be courteous and aware of others running/walking on the track.

Boxing Station

  • Hand Wraps or gloves must be worn at all times.
  • Proper athletic footwear required.
  • Please wipe down bag(s) after each use.
  • Please use all Boxing Station equipment as it is intended to be used.
  • Heavy Bag wraps are to stay on the bags at all times
  • Please report maintenance problems to LHWC staff.

Tread Wall

  • Please wipe down equipment and mat after each use.
  • Please report maintenance problems to LHWC staff.

Table Tennis

  • All Players must check in with the Equipment Desk to have table tennis setup.
  • LHWC staff will be responsible for setting up and breaking down table tennis tables.
  • All requested setups will be contingent upon availability of the space.
  • No food or drinks are permitted on the tables.
  • Please report maintenance problems to LHWC staff.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas.
  • Please secure all belongings in a day use or semester rental locker
  • Cell phones are not allowed in the room during classes
  • Non-marking footwear required.
  • Please refrain from wearing cycle cleats on the Multipurpose room floor
  • Water and sports drinks in closed, resealable plastic containers are permitted.
  • All other drinks, food and glass containers are confined to Campus Fresh and Varsity Place areas
  • Outside equipment is not permitted in the Multipurpose Room
  • Please remain at least 10 feet away from the mirror at all times.
  • Please contact the Assistant Director of Scheduling and Special Events for use of the multipurpose room outside of designated class time.
  • Courts located on 3rd and 4th floors are for Squash play only. Any other activities on the courts must be scheduled.
  • Dark soled shoes are not permitted on the court at any time.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes are required.
  • Reservations may be made 24 hours in advance.
  • All Players must check in with the Equipment Desk to have their reserved court unlocked
  • Reserved court time will be forfeited after 10 minutes.
  • Reservation must be made in the name of a person with a valid GWorld Card or LHWC issued access card.
  • Back-to-back reservations by a group are not permitted.
  • Please notify our Equipment Desk when you have finished using the courts
  • Eye guards are required for use on Squash courts.
  • No more than 4 persons are allowed on the court at one time.
  • Courts located on the P-3 level are for racquetball, handball, and Wallyball play only. Any other activities on the courts must be scheduled.
  • Non-marking athletic shoes required.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas. Please utilize lockers on the lower level for storage of all items.
  • Reservations may be made 24 hours in advance.
  • All Players must check in with the Equipment Desk to have their reserved court unlocked.
  • Reserved court time will be forfeited after 10 minutes.
  • Reservation must be made in the name of a person with a valid GWorld Card or LHWC issued access card.
  • Back-to-back reservations by a group are not permitted.
  • The Wallyball nets must be set-up and taken down by LHWC staff only.
  • Please notify our Equipment Desk when you have finished using the courts
  • Eye guards are required for use on Racquetball/handball courts.
  • No more than four persons are allowed on the court at one time for racquetball or handball, and no more than eight for Wallyball.
  • Racquetball wrist straps are required.
  • Showers must be taken prior to entering the pool using the deck shower.
  • Practice common courtesy to other swimmers using the pool.
  • Swimming is only permitted when a LHWC Staff Lifeguard is on duty and in the lifeguard chair.
  • During open swim, there can be no more than 12 people in the pool at a time.
  • Running and diving are strictly prohibited.  Any patron doing so will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Appropriate swimwear is required.
  • Children under 16 years of age must be supervised by a parent/guardian/teacher/coach on the deck.
  • Use caution when traveling between locker rooms and the pool as these areas may be slippery.
  • No shoving, dunking or horseplay of any kind is permitted.  Any patrons doing so will be asked to leave the facility.
  • Liquids in closed, resealable plastic containers are allowed.  All other drinks, food and glass are prohibited.
  • All lane swim patterns are counter clockwise.
  • Individuals having skin lesions; mouth, nose or ear discharges; or any other communicable disease may not use the pool without written permission from a medical professional.
  • No electronic equipment may be brought into the pool area.
  • Swimmers needing steps or the handicap lift take precedence in those lanes.
  • Lane lines are dividers and should only be used as floatation devices in an emergency.
  • Please dry off before leaving the pool area to avoid slipping or falling.
  • Appropriate footwear must be worn to and from the pool as well as on the pool deck.
  • Must have a valid GWorld ID or LHWC issued access card for equipment checkout.
  • GWorld ID or LHWC access card is to be handed over to Equipment Issue desk staff for checkout and return of all equipment.
  • All checked out equipment must be returned by close of LHWC on the day it was checked out.
  • Any overnight or long term equipment rentals must be approved by the equipment coordinator before equipment is issued.
  • Any lost, damaged, or stolen equipment is the responsibility of the renter.
  • Patrons will not be charged a damage fee for normal wear and tear of equipment.
  • Fees will be assessed for: damaged, late, or lost/stolen equipment.
  • Personal belongings, gym bags, backpacks, etc., are not permitted in hallways, lobbies, or activity areas.
  • Please lock up all belongings. LHWC staff is not responsible for lost, stolen, or damaged personal items.
  • Please return towels to Equipment Issue desk.
  • Locks are available for checkout at the Equipment Issue desk.
  • Please dry off before exiting locker room area.
  • At closing time, any locks remaining on day use lockers will be cut off.
  • Semester locker rentals are available.
  • CAUTION: Persons with medical conditions should consult a physician before using the sauna.
  • Please use caution when entering and exiting as the floor may be wet.
  • Bathing suit required.
  • Individuals must shower before using sauna.
  • No newspapers, magazines, or paper products are permitted in steam room/sauna.
  • Do not pour water onto heating coils in Sauna.
  • Allow a 5 minute cool down period following exercise and before entering.
  • Limit your exposure to 10 minutes per sitting.
  • Allow a 5 minute cool down period after exiting.
  • Drink plenty of water before and after using steam room/sauna.
  • All events and space rentals must be approved through the Assistant Director of Scheduling and Special Events.
  • Any large group gathered in a specific space performing non-scheduled activities will be asked to disband.
  • Groups wanting to utilize space for a non-scheduled recreational activity must be done through a formal space request.
  • All requests must be submitted at least three weeks ahead of Event date.
  • Events will not be permitted until they are confirmed by the Assistant Director of Scheduling and Special Events.

The Lerner Health and Wellness Center requires that all of our patrons adhere to a dress code policy for personal hygiene, health, and safety. It is important for patrons and Lerner Health and Wellness Center staff to have policies that are uniformly enforceable.

 

THE DRESS CODE IS AS FOLLOWS:

  • Full-length shirt
  • Athletic pants/shorts
  • Athletic, non-marking shoes

 

RATIONALE:

  • Shirts should cover full chest and back to prevent MRSA, ringworm, etc. from being passed from skin to pad/mat contact (even though you should clean your machines after use, unfortunately not everyone does).
  • Research and surveys indicate that people are reluctant to begin an exercise program if they are intimidated within the environment.  The Lerner Health and Wellness Center operates under a philosophy of creating a comfortable environment for all its members.
  • Altered shirts contribute to excessive sweat and moisture which can damage equipment.
  • Pants or shorts with belts, studs, rivets, or zippers can tear the vinyl on the equipment. Once the vinyl is torn, germs and bacteria can grow within the padding, posing a potential health risk to patrons. It is also costly to frequently replace torn pads and sleeves.
  • Jeans and khakis are not permitted. Jeans often have studs or rivets as well as zippers which tear the vinyl. Jeans also do not allow the body to properly ventilate while exercising. Khakis are not permitted because they often have studs, rivets, or zippers as well.
  • Wearing athletic shoes prevents slipping and protect the feet from equipment that may be dropped accidentally.