Gym Etiquette

We want to ensure all our members and guests have the best gym experience possible so if you’re coming down to one of our gyms today, make sure you check out our gym rules that we expect all our members and guests to abide by.

  • To enter the club you need your card and you can’t lend it to anyone else as it belongs to you (you’ll need to swipe in on every visit), on your first visit we’ll also need to take your picture for security reasons. Alternatively you can swipe in with your digital barcode using the Kirkby’s Gym app.
  • To ensure our gym is fit for use, we might need to close it – or certain areas – from time to time, thanks in advance for your patience.
  • If we need to change the club’s opening hours for any reason, we’ll aim to give you as much notice as possible.
  • Keep your valuables with you or tucked away in a locker at all times. If we find any belongings, we’ll look after them for a short period of time, but if they are not claimed within 4 weeks we will dispose of them. 
  • Please wear appropriate gym attire at all times i.e. no bare chests, no denim.
  • You’re welcome to join a class once it’s started but the instructor might ask you to warm up first
  • As much as you’d like to, you can’t live in the club so please be ready to leave by closing time
  • We’re not able to look after anything for you in the club and can’t offer you a tab
  • Only Kirkby’s Gym self-employed licensed personal trainers are permitted to undertake personal training sessions in our gym.
  • Please replace weights and don’t drop them as it i) is a safety hazard ii) damages the kit iii) disturbs other members
  • In the changing rooms, please close lockers after use, put all rubbish in the bins and wipe the sink after shaving
  • We want to make sure we have as many lockers available for our members as possible; therefore please can we ask that you do not leave items overnight, as they’ll need to be removed.
  • If we have to remove items rest assured we always have 2 members of staff to empty a locker, and we’ll store your items for 4 weeks. To cover the cost of removal, we’ll ask for a small fee in return.
  • In the interest of everyone’s cleanliness and hygiene, please wipe down equipment after use.
  • In accordance with the 2010 equality act, any conduct or speech that might be considered racist, sexist, homophobic, transphobic, ableist, or otherwise discriminatory will not be tolerated. If you experience or witness any form of discrimination or abuse please report it to a member of the team.
  • Please consider others when using your mobile phone and keep calls to a minimum.
  • If you’re using a smartphone , tablet or other device in the club or as part of your workout it’s your responsibility to keep it safe and secure, we encourage you to keep it on you rather than the equipment.
  • Appropriate behaviour is required at all times so as not to jeopardise your safety or the safety of others. If in our reasonable opinion, a member’s continued membership is likely to be injurious to the character and interests of any particular club, we reserve the right to terminate that membership.
  • Please be respectful of other peoples’ privacy when using personal technology in the gym. You must get prior permission from all the people who will appear in any photograph you take or video footage you make whilst in gym. Retrospective consent should also be obtained where images are accidentally captured and the image/footage deleted where consent is withheld. If you intend to use an image then you must explain what it will be used for and who might see it and get the persons consent to do so. We reserve the right to cancel a member(s) membership or ask a visitor(s) to leave the premises if personal technology is inappropriately used. We are aware that filming and photography takes place in our gym from time to time so if you do not wish your image to be used in any filming or photography by Kirkby’s Gym please inform a member of the team


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