Club Policies, Etiquette and Rules

 

Below are gym rules and regulations that all members must abide by:

 

Hours of operation:

 

Visitors can register and join during staffed hours as follows:

 

Monday-Friday:           6:20am-10.30am and 5:00pm to 8:30pm

Saturday & Sunday:    8:00am to 12:30pm

 

Members with a key fob will have access to the facility:

 

Monday – Friday:        4:30am to 10:30pm

Saturday & Sunday:    6:00am to 10:30pm

 

 

General Policies:

 

We strive to uphold a safe, clean and enjoyable environment. As such, we expect proper, respectful conduct on the premises at all times.

 

When entering the facility, bags, umbrellas, jackets and outside shoes should be stored in the space provided.

 

No Tobacco, smokeless, or otherwise, allowed.

 

No gum/food/or any beverage but water allowed.

 

Proper workout attire (shorts, t-shirts, sweatpants, sweatshirts) and indoor gym shoes should be worn.

 

 

Equipment Policies:

 

  • Only use equipment on which you have been given proper instruction.  Attend an instructor led class or personal training session as required.

  • No equipment can be removed from the facility (e.g. for use outside) without direct consent from a member of staff.

  • Rowers, bikes, treadmill and other equipment should be wiped down after use with spray/cloths provided at the facility.  For rowers, drop the monitor and ensure the handle is retuned fully to the fan assembly (not left on the holder used during rowing intervals).

  • It is the individual user’s responsibility to clean up cardio equipment/floor from excessive sweating.

  • It is strongly recommended you bring a personal workout towel.

  • Report any equipment malfunctions to the staff immediately to ensure the safety of all patrons.

 

Free Weights

 

  • Members should attend an instructor led class or book personal training session(s) to receive correct instruction on use of equipment.

  • Eleiko competition plates and bars are for use a) by coaches, b) under direct supervision of  coach (e.g. Personable Training), c) During club competitions.  Please DO NOT spray Eleiko bars or plates – we have a special cleaning protocol and dedicated equipment/oils for that.

  • Gravity recommends lifting with a partner. If you do not have a lifting partner, please check within our staffed hours to ensure staff assistance.  Correct height spotter arms should be used in racks at all times.

  • Use barbell collars at all times for your safety and that of others.

  • Return and Rack all weights (plates, dumbbells, bars) after use and to their original rack/shelf.  For safety, dumbbells should be returned with the numbers upright and in sequential weight order – lightest at the top, heaviest at the bottom. 

  • Do not drop weights - dumbbells, kettlebells, other (except bumper plates on Olympic platforms) or lean them up against anything, and use extreme caution in mirrored areas.

  • We highly recommend a personal towel for use on the upholstery during use and spray/wipe upholstery after use with the sprays provided.

  • Use of liquid chalk is allowed in the calisthenics park.  Standard block chalk may be used at the Olympic Platforms but members must clean all chalk residue from bars, plates and floor prior to leaving the facility.  No chalk (liquid or block) is permitted on the turf.

  • Keep workout area clear.  Return rollers, bands, boxes, other equipment after use.

  • Do not work out between racks that are in use.

  • If you feel faint or dizzy, stop, sit down and ask for assistance.

 

 

Safety/Emergency

 

  • In case of emergency, contact a Gravity employee immediately during staffed hours. The Staff Person will help contact the authorities when it is deemed necessary and provide emergency care if needed.

  • During unstaffed hours, members must take the panic button with them around the facility. 

  • There is a phone located at the front desk to call for assistance in an emergency/as deemed necessary. 

  • Port Moody Police station (first responders) can be called at: (604) 461-3456. 

  • In case of fire or alarm, always use caution and safely leave the building.

  • Any activity or exercise resulting in pain, faintness, dizziness, or shortness of breath should be stopped immediately.

 

Parking

 

Parking is provided at the rear and front of the building in addition to on street parking.  Members and visitors should not park on the gravel lot adjacent to the facility.

 

 

Key Fob/Unstaffed Hours

 

Gravity has installed:

 

  • A keyless entry tracing system (all access/movement is recorded)

  • Surveillance cameras monitoring both studio and calisthenics park sides of the gym (visual and audio), front and rear exteriors and motion sensors covering all access doors and inside areas of the facility.  All footage is recorded 24/7.

  • Emergency call/panic button for members

 

Members require formal staff sign off to be eligible for a key fob.  This is for your safety.  Gym orientation/safety sessions can be arranged with staff as needed.

 

Key fobs are non-transferable and can only be used by the member who has purchased it.

 

Only registered members with a key fob and a membership in good standing will be allowed in the facility outside of staffed hours.

 

There is a Panic Button that can be accessed at all times in the event of an emergency.

 

 

Key Fob FAQs

 

I lost my key fob/My current key fob is not working. What should I do?

 

Reach out to a member of the management team ASAP and they will help you obtain a replacement key, for a small fee.  A defective access key could mean a number of things; billing problems, issue with the door etc.  The management team will help you find a solution.

 

Does Gravity allow guests? What is your visitor policy?

 

We do allow guests if you would like to bring a friend to observe. Our guest policy requires that visitors come in during staffed hours after coordinating with a member of staff. Each guest is required to sign in.  For potential members wanting to try a class, please arrange directly with a member of staff.

 

What is your policy on children? Can I bring my child when I workout?

 

We do not offer child care or day care.  Our insurance does not cover children under 12 years of age.  Any minors on premise must be registered in our youth program and can only attend during supervised youth classes.  It is not possible for children to be present with their parent while working out outside of staffed hours. 

Last Updated: 15 August 2021