Class Registration

Fitness Center Policies Exercise Room Policies Open Recreation Policies Medical Policy Disclaimer

Group Exercise Class Registration

Please note: Faculty/Staff, and Alumni will need to pay for the Group Exercise Membership in order to be able to register for unlimited classes through the Online Portal or at the Front Desk at the Wellness Center.  

  1. The semester fee will include unlimited classes during that semester period. You will only need to pay once during that semester period. The full payment is $75, then during half way through the semester it will reduce to $32.50.
  1. Go to the Online Portal (https:// wellnesscenterportal. worcester.edu/)
  2. Click Log In in the top right corner                                                                                  
  3. Click WSU LOG IN (it will open a new window for WSU authentication)
  4. Log in with your WSU credentials
  5. Click on the "Group Exercise" icon
  6. You will now be able to search for the Program you wish, use the Classification on the left to narrow your search
  7. When you find the available class (open 48 hours in advance), Click register and complete your registration (if you haven't completed the waiver you will be prompted to do so. 
  8. Arrive at the designated location 10 minutes before the start time, encouraged.
  9. Your registration will be forfeited if you do not check in 5 minutes before the start time.
  10. To cancel your class registration, go back to the Online Portal at least an hour before the class and remove yourself from class. 

Fitness Center Policies & Procedures

  1. Cardiovascular machine use is limited to thirty (30) minutes during peak times.
  2. Equipment must be wiped down before and after each use with provided cleaner and wipes.
  3. All dumbbells, weights and weight plates must be brought to the “dirty zone” to be properly cleaned and disinfected, then re-racked by Wellness Center Staff.
  4. All equipment must be used in the manner for which it is designed. Standing on benches or equipment frames is prohibited.
  5. Intentionally slamming or dropping weight(s) is prohibited.
  6. Report all injuries to the Wellness Center staff immediately so we can respond accordingly.
  7. Individuals are responsible for checking equipment prior to each use. Broken or damaged equipment and/or equipment malfunctions should be reported to the Wellness Center staff immediately.
  8. Appropriate exercise attire such as T-shirts; soft-soled, non-marking closed toe/heel athletic shoes; and athletic pants/shorts, and a mask is required at all times.  Sandals, sport bras showing, visible midriffs, gluteal folds, bare feet, steel-toed boots, and jeans are not permitted.
  9. Personal belongings must be kept in a cubby where they are available. Items left out and unattended will be subject to our Wellness Center lost and found policy.
  10. Water must be in an enclosed, unbreakable container.  Food, chewing gum and other drinks are prohibited. These liquids can cause damage/stain to the floor surfaces and ruin equipment.
  11. The use of cell phones is prohibited, unless for a personal music device with headphones.
  12. Wellness Center staff reserve the right to stop participants from improper use of the equipment. Failure to comply will result in immediate removal from the facility with appropriate follow-up, including enforcement of code of conduct violation penalties and/or revocation of membership privileges.
  13. All users must agree to demonstrate care in the use of all equipment and understand that they may not bring in any outside/personal exercise equipment- unless approved by Fitness Center Manager.
  14. Weight collars must be used on barbells at all times and participants are required to work with a spotter for all free weight lifting when appropriate.
  15. All incidents, injuries and defective equipment should be immediately reported to a member of the Wellness Center staff.
  16. Cameras, including cell phones, are not allowed in the Wellness Center at any time unless written approval has been obtained from an administrative staff member of the Wellness Center.
  17. Be considerate to other people using the facility. Do not sit, rest, or socialize on the equipment.
  18. Please warm up prior to using the equipment and cool down afterwards.
  19. Do not drop weights (Olympic lifting can be dropped from below the waist in designated areas). If you can’t control it, don’t lift it.
  20. The use of hand chalk is prohibited. Chalk (including liquid chalk) creates a messy environment for all users. We encourage the use of wraps and other lifting aides.
  21. Limit excessive noise, which may distract other patrons.
  22. All equipment must remain in the Fitness Center and its respective floor, and may not be removed from the fitness center.
  23. Personal training and instruction is limited to Athletics and Wellness Center staff. Instruction for pay or trade by outside entities is strictly prohibited and could jeopardize membership privileges for all parties involved.
  24. Wellness center staff reserve the right to refuse entry if/when students have forgotten ID to enter the fitness center after 3 times in one semester. ID cards are required.
  25. You will be required to wear a face covering/mask at all times, unless unsafe due to medical condition or disability.
  26. You will be asked to clean equipment before and after use. Used equipment that can be moved will be relocated to a "dirty zone" when applicable for proper cleaning and disinfecting.
  27. It is recommended to maintain a safe social distance of 14' from other users at all times when in the DeFeudis Fitness Center. Please maintain a safe distance of 6' otherwise.
  28. There will be no sharing of equipment or circuit training permitted.
  29. You will need a water bottle to be refilled at a fill stations. Water fountains will be offline otherwise.
  30. It is recommended to lift a weight that you can manage alone, there will be no spotting of users.
  31. Occupancy Limits; 1st Floor 30 users, 2nd Floor 20 users.

Exercise Room(s) Policies & Procedures

  1. Registration is strongly encouraged, "walk-ins" are welcomed if there is room in the class.
  2. Group exercise classes have participant limits that must be followed, during COVID-19 classes will be filled at 40% capacity. 
  3. No admittance is allowed into classes more than 5 minutes after the class has begun.
  4. No food, gum or drink, other than water in a non-breakable, re-sealable container, is permitted.
  5. Black soled shoes are not allowed in the studio. Non marking sneakers must be worn at all times (unless in a yoga class or other approved class).
  6. Please clean all equipment after use with provided towels and disinfectant solution.
  7. Only Wellness Center staff members and instructors are permitted to use the stereo system and access storage closet equipment unless otherwise directed by the instructor or staff.
  8. Do not lean on or put any equipment against the mirrors.
  9. No sharp objects or heavy objects of any kind should be put on/left on the studio floor.
  10. When using the studio on a “drop-in” basis, other individuals and groups must be permitted use of the space. Users must follow Wellness Center Audio Policies.
  11. All room reservations must be coordinated with an administrative staff member of the Wellness Center.
  12. All equipment issues and concerns should be reported to the Wellness Center staff immediately.
  13. Athletics and Recreation staff has the final say on all approved activities in the studio.
  14. Please follow the instructor’s routine and keep conversation to a minimum for your safety and the safety of others.
  15. Always be courteous to the instructor and your fellow participants; silence cell phones and refrain from distracting others during class.
  16. We highly encourage you to stay for the class’ entirety for safety concerns.
  17. We strongly encourage all of our patrons to consult with their healthcare providers before starting any exercise program.
  18. Entering a class in progress is prohibited, no late entry. Please be on time and refrain from entering the classroom before the current class has finished.
  19. Return equipment to the proper storage areas when class is finished.
  20. Appropriate exercise attire such as T-shirts; soft-soled, non-marking, closed-toe athletic shoes; and athletic pants/shorts is required at all times. Sandals sports bras, bare feet, steel-toed boots and jeans are not permitted.
  21. Personal belongings must be kept in a locker or cubby where available.
  22. Water must be in an enclosed, unbreakable container. Food, chewing gum and drinks are prohibited.

Open Recreation Policies & Procedures

  1. Students can use their OneCards/Membership Cards for the day use equipment at the Wellness Center front desk including; Basketballs, Soccerballs, Footballs, Volleyballs, Corn Hole, Kan-Jam, etc. There is no cost to check out any of the equipment. If the equipment is not returned, or return in a damaged/unusable state (outside of normal wear and tear) the individual who signed out the equipment will be held responsible. The damaged/non-returned equipment fee is $25.00 payable with OneCard Common funds or credit/debit card during normal business hours. Until the equipment has been returned or the fee has been paid the Wellness Center reserves the right to suspend access to the fitness center, open recreation, equipment check out, and intramurals.
  2. Open Recreation will primarily take place in the Multipurpose Gym located on the second floor, room 208 (or in the Competition Gymnasium when available, room 112). Activities will be scheduled based upon availability; basketball, floor hockey, volleyball, indoor soccer, pickleball, etc. When nothing is scheduled, or reserved, the activity will be basketball.
  3. Access to Open Recreation: There will be no guest, faculty/staff, alumni, or community access at this time memberships at this time. Open recreation will be available when the space is staffed only. We will continue to reevaluate and communicate decisions moving forward.  Participants must be an enrolled WSU student with a valid WSU OneCard.
  4. There will be no "pick-up" games of any kind permitted. We will enforce 1 participant per hoop at all times. If such other activities become permissible (Volleyball, Pickleball, and other competition with contact and shared equipment) we will update everyone.

Medical Policy

Participation in all athletics and recreational sports programs is on a voluntary basis. Worcester State Universityand the State of Massachusetts are not liable for any injuries, damages or other losses which individuals may incur while using recreational sports facilities or participating in recreational sports programs provided by the Department of Athletics and Wellness. Individuals specifically assume all risks of injuries, damages, or other losses while using any university equipment or facilities at Worcester, or while participating in any program, exercise or activity at Worcester or on Worcester State University's premises.

 

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