VHCC Fitness Center Rules & Guidelines

  1. Participants must be 16+ years of age to utilize the Fitness Center. Participants ages 12-15 are permitted access with adults 18+ years of age.
  2. Dress code:
    • Clothing featuring profane, inflammatory or bigoted messages is prohibited.
    • Shirts are required in all activity areas and must provide full chest coverage. Shorts must cover the entire buttocks.
    • Only closed-toe, full-back athletic shoes with non-marking soles are permitted in all fitness activity spaces during active participation.
    • Pants or shorts with embellishments are prohibited on pads of the fitness equipment. Jeans or clothing with zippers or exposed metal are also not permitted.
  3. Water is permitted in non-breakable, closed containers only. Food, protein shakes or flavored/colored drinks are prohibited.
  4. Please follow all safety precautions posted on the fitness equipment. Fitness equipment must be used in the manner it is designed.
  5. Fitness Center equipment must remain in the Fitness Center. Participants are prohibited from removing equipment and/or using it in other areas of the VHCC.
  6. Participants are required to wipe off the equipment after each use.
  7. Limit cardiovascular equipment use to 30 minutes if others are waiting.
  8. Participants must re-rack all weights and return equipment to its appropriate location after use.
  9. Weights must be controlled at all times. Slamming or dropping weights is prohibited.
  10. Improper use of equipment is prohibited. Improper use consists of, but is not limited to, standing on equipment, standing on weights, stacking weights under equipment and top-loading equipment.
  11. Weights should not be leaned against walls, columns, other equipment or mirrors.
  12. Personal bags or other items must be stored in the provided cubbies or the daily use lockers. Bags and items on the fitness floor or equipment disrupt accessibility and may cause a tripping hazard.
  13. The use of chalk is prohibited.
  14. Headphones are required for all personal electronic devices.
  15. Participants in need of instruction to utilize fitness equipment should seek assistance from trained Vestavia Hills staff.
  16. No solicitation is allowed. Outside personal training is strictly prohibited.
  17. Immediately report any weight room-related injury or facility/equipment irregularity to Vestavia Hills staff.
  18. Infant seats and strollers are prohibited in all Fitness Center areas.
  19. All movements and exercises must be performed in a safe manner as deemed by Vestavia Hills staff.
  20. Disassembling or moving equipment is prohibited. Only Vestavia Hills staff or a building supervisor may set up or remove equipment.
  21. Vestavia Hills is not responsible for lost or stolen items.