About South Beach Fitness

Fitness Center Rules and Regulations

For Gym Members and Guests

South Beach Fitness strives to ensure a safe, friendly and enjoyable environment that enables our members and guests to maximize their health and well-being.

We value and appreciate the uniqueness of each member from novice to experienced participants in all aspects of exercise available here at South Beach Fitness.

We envision our club as a unique community of dedicated individuals who support, inspire and respect each other.

We welcome your questions, suggestions and concerns, and look forward to the ongoing process of progressively evolving this club into the most extraordinary family health & fitness experience possible.

Please feel free to contact us at: Ls@sobefitness.com

South Beach Fitness asks all of our members and guests to adhere to the following rules and regulations:

GENERAL:

All members and guests must check in at the front desk. Membership cards are required to enter the club and must be scanned with each visit. Our staff will ask you for your picture, this ensures you and all other members that all members are completely verified when they enter the center.

Lost membership cards must be replaced for a small administrative fee.

Membership dues cover general admission and certain classes offered at South Beach Fitness.

However, membership dues do not include certain services such as personal nutrition evaluations, personal training sessions, refreshments and specialized programs.

Appointments with Fitness Trainers must be scheduled directly with the Trainer. To schedule an appointment, please contact the fitness desk for their information.

PARKING:

Parking is available for members and guests in specially designated areas. Please do not block handicapped spaces in front of club!

MEDICAL CLEARANCE:

The Member Health Questionnaire must be filled out and signed by all members at the time of joining Any “YES” responses to the Member Health Questionnaire will require a signed medical waiver from a physician.

MEMBERSHIP CANNOT BE ISSUED IF THESE REQUIREMENTS ARE NOT MET.

All members and guests must sign an Assumption of Risk, Waiver, and Release from Liability form that releases South Beach Fitness of all responsibility for injuries you may incur while exercising in the facility.

It is strongly recommended that you receive permission from your physician before beginning any exercise program.

Exercise may be strenuous, and you are advised to exercise at your own risk. Always exercise at your own level and pace.

At any time South Beach Fitness reserves the right to obtain medical clearance if it is believed that a member or a guest may be in danger due to excessive exercise.

Each member is responsible for informing South Beach Fitness staff of any change in health or medical status during the membership term.

In the event you begin to experience chest pain, difficulty breathing, dizziness, weakness/numbness or other symptoms, stop exercising and immediately inform our staff.

Report any facility-related injury to the staff as soon as possible.

GUESTS:

We encourage our members to bring guests as often as they wish. Guest passes are available for $5.00 (A $5 savings over the day pass rate.) at our Service Desk. All guests must report to the Service Desk and sign a Guest Waiver that will be provided to them.

All guests are expected to comply with and are subject to the same rules and regulations as South Beach Fitness members. Groups of all sizes are also welcome to use the facility. You may be asked to sign individual waivers or group waivers depending on the size of your group when entering the club.

GENERAL CONDUCT:

South Beach Fitness requests that all members and guests obey a general code of proper conduct that respects the rights of others to enjoy our facilities. These rights include but are not limited to health, safety, and privacy.

South Beach Fitness does not permit disrupting or interfering with the workout of another member, or our staff. All members and guests must respect the rights of others with courteous and appropriate behavior. The use of foul language is strictly prohibited.

To ensure the privacy and safety of all members, cameras or photos of any kind are not allowed in any locker room.

Tobacco, food, chewing gum, glass bottles, and cans are not allowed in the exercise areas of the facility. Plastic water bottles are acceptable. Spills must be cleaned up by the member or guest immediately.

Alcohol, drugs, and banned substances are not allowed in our facility.

Smoking is not permitted in our facility or on the grounds.

All members and guests are expected to use their best efforts to care for the equipment and facilities.

All children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by an adult 18+ at all times.

South Beach Fitness reserves the right to revoke any membership at any time for conduct contrary to the best interest of the center and its members. Upon revocation, South Beach Fitness will refund any unused portion of dues previously paid.

24 Hour Access: Only members who have signed up for this program, filled out the appropriate paperwork, and purchased a Personal Key Fob may enter after business hours. Any one who enters the facility otherwise, shall be considered trespassing, and will be subject to termination of their membership, and potential legal consequences. Any member who lets in another person, shall be liable for same. All 24 hour members must be over 18, or accompanied by a parent with a membership and 24 pass to enter after hours.

ANYONE VIOLATING THIS POLICY WILL BE CONSIDERING TRESPASSING, AND SUBJECT TO MEMBERSHIP TERMINATION.

Child Watch: All members wishing to use this service must fill out paperwork, and register their child(ren), for this program. Failure to do so may result in termination of membership, and other remedies.

Any complaints regarding the conduct of South Beach Fitness staff or of a member or guest should be reported directly to the facility in writing. No harassment or verbal abuse of Front Desk staff will be tolerated.

LOSS & DAMAGE TO PERSONAL PROPERTY:

South Beach Fitness is not responsible for lost, stolen or damaged personal items. No bags, coats or personal items are allowed in the fitness areas.

LOCKER/SHOWER ROOMS:

All members and guests may use a locker based on availability. Men’s & Women’s Adult locker rooms are for our members and guests. All property must be removed from lockers immediately following workouts.

Lockers shall not be used to store any property.

Changing into exercise attire must be performed in the locker/shower room.

DRESS CODE & HYGIENE:

When using the exercise equipment, members and guests must wear proper training attire, particularly shirts and athletic shoes at all times. Jeans or other non workout clothes are not permitted. Open toed shoes (sandals) and outside footwear are not permitted.

Bare feet are not allowed outside of locker rooms.

Proper personal hygiene must be maintained by showering regularly, wearing clean clothing and using deodorant.

Please refrain from using perfumes, fragrant lotions or colognes as they may be offensive to others.

TOWELS:

All members are required to use a towel and wipe down equipment after use with provide sanitizer. Towels are available for a small fee at front desk in case you forget yours.

WEIGHT LIFTING:

Observe weight room etiquette and demonstrate courtesy towards others in the room at all times.

Utilize spotters when appropriate.

Members must use safety bars when using the squat racks, leg sled and Smith machine. Set the safety bars about one inch lower than your lowest movement with the bar.

Dumbbells and weight plates must not be dropped on the floor.

Weight plates are not to be leaned against equipment and machines.

Collars are to be used at all times to secure weights on bars.

After utilizing equipment, bars must be stripped, and plates and dumbbells returned to proper storage areas.

FITNESS EQUIPMENT:

Please use only one piece of equipment at a time, and take turns with others.

It is the responsibility of each member and guest to wipe down the equipment with a disinfectant South Beach Fitness provides throughout the exercise areas in the facility after use.

The time limit for cardio equipment during busy periods is limited to 30 minutes per machine. If no one is waiting, you may continue to use the equipment.

Please also be considerate when informing a fellow exerciser that you are patiently waiting for their machine. Ask them how long they have to complete their session.

Please reset all cardio machines for the next member.

Members and guests should report all equipment malfunctions and specific concerns immediately to staff.

CLASSES:

Please follow the specific guidelines set forth for each class.

Please refrain from outside conversations during class as it is distracting for fellow class members and your instructor.

A proper warm-up is essential for avoiding injuries. Therefore, no one will be permitted to enter a class if more than 10 minutes late.

A proper cool-down and stretch is also important after working out. If you need to leave early, please inform your instructor and allow yourself an extra 5 minutes to cool down properly.

All fitness equipment used during the class must be wiped down and put away.

SOLICITATION:

South Beach Fitness facilities and services are intended for the enjoyment of its members and guests. South Beach Fitness facilities may not be utilized to promote special interests or requests without the permission of South Beach Fitness management.