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Policies and Procedures

The purpose of these policies is to provide consistent guidelines for all students enrolled in Lifetime Fitness, Weight Training or Group Exercise classes. Our goal is to create a safe and enjoyable exercise environment for our diverse student population. We have students of all ages, races, ability, fitness levels and commitment in our Fitness and Group Exercise Center. As such, please be considerate of others. We want everyone to enjoy a healthy and fun environment. The instructor will be the final judgment of what is appropriate to wear in the fitness center and group exercises classes. Yes, we have rules but they are made with you in mind.

Clothing should be comfortable and conducive to exercise, and not restrict your movement

    * Upper body

  • Acceptable: Athletic shirts with short- or long- sleeves (T-shirts) and sweatshirts.
  • Unacceptable: Cut off sleeves on shirts, muscle shirts, tank tops, halter tops, sports bras, half-shirts, rubber/plastic suits or anything revealing the abdomen.

    * Lower body

  • Acceptable: Athletic shorts, sweats, running tights, track suits, and warm-ups.
  • Unacceptable: cutoff shorts, casual pants and shorts, jeans, street clothes, slacks, belts or clothes with exposed rivets or zippers.
  • Athletic shoes must be worn to exercise. Proper shoes help prevent foot and leg problems and make exercise more fun. We also recommend wearing cotton athletic socks.
  • Acceptable: Fully enclosed athletic shoes, cross trainers, tennis shoes, aerobic shoes, walking shoes, hiking shoes/boots or jogging/running shoes.
  • Unacceptable: Open toe or heel shoes, sandals, thongs, work boots, dance slippers,aqua-shoes, heels, work boots, penny loafers or shoes with cleats.
  • Only bottled water or clear plastic containers with water are allowed to be carried in the Fitness Center.
  • Sport or protein drinks must be in clear containers and must remain on the counter.
  • No food (including gum) is allowed in the Fitness Center and Group Exercise floor.
  • Please use towel or gym wipes to clean exercise equipment after use.
  • Students are expected to maintain proper hygiene while using the Fitness or Group Exercise Center.
  • Not provided, please bring your own
  • Lockers are available for day use only in the Fitness Center. Please do not change clothes in the restrooms.    
  • We are not responsible for personal items brought into the Fitness or Group Exercise Center. Use the lockers in the Fitness Center to store any valuables/personal items.
  • All members must present their Phoenix College ID card to gain access to the Fitness and Group Exercise Center. ID cards are collected for check-in and returned when you checkout.
  • If you do not have your ID card, you will not be allowed to use the facility.

If you are interested in having a friend use the facility, passes are available for a fee of $20.00. Please see the instructor on duty in the Fitness Center to obtain an 8 visit pass and to fill out the necessary paperwork.

  • It is important that you ask for directions or a demonstration before using new equipment in the Fitness and Group Exercise Center.
  • When using the Free Weights, use collars on all weights. If you need a “spotter” ask an instructor for assistance.
  • Please report any equipment that is malfunctioning or broken to the instructor.