Fitness Center Policy (updated 9/22/21)

  1. Attire designed for activity and athletic footwear are required. No bare or socked feet, boots, open toed or dress shoes are permitted.
  2. Collar use is mandatory on all free barbell lifts.
  3. Weights may not be dropped. Controlled lifting is always expected.
  4. Deadlifting may only be performed in designated areas/platforms. Control of the movement is always expected, including when lowering to the ground.
  5. All weights should be re-racked, and all items returned to their original location. Weights must be re-racked between sets. Please do not prop plates against benches, machines, walls or mirrors.
  6. Olympic lifts (snatch, clean & jerk and other variations) are not permitted.
  7. Distracting behavior including cell phone conversations, offensive language, and loud noises such as yelling, and grunting are not permitted.
  8. Exercise is not permitted in pathways.
  9. There is a 30-minute time limit for use of all cardiovascular equipment such as treadmills and ellipticals, when others are waiting.
  10. There is a 15-minute time limit for all other fitness equipment such as squat racks, benches and platforms, when others are waiting.
  11. All fitness center users must be 18 years or older.
  12. Equipment may not be moved or removed from any center/room.
  13. All users are limited to use of one piece of equipment, bar, pair of dumbbells, accessory etc. at a time.
  14. All weights should be re-racked, and all items returned to their original location.
  15. In addition to our comprehensive deep-cleaning efforts we encourage all participants to disinfect equipment before and after use.
  16. Non-Rutgers personal trainers are not permitted to provide training sessions in the fitness centers.
  17. Fitness center staff will not be able to assist with spotting, equipment orientations and other services in which 6 feet of social distancing cannot be maintained until further notice.