WELLNESS CENTER GUIDELINES

  1. For the protection of our members, an initial orientation with the staff prior to using the equipment is strongly recommended. Appointments can be made in the Wellness Center.

  2. No food, beverages or smoking (smoking includes tobacco products, e-cigarettes and vaping products) is permitted in the fitness facilities; water bottles with sealable lids are acceptable.

  3. All areas other than the FitZone (ages 7-13 at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA), are for people age 14 years and older.

  4. Before beginning any exercise program please consult your personal physician.  (Especially if you are pregnant, or have heart, back, circulatory or respiratory problems.)

  5. Always warm up before lifting weights and stretch completely when finished.

  6. Proper attire must be worn at all times, including but not limited to shirts, athletic shorts or pants and athletic shoes. Sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed. Jeans are not allowed because buckles, rivets and zippers tear the upholstery.

  7. Wipe off machines with disinfectant spray and rags when you are finished using them. Spray on your towel first, and then thoroughly wipe down equipment.

  8. Do not wear weight belts when using the machines. The belts tear the upholstery.

  9. When doing multiple sets, please allow others to work through.

  10.  Gym bags and other personal belongings should be locked in the locker room or in the lockers located in the Wellness Center.

  11. Strip bars and return all equipment to the proper racks when finished.

  12.  Always use a spotter to insure your safety.

  13.  Weight benches are NOT ALLOWED on wood platforms.

  14.  Do not drop weights on floor.

  15.  Do not drop the weight stacks on the machines.

  16.  Stepping up or standing on weight benches is prohibited.

  17.  Do not place weights or bars on upholstered portions of benches.

  18.  Return used towels to the “towel drop” areas.

  19. Workouts should be limited to 30 minutes when others are waiting. 

  20. Report any equipment that is not working properly to Y staff. 

Track/FitZone (strength and cardio training for ages 7 and older available only at the Neenah-Menasha YMCA)

  1. An equipment orientation is required prior to participating in FitZone activities. Appointments can be made at the desk in the Wellness Center.

  2. Always warm-up before exercising.

  3. Always use caution when crossing the lanes of the track to enter or leave the FitZone.

  4. Return equipment to its proper place when finished exercising.

  5. Please use the disinfectant spray and rags to clean the equipment after each use.

  6. Cardio equipment has a 30-minute time limit when others are waiting.

  7. Proper attire must be worn at all times, including but not limited to shirts, athletic shorts or pants and athletic shoes. Sandals or flip-flops will not be allowed. Jeans are not allowed because buckles, rivets and zippers tear the upholstery.

  8. Return used towels to the “towel drop” areas.

  9. Beverages and food are not permitted. Water bottles with sealable lids are acceptable.