Fitness Center Rules

Thank you for using the Fitness Center at Hampshire Country Club. In order to provide a safe and clean workout environment, the following rules are in place:

  1. No children under age 14 are permitted in the workout area.
  2. Appropriate attire is required. This includes athletic sneakers, socks and shorts/sweatpants and a tank or tee shirt. Torn or tattered clothing can be dangerous and are not permitted. Swimwear may not be worn while working out.
  3. MP3 players and other audio equipment may only be used with personal headphones.
  4. Equipment must be used only in the manner intended by the manufacturer. No horseplay.
  5. No smoking or chewing gum while using fitness equipment.
  6. A physician should be consulted prior to using the exercise facility or beginning any exercise program.
  7. Do not use equipment if taking medication that can causes drowsiness.
  8. Please do not leave valuable items unattended.
  9. Personal Trainers are available. Please contact the Front Desk for contact information.
  10. Fitness hours are seasonal and available at the Front Desk. After-hours use is not permitted.

Safe Use of Fitness Equipment

  1. Please hold handrails when stepping on or off treadmills, ellipticals, stair climbers, arc trainers, and other equipment.
  2. Do not get on or off equipment when it's moving.
  3. Don't hesitate to use the emergency stop buttons or lanyards when using treadmills.
  4. Always look forward when using equipment that moves. Looking back or to the side throws off your balance.
  5. Grab the handrails and press the stop button if you feel weak or lose your balance when using treadmills.
  6. Try to stay centered on all equipment.
  7. Change the speed of your workout program gradually.
  8. Don't push beyond your abilities.
  9. Set up your music or video before starting a workout machine.
  10. If you notice that something is out of place, please bring it to our attention and we'll be happy to correct it.
  11. Do not use cell phones while using equipment.