Gym Rules

Fortnocks Health Club maintains and enforces Membership Rules to make sure that using our gyms is as safe and enjoyable an experience as we can make it for all of our Members.

We may amend these rules from time to time.

We're sorry for being direct, but we reserve the right to terminate your Membership immediately if you do not abide by these Membership Rules. We hope that you understand.

As a Member of Fortnocks you agree that you will:

  • Clean equipment with the sanitiser spray and paper towels provided when you have finished using it.

  • Replace equipment back onto the racks after you have finished with it and after you have cleaned it.

  • Use the cleaning products, including hand sanitiser as provided.

  • Wash your hands regularly with soap and water whilst in Fortnocks

  • Carry and use a sweat towel for personal use only and not to wipe equipment. Please use the dedicated cleaning stations for wiping down equipment after you have used it.

  • If you are unwell, symptomatic or have tested positive for coronavirus, do not attend the gym. You must follow government regulation on isolating for a minimum period of time, and only return after this minimum period if you are feeling well again.

  • Sign in on arrival at the gym.

  • Keep your member log in details a secret and not share them with, or allow it to become known by anyone else.

  • Complete an induction if you are a wheelchair user or are under 18 years old.

  • Strongly consider completing an induction, particularly if you are a first-time gym user, before using the gym for the first time as you are then more likely to achieve your goals.

  • Not take bags onto the gym floor.

  • Not make or receive phone calls on the gym floor.

  • Not take photographs or videos on the premises or post remarks or imagery to the internet that could identify another Member or a Member of Staff.

  • Not drop or throw weights down on the floor anywhere in the gym.

  • Not leave your belongings in a locker when you are not on the premises (we regularly remove items left in lockers by clipping the padlock and donate it to charity).

  • Use a locker to store your belongings when you are exercising. Use of a padlock is strongly advised.

  • Wear suitable clothing and footwear when exercising (denim, bare feet, flip-flops, boots or a bare torso are amongst the range of clothing choices that is unsuitable). Any member not wearing suitable attire may be asked to leave the gym at the discretion of the management team.

  • Use the gym facilities and equipment in a proper manner and not in a way that might cause harm to yourself or others (just ask a member of staff if you are unsure).

  • Not engage in any exercise activity that may be potentially harmful to you or others (this includes contact sports such as martial arts and boxing unless this is with one of our Personal Trainers).

  • Not use, block or interfere with fire, emergency or disabled access doors or alarms (except in a genuine emergency).

  • Do not tamper with fire extinguishers.

  • Not behave in an aggressive, abusive, intimidating, anti-social or threatening manner or in a way that might cause distress to staff or Members.

  • Not discriminate, harass, or engage in unwanted physical or verbal contact with another member or member of staff.

  • Not conduct any Personal Training business with other Members.

  • Come and go quietly so as not to disturb our neighbours.

  • Use any parking facilities provided in accordance with the rules that the parking provider posts and may change from time to time (if you get a parking ticket we are not liable).

  • Not park your bicycle in an unsafe or in an inappropriate location.

  • Put your litter in the correct bin, let’s recycle where possible.

  • Not use the gym whilst under the influence of alcohol, narcotics, tranquilizers or make use of any other medical substance which may affect your ability to exercise safely on our premises. The Gym reserves the right to remove you from the premises if it reasonably believes you are unfit to use the facilities.

  • Not engage in any type of criminal behaviour whilst on our premises.

  • Not sleep in our premises.

  • Not cause damage to the premises, our or another Member's property.

  • Not misuse the vending machines.

  • Not force entry to locked doors.

  • Not eat on the gym floor.

  • Leave the premises before closing time.