Fitness Floor

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Weight Room & Fitness Floor

Our weight room and fitness floors feature a variety of training modalities such as state of the art fitness machines, free weights, battle ropes, stability balls and more. We also have open areas great for functional training and ab/stretch exercises.

Our weight room equipment is user friendly and a Fitness Attendant is always on hand to assist in demonstration of equipment use or assist as a spotter for free weights.

  • Incentive Programs

    Updated as of October 23, 2019

    We offer various fitness challenges or competitions that can be completed any time during operational hours. Participants that successfully complete the challenge standards or win a competition are awarded. Ask a Fitness Attendant for more details.

    Battle Rope Challenge

    Date: November 7, 2019
    Time: 6:00pm to 8:00pm
    Location: Fitness Floor Center Tower
    Top 3 male/female participants win a prize!
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  • Equipment Orientations

    Not sure how to use a machine or technology features? Ask a Fitness Attendant for general assistance. Our staff can show a variety of machines and exercises to help jumpstart a workout plan.

  • Fitness Assessments

    A fitness assessment is a great way to identify your current level of physical fitness, strengths and weaknesses. It helps establish a baseline and future benchmark prior to starting an exercise program. Fitness assessments include percent body fat, weight, blood pressure, resting heart rate, along with assessments for cardiorespiratory endurance, muscular endurance, flexibility, and balance. Your certified personal trainer can use this information to develop a specific exercise program to attain desired results. Fitness assessments are $20.00 and need to be scheduled with a Certified Personal Trainer.

  • Fitness Floor Policies

    • Appropriate exercise attire must be worn at all times.
    • Users must wear a shirt that completely covers the torso.
    • Pants/shorts with metal accessories are not permitted.
    • Shoes must be protective, closed-toe, non-marking athletic shoes: no sandals, flip flops, clogs, or boots.
    • Drinks must be in a closed plastic container.
    • Food is prohibited on weight/cardio floors.
    • Personal belongings/bags are not allowed on the weight/cardio floors.
    • Equipment must be used in the manner for which it is designed.
    • Re-rack weights and stow away all equipment in designated areas.
    • Use of weight collars is required at all times.
    • Spotters are recommended when lifting all free weights.
    • Chalk is prohibited.
    • For the prevention of injury to yourself or others, and/or damage to floor or equipment, weights may not be dropped or thrown.
    • If a piece of equipment is not working properly, do not use, and notify a staff member.
    • To assist in maintaining a safe and sanitary facility, the use of cleaning towels and spray bottles are recommended before and after to minimize the transmissions of infections, as well as to extend the life-span of equipment.
    • Personal training may only be conducted by trainers on staff the appearance of personal training by patrons is not allowed.
    • Children between 14 – 16 years of age require adult supervision along with an equipment orientation before utilizing fitness equipment.